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How I Celebrated Shark Week

Holy mackerel, what a week!  Every news and pop culture site I perused had a story about The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.  Friends posted about it on Facebook. Twitter was abuzz with Shark Week tweets. People were hosting Shark Week 25th Anniversary parties. It even found its way onto Pinterest.  Apparently, last week promised to […]

Because It’s Will Ferrell’s Birthday

Will Ferrell makes me poop in my pants. That’s how funny I think he is. From his SNL impressions of George Bush, Robert Goulet and Alex Trebek to his classic roles as Frank “The Tank” in Old School, Ron Burgundy in Anchorman and many more, he consistently exponentiates the laughs in everything he touches—no matter how […]

One Night In Montebello

On Monday night, I had some time to kill in Montebello, California. Despite its numerous taco joints, I opted to hang out at a strip mall coffee shop with free Wi-Fi called The Daily Brew. I swung open The Daily Brew’s heavy glass door and was instantly mauled by a shaky voice. I looked to […]

Jack McBrayer: The Mayor of Simpleton

‘What if there was a black bar on the lower half of your TV screen that kept you from seeing bad things—like nudity…or soccer?’ With his gummy smile, slight southern accent and guileless persona, Jack McBrayer is an unsung hero of hilarity. He steals every scene he’s in, no matter how small the role.  Optimistic […]

Mortified LA: ‘I Wanted To Crawl Into a Hole and Die…’

Admit it. In junior high, you scrawled prose on the pages of spiral-bound notebooks to divulge your innermost thoughts: the longing for your crush, the fact that you hated school…or, if you were me—bad, original rock lyrics that made Poison ’s seem profound. To 12-year-old you, these words made perfect sense. But if you were to […]

Hipsters, Are You Ready?

Here it is–a “leak” of the 2013 Coachella line-up, according to Funny or Die. (Personally, I think 138 miles is bit of a haul for Regrettable Decisions.)

The Roadie with Danny McBride

First off, Danny McBride can do no wrong. From The Foot Fist Way to Eastbound & Down, he rocks. Add Jack Black to the equation, and it’s a cocktail of comedic genius. Leave it to Funny or Die to mix this one up.

One Night In Baker

Baker, California is a sleepy town nestled in a remote desert area along Interstate 15. It is not really a destination. Rather, it’s a stop on the way to LA from a more enticing destination—like Salt Lake City or Vegas. My travel companions and I stayed the night there on Saturday, after a long day […]

Tomorrow: The Corners Festival in Downtown L.A.

Hit the corner of Spring and 5th Street tomorrow for the motherload of music, theater and poetry. A few bars and book stores around the Alexandria Hotel are hosting.  I’m DJ-ing at The Down and Out Bar from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., between band sets.  If The Down and Out sounds familiar, it’s the […]

Handle It: “Between Two Ferns” Hits Comedy Central

From inquiring if Natalie Portman shaved her “V” for vagina to mouth-raping Will Ferrell and groping Michael Cera inappropriately, Zach Galifianakis is the ultimate inept talk show host on “Between Two Ferns.”  Now, he’s created a half-hour episode of the show, featuring interviews with Sir Richard Branson, Tina Fey and more, called “Between Two Ferns:  […]