As Seen And Heard In LA

As Seen And Heard In LA

A few observations from my latest trip to Los Angeles, where I played poker, visited friends, and ate some good food: The hotel I stayed in was a few doors down from a cat cafe, where you pay $25 for the privilege of sitting on an area rug with stray cats and kittens...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Patton Oswalt

Best Thing I’ve Read Today: Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt is a very funny guy and cinema buff who has hosted many awards shows, but considers himself out of the running to do the big one: I care about movies a lot. I’d love to host The Oscars. But I shouldn’t host The Oscars. Not this year. Later, I...
Comedy Club Dogs

Comedy Club Dogs

I haven’t been to a comedy club in years. The standups I want to see (e.g. John Mulaney, Kathleen Madigan, Brian Regan, Paula Poundstone) have all graduated to playing bigger venues that don’t have a two-drink minimum. But on a recent road trip, I had an evening free...
Radio’s Missing Next Generation

Radio’s Missing Next Generation

This weekend marked 9 months since I did my final radio show. I’m asked on a regular basis whether I miss it, and the answer is still no. I’m enjoying the fact that I don’t have to wake up every day and immediately feel the stress of coming up with...
The Bush White House Dilemma

The Bush White House Dilemma

One of my wife’s gigs when we lived in the DC area was working for the public TV station, WETA, which produced the annual PBS gala, “In Performance At The White House.” She was among the crew members working behind the scenes who were offered the opportunity to have...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

This piece by my friend Jamy Ian Swiss about legendary card magician Harry Lorayne — and the accompanying videos of him in action — are well worth your time, and will likely end with you shaking your head in...