Years ago, Scott Brown and I wrote a bunch of songs and co-produced a bunch of videos for Details magazine. The lyrics were word-for-word from existing Craigslist posts we found.

Most of the videos were lost in the terribly unorganized and then unsearchable Details.com website, but they eventually posted them to You Tube under cover of night. The more sexual ones have the most hits (see: Welcome Back & To The Guy I Caught Masturbating). But “Guitar Hero: Ultimate Man” is probably my favorite. I also really like this one because I got to revisit a lot of childhood demons.

thecomedybureau

thecomedybureau:

While the premiere isn’t until Apr. 29th at 10PM at the USA Network, you can watch the entire pilot of Playing House thanks to USA (the network, and the country as well, we suppose), the new series from Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham following their much too short lived series at NBC, Best Friends Forever.

WATCH THIS!

“It’s joke heavy, fast and funny,” said TJ Jagodowski…”

Finally someone has said it (again)! UCBT IS ALL ABOUT THE JOKES. Level 101: Jokes. Level 201: Better Jokes. Level 301: Jokes! Jokes! Jokes! Level 401: Harold.

"Mr. Napier argues that great improvisation derives from a more childlike part of the psyche, not the muscle memory needed for ballet or driving. “You have to tap into the part of you that plays,” he said, “and the part of you that’s always thinking and adhering to rules and hierarchy and constructs and order and logic is not the part that an audience enjoys.”

Again! Finally someone says it! There is nothing an audience likes more than watching children play. It’s riveting! That’s why all across this great country, theatre after theatre is filled with audiences watching small children play together. Adults using that childlike spirit of play in concert with their more mature abilities of logic and humor is BORING.

Also… I love “Improvise.” But it’s full of rules. 

annarubanova

annarubanova:

anthonyking:

codylindquist:

Hello comedy friends and young people in general-

Last week a campaign was started to raise money to support fellow comedian Liza Dye. Sadly, Liza was struck by a subway train and is recovering in the hospital right now. I don’t know Liza personally, but as a member of our community I wish her…

This is important. A lot of people have fought very hard and risked their political careers to make it possible for anyone to get and afford health insurance. And they did it!!

So give to Liza. Then sign up for health insurance so we can make sure this is the last fundraiser.

I don’t know Liza personally but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about her situation since the news broke. I can only imagine the pain and suffering, the intrusions of privacy by unscrupulous reporters, the recovery ahead.  I feel uncomfortable using this one girl’s terrible accident as motivation for everyone to get insurance; it indirectly points the finger at her for not signing up in the first place. Our health system is confusing and I don’t blame anyone for being overwhelmed or putting it off.

But, yes, of course, get insurance. Now. And donate.

Anna raises a good point. As I said in my previous post, I don’t know Liza. I don’t know her circumstances. My message to her is solely this: I hope you make a fast and full recovery. I hope this money helps.

But to everyone else… After Newtown the NRA said it was not the time to discuss gun control. It exploits the families! And maybe it does. Life is complicated. Everything is mostly gray area. But I believe any tragedy demands self-reflection (both personally and as a community). I believe we have to use these moments of community togetherness to make positive change. And I believe we’re all complicated enough to be able to rally to Liza’s aid in a pure spirit and simultaneously challenge ourselves to better the future.

If the reason people have not signed up for healthcare is because it is too confusing or overwhelming… all the more reason we should be discussing it. There is a ton of information and misinformation out there. But not having insurance when something terrible happens is a tragedy on top of a tragedy. And luckily it does not have to happen anymore.

These are the facts as I understand them:

If you are under 26 years old, you can be covered by your parents’ insurance.

If you are over 26 years old (or can’t be covered by your parents for whatever reason), you can get federal subsidies to help cover the cost of insurance (based on your income).

If you don’t sign up, you’ll be fined a penalty when your file your taxes next year.

So basically you can pay for insurance and have piece of mind, regular medical care, etc. Or you can pay the government extra money and have nothing.

Go to healthcare.gov. Find out what is available to you. And sign up. 

codylindquist

codylindquist:

Hello comedy friends and young people in general-

Last week a campaign was started to raise money to support fellow comedian Liza Dye. Sadly, Liza was struck by a subway train and is recovering in the hospital right now. I don’t know Liza personally, but as a member of our community I wish her…

This is important. A lot of people have fought very hard and risked their political careers to make it possible for anyone to get and afford health insurance. And they did it!!

So give to Liza. Then sign up for health insurance so we can make sure this is the last fundraiser.