What’s your worst job???

In my keynote Finding the Funny in Change, I talk about asking funnier questions to get funnier answers. It’s a way of practicing humor. If you ask boring questions, you’ve got nothing to work with. I also do a quick exercise in which I ask people what was...

Over 50 and F’ing Funny

Myself and comedian Frank King are starting a new podcast TODAY – Over 50 and F’ing Funny! We’re interviewing some of our comedian friends from the road who are, well, over 50. Some of these people have hit it big in comedy and some have not . . but...

Master of Ceremony At-Home Studio

Working from home isn’t a new concept for comedians . . . we work from home to write the jokes. PERFORMING from home, is totally different though. I’ve always joked that I’d like to do the shows from my living room . . . and now I am. Here’s a...

Watching Grass Grow Can Be Funny

If something’s boring, we make the comment – “it’s like watching grass grow” or “it’s like watching paint dry.” BUT growing grass actually can be funny . . .or at least interesting. I got this cool app on my phone that...

My Electronic Rolodex

My electronic Rolodex helped me moved to Los Angeles, so today I’m sharing my humor news article about it. Connecting with people in different ways – social media, newsletters, emails, etc . . .is a great way to stay in front of them. And writing a monthly...

Virtual Comedy

So I’m doing some virtual humor keynotes these days – I used to joke that I’d like to do the comedy from my living room to cut down on travel . . and now it’s happening! Is it weird telling jokes and not hearing laughter? Yes . . .it is....

Fast Communication Tips From a Comedian

I’ve been doing these Alexa Flash Briefings for about 10 months now . . .mine is called Finding the Funny, and every week I have a topic that I give a quick, 2 minute tip on each day. On Saturdays I change it up a bit by giving a tip on writing humor and on...

Finding Your Passion

Yep, that’s what people keep saying we need to do . . . find our passion. I think that’s too hard to do! It’s not like your passion is hiding under a rock. My podcast today focuses on some quick tips for finding your passion. It’s only about 3...

Things I miss that used to irritate me

I got to thinking about all the things I missed that used to irritate me – and I came up with a huge list! Here’s 10 of them. As a comedy writing exercise, make a fun list of things you wish you had to deal with. Things I miss that used to irritate...

Hidden Humor

Bette Davis had funny advice when a reporter asked her what for advice to actors in LA. She said Take Fountain. People thought it was some secret code, but actually she meant to literally Take Fountain. Fountain is a street that runs parallel to Hollywood Blvd. By...