Day: March 13, 2013

Alex Koll on Conan: Call your parents

Two years ago this week, Alex Koll and I enjoyed some delicious barbecue ribs and other meats and treats in Austin during SXSW. Last night, Koll was on Conan and I’m here to tell you about it. Koll lets us know just how violent our kids are in sports; not literally, but just by the names of their teams! Also: Call your mother and father. But be careful how you do so. Sound messages there. Speaking of romance, Koll tried to make up for a faux-pas with his lady via gifts and song. Maybe you can try this at home? Roll...

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RIP Hal “Chickie” Spear

Hal “Chickie” Spear, a stand-up comedian and TV writer who penned jokes for Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall, Howie Mandel, Richard Jeni and others, died from a heart attack Monday in Las Vegas. Spear, born Hal Saperstein and raised in Merrick, NY, was in his late 40s. Spear was working the road — or in his case, the high seas — as recently as last weekend, aboard the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas, where fellow comedian Michael Dean Ester posted a photo on Facebook of the duo from March 9 and wrote: “What did we talk about all week? We...

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