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The first thing I learned in Hanoi, Vietnam is that the red traffic light is only a suggestion.  Everywhere I turned there were motor scooters and motorcycles zooming by in all directions.  I had to step off the curb, into traffic with determination and divine faith li...

 

Comedian Katt Williams has impeccable timing.  Check him out in this very funny prison visit scene from the film “School Dance”.  I wonder if he ad-libbed.  Back in the day, I saw him perform numerious times at one of Comedian Vince D’s clean comedy shows at a Los Ang...

 

Man, I love me some Faizon Love.  He's a personal friend and a brilliant comedian; HILARIOUS standup comic and an actor with solid film credits: Fridays, 3 Strikes, Elf, Money Talks, Wonderland, Idlewild, Couples Retreat (just to name a few), which has garnered him an...

August 28, 2015

 

A saver is a comedian’s funny comment on stage acknowledging that their last joke or series of jokes did not get a lot of laughs.  Savers which are usually unoriginal can get at least a chuckle from the audience and break the silence in the room.   The first saver I h...

August 27, 2015

I love me some Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy.  Richard Pryor’s Live in Concert is my favorite standup comedy concert film.  I first saw the film in a small theater in Manhattan with just a handful of patrons during the day.  I laughed so hard.  I could not believe how...

 

The first time I performed was open mic at “The Comic Strip”, the oldest stand-up comedy showcase club in New York.  When I hit the stage, to my surprise, in the front row, sat a co-worker whom I had a HUGE crush on.  She hadn’t told me that she was going to be ther...

Recently I was driving in West Los Angeles after midnight and I pulled over to the curb to respond to a text.  Suddenly, a figure approached my front passenger door, opens the door, looks into my car and says, “Are you Uber?”  It was jarring.  But I...

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