This past week the world of comedy lost 2 pioneers. Dick Gregory was not only one of the first black comedians I remember, he was one of the first black activists I remember. His humor struck a chord with a very young me. His activism made me aware that people were more the same than … Continue reading The Loss of Legends
For what seems like decades the tourism slogan for Virginia was "Virginia is for Lovers." After yesterday, it is more like "Virginia is for Haters." People came from all over to show their hate for their fellow Americans. In a disgusting show of hate that looked like the mob scene from a Frankenstein movie (minus … Continue reading Virginia is for Lovers
A lot of my comedy deals with me getting old. I am a 55 year old newbie in a world of comics age 19 to 35. Many of these young comics have very serious thoughts on what makes for good material. A few would rather get no laughs than to ever tell a "hack" joke. … Continue reading I Get Old, But Poop and Fart Jokes Don’t
Tonight I sat at an outdoor table at a local watering hole and restaurant watching people come and go through the front entrance. What struck me was the diversity of the people coming and going. Old, young, light, dark, good looking, and otherwise. In making some assumptions based on looks; some of the patrons were … Continue reading The Watering Hole of Humanity
I've been working on a new song for my next show at Louie's in Kalamazoo. It is my Uncomfortable Song.
Funny and Wise I am.