Why is Jared not wearing a shirt in this comic? You’ve never partied with Jared, have you? The shirt is always the first thing to go.

I don’t have a lot to say about today’s comic except that beer hats are inherently funny. I don’t know if they were invented in America or not. But there is a unique American-gluttony reflected in the design, don’t you think?

“I’m a busy alcoholic who needs his hands FREE to play pool and grope women who pass by. I can’t be wasting all of my time holding on to a beer with my HANDS. There has GOT to be a better way!”

“What’s this? I can put my beer in my hat and drink it through a flimsy straw?? A MIRACLE!”


“(can you put two beers on the hat?)”\

Wherever the hat came from, I think it should come with a coupon for one free alcoholism intervention.

Speaking of America, I always wonder how a comic like this plays for my readers who are not American. Do they know what Labor Day is? Do they understand how it’s significance as a holiday that recognizes labor unions has been twisted into an end-of-summer Bacchanalia? Do they care?

I mean, I have a peripheral understanding of Boxing Day. But if a Canadian cartoonist wrote a joke about it for their comic, I would probably nod politely and say to myself “That’s nice.”

These things are touch and go, that’s all I’m saying.

I’ll be frank and admit that it fascinates me that anyone beyond these borders would find any interest in Theater Hopper. But if you are one of the many living in far-away lands, reading today’s comic and saying to yourself “That’s nice,” then I want to thank you for your patience and support.

Thank you.

Cheers to the rest of you celebrating your day off. I hope you enjoyed the comic. Oh, and next time, be more discreet about how you bring alcohol into a theater, won’t you?

Hide your beer in a soda cup
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WOOOO! This Labor Day party is THE BEST!

I NEVER want the summer to end!

I know, man.

Now I'm really starting to regret reserving those tickets for The Debt for this afternoon!

I wish there were a way to PROLONG my summer fun!

Sir, I'll have to ask you to remove your hat.

What hat?