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Column: Comedy Matters with Mike Birbiglia, Lewis Black, more

By | January 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments

MY "BEST FRIEND" RICHARD BELZER So I’m at The Friars Club at the book party for Richard Belzer’s new book, I Am Not A Cop, which right away surprised me because I was certain he was—a cop, that is. As one who believes everything he sees on TV, as I’m sure you do, it...

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Column: Comedy Matters w/ Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, more

By | November 3, 2008 at 3:53 am | 3 comments

Once a year, the legendary Friars’ Club holds a  major celebrity roast to raise money for charity. This year they roasted Today show host Matt Lauer; Al Roker was the roast master and Mark Krantz produced the event, as usual. I was part of the writing team, under the...

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Comedy Matters: the passing of comedy manager Marty Fischer

By | September 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm | No comments

Long time comedy Manager Marty Fischer, CEO of Goldstar Entertainment, COO of National Lampoon Comedy House and former President of the New York Improv, passed away last Monday, Sept. 22 of a heart attack. He was only 62 years old. Marty was an old friend who specialized in...

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Column: ‘Comedy Matters’ w/ Patrice O’Neal, Paul Provenza, more

By | September 15, 2008 at 8:16 am | One comment

COMICS FLOCK TO MONTREAL Like the salmon that spawn upstream, and the swallows that mysteriously return to Capistrano, each July the comedy industry flocks en masse to Montreal for the biggest comedy festival in the world, Just For Laughs. Going strong in its 26th year, the...

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