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Lose the News

July 3, 2017


Maybe the biggest growth industry in the USA is the news/opinion business. Here’s my guide to success in the ever-expanding 24-hour news cycle. Good luck! Interrupt loudly and often. Be prepared to cry immediately. Be prepared to bully immediately. Laugh at inopportune moments. Your modus operandi, your motivation, can be summed up thus: you want […]

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Roger Ailes

May 19, 2017


It’s the mid-to-late 1990s. My manager at the time, Stanley Bernstein, got me a job with a fledgling “all-news” network. It turned out to be FoxNews, and of course I didn’t know anything about it at the time because it was a job. It wouldn’t have mattered who or what it was, the opportunity was […]

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Poco’s

March 28, 2017


Tonight I gigged at the Comedy Cabaret in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. It’s kind of my “home club” for the past x-number of years since moving to New Jersey, even though it’s 35 miles and at least an hour away. I’m here 4-to-8 times a year, depending, and the staff are – at least for the couple […]

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You Don’t Know Jack

January 27, 2017


Rick called. When Rick calls he’s always even-voiced. Calm. Matter-of-fact. Business-as-usual. But there is a little drama in his voice this day, a telltale inflection of excitement that belies his usual demeanor. “You’re working Igby’s Friday night, and Jack Rollins is coming to see you.” It’s 1993. We’re living in Southern California, out past the […]

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Pure Flix Comedy All-Stars

December 6, 2016


I just played a small part in a new online/streaming video series. The “Pure Flix Comedy All-Stars” will be available sometime in mid-February, and it was a blast to be part of such a cool event. Show business is as much about the “business” part as the “show” part, and the sooner people in the […]

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