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Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

Blue Eyes On The Bay: How an ill-fated live comedy show led to love

By | February 26, 2014 at 11:04 am | 17 comments

Last year a group of Sacramento-based comics and I drove to San Francisco to hit some open mics and pizza shops. I’ve been to plenty of open mics, so I was more excited about the pizza. Not just because I’m a glutton, but because pizza places don’t usually stink of awkward...

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The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

The Laughspin interview with Lizz Winstead

By | May 14, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments

If Jon Stewart could be called the Ben Franklin of modern American satire, Lizz Winstead is certainly its Betsy Ross. Okay, sure, it’s been a little while here since ninth grade Civics class, but see if you can’t follow the logic train: while Stewart may be responsible for...

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How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter

How improv comedy makes me a better parent to my autistic daughter

By | March 26, 2012 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments

Seriously, I can’t bitch. I’ve gotten everything I asked for. As a kid, I had only one prayer: “Jesus Christ (for, that was my God) please make my life not so boring.” Action was what I expected out of suburban Ohio and I got it. In Ohio, yes even in Ohio, freaks...

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