The New, Improved Kim Jong-un Title Maker! post image

You know North Korea’s leader by his name, Kim Jong-un. But besides the name on his super-villain’s license, he has many other official ways to be addressed:

• Chairman of the party’s Central Military Commission
• Member of the Presidium of the party’s Political Bureau
• Supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army

And about a dozen more. But wouldn’t you like to have your very own over-indulgent title to satisfy the dictator inside you and amaze your captive subjects, too? [click to continue…]

Asia Comedy Reunion

Asia Comedy Reunion post image

Performing in Asia is always an adventure. Escaping the authorities, alcohol-fueled amnesia, gigs gone sideways.

The comics I shared these adventures with had, until recently, all lived there. But now, [click to continue…]

Planning Material

Planning Material post image

Television is a strange thing.

From era to era, what was allowed to be said over its airwaves has changed. Back in 1960, after NBC censored one of Jack Paar’s relatively harmless jokes about a toilet, the Tonight Show host walked off the show in mid-broadcast as a protest.

Flash forward to 2017 and [click to continue…]

Happy Birthday iPhone!

Happy Birthday iPhone! post image

On this day, ten years ago, the original iPhone arrived in stores. I’ve long been an Apple fanboy so it was no surprise that I lined up to get one of the very first one of these joyful slabs of tech in Los Angeles at its debut.

The iPhone changed the world, and here’s a MySpace blog from 2007 to prove how it almost ruined my marriage. (Also, sorry about the dated Chris Benoit reference. If it helps, think of it as watching an SNL rerun with Darrell Hammond doing a Clinton sketch. It probably won’t help, though.) [click to continue…]