yo my peoples
This past Sunday I had what I'll call a rockstar moment. I was eating at the All Star Sandwich Shop in Inman Sq, Cambridge, Mass. HIGHLY recommended, BTW. Anyways, I handed the waitress my credit card. She looked at it, and yelled, "YOU WRITE FOR THE DIG!"
I was like, "Why yes, yes I do." :)
And she went on, "I LOVE your column. It's always so funny. I was gonna write them a letter. I know they've had a lot of management changes, but I want them to keep you."
I said to her, "You just made my day."
Her response: "You made mine."
Wow. It feels great to have my name recognized like that by someone who has no other connection to me other than a love of great sandwiches (on in her case, a love of paychecks). Thanks to all yall for continuing to read the emails, watch the videos, support the shows and occasionally do what I tell you (like clicking on things and writing letters to your political reps). It means a lot.
Now for some News, right!?
COMEDY CENTRAL OPEN MIC FIGHT
I'm a regional finalist in this Comedy Central competition called Open Mic Fights. The video I submitted was the same one YouTube made a Pick of the Day. More info will come later but for now, save July 10 in Boston for the live show.
Check out http://www.comedycentral.com/openmicfight and see fellow Boston comic Myq Kaplan in the video clip
WEEKEND AT JIMMY'S plus HUMAN RIGHTS GIG
Friday and Saturday night
Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway
255 Elm St, Davis Square
6:30 - 9:30
I'm hosting a fundraiser for the Boston Firefly Project (Boston's Amnesty Int'l group)
details on all shows
A TRIBE CALLED SKETCH
This is the sketch group I occasionally perform or write with. Unfortunately, I put human rights above my creative commitments. Their next show is also Sunday night. Far be it for me, however, to assume we all have the same priorities.
Seriously, this sunday's sketch show will be great, and I'm sad to miss it. You don't have to.
the comedy studio at the Kong
CAMPUS PROGRESS NATIONAL CONFERENCE
I'm MCing the kickoff party for this great event. I get to share the stage with M1 from Dead Prez, yall! My life is so hot!!
Monday in DC. Sadly the conference is completely sold out, so you can't go, but check out the info anyway. http://urltea.com/tgq
Other folks at the conference include Van Jones, Seymour Hersch and Nancy Pelosi
NEW COLUMN OUT IN THE DIG
the former New York mayor won't let us forget that he is the former New York mayor. His campaign is: "The terrorists want to kill you." That's his plan for America. Here is a guy who, unlike the president, did not completely drop the ball on 9.11, and now considers himself a hero. Whoop-de-friggin'-doo. Hey, I didn't crap my pants on 9.11. Does that qualify me to be president?
read the whole thing here http://urltea.com/tgu
that's about all for now folks.
I've got some new video up on the blog (and in the podcast feed shortly) from my Iowa State gig. watch the screaming people go nuts over my jokes. it's kinda weird. they were a little too excited, like they'd never seen a fro before. I also have some more NYC stuff plus Chicago and possibly even Seattle.
stay tuned, and remember, Rudy Giuliani is an asshole.