Well, I live in California- where what I’m sharing really isn’t that personal? Real estate agents have short memoirs of their shaman healings in my neighborhood– so it doesn’t feel that brave. And my parents (and family) have always talked about EVERYTHING. I mean everything. So, they’re probably wondering, “Why doesn’t she open up more?” Mom, Dad, I’m just waiting til I feel like I know you better.
Just do it. Do what you think is funny. Do it again and again. Fail, try, try, fail, enjoy, triumph, again. That’s all there is. We’re all in the same boat- i’m just as scared as you are. I’ve always been sort of shy and passive aggressive (which I hope is changing) and stand-up has been comfortable for me. It’s a way to say what I want without being challenged- which of course would be different if I did a lot of shows in the UK – where heckling is an art form. Just do it. You are your biggest fan.
I love Newman’s reaction because because I would also be sooooo comepltely surprised and freaked out.You are already at a comedy show, man, why do you need cocaine? Endorphins! Laughter is a clean drug!
James Adomain is a NY comic, who performs with UCB, and who was on Last Comic Standing.
This video has his bit about gay villains. Or villains that aren’t out but are suggested to be gay.
I know I read an article about this but I can’t find it. Anyway, the point is that often times, television and movies make the villain gay or make the gay person the villain. Maybe they are trying to meet a quota? Diversity?
“We need one black, gay, female villain!”
Than the rest of the cast can be straight white men and a few beautiful background girls for them to have sex with.
Yes. Yes, that is his real name. No. No, he is not named after Hannibal Lecter.
Hannibal Buress is a former writer for SNL and 30Rock. He has played a bum on 30Rock seven times (the picture above was taken during filming). UPDATE: He was on last night’s (5/3) episode as Rus/Gus, the man in the tin-foil hat. Buress’ first comedy album, My Name is Hannibal, released in 2010, is available on itunes.
I recently listened to the WTF with Marc Maron with Hannibal. He talked about how when he first moved to NYC, his sister kicked him out, so he had to live in hostels, and when he couldn’t afford that, he slept on the F train. Dang, that is a level of commitment I have never reached.
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Laughspin recently posted an article by Dylan P. Gadino about Danny Lobell’s chicken story on This American Life. I am a little behind on my podcasts so I hadn’t heard it yet. It is a great story, poignant, sweet, funny. TAL has done a lot for other comedians (ie Mike Birbiglia) and Danny Lobell tells a great story.
This American Life featured comedian Danny Lobell relating a hilarious and endearing story at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. The story features “Blanco,” one of Lobell’s Ecuadorian gangster neighbors and the noisy pets they adopt.