Stupid Don’t Get Tired

Stupid Don’t Get Tired

Alonzo Bodden is another one of the veteran comics who should have graduated from the clubs a while ago. He might not be able to fill arenas a la Kevin Hart or Ricky Gervais, but he could certainly do small theaters that seat a thousand. His being a semi-regular on...
Comedy Bladder Control

Comedy Bladder Control

“I’m fine. My hearing is back, and my fillings have been replaced.” That’s how Chris Rock opened his 100-minute show Saturday night at the Stifel Theatre in St. Louis. He knew everyone in the room would want to hear him discuss the slap in the...
“George Carlin’s American Dream”

“George Carlin’s American Dream”

I have a few observations after watching the HBO documentary, “George Carlin’s American Dream.” I enjoyed seeing footage of Carlin’s performances and routines, including many that I’ve heard so often I could recite them word for word. And...
Furious and Speechless

Furious and Speechless

The news about the impending SCOTUS decision reversing Roe v. Wade has left me furious and speechless. Fortunately, I have a clip of George Carlin from 1996 discussing the topic as only he could.
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Devin Gordon asks, “Whatever Happened To Jon Stewart?” The resulting piece in The Atlantic is a tone-perfect takedown of the man who will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize tomorrow night. Gordon echoes many of the points I’ve made about Stewart’s...
Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried

I can’t claim to have known Gilbert Gottfried, who has died at age 67. He only made one short appearance on my radio show, which I’ll get to in a moment. But the first time I saw him was at Catch A Rising Star, the legendary comedy club on the upper east...