You know it's a slow news week when a newspaper lets an intern write about his first attempt at stand-up comedy. If you're in or around Wilmington, N.C., this may be of further interest for you. Nevertheless, it's always interesting to read how outsiders perceive comedy — after all, without that, what would Shecky Magazine write about? Zing! Sorry, Male and Female Halves. I didn't mean to zing you like that (or did I? (btw, my favorite new-old catchphrase)), but it is a slow news week. And I'm ready for 2009, already.