Kindergarten class picture from 1985 or 1970’s folk album cover? Either way, look at that full head of hair! #tbt #throwbackthursday #throwbackthursdays #ps179 #kindergarden #classpicture #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity
I performed a 15 minute set on New Year’s Eve during the special Manifesto! show I co-hosted with Tim Ellis down at The People’s Republic of Brooklyn (247 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231). Ben Trandem shot it for The Experiment. Watch and enjoy!
Still have this awesome shirt @jpurnell designed & given to me by the best boss I ever had, Amy Poehler, after working the big #SNL Writers Guild Strike show at @UCBTheatreNYC in 2007. #UCB #UCBTheatre #Comedy #NYC #Sketch #WGA #SaturdayNightLive #tbt #throwbackthursday #throwbackthursdays (at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre)
This is me talking about the first time I ate at #RubyTuesday. You had to be there. (#Repost from @theexcomedy with @repostapp.) #manifesto #prbrooklyn #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #standup #comedy #theexcomedy #theexperiment #sliders (at The People’s Republic of Brooklyn)
Here’s @chrissiemayr @iamtimellis & I doing a #ValentinesDay bit at the top of the #Manifesto show tonight. (#Repost from @theexcomedy with @repostapp.) #theexcomedy #theexperiment #brooklyn #nyc #newyorkcity #standup #comedy #vday #prbrooklyn (at The People’s Republic of Brooklyn)
Here’s proof that @iamtimellis & I host a weekly #standup show at #PRBrooklyn called #Manifesto! Tuesdays at 8pm. (#Repost from @theexcomedy with @repostapp.) #theexcomedy #theexperiment #comedy #nyc #newyorkcity #brooklyn (at The People’s Republic of Brooklyn)
This little guy somehow seems to know that depression’s rearing its ugly head again because when it does he comes up to me, presses his forehead to my chin, and then sits in my lap. It’s like he’s checking in.
He was found in the bushes in my mom’s neighborhood, cowering with fear after his own mother was run over by a car. He was 3 weeks old. 4 months later, he’s a rambunctious pain in the ass who craves affection and seems to reciprocate. I guess it’d be wise to say we came into each other’s lives when we most needed it to happen. #Cats #Kittens #CatsOfInstagram #KittensOfInstagram
If I remember correctly (and I may not), the very first time I met Rob Delaney was when he opened for me at the smaller room at Largo way back in the wild days of ‘09 (or was it 2010?). Even in the year 2009 (or 2010), a prehistoric time when Twitter confused us all and we thought the world…
Tonight my Uber driver was a comedian. He didn’t volunteer this information. It came up organically through our conversation. It was friendly and not intrusive. I liked the guy and enjoyed talking to him.
When I asked his name, I totally knew him. He’s done “The Late Show,” The Late Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,” “Star Search.” In fact, he’s been working pretty steady for over 30 years. Bit parts on sitcoms, an HBO young comedians special — he’s a working guy. He didn’t list off his credits to me, I googled him when I got home. This was a good guy, at least from the brief 25 minute ride we spent together!
He was driving an Uber tonight to make some extra money. His son is in the hospital and it costs about $1500 a day for him to be there. I didn’t press him for details, but his son is 17 years-old and on the spectrum. Mental health treatment isn’t cheap.
Over the summer, this guy was writing for one of the biggest shows on television. Today, he was driving an Uber. He’s on hiatus and it’s a good way to make extra money. It was NOT Andy Kaufman working at Jerry’s Deli. It was a guy who needs to help his kid and just had no ego about it.
If you’re a big success, don’t be a big shot about it. If you’re chasing success, don’t think it’s going to solve all your problems. It reminded me of Alex Reiger’s great speech to Elaine in the very first episode of “Taxi.”
“Oh yeah, I know. We’re all part-time here. You see that guy over there? Now, he’s an actor. The guy on the phone, he’s a prize fighter. This lady over here, she’s a beautician. The man behind her, he’s a writer. Me? I’m a cab driver. I’m the only cab driver in this place!”
Um, you guys… Bill Oakley, who wrote & produced some of the best episodes of “The Simpsons” faved a Tweet of mine!!!! I WON TWITTER!!!!! (Thanks, @samgrittner.) #thesimpsons #twitter #nerd #fanboyingout #whoshotmrburns #homer #marge #bart #lisa #maggie