My resolutions of hope for 2018

I hope to do more things that matter in the long run. I know I’ll see more friends and so hope to solidify those friendships, but hope also to make new friends, too. I hope to listen to more music, and laughter and most of all reason. I hope to write a ton and performContinue Reading

When the comedy road crosses memory lane

As I come to the end of the year, and anticipate what to put on my annual “Things I’d Like To Change’ list (more commonly called “New Year’s Resolutions”).  One thing that’ll be high on my list is to take time to appreciate the things I’ve been lucky enough to get and do and see.Continue Reading

Getting the last laugh of 2017

Moving back to your hometown the year it was drenched in the most rain, scorched by the hottest days, and nearly destroyed by massive firestorms could lead a guy to rethink the decision to return “home.” And to prepare for the frogs and/or locusts. At the end of a busy year with many changes, notContinue Reading

The two sides to giving thanks

I love this time of year. It fills our lives with so much abrupt, yet familiar, change. From seeing the leaves turn colors, to turning back the clocks, to hearing holiday music for the first time (this year), ’tis the season to welcome change. In fact, let’s hear it for that extra hour of sleepContinue Reading

Fundraising for a barn raising

In performing and writing comedy, I’ve found success in trying out and working in new material when it’s attached to an “anchor joke,” a solid bit that already works. This often helps win the audience’s confidence which allows them to move forward with you. It’s a comedy strategy that I hope works in this thingContinue Reading