Hi there! I’m Socko, and I run this joint. My friends and I are real live socks who woke up one day and decided that there must be more to life than just dressing people’s feet. At some point, each of us quit the old “sock life” and left home. We learned that the world is a wonderful and exciting place, and full of all sorts of opportunities to have fun and make a difference at the same time. We may be small, but we never let that stop us. We’re so grateful to everyone who has helped us become a “sock-sess”, that we’d like to share our good fortune with the entire world.
Our mission is to go out into the world and show everyone how important it is to believe in yourself go after your dreams, no matter who you are or what your current circumstances. If simple socks like us can travel the world, have adventures, make friends, learn new skills, and try new things – then you can too! Don’t accept anyone else’s limited perceptions about who you are and what you can do. You can be whatever you want to be! Believe in yourself! It’s all up to you!
We are spreading our positive message to people of all ages by using humor, videos, music, photos, stories, games, and other media. You’re never too young or too old to start believing in yourself and enjoying life.
My friends and I work closely with Ellen Holbrook, a writer, producer, and blogger living in Northern California. Holbrook is also the Founder of ImprovBoston, Boston’s oldest and most acclaimed improvisational comedy troupe, and author of the blog, The Positive Thinking Diet. Ellen frequently accompanies us on our many travels, and serves as our manager, driver, photographer, and videographer.
My brother, Sicko, and I are also good friends with Emmy-winning actor/director, Ron Jones, former Artistic Director ImprovBoston. Ron is currently touring the USA as one of the stars of “The Black Jew Dialogues.” Ron’s comedy career has often touched on themes of tolerance, acceptance and celebrating our differences, which is also what Socko & Friends are all about.
Many other friends and collaborators have helped us create our videos, stories, photos and songs. People like ImprovBoston alumni Jan Davidson, Adam Felber, Steve Gilbane, Jerry Gregoire, Jim Flaherty, Roger Hard, Jaclyn Lafer, Don Shuerman, Eric Gearhart as well as Thomas Luehrsen, Hollie Mae, Ian Goodman, John Colbert, Bob Rees, Allison A. Cascio, Miriam and Beverly Schwartz, Hourglass Bird Studio, Judy Johnson, Nina the cat, and many others whose names we will add soon!
If you have any feedback, comments, or ideas for us, please feel free to contact us.
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