About AAlgar

Ron “AAlgar” Watt is a Seattle-based comedy writer-performer. He is the co-host of the Kids Love Batman podcast (which irreverently reviews the entirety of the Bruce Timm DC Animated Universe) and writes, directs and produces the Star Trek fanfic series Endeavor. He is also currently reviewing the 80s cartoon Jem, having previously produced similarly comedic reviews of Transformers and GI Joe.

He has been writing and performing with Portland-based writer/podcaster Maggie Rowbotham since 2007. In addition to the Kids Love Batman and the Post Atomic Horror podcast (which ran from 2010 to 2020 and reviewed every episode of Star Trek produced until it ended), Maggie and AAlgar have worked together on the Sarcastic Voyage family of podcasts (first as a chat/interview show; then as a series of comedy sketches, serials and radio plays).

In 2018, they co-wrote and co-starred in the free comedic point-and-click adventure game The Adventures of Nick and Willikins, based on characters created for Sarcastic Voyage. The game was produced by Pinhead Games, and received positive reviews from Kotaku and PC Gamer, among others.

They performed their sketch comedy live to capacity crowds at the Emerald City Comicon in both 2015 and 2016. They also regularly staged live events at the Pocket Theater in Seattle (including an anniversary episode of Sarcastic Voyage, which premiered on the Pocket's opening weekend) until that venue's unfortunate closure in late 2019.

In 2012, the pair created a short YouTube video poking fun at legendary comics creators Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore. Thanks in part to coverage by Comics Alliance, Topless Robot, Newsarama and other prominent “nerd news” sites, the video went viral, racking up over 10,000 hits in under a week.

They also co-produced a series of webcomics from 2007-2009 (one of them with Kevin “Flonk” Lynch), which they hope everyone has since forgotten about.

AAl lives in Auburn, a suburb of Seattle with his wife, Amanda Smith, with whom he occasionally collaborates creatively (including the Death of Podcasts, which reviewed the entirety of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and the short-lived We're Trying).

He has gone by the name “AAlgar“ since 1991, and this comic explains why the name is so important to him.