Happy Bert-day, Cowardly Lion!

Happy Bert-day, Cowardly Lion!

Bert Lahr was born in New York City on this day in 1895. A star in vaudeville and on Broadway, his career in the movies never really took off–except for this little picture he once was featured in, The Wizard of Oz. Happy Birthday,...

So, a minister walks into a bookstore, and . . .

. . . and buys my book, and writes a whole sermon based on the book! How cool/bizarre/unlikely/cool is that? The recording begins in the middle of the first sentence which went something like, “When was the last time you read a good book on the theory of...

Coming to a Bookstore Near You . . .

2013-01-16 . . . even though by the time this is published, there may not be any bookstores left open. In any event, on July 1, 2013,  my book The Hidden Tools of Comedy: The Serious Business of Being Funny will be published by Michael Wiese Productions. Woot...

ISA Podcast Dec. 2011

In this podcast, sponsored by the International Screenwriter’s Association, we talk about the 8 myths of comedy. The Comedy Perception Test. And the 8 Hidden Tools of Comedy. And the last half hour is reserved for a Q&A session — your chance to have one of...