Friday, May 27, 2011

Oh hi there!

Hi, you probably followed a link from one of the blogs (maybe We Love DC?) that's been covering the upcoming 3 Chord Comedy show.

Since I haven't updated in forever, and the first couple pages are mostly plugs, I've selected some of my favorite posts for you. Try these, friend:

Spider-Man Begins


Things I'm Not Supposed to Like (or: If Wrasslin' is Fake, I Don't Wanna be Real)


Top 5 Favorite Suicides


Top 20 Movie Deaths, Prt. 1


And Prt. 2

And less morbid:

A Post About Aminals


Thanks for stoppin' by! Let's hang out more!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Oh right, my comedy career!

More blogs to come, I hope...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Proust Questionnaire

Because I'm important. And an adult. I've no time for surveys of the "OMG I LUV SKITTLES LOL" nature.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST FEAR?

Tyranny of the majority.

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT STATE OF MIND?

Restless.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE OCCUPATION?(WAY OF SPENDING TIME)

Making inside jokes with friends, or isolated with books and movies. On a stage, in the heat of performance. Walking.

WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURE DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY WITH?

Lowly court jesters who mocked kings.

WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?

Mom and dad.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HEROS?

Jay Gatsby, Huck Finn, Prince Myshkin, Chaplin’s “Little Tramp,” Randle McMurphy, “Mad” Max Rockatansky, The Bad Lieutenant (Keitel), Mark Renton, Jason Vorhees, Eric Cartman

WHO ARE YOUR REAL-LIFE HEROES?

Trey Parker, Bob Dylan, Steve Martin, Christopher Hitchens, Doug Stanhope, Eugene Mirman, Akira Kurosawa, Chipper Jones

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF EARTHLY HAPPINESS?

The ability to be freshly happy and content with something or some situation you’ve long become accustomed to.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PROSE WRITERS?

Dostoevsky, Fitzgerald, Twain, Faulkner, Plato, Kierkegaard

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE POETS?

Blake, Yeats, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Langston Hughes

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MUSICIANS?

Bob Dylan, Robyn Hitchcock, Green Day

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE PAINTERS?

Magritte, Monet

WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU HAPPIEST?

Atlanta Braves game as a birthday present from my dad, Bentzen Ball comedy festival in DC, Grandma Bubba’s desert house in California, birthday party with comics, walks home from school with a couple friends in Bama, several hours joking with my brothers, OU, countless comedy stages.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST OBVIOUS CHARACTERISTIC?

Smart-ass-itude.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE (HATE) IN YOURSELF?

That my judgment can be clouded with anger so easily; the inability to know what “deplore” means without clarification.

WHAT IS THE TRAIT YOU MOST DEPLORE IN OTHERS?

False or mis-guided compassion.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST EXTRAVAGANCE?

Overstatement of some position for the sake of humor or excitement.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE JOURNEY?

Starving artist, struggling to the top, etc.

WHAT DO YOU MOST DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE?

I like me fine.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER THE MOST OVER-RATED VIRTUE?

Pacifism (sometimes).

WHICH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVER-USE?

Ironic hate-speech.

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Less of the anxiety that leads to a retreat into lethargy. Less knee-jerk disagreement.

WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?

Too young to answer this one, I hope – but as of now, remaining generally good-hearted while trying to break into a business full of back-stabbing and two-facedness.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE?

Alabama, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York City, some desert, Italy, a Scandinavian country, Holland.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A MAN?

Complicated thinking and understanding. Guts. Generosity.

WHAT IS THE QUALITY YOU MOST ADMIRE IN A WOMAN?

The above, but add a sense of humor, an appreciation of art and a rebellious streak.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE HEROINES OF HISTORY?

Jane Austin, Gilda Radner

WHAT IS IT YOU MOST DISLIKE?

Stifling of free-expression, and the many fraudulently compassionate defenses of its stifling.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN YOUR FRIENDS?

The ability to feel like my friend even after we’ve parted ways (which I often fail at).

WHAT NATURAL GIFT WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO POSSESS?

A little more patience.

WHAT HISTORICAL FIGURES DO YOU MOST DESPISE?

Anyone who killed, or encouraged killing or censorship in the name of a religion.

WHAT EVENT IN MILITARY HISTORY DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?

The Danish rescuing of the Jews, the Revolutionary War.

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?

Middle fingers extended.

IF YOU WERE TO DIE AND COME BACK AS A PERSON OR AN ANIMAL, WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD BE?

A silly goose.

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO (WORDS YOU LIVE BY OR THAT MEAN A LOT TO YOU)?

"Don't have a motto."

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hoping for a safe and full recovery


Here's to hoping the rhetorical prize-fighter will return to the ring in top form.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One Year Anniversary!


Look at these creds: Creator of the website "Look at this fucking hipster (dot com)," Joe Mande's been on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham."

He was Time Out New York’s “Best New Comedian” of 2009. That is just too many creds to pass up.

One year anniversary show! (Also, there is a new AC system in the place, so it won't be too hot)

July 9th --- $5 --- 7 pm --- Velvet Lounge

Joe Mande (Comedy Central, and all that stuff above)
Jimmy Meritt (DC Improv)
Jake Young (DC Improv)
Tyler Sonnichsen (NC Comedy Fest)
Eli Sairs (Bentzen Ball)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

From July 4, 2001



Edit: Above was a clip from an earlier "South Park" episode showing the prophet muhammad. Viacom has removed it from YouTube.


On the threats to South Park and subsequent censorship:



Here (a CNN clip)


Here (a New York Times article)


Here (the threatening site gets hacked)


and


Jon Stewart takes it on




A statement from Trey Parker and Matt Stone (the show's creators) --


In the 14 years we’ve been doing South Park we have never done a show that we couldn’t stand behind. We delivered our version of the show to Comedy Central and they made a determination to alter the episode. It wasn’t some meta-joke on our part. Comedy Central added the bleeps. In fact, Kyle’s customary final speech was about intimidation and fear. It didn’t mention Muhammad at all but it got bleeped too. We’ll be back next week with a whole new show about something completely different and we’ll see what happens to it.