With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.
As we inch closer to September's 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Reason Magazine's Senior Editor, Damon Root, describes the modern day battle developing around our nation's law of the land: between conservatives and libertarians.
We're remembering with gratitude the fifteen times Nora Ephron graced the 92Y stage. She talked about filmmaking, writing, women, aging, politics, AIDS, the differences between men and women and much more.
In this 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution year, political comedian Scott Blakeman takes a lighter look at our countries guiding document, finding that comedians and the constitution have one major thing in common--optimism.
Just imagine you're sitting in your own living room and it's nice and cozy and quiet, and across from you in two comfy chairs are Dion DiMucci and Steven Van Zandt talking, for 90 minutes, about Dion's long and amazing career.
Since social media is here to stay, event organizers who truly embrace the notion of the greater good, which is the purpose of all of this social stuff anyway, can enhance the experience by establishing and promoting twitter hashtags and handles.
Last week, as world leaders arrived in NYC for the UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative, another conference was taking place with a focus on using innovation and technology to solve the world's greatest challenges.