Friday, September 29, 2006

Laugh Please

People!! You have to laugh if you feel like it! If you go to a play and it's in a small house and if they play is funny and you feel like laughing, For the Love 'O Pete, DO IT! This is a purely selfish request on my part. I get so tired of doing comedies in small theatres where most people are afraid to let out a laugh. I don't blame them in a way. I am a loud laugher myself, and I can't tell you how many times I have been on the receiving end of a nasty "mal occhio" from a quiet Politically Correct seat neighbor. But do it for the actors, please. We are a very insecure bunch. We need to know, we must know that you love us. If we don't get it, well, who knows what we might do. It could be awful. So, for the love of God, man, laugh. If it's not funny, laugh anyway! You might get the actors charged up and then they will actually become funny just because you said "I love you" with a goofaw.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Backstage Goofiness

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Kalon Thibodeaux and I making our next album cover.

Clinton Interviewed on Fox News Sunday

This is awesome. Clinton beats FOX at their own game when they try to set him up with a question about bin Laden. Clinton is just way too smart for them.

This is the first 20 minutes of Bill Clinton’s interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. In this clip, Wallace asks Clinton why he didn’t do more to capture or kill Osama bin Laden while he was in office. Clinton clearly feels like he has been set up and doesn’t hold back in telling Wallace just how he feels.

full transcript here:

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Underpants at Dragon Productions

The Underpants at Dragon Productions

The Underpants
by Steve Martin
(Sept. 25 - Oct. 15, 2006)

Comic genius Steve Martin, author of the Arden's smash hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile, concocted this hilarious adaptation about a housewife who becomes an overnight celebrity when she accidentally loses her underpants in public. Chaos follows in this witty comedy that explores fidelity, sexuality, and hidden desire. This cheeky satire exposes the bewildering misfortune of love... and other unmentionables.

Call Dragon Productions at 650-493-2006 for tickets.
Tickets: $10-$21.50
Dragon Theatre
535 Alma Palo Alto, CA 94301


Thursday, September 14, 2006


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What one does, when one is home sick. One sets up strange photographyic poses with action figures.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

"The Underpants" by Steve Martin in Palo Alto

This is picture is me (center) as Theo,
Blake Maxam as Cohen and Shannon Stowe as Louise in a production photo for THE UNDERPANTS.

Steve Martin, the famous comic, actor and writher, adapted and transformed the Sternheim play of 1911 called "Die Hose." He gave it a modern sensibility and enhanced the woman's place in the household as a sexual being.
Since its New York premiere, it has been produced all over the world. Martin has transformed a play originally about the the decline of the bourgeois, into a play about our American obsession with fame.

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Friday, September 08, 2006

Mr. Fogg in the W.C.

Mr. Fogg in the W.C.
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I was playing the role of Fogg in a production of "Sweeney Todd" and took this photo while in the can during the show.

The Kill

The Kill
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We went to Acapulco for vacation. Having watched many bullfights on TV as a child, I decided to go see one in person. I can see now why they are on longer on television in the U.S. This is great stuff for animal cruelty people to get very upset about. What you are seeing here as the Matador getting ready to impale the bull with a sword. He puts it in between the animal's front shoulder blades. It then cuts some artery I think. The bull hobbles around for another minute or so and then drops dead. As he is going to his knees the matador puts out his hand as if he were directing the animal to kneel before him. If the bull doesn't die instantly at this point, another guy runs up with a little knife and stabs it into the spinal column at the back of the skull. The these keystone cop kind of guys run out with a couple of donkeys and drag the dead bull away. They do this with much energy and yelping.

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