Steve, Marty, Bruce, and That Tony Moment

Why would I buy tickets to see Steve Martin and Martin Short at The Fox Theatre later this year when I just watched their entire show on Netflix? Even if I had only seen bits and pieces of it, I still wouldn't go because they didn't make me smile, let alone laugh. The...

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

A few weeks ago, I recommended Nell Scovell's book "Just The Funny Parts," in which she not only writes about her career as a TV (mostly comedy) writer, but also about the sexism she encountered both on the job and while looking for more opportunities. One of the...

Concert Review: Trevor Noah

My wife and I went to see the first of Trevor Noah's two sold-out shows at The Peabody on Friday night, and we had a great time. Noah, who has really grown into his role as host of "The Daily Show," did about 70 minutes of standup while moving about the stage, as my...

What Michelle Wolf Should Say Now

It seems like we go through this every year. The White House Correspondents Association hires a topical comedian to headline their annual event in Washington, and afterwards, the usual humorless blowhards come out of the woodwork to decry that comedian's material as...

No Longer Conflicted About Cosby

For several years, I was conflicted about Bill Cosby. It started, of course, when women by the dozens began coming forward with stories about how he had drugged, sexually assaulted, and raped them. While the #MeToo movement has taken off since the claims against...

A Wolf Much Funnier Than Blitzer

I just caught up with comedian Michelle Wolf's HBO special, "Nice Lady." I wasn't familiar with her before -- not being a regular viewer of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" -- but she had me laughing out loud several times. She's going to be the entertainment at the...

Random Thoughts

Using our voices instead of our fingers to get information from search providers and elsewhere is becoming more and more common. I recently bought an Amazon Alexa and am amazed at how good it is at voice recognition. I rarely have to repeat myself, and the response is...

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