Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything

Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything

Though Patton Oswalt is known for his work as an actor in plenty of TV shows and a few movies, it has always been his standup comedy I’ve enjoyed most. Like all great comedians, he has the ability to see the silliness in small things and expand on it, turning it...
Marc Maron, “End Times Fun”

Marc Maron, “End Times Fun”

Last June, Martha and I had the great good fortune to see Marc Maron perform at a local comedy club (read my review here). Though I’d been a fan of his for a long time, this was the first time we’d seen him in person. At the time, it was clear he was working out...
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...