What Are People Saying About Hot Beans Delivers?

We asked some folks who just watched our show what they thought of it. Here is what they had to say:

Hot Beans Delivers plays for two more weeks (Sept. 4th and 11th)… won’t you join us?

For more info visit our ticket page.


Your Invited to Hot Beans Delivers

We hope can you join us! Here’s more Ticket and Date information about the show.


Hot Beans Delivers… Coming Soon!

Hot Beans DeliversGreetings friends and lovers. We wanted to let you know about our upcoming show called Hot Beans Delivers! We’re  putting the finishing touches on it as we speak.

We’d love to see each of you who made it out to our previous shows (Hot Beans and Chuck & Hot Beans in Love) at this one, and if you’re one of the several billion people who never saw the first two shows… boy are you in for a treat.

You can find all the info you need about the upcoming show on our website, and don’t forget to visit often as we’ll be regularly writing super funny stuff. Just like this:

What do you call a parrot wearing a raincoat? Polly Unsaturated!

Talk to you soon,

Benji & Frankie


Hot Beans in Love – Closing Night Show Recap

Thus ends an era. A very brief 5 week era, but an era non the less. Hot Beans in Love has come to an end, but for 5 weeks humankind was treated to rousing renditions of their favorite songs with a sprinkle of comedy, a dash of sass, a smidgen of slightly offensive fun and a generous helpin’ of Hot Beans. It was guaranteed to be Hot n’ spicy, and it was!

Thanks to everyone who made it out during our run. You were all a great audience and Frankie and I had a great time performing for you. We’ve appreciated the kind words about our show, and especially those of you who came back a second time and brought friends.

Below are some pictures of our last show experience. Hope you enjoy them, and that someday in the future Benji and Frankie will make a triumphant return to the stage.


Before the show in the Green Room
Before the show in the Green Room (that’s fancy for “backstage”)
Groundbreaking self photo in the Green Room
A groundbreaking self photograph only minutes before show time!

Frankie Beans taking her “medicine” before the show.
Benji primping the 'stache before the show.
Benji primping his ‘stache before the show


Frankie Beans: Triple Threat. Actor, Singer, Pregnant.

Benji singing his “Safe Sexperience” abstinence songs.

Frankie and Benji accepting a 18 min. curtain call.


Death of a Mustache
Death of a Mustache. A moment of silence, please.
Freedom! Ah, so much better, just ask the wife. Also, check out our list of Best Mustaches of All-Time.


Live without regret! Come to closing night!

Do you have any life regrets? Do you have more than one? If so this means you might be doing something wrong with your life.

Too many people put off something that brings them joy, or fail to see the opportunity to experience joy. They use reasoning like: they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or they decided to be a putz and stay home to watch Quantum Leap reruns.

Somebody once said “Each regret you die with ends up eating your soul”. I believe that was me. Pretty good, huh? So don’t end up 6 feet under in the “bye bye box” with these regrets chompin’ on your soul.

1. Finding out your spouse is a distant cousin.
2. Stepping on the crack that broke your mother’s back.
3. You never did get those magic posters that you stare at to work.
4. Wasted life savings on Hillary Nutcracker business.
5. Didn’t try hard enough to be pretty.
6. Realized far too late that everyone can tell you’re wearing a toupee.
7. The “Nick & Jessica” tattoo on the small of your back.
8. Discovering that cats don’t always land on their feet.
9. Reading this lame regret list.
10. Failure to see the closing night of the highly reviewed Hot Beans in Love, playing Wednesday, April 30th @ 8pm. (more details that will save your soul from being eaten alive)


Mustache Hall of Fame

Benji Nelson MustacheThe dictionary defines mustache as ” The hair growing on the human upper lip, especially when cultivated and groomed”. But it is so much more than that. It represents power, manliness, fashion and an attitude that screams “Look at this thing on my face!”

As you can see I, Benji Nelson, have been sporting a class A mustache (or moustache as the French would say) for a while now. But the question is why do I choose to grow this pushbroom, soupstrainer, cookieduster, nose neighbor, flavor saver or mouth brow as they call it? The simple answer is that I examined that greatest men on earth, and do you know what they had in common? Yes, that’s right, the famed mustache.

So I would now like to introduce you to my heroes. My Mustache Hall of Fame:

Dr. PhilWeird Al YankovicJohn OatesTom SelleckBurt ReynoldsMr. BelvedereNed FlandersWilford BrimleyErrol FlynnRon BurgundyClyde Lundgren Mustachefreddie mercurymonopoly guyhulk hoganmario brothers

For more information you can visit the American Mustache Institute.
American Mustache Institute

As you are inspired, please add to this list of legendary mustache men. If you have a legendary mustache, let us know, we’ll add you to the list.



A Picture is Worth a Thousand Souls

Some Native American tribes believed that if their picture was taken it would steal their soul. Most likely they were right. Does that make Laura Birkey the Grimm Reaper? Perhaps, but Frankie and I were willing to take the risk.

We hired Laura to take photos of us on our Honeymoon Day in the North Riverside Mall, and it was a magical experience. If you visit Laura Birkey Photography, you can find some of the photos she took of us. Laura also does fabulous photography for weddings, family and child portraits, parties, events and brises.

So please take a look around. Laura has promised to not steal your soul… at least until she takes your picture.