I haven’t posted in a while. Last month I went in for a routine hernia operation which somehow cascaded into being hospitalized four times. I’ve been working on making that story fit the spirit of the blog and I even hope to tell that story in public soon. It might start like this:
Hi folks! I don’t want to become of those old farts that bores the shit out of you by talking about his damn surgeries – but so far this month: I’ve been hospitalized four times, had two ambulance rides, had an additional four trips to the emergency room, and just a few days ago I needed an emergency procedure to save my life. (poignant pause) But the first FUNNY thing that happened …
Wanted to find something with Jim Garner and Robin Williams together. Here is a moment from the 1986 Academy Awards when Robin cracks Jim up. Robin was hosting and Garner was up for best actor in Murphy’s Romance (he lost to William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman). If you find and watch this whole show you’ll be freaked at how young everybody is.
I stole this from the FaceBook of NC comic Virginia Wallace.
This should be a series. I want to see when pigs fly. (There will be a short commercial first.)
A very relaxed show at the Laugh Out Loud in Clayton, NC.
The trouble with audio-only is you can’t see how riveted the audience is during their periods of silence. (Once the stage lights refract in my bifocals I can barely make them out myself. )
I wish I’d mentioned the Archduke and Sophie’s open top limo to paint a better word picture of the parade.
I wish my “Princess Bride” reference hadn’t died on the vine.
Luckily there are lots of venues, so I can tweak my word choices and delivery until I like this bit some day.
It’s true. Paid voice actors the world over are praising Games Afoot: The Lost Games. Here are some talented impressionists at work. You can click to see more about them.
At Raleigh’s Tir Na Nog pub, I met JM who worked really hard at keeping the show going. I didn’t introduce myself as “Hoot” and I wonder how Mark Twain/Sam Clemens handled introductions. You might need to turn on the CC to know what I’m saying here.
Not very joke-laden, but well received. My second open mic was better than the first. Maybe the the third time will be the break out performance.