Posts Tagged by humor
|March 18, 2017||Posted by hazardw 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
|December 15, 2016||Posted by hazardw 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.
|June 22, 2016||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Heyyyyyy, I wrote a book. Yeah! Like an actual one, with a spine, and an ISBN, put out by a real publisher (instead of me pushing copies of something printed at Staples out of my trunk). I’m excited.
It’s a humor book titled Questions for Terrible People, made up of 250 damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t conundrums that make readers decide which kind of dirtbag they’d like to be in hypothetical situations. It’s great for parties, game nights, long car rides, and other situations where you want to question your moral integrity and find out weird unexpected things about your friends.
The book drops in October but is available for pre-order on Amazon & Barnes & Noble RIGHT NOW! Both e-book & physical versions will be available with the hard copies being sold in some brick & mortar retail outlets (more info to come on that). I couldn’t be happier about the opportunity to publish this or the finished product. I’ll be doing a bunch of (really cool, non-annoying) promotion in the months leading up to the release but I’m thrilled to announce it now. Get Terrible!
|June 11, 2016||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Two weeks ago I was prepping for a colonoscopy (which already kind of sucked) when I got hit with some emergency level chest pains. I’m not gonna lie, I thought there was a pretty decent chance that I was about to meet Prince. Luckily it turned out to just be acute pericarditis (yay?). That said, it still resulted in a nightmare Uber ride and 23 hours in the Emergency Room. When I finally got out I was feeling relatively fine, and well…damned if I didn’t have a show in 5 hours. I could/would/should have canceled but I knew I’d just feel worse about that later on so, yeah, I did the show. And it was a was blast! Here’s me talking about the whole thing at the penultimate Encyclopedia Show Somerville. Tonight is the very last one, so come through if you can!
P.S. Sorry Ma. Had to.
|March 2, 2016||Posted by hazardw under Uncategorized|
Yup. What the title says. I have Crohn’s Disease. One Friday a few years back I felt awful, did stand-up, ended up in ICU. I’m not quite sure I can say “worth it for the story” …but I’m glad I have the story. Told this at The Moth’s Dedication-themed StorySLAM last month.
I’ll be performing on their next GrandSLAM @ The Somerville Theatre on Weds. 3/30.