The grown-ups are in New Rochelle

I found them!  They were in New Rochelle last night at a country club called Wykagyl (I didn't pick the name).  Such a pleasure. Over 100 members turned out for the show -- Angela LaGreca, Jeff Calwell, me, and the fat rat bastard, Jeff Pirami…

Where are the grown-ups?

I'm back in New York.  Two sets tonight at Gotham Comedy Club, a great club.   But it's disheartening that adults aren't coming the New York City clubs anymore.   I know my audience is out there; I've seen you from Long Island to New…

Trade you a bible for a cell phone charger

Traveling for comedy can suck or it can be great.   This trip to the Bay Area is great.  I drove 3+ hours from San Fran to Sonora,  got up the next morning and drove 3 hours to Napa.   Beautiful, beautiful country, driving alone in the…

Gone

I can't write of comedy today.  It was eight years ago almost to the hour when I was pacing my apartment in quiet panic, turning from my windows to the television to the phone.   "Ah, get in your basement.  They're killing people,"  said my…

Competitive spirit

So I wake up this morning and my fighting Irish spirit rears its competitive head shouting "Fourth?  Really?  Fourth?  What does number one and two have that I don't have!"  For a gal who says she doesn't like contests, I admit I have a…

San Fran Comedy Competition Day 1

I finished in the top five tonight in the San Francisco Comedy Competition.  4th out of 15 to be exact.  I hate contests, but, of course, I'm happy.  I'm out here to network, expand my comedy horizons, see if I can make a contact, book …

Off to San Francisco

So it's a go.  I'm off to San Francisco in the a.m.  Five venues in five nights.  Purple Onion first stop.  It's where Phyllis Diller got her start, and I'm excited to work there.  When I told Pete McDermott how involved it was to go to…

Off to the beach

Pete and Maxie and I are loading up the car and heading to Bradley Beeeech (sung in the Beverly Hillbillies tune).  Have a gig tomorrow night at the Marlboro Tennis and Swim Club -- something like that.  Hey, I grew up in Lake Hiawatha, NJ,…

Pabst Blue Ribbon only2-bucks

Yesterday I wrote about my experience at a NY comedy club that I think epitomizes an attitude common in many clubs.   After 12 years in the biz, it can still be jarring, especially on the heels of a great experience in Rhode Island and a broadcasting…

Just trying to find my way

This afternoon I was on the Fox News The Strategy Room  w/ Alan Colmes.   No, I'm not right-wing.  Don't like labels.  But I do enjoy a fun, healthy debate and that's what we had today.  He is smart and quick-witted and much more personable…

This checkers champ is no scummer.

So my youngest sister just tells me that our father, Hughie Langan from 138th Street and Alexander Avenue in the South Bronx, was the 5 borough Checkers Champion of NYC when he was 14 years old, and he received an award from the Bronx Borough…

Still buzzing

I'm still buzzing from last night.  What an experience playing Trish Webber (It Only Hurts When I Laugh) and working with such wonderful people in Providence, Rhode Island.    I feel exhausted, drained, fulfilled, excited, challenged, rewarded. …