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...
Review: Jeff Ross and Dave Attell

Review: Jeff Ross and Dave Attell

Separately, Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are both veteran standups known for their quick wit and biting comedy. Together, they are a one-two punch who seem to want to make each other laugh as much as the audience. Saturday night, they accomplished both. The pair recorded...
Some Showbiz Stuff

Some Showbiz Stuff

After seeing Wanda Sykes do such a good job as Louise Jefferson on ABC’s recent live re-enactment of an episode of “The Jeffersons,” I watched her newly-released Netflix special, “Not Normal.” It’s rare that a standup comedian has...