Posts in category "humor"

My Chicago Experience

Chicago is my home town. It’s where I was born, and where I grew up. There’s a lot of great stuff in Chicago, and I’ll always be attached to the city. But I’m going to just be real for a few hundred words. My Chicago experience isn’t all sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows. There’s a reason... Read more »

Fishing for Spring in Chicago

Spring has sprung in Chicago. You can tell, because there’s a fresh inch of snow on the ground and frozen in a crust over tree branches. Somewhere, my guess is Sauganash or perhaps Edison Park, Queen Elsa of Arendelle is bellowing out “Let it Go” in the tiny upstairs dormer window of a 1930’s era... Read more »

The Comedy Super Threat

Sometimes I wake up – not from sleep, but from the cruise control that always sets in when things feel like I’m on an even keel. Comedy and writing work ebbs and flows, but I get into a program of hunting it down, and listening for opportunities, and routines usually win out in the war... Read more »

How do you avoid bachelor injuries?

Our subject, Dan. Dan is an average American Bachelor. Dan also suffers from a terminal case of bad decision making abilities. Let's see what sort of injuries Dan has achieved this week.
The life of a bachelor is semi-dangerous. It’s a lifestyle that exposes one to all sorts of strange injuries improbable for anyone else. Let’s take a peek at our subject, Dan:  

Driving Myself Insane with Comedy

I’ve driven about 4200 miles since December. Some of that is book-related, but most of it is comedy. Madison to Milwaukee to seven different towns in Michigan to Indianapolis to points mysterious and bleak throughout the Great Lakes and Midwest regions. Every single time, on the drive home – which typically falls between the hours... Read more »

Playing Possum

Pretending to be asleep was his favorite defense mechanism. In bed, in chairs, on sofas, occasionally standing up; it saved him from participating in all sorts of uncomfortable circumstances. He’d discovered playing possum as a child, watching his uncle employ the maneuver at almost all family functions. Uncle Ted didn’t care much for people or... Read more »

Autocorrect: Mad Libs for your SmartPhone

Do you remember Mad Libs? They were, without equivocation, my favorite thing during long car rides as a child. Every time autocorrect inserts itself into a text, note, or email I’m writing on my SmartPhone or tablet or, increasingly, my computer, I’m reminded of Mad Libs. Because that’s where the sausage embellishes the quarantine. There... Read more »

Chicago Comedy Main Event

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Today’s video post: Stand Up Throw Down is rapidly becoming one of my favorite comedy showcases to attend and perform at. Put on by a great group of people, the line ups are strong every week. Check it out, every Wednesday night at Township, 2202 N. California.

A Week of Video Posts

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After yesterday’s video, I’ve decided this week is going to be one full week of video posts. I’ll make a new video for each day of the week. Today’s video is a a tribute to my self confidence.

Chicago Comedian Pat McGann on Letterman

One of Chicago’s veteran stand ups will be appearing on Late Show with David Letterman tonight, January 24, 2014. Pat McGann, a mainstay of Zanies for several years, and one of Chicago’s finest comedians, was called up early last week to make an appearance on the show. I have no in-depth coverage to offer. I’m not... Read more »