Day: August 5, 2008

Barack Obama and John McCain on Last Comic Standing

Yeah, I didn’t believe I wrote that headline, either. But here it is, video evidence that our next president, whether he be Barack Obama or John McCain, has consented to participating in a "campaign" ad for Last Comic Standing, and you can see these messages on your TV screens this Thursday night during the season finale. If this is what these guys will do in August, just imagine what they’ll do for your vote by November! Then again, please don’t imagine that. Just promise me it all gets better in January....

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Either way, it’ll be a very DC weekend this weekend

And I don’t mean Dane Cook, although what is that rascally rascal up to, anyhow? OK. I’ve clicked there, clicked that. Now onto this weekend’s plans, and more than a few people have asked me what I have planned for the coming days, because it appears as though there are a couple of big things to be blogged, or covered, or whatever the appropriate words are for online journalism in the pursuit of comedy these days. This weekend, I could be at the D.C. Comedyfest in the District of Columbia, aka our nation’s Washington, D.C….at the same time, or thereabouts, New York City is playing host to the 10th annual Del Close Marathon, and all of the big names in sketch and improv comedy are taking part in that. So, yeah. How about that? Any and all advice is encouraged. I attended last year’s Del Close Marathon and can attest to the fun in store there, although the UCB also gets so hot and unbearably sweaty that it’s tough to make it through the entire weekend. Thinking I might try to catch the first night Thursday down in Washington, D.C., then head back up to NYC for at least part of the Del Close, thereby catching both fests. Does that sound right? Should I change my plans? Please let me know before I make a major mistake....

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Geoff Tate, Live at Gotham

Here are some more clips from the Comedy Central, this time of Mr. Geoff Tate (the comedian, not the other guy), and his recent appearance on the Live at Gotham program…I promise I have something to say soon enough. Until then,...

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