Monthly Archives: September 2012

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345/365 – 9/11

Back on September 11, 2001, I got up in the morning and got ready for a day of memorizing.  I was playing Richard III in a Chicago production.  I was also unemployed, so I spent most of my days sneaking into the DePaul Library, commandeering […]

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344/365 – Almost Famous

So, I’m sitting in the 3rd floor kitchen in the Conan offices — also known as the monologue interns’ writers room — finishing up my second round of batches when a sketch writer comes in.   He looks around the room, a confused and slightly […]

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343/365 – What Do You Get When You Cross Patrick with an Asian Dude…

I would like to introduce you to  my new favorite hero.  He’s a mix between my brother Patrick and this funny fat dude I knew in high school but can’t remember his name . . . and George Costanza if he had moves. Ladies and […]

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342/365 – Inventing Funny

For some reason, improv shows attract people who think their ticket is also a performer’s pass.  To them, improv means that they get to be a part of the show too!  Maybe, just MAYEB if they yell out whatever they want, they can be part […]

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341/365 – Conan’s Bruise

This past week I was lucky to have witness, live, an event that made all the internet buzz.  I could explain it, but video is really worth a thousand words.  I’ll just say, that as I was at the Conan rehearsal during this event, I […]

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340/365 – Pay It Forward

A lot of people are up in arms about the idea of internships.  The New York Times had article that basically compared internships to the modern day equivalent of indentured servitude.  At least indentured servants were promised something at the end of their tenure.  Interns have […]

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339/365 – 5 Fashion Trends That Need to Die

If there’s one thing I really enjoy about living and working in the comedy world is this complete lack of pretentiousness.  Others would say we comedians are just out of sync with the times and trends.  I’d say we are comfortable being ourselves, lacking the […]

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338/365 – I Have The Fortitude of a Fat Cat

I hope that got your attention.  If it didn’t, I have plenty more fake post titles I can subject you to.  See, this is one of those days I’ve hot nothing… just the fortitude of a dead cat.  That’s it.  Yes, the Democratic National Convention […]

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337/365 – Theme Music for the Deaf

Listen, I don’t expect television shows to have theme songs that blow your mind away . . . You know what, screw that.  Yes, I do.  With the third world problem solving budgets these studios have, I’m sure paying for the theme music wouldn’t take […]

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336/365 – Kill Me Now!

Things just seem to pile up when it comes to this blog.  Go back in time and you’ll find that there are some obvious days where I was just inundated with posts.  On those days, I’m behind and one or two of the posts gets […]

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335/365 – The Getty

In a town whose every inch is bathed in sunlight, we sure like to stay inside, Megan and I.  We could blame it on the heat, but come on, the heat ins;t teh culprit.  I think we’re just a little lazy.  And broke.  So going […]