Posts Tagged by comedy
|April 12, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Some cool things about being five foot nine and a half: 1.) Traveling comfortably in most cars & planes 2.) Being cast-able as Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas’ stand-in 3.) Being able to soften your disappointment in lacking any basketball skill whatsoever by learning you’re about a quarter inch taller than one of the best point guards in the league (though he beats you out in pretty much every other conceivable life metric). Cool guy. Weird/Fun day.
|March 18, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
It goes without saying that it’s every New England kid’s dream to grow up and one day make an appearance on the region’s most noted TV news magazine. Achievement unlocked! Very happy to have been featured on Chronicle as part of their segment on local authors. We got to chat about my book Questions For Terrible People and I was joined by some local comics & poets for a group Q&A based on the book. The clip at THIS LINK just shows my piece of the segment but probably my fav part of watching this live was the transition from discussing a book about a woman who conquered a debilitating mood disorder by microdosing with LSD. The anchor led into my part with “Now for a good day WITHOUT drugs, try Wes Hazard’s humor book…” and I almost choked on my rum & coke laughing. #blessed
|February 20, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
|January 7, 2017||Posted by Wes Hazard under Uncategorized|
Whatever your personal stance happens to be the fact of the matter is that very many vulnerable groups in Boston and country are going to be made more vulnerable by the incoming presidential administration.
As such a group of local activists (and me) is organizing an event at the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester on Thurs 1/19. It’s called Together We Rise: a Counter-Inaugural Celebration of Resistance. The event is a multi-genre show (music, dance, spoken word poetry, comedy), an art gallery show, and an activism drive (16 local groups will have tables set up where you can learn about what they do, grab some literature, and sign up to either join or learn more).
It’s all about coming together in a positive way to do what we can to prepare for what will be a very rough 4 years (at least) for a lot of people. There’s a GoFundMe for the event to assist with venue/promo/security costs and a donation of $10 will also get you access to the event but in truth, given its community nature, absolutely no one will be turned away if unable to pay. Hope to see you there!
In order to donate and learn more about the show please click HERE
|December 15, 2016||Posted by Wes Hazard under comedy, wes hazard|
Some sweet news: My book Questions For Terrible People was featured last month in The Style Invitational, the weekly humor/wordplay contest of The Washington Post. Columnist Pat Myers provided some sample questions and asked readers to write their own.
It was pretty cool to see so many submissions, and after writing 250 of these questions myself it was extremely interesting to see what readers came up with themselves. I had no part in the judging but the selections were uniformly intriguing. More than anything I was struck by just how…personal…a lot of these were. I mean, some of these folks were very clearly working out some life problems via submission to a humor column and I’m totally OK with that. Here are some of my potential-TMI favs:
* Have you ever hoped your kid’s team would fail to make the playoffs so you could have your weekends back again? (Jeff Contompasis, Ashbury, Va.)
* My teenager is consistently surly and rude, and says he wishes I weren’t his mother. Would putting him up for adoption be considered rewarding bad behavior? (Hilda Zampella, Falls Church, Va.)
* In a bargain with Satan, the funny anecdote you submitted to Reader’s Digest in 1982 will finally be published, but for the rest of your life you must shout out incorrect “Jeopardy!” answers at TV screens in airport bars. (Sandy Moran, Santa Rosa, Calif.)
You can check out the full list of notable submissions HERE.