Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Could It Stop Being Cold For 5 Minutes?

I had a fantastic lunch with two comedians on Sunday. Traci Skene from Road Atlas Shrugged and her husband Brian McKim. Together they run Shecky Magazine and also tour the country. They were in LA for the coldest, rainiest 5 days of the last 10 years and some shows at Comedy and Magic.

I've said it before, comics are the best people to hang with because we have our own shorthand, you cannot offend us and we laugh a lot. We have common enemies, common friends and no joke is off limits. The grosser the better. Brian came up with a new name for my book All the Bad Sex I've Had. He thinks I should call it The Guy I Had To Pee On Just So He Could Get Off. Most people are all ewwwww about stuff like that; not comics! AND we make a living being like this. Such a beautiful life.

Just don't introduce us to The Pope.

In this picture, Brian and Traci look like human beings. I'm just peaking on the LSD they put in my coffee. WHAT KIND OF A LOOK IS THAT? Has George Clooney just motioned me over to his table? Have I just been tasered by my mother? Did I just wet my pants? AGAIN?

I posted this so you guys could have a good laugh while I try and drown myself in my bathtub.

I don't think some of you will agree with this Favorite Comedian choice but thought I'd post it anyway. And after KNOWING I MIGHT STILL BE UNDERWATER IN THE TUB, you might even agree with this.

End of chat.


  1. And I'm still peeing myself laughing at your explanations for why you look like that. Hilarious...

    and does that guy look like a slim Drew Carey OR WHAT????!!

  2. You forgot the tagline. It's "The Guy I Had To Pee On Just To Get Off... A Lovely Story." Please let us be in on that pitch session.

    A few years ago, I took a photo of Brian and Drew Carey together just to prove that they don't really look alike. But when folks see the pic they say, "Man, they look like brothers!" I should post it on my blog. Right now it's on our MySpace page. (/sheckymagazine)

  3. I thought you looked like that because all of a sudden you had feeling in your fingers!

    Looks like a great time!

  4. Mizz Suzy, the Evil Genius makes a face much like that when he's about to...erm...float an air biscuit, I believe he calls it these days (thanks, redneck Daddy, for teaching him such wonderful euphemisms).

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  5. I must say, you do look a bit trance-like.

    But, a beautiful trance, it is.

  6. Anonymous7:11 AM

    I prefer to believe Clooney was waving you over because he knows you're so flipping hilarious.

  7. I'd blame the photographer.

    I said yesterday that the last time I was this cold I was in Chicago. Enough already.

  8. The guy in the booth behind you just cut the cheese and maybe everyone thinks it was you? I dunno, but I had to try. Really I just like to say "cut the cheese."

  9. Anonymous1:01 PM

    I think the reason you have that look is that you've just taken a cell phone call from Steven Spielberg, who has finally come to his senses, offered you a three-picture deal, and agreed to write to prologue and/or jacket blurb for your "lovely story."
    Martha Jane

  10. Nah! You look fine! I'm just trying to see if I can read the number on that guy's credit card.

    I hope you've surfaced because you need to know this was my first laugh of the week.

  11. I love Brian's idea for the name of your book, that is hysterical!

    You look like you're made out of wax and these random people came along to take their picture with you.

  12. I want to know what you are looking at. Your friends are looking at the photographer.

  13. Anonymous10:16 AM

    Hey just started my own blog and was browsing though other humor blogs. Which are rather humorless. But I read about 5 posts from you and I am blown away by how funny you are!

    Any advice for a new humor blogger?

  14. Neesh, thanks for the compliment. I think you either ARE funny or you're not but either way, these things help in blogging:
    1. Honesty
    2. Sarcasm
    3. Don't use anything stolen
    4. Pictures of yourself in a trance

  15. Anonymous6:23 PM

    You always look like that to me. Vaguely staring off to the right and out of focus. It's comforting.

    Boss O xxxx