Friday, October 22, 2010

Splitsider Contributions

Splitsider is an awesome new comedy blog to which I've just contributed a two part piece about humor in print.

Where Have All the Humorists Gone?, Part 1: Robert Benchley, S.J. Perelman and the Decline of Modern Humor Writing

Part 1 is about seminal humorists Robert Benchley and S.J. Perelman, their influence on Woody Allen and today's television comedy writers and print humorists, and their essays' modern foils.

In part 2, I interview comedy writers Scott Jacobson (The Daily Show, Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk), Rob Kutner (The Daily Show, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien), Mike Sacks (Vanity Fair, And Here's The Kicker, Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk), and a very funny new humorist named Hudson Hongo (whose work/name kept popping up during my research, so I just HAD to contact him) - and asked them about their influences, beginnings in humor writing, goals, and transitions to other media.

I'm working on another piece for the site which is in keeping with the theme of this blog. It's about comedy for sad people... pretty much.

In related news: I've been feeling really productive and optimistic lately. I hope this isn't the gentle manifestation of a manic episode. Also... I don't trust placidity.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lucas Molandes

Lucas Molandes is one of my favorite comics right now - and not just because he looks a bit like the late (and very funny) Freddie Prinze. He's a charismatic, hilarious sad sack... which I love.

Follow him on twitter: @lucasmolandes

Funny + Depressing Tweets : Volume 2

And some from me (the first one's got a really AWESOME pov shift! Good job, self.):

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gawker.TV guest contributions.

Three so far:

A Modern Guide to Old Timey Comedy

Lost Comedy Pilot: "The Show" No One Ever Saw

Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk: an Interview with Author Mike Sacks

I'll have another up some time this week called I Need Laughs - A Week in the life of an NYC Comedian. It's about a documentary by Matt Ruby.

And in the coming weeks, I'll be contributing to an awesome comedy blog. Details presently.


To submit funny, depressing videos, links, essays, etc - email