That "Do Not Disturb" signs mean nothing to maids. That's why I always put Crime Scene tape across my door. It's the only thing that keeps them out.
Not just satire but comedy itself begins with mocking. Plato and Aristotle said all laughter was wrong because comedy is inherently cruel (something many people still believe, especially me when I think about Ken Magnuson in 8th grade gym class).
When I started writing situation comedies for television, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' had just finished its run. It was too late to have a shot to write for the gold standard, but the right time to work with practically everyone who had been associated with the show.
Don't take this title the wrong way. I'm not implying that I've just been dumped. That's not the deep dark place this article comes from. HAHA what would give you that impression?!
Want to try Comedy? Really? There's other ways to see if your tear ducts work and how your body reacts to pills.
The first heckler I ever encountered yelled, "What's your day job?" I replied, "This is the first time I've ever been onstage, could you please come back and heckle me when I'm more experienced?" He shut up.
I believe the empty subject field is a product of either haste or laziness, or both.
Last week, however, Colorado College made national headlines after a video shot by members of the school's ultimate Frisbee club triggered a Federal Aviation Administration investigation. And what was so controversial about the video that it drew the FAA's ire, you ask?
The whole point of a cover letter is to get that potential employer to look at your resume and in turn grant you an interview. And with the cover letter and (sort of) resume below, I'm guaranteeing you that interview.
My husband says to me, "You really should go to the store tomorrow. In case we get snowed-in. They're forecasting the blizzard of the century." "Oh, I don't have to!" I replied enthusiastically, "I went today!" I have never felt more on-top-of things in my life.
For years people have told me I was funny and I should go for it, but the timing was always off -- work obligations, family commitments, household responsibilities... Okay, that's B.S. The truth is, I was petrified of the idea of performing standup and that's why I never tried.
I've yet to hear a good defense of heckling. What makes comedy thrilling is it is a live experience where, yes, anything could happen. But as an audience, our job is not to make that "anything" happen, it's to be witnesses to it.
The thing about annoying speech is that it comes in more than the adolescent variety. It's easy enough to pick on the youth, because for one thing, they're idiots. But idiocy knows no age.