Comedy Bladder Control

Comedy Bladder Control

“I’m fine. My hearing is back, and my fillings have been replaced.” That’s how Chris Rock opened his 100-minute show Saturday night at the Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. He knew everyone in the room would want to hear him discuss the slap in the...
“George Carlin’s American Dream”

“George Carlin’s American Dream”

I have a few observations after watching the HBO documentary, “George Carlin’s American Dream.” I enjoyed seeing footage of Carlin’s performances and routines, including many that I’ve heard so often I could recite them word for word. And...
Furious and Speechless

Furious and Speechless

The news about the impending SCOTUS decision reversing Roe v. Wade has left me furious and speechless. Fortunately, I have a clip of George Carlin from 1996 discussing the topic as only he could.
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Devin Gordon asks, “Whatever Happened To Jon Stewart?” The resulting piece in The Atlantic is a tone-perfect takedown of the man who will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize tomorrow night. Gordon echoes many of the points I’ve made about Stewart’s...
Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

I can’t claim to have known Gilbert Gottfried, who has died at age 67. He only made one short appearance on my radio show, which I’ll get to in a moment. But the first time I saw him was at Catch A Rising Star, the legendary comedy club on the upper east...
Frank Ferrante’s Groucho

Frank Ferrante’s Groucho

For years and years, my friend Mark Evanier has been posting items on his blog about Frank Ferrante and his one-man show, “An Evening With Groucho.” Unfortunately, I never got to see the show in person because, although he’s performed it in more than...