If I were a stand-up comic, I would not be a groundbreaking one. I would be painfully outmoded. I would be the opposite of cutting edge–I would be the handle or hilt. I would follow all the familiar formulas, and I would work in the genre known as “observational comedy.” Continue reading “Non-Innovative Comedy”
“Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of ‘Sesame Street’ and other kids’ programs, is cutting about one-fifth of its work force because of the economic downturn. The New York-based company said Wednesday that it’s eliminating 67 of 355 staff positions.”
—Associated Press, March 11
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“I didn’t think they were steroids. That’s part of being young and stupid. It was over the counter, it was pretty basic, and it was really amateur hour…It was two guys doing a very amateur and immature thing. We probably didn’t even take it right.”
—Alex Rodriguez, Feb 17 Press conference