“SO LADIES AND GENTLEMAN… ALWAYS LAST, BUT NEVER LEAST. LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE MASTER OF DISASTER, the BIG KAHUNA, the MAN WITH A PHD IN SAXUAL HEALING, the DUKE OF PADUCAH, the KING OF THE WORLD, LOOK OUT OBAMA! THE NEXT BLACK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES EVEN THOUGH HE’S DEAD… YOU WISH YOU COULD BE LIKE HIM BUT YOU CAN’T! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE BIGGEST MAN YOU’VE EVER SEEN!… GIVE ME A C-L-A-R-E-N-C-E. WHAT’S THAT SPELL? CLARENCE! WHAT’S THAT SPELL? CLARENCE! WHAT’S THAT SPELL? CLARENCE! … amen.”—Bruce Springsteen, from his eulogy for Clarence Clemons (via whatevs)
I miss this band a shit ton. The Starting Line is one of the first bands I got into after getting into Blink-182, along side Midtown and New Found Glory. All of these bands always have a place in my heart.
Advice to someone who just moved to NYC and wants to break into the comedy scene:
One, I would take some classes at the UCB. Two, the secret to the success of The State was we never waited for anyone to ask us to do anything, or for anyone’s approval to do anything. We just fucking did stuff. We were shooting all the time, writing all the time. We would put up a live show every couple of months. We were aggressive. If you wait around for an opportunity to come up, it’s not coming. It isn’t, ever. Opportunities are not coming. The only opportunities that are coming are the ones you create. Otherwise you are just waiting around.
Something to teach: Male improvisers should be chivalrous to female improvisers on stage. I use that word “chivalry” because it communicates “respect” but also acknowledges that there is a double standard. Chivalry dictates men’s behavior more than the women’s. This isn’t because female…
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is currently shooting its seventh season and recently held a set visit for journalists. Many spoilers were afoot in the subsequent write ups, but none more so than the fact that one of the cast members put on 50 pounds in the name of comedy.
Hey, guys, my friend’s band from Florida, You Blew It!, is playing at The Delancey in the Lower East Side tomorrow at 8pm. You guys should go with me to see them. They are fantastic. If you go to youblewit.bandcamp.com you can listen to and get their albums for cheap. So, do it!