I’ve done enough eulogizing about the comedians we lost this year. It’s depressing. So this is a eulogy for a podcast. Except its passing has a happy ending. You’ll see. * * * One of my favorite comedy albums of all time...

From the second update to Salon.com’s “Patton Oswalt Makes Asian Name Joke, In Response To Racist KTVU News Report”: “This seems to be a night where it’s clear why race remains central, and why crude and unsophisticated elementary school jokes about...

"This was supposed to be the introduction to a new edition of Cynthia True's American Scream, a terrific biography of Bill Hicks. But the new edition didn't happen. It's twenty years, today, since he left us, so I figured this...

The Johnny Lawrence Story Johnny Lawrence owned the universe in 1984. The universe was, to him, the wealthier part of the San Fernando Valley (and not that shithole Reseda) but it was his first and, he hoped, last horizon. High school...

Happy 2013! I feel like this year's going to rank right up there with 1967, 1974 and 1989 in the "this year was a tolerable bridge between way more interesting years." We'll see. Oh man -- why didn't someone write a...

"What are you doing in the kitchen at 3am in the morning, Alice" Well, I remembered it differently. Proust bit into a madeline dipped in tea (or something very much like a madeline - isn't there some dispute as to the...

I’ve been watching a lot of these “It Gets Better” videos online. I’m glad they exist. I’m glad people are making them. I’d bet, if you could do some sort of poll, you’d find out that saying, “It gets better…”...

Brian Corman apologized to me. Flat-out admitted his thievery, his stupidity. Owned it all. Good man. Still makes me wonder what he might have done to become valedictorian — I mean, if he’s willing to steal material for something as...

I need to apologize to a Denver, Colorado comedian/actor named Nick Madson. I apologize for calling you a "thief". Yesterday I wrote a blog - "THIEVERY" - about Mr. Madson who recited, verbatim, a handful of my bits at a headlining gig...