There’s a sign in the UK for “Elderly Crossing.” The first time I saw it it cracked me up – two calcium deficient older folks trying to make their way across the road. The UK isn’t known for its abundance of vitamin D.
What a night. The audience was spectacular. That’s how they are at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach on the last Wed of the month. It is the Come Out Laughing show, a gay/gay friendly night of hilarity and honesty, hosted by Jason Dudey.
I know I’ve promised to blog more. And I want to. I fear I may have forgotten how to use this Godforsaken site, but I shall do my best. I fell off the blogosphere on purpose. A lot of work and life changes and, frankly, I wasn’t up for chatting. But man, have I […]
My dear friend Ange told me that it’s disgusting that I haven’t blogged in over a year. Disgusting. That’s the word she used, and she wouldn’t back down, saying “You’re too good not to write, and the fact that you’re not IS disgusting.” So I write again. But in all fairness to me and my […]
I had the pleasure of performing with Jordin Sparks on the Intrepid Air and Space Museum on the Hudson River. I didn’t actual “perform” with her. I hosted a fundraising event for Ogilvy Cares/Cancer Care. I emceed, the Rev Al Sharpton spoke, and Jordin sang. What a talent. And what a lovely, gracious, and compassionate […]
I overheard a young woman, a Columbia University student, seated next to me at a restaurant on the Upper West Side, chatting with her dad about school, say “I don’t understand why we need a course is women’s studies. What’s the point?” The point? The point is that there was a time when you couldn’t vote […]
I recently performed at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley, California, my favorite little theater with the best audiences in the country. Robin Williams was in the greenroom. He wasn’t performing. Apparently, he lives nearby and likes to pop in to be around other comics. I met him two other times when I performed at the […]
I just came back from performing in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, and at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in Canada, where I was named one of the BEST of the FEST. I came away from this tour with the realization that there is not only a market for what I do, but a real appreciation for it, too. […]
Glasgow Comedy Festival – Live Review Glasgow Bar Brel Review by Steve Bennett for Chortle The Glasgow comedy festival earns its ‘international’ tag with a generous smattering of genuine intercontinental visitors in shows such as this intimate back-of-a-pub offering, which can’t have earned Maureen Langan much more than the cab fare from the airport, let alone her plane […]
I’m performing at The Stand in Edinburgh, Scotland before heading on to Glasgow for the Comedy Festival. Today, I trekked to The Elephant House, a cafe where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter. I’m assuming JK wrote only the first HP book at the Elephant, because after its success she had her mansion in which to write. Above are two shots of the joint. I also […]