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Norm MacDonald on the Crocodile Hunter


The Best of Borat


It occured to me as I was writing this post about Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat that there are still sad souls in the world who haven't had the chance to check out Kazakhstan's top lifestyle reporter. In order to help remedy that horrible problem -- here's a "Best of Borat" reel from the UK version of Da Ali G Show.

Aspen Showcase at the Dark Room in SF


Just an FYI for our Bay Area readers...

Our friends in the Kasper Hauser Skit Club will be showing their wares for the bigwigs at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival next Tuesday night at the Dark Room Theater in San Francisco. The HBO festival, held annually in Aspen, Colorado, is the most prestigious comedy festival in the United States, and is a really, really big deal.

The show is this coming Tuesday night, September 19th, at 9:30 PM. Reservations are strongly reccomended and can be had by calling 415-401-7987. Tickets are five dollars. I'm sure there will be electricity in the air. So go!

"Little Danger"


Got into an extensive discussion of this sign with my guest on the next TSOYA, Merrill Markoe. The elevator in my building was stuck between floors, but I knew not to become alarmed for the poor souls potentially trapped therein. "Don't worry," I thought to myself as we took the stairs. "If there is someone in there, there is 'little danger' of them running out of air or falling uncontrollably."

LITTLE DANGER? So this sign is telling the reader, someone who is trapped in an elevator, not to be alarmed, because while there certainly is some danger of me FALLING UNCONTROLLABLY, it is only a modest danger? The danger of asphyxiation is present, but not really worth getting my knickers in a twist over?

Jiminy Christmas.


PPS: Here is a sign that Merrill enjoyed.

Andy Kaufman on Dean Martin's Comedy World


June 6th, 1974

SoCal at it's best.


OK, listen: this song is a little corny and Lil Rob's rapping is competent at best... but I love this song. It makes me wish I still had my my ElCo so I could drive around with the windows down and the stereo pumped. (Of course, I once got a $250 ticket for just that, so maybe I'd be careful.)

Will Franken Storms New York


San Francisco's own Will Franken is in the midst of a whirlwind tour of New York. If you go to any of these shows, expect a very funny one-man sketch show. Great stuff from a great guy.

Wednesday, Sept. 13
Invite Them Up - comedy showcase with Eugene Mirman and Bobby Tisdal
332 East 11th St., New York NY

Thursday, Sept. 14
Oh, Hello - comedy showcase with Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
332 East 11th St., New York NY
8pm/One drink minimum

Sunday, Sept. 17
Here's The Thing - comedy showcase with Sean O'Connor, Andrew Wright and Nick Maritato
332 East 11th St., New York NY
8pm/One drink minimum

Thursday, Sept. 21
Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A, New York, NY
Will headlines at this popular East Village venue.

Thursday, Sept. 28
Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
307 W. 26th St., New York, NY
Will brings his solo show to the epicenter of New York’s sketch comedy scene.


Here's Will on The Sound of Young America


Interview with Will in Gothamist

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