Phil Wells has organized a humor ezine for the PIT, and I’m proud to introduce my new advice column, “Advice to People (Definitely) Not Me.” Let me know if you like it, or have a better word for this site besides ezine.
I wrote this piece for The Awl way back when, but I’m looking to get another one up soon, and it reminded me that I never posted this for posterity, so apologies, German guy who misspelled something in your native tongue and accidentally ended up on this site.
Check out this new sketch video from Horse Hoof Comedy, a new collaboration between myself, Becky Krause, and Nate Foster. Go to Becky’s blog for even funnier things to watch and look at.
Many people say you need help with cooking after a tragedy or during especially low life stages! But, who knows, maybe everyone’s forgotten to call you on a Tuesday night, or maybe you’re avoiding their texts out of sadness! if you’re hosting yourself for an evening, here’s a quick how-to guide for a simple improvised meal that will leave your body feeling sodden and nonplussed!
I wrote a piece of the very cool website Bridesmaiding. Please enjoy! I’m pretty content with how it came out, which is a pretty new phenomenon for me. Cheers to that! Bridesmaiding by the very dynamic Raero, aka Rachel Rosenthal. For those of you who know me personally, or have read the preceding sentences, might know that I grapple with a certain confidence when it comes to my creative output. Even if people say nice things about them, if they’re not pure, unadulterated and overwhelming praise, I tend to think, “Liar!” or just question their taste. But Rachel somehow manages to convince me. I never thought getting retweeted would be half as validating as it was. Thanks, Raero.
Hey, so it turns out people do read your blog, and maybe it’s not the most appropriate place to publish unedited writing experiments. It was an interesting ride.
You know, it’s not easy to wax poetic about random musings, and it’s especially hard to put all of your well-intentioned, not-as-well-executed attempts at creativity in one place and stare them down. I think these things are best forgotten for at least a few years, and for those of you who got a chance to read them, thank you, you’re welcome, and/or sorry. So, if I get cocky, yes, maybe I will try to comment on…the economy? I wrote about the economy? I should probably take that off too.
More to the point. I went to a friend’s show last night, and it was good. In like a professional sense. I’ve really only been in the comedy scene for about two years, but rather than be impressed by strangers, I’ve become impressed with friends and acquaintances.
So congratulations, Jon. Television and stand-up, and pop tunes, and all these things–they seem so effortless. Robin Thicke and Pharrell wrote “Blurred Lines” in ten minutes or whatever (great poets steal from Marvin Gaye?). But when you see someone you know do something like that, that veil is slightly evaporated, and you’re just impressed and humbled that they put in the work.