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Episode 4: Josh Patten!
theneedtofail: This episode features a great interview by Josh Patten (SNL Weekend Update, UCB’s Grandma’s Ashes)! Check it out: http://theneedtofail.libsyn.com/webpage Please rate and review it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-need-to-fail-podcast/id604486915?mt=2 Thanks to Josh Patten and sound guru James Leggero! Spread the word! My voice!
A young girl plays by the river and was frightened by her father in the river...– The beginning of the Wikipedia plot summary to Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons, this year’s highest-grossing film to date.
nicolemarietherese: If I succeed in nothing else as the director of this Spank, I can rest in the accomplishment of having finished an efficient tech at 1:11am and having been home by 1:47am. Alex Adan gets a lot of credit for this one too. (Complete History of Women’s History by Molly Thomas and me, tomorrow at 6:30pm at UCB paired with Aaron & Brian Present Erik Dies, You’re Stupid and...
Hear Me Out, Episode 1 →
I had the honor of being Alden Ford and Winston Noel’s first guest on their podcast, wherein peeps defend guilty pleasure songs. I can be found in the above link defending Sting’s “Desert Rose” in a podcast in no way affiliated with Jaguar or Tantric sex.
Mardi Gras Grand Marshals, 1974-present →
winstonnoel: joshpatten: Guys, let’s all talk about this list. For starters, imagine a conversation between 1989 Fred Savage and 1989 Hall and 1989 Oates. 1974: Doc Severinsen 1975: Dyan Cannon, Bobby Vinton 1976: Alice Cooper, Wolfman Jack, Jerry Vale 1977: Gino Vanelli, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Vikki Carr 1978: Cheryl Ladd, Wayne Newton, Fats Domino 1979: Charo, KC and the...
Mardi Gras Grand Marshals, 1974-present →
Guys, let’s all talk about this list. For starters, imagine a conversation between 1989 Fred Savage and 1989 Hall and 1989 Oates. 1974: Doc Severinsen 1975: Dyan Cannon, Bobby Vinton 1976: Alice Cooper, Wolfman Jack, Jerry Vale 1977: Gino Vanelli, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Vikki Carr 1978: Cheryl Ladd, Wayne Newton, Fats Domino 1979: Charo, KC and the Sunshine Band ...
the Anthony King: The UCBTNY "Controversy" →
chriskelly: anthonyking: Hey everybody! I’m having a slow day at my TV writing job that I got thanks largely to the training and experience and connections I got at the UCB Theatre in New York (AND ALSO MY OWN TALENT!! LET’S NOT FORGET HOW TALENTED I AM! I BUILT THIS!). So… as a former UCBTNY performer and… A big ol’ yes to everything Anthony said here. The UCB Theatre changed my life and...
Noah'r to Run, Noah'r to Hide: A long post about... →
noahforman: December 11, 2009 marked the first night of Chanukah as well as dad’s 57th birthday. By that point he was already in fast decline, suffering from a rather obscure disease known as Scleroderma. Scleroderma (a word frequently butchered by my dad’s queens accent) is a rare auto-immune disease that… Miller Forman is great and this is wonderful.
Aaron Laughs With Cancer: Laughing With Cancer,... →
aaronlaughswithcancer: When Lance Armstrong fell from grace a few weeks ago, I didn’t really care. I’ve always appreciated him for the icon he is, for the modern miracle of his health and success, but when I think of Lance Armstrong, I think of three things: bracelets, Michelob Ultra, and high-fiving Matthew… I know Aaron through his twitter account and I suggest you read this.
Lastly, he married Beverly Cunningham (an international model) in 1986.– The best parenthetical phrase on all of Wikipedia, as featured on the Shadoe Stevens entry.
31 Days of #31DaysOfBillyJoelHalloweenCostumeIdeas
Over on Twitter I’ve spent all month coming up with a daily Billy Joel pun costume idea. Some are good, some are bad, and most lie in between. Let’s table the discussion on what it means that one of my long-running “projects” was to come up with a cheap pun everyday and instead take a look at #31DaysOfBillyJoelHalloweenCostumeIdeas in the order of their appearance: ...
I’m sorry, Jim. I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other...– Mitt Romney Lost in the Big Bird hoopla is “I actually like you too”, a masterful job of Romney negging Jim Lehrer.
Although he never married, Pacino has three children.– The hands down best quote from Al Pacino’s Wikipedia page
Anonymous asked: Congrats on SNL!! That's so unbelievably awesome. I'm wondering--will you still perform with Grandma's Ashes weekly with this new job?
(Note: A lot of this is UCB-centric, but I hope it applies more universally.) This comedy shit is hard. It’s hard to sacrifice money and free time to do an improv practice session when you are tired and busy. It’s hard to head out to do an 11PM indie show when you have to get up to work the next morning. It’s hard to keep going when you have a crappy show, or a sketch that just...
My regret is that I felt invincible when young and smoked cigarettes when I knew...– From the touching, hilarious and brilliant self-authored obituary of Val Patterson (please click and read the whole thing, it’s fantastic) This Saturday will mark one year since my last cigarette. Quitting is, hands down, the best thing I have ever done for myself. If you happen to be a...
My Dumb Romney Bit Prompts New York Times to...
For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I’ve had a long running bit that Mitt Romney is running for President due to a soul-devouring desire to use the office as a means of developing potent dyes for his graying sideburns. The bit started back in February—I was trying to picture Romney, and realized that his only distinguishable feature are his frost-kissed...
Happy Birthday, Mom! →
chriskelly: You were/are the best. If any of you haven’t read Reasons I Love My Mother, please click on the above for one of the most beautiful and loving things I have ever read. Chris, thanks so much for this, and happy birthday to your Mom.
In 2010, the research group said it had found bones that appeared to be part of...– — From the Wikipedia entry for Amelia Earhart, who disappeared 75 years ago today. I don’t think the University of Oklahoma is good at testing DNA, at least on the “human or sea turtle? front.