80s Baby is one child of the 1980s' effort to recognize and celebrate the popular culture he loved growing up, and to share that celebration with other children of the 80s and 90s, as well as younger generations newly discovering the culture through the Internet. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, John Bilancini publishes an essay or list covering some aspect of 1980s and 1990s music, television, movies, food, toys, and more, on eightiesbaby.net.
John writes the articles or enlists the aid of one of several talented NYC based comedians to cover something that he or she loved as a child. As the website grows, John intends to return to several areas again and again, such as VHS tapes owned by his family, examinations of 1980s and 1990s television pilots and whether they hold up today, the 25th anniversary of cultural events, currently focusing on 1994, and other potentially recurring features.
80s Baby is an attempt to keep cultural artifacts alive, as well as provide an escape from the mundane and not so mundane stresses of adult life.
About John Bilancini:
John Bilancini is a stand up comedian, humor writer, lawyer, child of the 1980s, and firm believer in the Oxford comma. He has appeared at the Baltimore, Charm City, and Finger Lakes Comedy Festivals. John released a comedy album in 2016 entitled "You Look Like Mad Men," and has self-published a Lower Manhattan murder and disaster walking tour called "Bloody Angles and Groovy Murders." His writing has been featured on The Spark, The Higgs Weldon, Points In Case, and Nerdbot, and he has received many very nice rejection emails from McSweeney's. John's former podcast, Small Screen Casualties, was featured in the AV Club's Podmass, and in 2018 he co-hosted a yearlong podcast look back at the year 1994 cleverly entitled "1994 the Podcast." He is currently releasing a short-run podcast about introducing people to Arby's called "Arby's Isn't That Bad." John lives in Brooklyn with his talented and supportive wife Amy and two mostly worthless cats, who combined possess 7 legs and approximately 33 teeth.