The summer of 2016 brought me a silly but welcome challenge: writing a joke a day for 100 days as part of Elle Luna's 100 Day Project. Despite being a prolific (if nothing else) writer, writing with the aim of humor has always proved to be a considerable, but always worthy, challenge. Writing on days … Continue reading My Best Laughs of 2016
In late February, I was given the daunting but unforgettable privilege of giving a TEDx talk at Bridgewater State University. As I wait for the video to be released, I wanted to put together the thoughts shared in the talk (combined with a great many others that didn't fit into the 11 minutes) for your … Continue reading Lessons in Laughter, Pt 2: Let Your Laughter Be Your Guide
I didn't actually mean to post two consecutive Dave Chappelle pieces, but here we are. This is my reflection on his return to Hartford, the best birthday gift that I could have gotten to kick off my twenty-eighth year. After a solid 45 minute set of new material, Louis C.K. had the crowd cheering with … Continue reading The Hartford Apology: What Dave Chappelle Got Right
One of the things that I love most about Boston is the access I have to live comedy, and I'm excited to be seeing comedian Colin Kane at the end of this month. And yet I'll be watching his set with a hint of fear, hoping against hope that nobody heckles him. In addition to … Continue reading How Do You Handle Your Hecklers?