‘Tambourine’

    Definitely lost in the phenomenon of ‘Black Panther’ this weekend, Chris Rock has a new stand up special on Netflix.  As much as I love Chappelle, some of his silliness isn’t working the same way it did years ago.  ‘Tambourine’ is interesting just to see how Rock is adapting and changing as life […]

My Heroes

  Many thoughts still, but as of this writing, we still have at least eight years to cover that. In the meantime, you most likely knew I’d start this week with a sketch from last night’s SNL.  It was just a matter of which one. I still have to pick my spots with the interwebs […]

‘Top Five’

  Chris Rock’s best film so far. The comparisons to Woody Allen’s most popular films are appropriate for the most part.  In this film, Chris plays an ‘alternate version of Chris Rock’: a hugely successful stand up comedian who’s successfully transitioned into mainstream Hollywood stardom.  But as ‘Top Five’ starts, ‘Andre Allen’ doesn’t want to […]

My Relationship with Natalie Portman (the Musical)

  So how was my first run on an L.A. stage?  It’s been great.  Truly. Earlier this week, I was in more of my natural element: a television soundstage.  12 hour day (usually the minimum), even with digital technology, at least 45 minutes between each setup to (hopefully) capture five minutes of usuable footage. You […]

Why I Should Host the 2012 Oscars

  B-man, What up?  So kudos to you first for taking on the job on such short notice.  You’ve got the pedigree the Academy likes, and at this point, I don’t think anyone has any expectations for next year’s show. So having said that, I think this year is the perfect opportunity to do something […]