Get Well Soon, Will Durst

Get Well Soon, Will Durst

I’m very saddened to read that an old friend, comedian Will Durst, suffered a stroke last month, causing him to cancel performances for the first time in his career. I’ve known Will for over 30 years. He has long been one of America’s top political...
Arsenio Misses

Arsenio Misses

I was disappointed by Arsenio Hall’s Netflix standup special, “Smart and Classy.” While never a huge fan, I did like some of the things he did on his syndicated late-night show in the 1990s, particularly in having many guests who were never booked by...
A Night At The Comedy Store

A Night At The Comedy Store

While I was in Los Angeles last week, I caught up with several friends, including my old college pal Phil, who joined me for dinner at a place on Sunset Boulevard. Afterwards, we walked over to The Comedy Store, a venue I hadn’t been to for some thirty years....
Turn Off The Lights

Turn Off The Lights

Although I wasn’t a fan of “Parks and Recreation” or “Master Of None,” I did enjoy Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix special, “Right Now.” I like the way, right up front, he handled the #MeToo situation he was ensnarled in last...
How Does She Bring The Funny?

How Does She Bring The Funny?

I agree 100% with Rita Rudner about Chrissy Teigen being a judge on NBC’s upcoming “Bring The Funny”: “I’m sure she’s a nice woman, and I respect her politics. But she is not a comedian, and it’s disgraceful that there is not a female comedian...
Review: Marc Maron

Review: Marc Maron

I’ve been a fan of so many things Marc Maron has done, from his WTF podcast (which set the standard for online long-form interview shows) to his work on the Netflix series “Glow” to his appearances on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman’s...