Tag: comedy

Show me a man who can laugh at himself... please!

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this quote on Facebook, which has stuck with me for many a minute: It’s a great debate not only in the world of politics, but that of self-respect: Should we be able to laugh at ourselves? Throughout the ages, man has always taken himself far too seriously. No... Read more »

In Defense of Bill Cosby, The Comedian

In Defense of Bill Cosby, The Comedian
Though I was not born during the heyday of The Cosby Show, I was able to reap the benefits of the hilarious sitcom on Nick @ Nite as reruns. I noticed that not only was this a peculiar and enjoyable form of comedy, it often educated on several facets of African American culture. When the floodgates... Read more »

A Joan Rivers Thanksgiving Week Celebration! (#2) - The Epic Clash of Joan Rivers and Jerry Lewis!

A Joan Rivers Thanksgiving Week Celebration! (#2) - The Epic Clash of Joan Rivers and Jerry Lewis!
Since my week-long sojourn into the life of character actress Mary Wickes was such an overwhelming success, I’ve decided to make famed comedienne Joan Rivers my next subject! Since Joan absolutely adored Thanksgiving, I decided to christen this week JOAN RIVERS WEEK on my blog! November 21st through 25th we’ll be exploring five surprise facets of... Read more »
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"With a voice like a demented Mickey Mouse": That time I felt special in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple

"With a voice like a demented Mickey Mouse": That time I felt special in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple
There’s nothing quite like being on the stage in a “theeyater”, even if that stage is in the back room of what used to be a print shop that went bankrupt. My life has always revolved around music, from my beginnings of singing in church and my eventual discovery of opera, which became my life’s... Read more »

Why female comediennes empower this suburban white boy

“I wanted to become me, totally me. The more me, the better. I instinctively knew this and I was right.” – Phyllis Diller Unconsciously, the two blogs that I’ve written so far this week involve two titans of female comedy: Carol Burnett and Joan Rivers. Consciously, female comedians have been a part of my DNA... Read more »

Theater Review: Carol Burnett: An [Amazing] Evening of Laughter and Reflection at The Chicago Theatre

Theater Review: Carol Burnett: An [Amazing] Evening of Laughter and Reflection at The Chicago Theatre
When I was thinking of the perfect gift I could give my mother for her birthday on May 17th, I could think of no better present than Carol Burnett. My mom has loved her for decades. Actually, she’s one of the few people that can make my mother lit-rally weep with laughter. Months ago, when... Read more »
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