Where Were You In ’97?

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Nice! I’m extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to appear on Boston Comic Ken Reid’s amazing podcast TV Guidance Counselor. Ken has been one of the funniest dudes in Boston for a long time now and his mind also happens to be a steel trap for pop cultural trivia. Each week he invites a guest to choose 1 of the TV Guide issues from his collection (I think he has a full run of 17 years worth) and he and the guest go over what they would have watched on that particular week in TV history. Ken’s had some big names & straight-up legends on the show such as Jonathan Katz, Paula Poundstone, Amy Sedaris, Kumail Nanjiani, & Paul Provenza so it was an especially cool experience to be invited on. It was a great conversation and so much fun. CHECK IT OUT HERE (You can listen via SoundCloud or iTunes)

I picked the week of June 28th – July 4th, 1997. As expertly noted by Ken we discussed:

Ken’s hoodie collection, shared celebrity birthdays, Ken’s 17th birthday, Agent Orange, the you now and the you at 17 having different tastes, Cops, America’s Most Wanted, the scariest Unsolved Mysteries Ken ever saw, learning gay pick up spots from Farley Bros movies, Fashion Bug, Dress Barn, Snick, Robin Williams, Ernest’s career, Krull, Beastmasters of the Universe, Early Edition, being introduced to 70s Green Arrow by your doctor, The DC Animated Universe, Isabella Rosellini, Kablam!, Charles Burns’ Black Hole, Oddville, Ken’s punk rock teenage band days, banning the Simpsons, Ken’s arguments with the dude from Dashboard Confessional, Real World vs. Road Rules, King of the Hill, Seinfeld, Paul Reiser, Big Top vs. Big Adventure, Fargo, Unhappily Ever After, The Wayans Bros, rare diseases, the over lap of Kids Inc and Children of the Corn, UPN shows, L.L. Cool J’s unplugged comeback, Broken Arrow, John Woo’s US career, Pump Up the Volume vs. The Superbowl, working in the media section of a library vs living in the media section of your own home, Bad Brains, Henry Rollins’ movie career, roommates with Flea (s), Ruby Wax, Strongest man in the world competitions, ER, snuff tapes, real life death scenes, TV Week, TV Guide Channel, Bewitches, Nick At Nite, Get a Life, Newhart, Secret World of Alex Mac, Roseanne, Dictionary dicks, Tanya Roberts, The Naked Truth, the greatness of Tea Leoni, Home Improvement, Neneh Cherry, Can’t Hardly Wait, Point Break, meeting Kelsey Grammer, Hazard Mail, HP Lovecraft’s Curse, The Experts: World’s greatest cold war movie, Parker Lewis, Beach MTV, Step by Step, Cutting Class, adult cartoons, One Crazy Summer, and the glory of Independence Day.

 

Stepping Up My Quiz Master Game

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This might be my favorite image of me ever. Thanks to “Balsamic Winaigrette” winner of last night’s Best Smart-ass Point of the night during April’s The Big Quiz Thing show at Oberon in Cambridge. This was their answer to a question asking them to identify a photoshopped image of radio/TV legend Joe Franklin wearing Yves St. Laurent.

They got the huge ears and bulging left-breast pocket and everything. And were nice enough to point out that my microphone was in fact NOT a penis. Thanks to all.

Be sure to check out our spectacular May the Fourth Be With You spectacular, an entire evening of Star Wars Themed trivia, 5/4 8pm @ Oberon.

WICF is Back!

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Thrilled to be participating in my 3rd straight Women In Comedy Festival. This year I’ll be performing in the storytelling category. Come check out our sweet storytelling show on Friday 4/24, 7pm at Club Passim grab tickets HERE.

St. Patrick’s Day: We’re Goig Green & Getting Weirdo

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The British left Boston, the snow left your sidewalk (hopefully), Leprechaun (as played by Warwick Davis) left planet Earth, and come Tuesday 3/17 @ 8:30p YOU get to leave all of troubles behind for a few hours by heading over to It Just Got Weirdo: A Wordy Evening @ Weirdo Records (5 Leaf Clover Edition!)

Yessir, this St. Patrick’s Day we’re dropping a bomb of comedy, poetry, music & storytelling on your favorite lil vinyl record shop in Cambridge. Follow the rainbow to this show featuring an all-star lineup of ridiculous talent. Trust me, there hasn’t been this much excitement on St. Patrick’s Day since Harrison Ford had to evade Tommy Lee Jones during that parade in “The Fugitive”.

This time around we have a staggeringly good lineup that I know you’ll be thrilled for featuring comedy from: Shaun Connolly, Kristin Seltman, Mickey McCauley, & Samaria Sam Johnson

Storytelling by: Stephen Mc Connon

Poet: Donald Vincent

FREE as always!

Tues 3/24 – I’m in the Massmouth Storytelling Semi-Finals!

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It’s that time again! Your favorite local storytelling organization is nearing the end of its spectacular competitive season. That means the semifinals are right around the corner. The best tellers & stories of the year will be showcased all over the Boston / Camber-ville area as they compete for a place on the “Big Mouth-off” finals stage.

Once again I’m in the semis this year and I’d love for you to come check me out on Tuesday 3/24, 7p at Johnny D’s in Somerville MA (and maybe vote for me if you like what you hear…)

Tickets can be purchased HERE, watch out they’re going fast.

 

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