Television is a strange thing.
From era to era, what was allowed to be said over its airwaves has changed. Back in 1960, after NBC censored one of Jack Paar’s relatively harmless jokes about a toilet, the Tonight Show host walked off the show in mid-broadcast as a protest.
Flash forward to 2017 and [click to continue…]
On this day, ten years ago, the original iPhone arrived in stores. I’ve long been an Apple fanboy so it was no surprise that I lined up to get one of the very first one of these joyful slabs of tech in Los Angeles at its debut.
The iPhone changed the world, and here’s a MySpace blog from 2007 to prove how it almost ruined my marriage. (Also, sorry about the dated Chris Benoit reference. If it helps, think of it as watching an SNL rerun with Darrell Hammond doing a Clinton sketch. It probably won’t help, though.) [click to continue…]
I make it no secret that I wish I was Batman, and the reason for that was Adam West.
Enjoying the reruns of the 60’s Batman show was one of the highlights of my childhood. While other kids were out playing baseball, I was reading Batman comics, drawing Batman, trying to create my own Batman utility belt.
Fast forward to my early adulthood. I was a newbie, wanna-be comedian running my mouth occasionally at a comedy club in Waikiki.
I have a plethora of stories about how interacting with the audience went so very wrong for me in those early days. Variously, my inept attempts at crowd work were met with stone cold silence, frantic flashes of “the light” (the device meant to signal to a comic that his time on stage was over) and even a death threat.
But on one night early in my painful growth as a comedian, right in the front row [click to continue…]
I’ve always said: “Be specific what you ask the Universe for.”
Well, I wanted to do a half-hour for Comedy Central, and the Universe granted my non-specific request… with a half-hour for Comedy Central in Asia.
No complaints. I’ll take it! [click to continue…]