New year, new plans

2019!  I like the optimism of making new year’s resolutions—a promise to yourself to make positive changes in the next twelve months. The start of the year is a great time to do a bit of personal accounting to tally up what we have, what is still to be gained, and what we can doContinue Reading

Performing (and relaxing) on Edge

For my last blog entry of 2018, I want to share an amazing first: I was the first comedian to perform on Celebrity Edge, the newest Celebrity Cruises ship. The ship’s name is no accident—it’s on the leading edge of innovation. (And I have performed on enough ships to know!) This new ship was coveredContinue Reading

A season of thanks…and remembrance

It’s that time of year to appreciate … well, everything! I’m so thankful for the opportunity bring laughter to many corners of the USA and beyond in 2018. It’s been one of my most well-traveled and fun years. In addition to zigzagging from Alaska to Florida, Texas to Maine, and New York to California, IContinue Reading

My votes for a job well done

Sometimes “showbiz” is a lot of “ME-biz,” as in the oft-quoted adage: “It doesn’t matter what they say, as long as they’re talking about you.” Some of that getting them to talk about you requires schmoozing skills and a fair amount of ego. I’m not shy on either of those, but I have lived longContinue Reading

My fraternity family reunion

Good times can be measured in many ways. Starting a story with “remember when…” is one of my favorites, and often generates loud, familiar laughs. This weekend was a reunion for my UC Davis Chi Phi fraternity, Sigma Delta chapter. This is where I got much of my gumption to step on a comedy stageContinue Reading

I was my own opening act!

Using comedy for the benefit of others is a force multiplier for good. Sometimes I’ll perform pro bono for a cause I like or for friends (and causes they like). Other times nonprofit organizations hire me to put the fun(ny) in their fundraising events. Sometimes, I’ll split the difference and give a smaller nonprofit myContinue Reading