Category Archives: Life as a comic

A salute to one of my humor heroes

Fifty years ago, “The Dick Cavett Show” became a hit thanks to the insightful and humorous celebrity interviews conducted by (no surprise) Dick Cavett. His personality and honesty lit up the TV no matter who he interviewed. As a kid, I probably only saw the show in reruns or heard adults talking about it. ButContinue 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