See Tim perform stand-up @ littlefield! WATCH ON YOUTUBE
I don’t know if it’s “too soon” to repost this, but consider it my tribute to the late, great actor (and to Ms. Patty, wherever she is)… WATCH ON YOUTUBE
He was very much alive when I made this, two years ago. I miss him, even though I didn't know him.
A big show, celebrating a year of shows... JUDAH FRIEDLANDER, BEN KRONBERG & SUE SMITH will add more power to the lineup! (Dave Hill was called out of town by the showbiz authorities.) See you there, comrades! For info & tix ($5 in advance, $8 at door), CLICK HERE.
We are New York Times approved!
A bunch of comedians, backstage at the show.
I just found out that my whole life people have been asking me questions I don’t need to answer. Who knew about rhetorical questions?! See, I try to be polite and a good listener. If someone asks me a question, I do my best to respond. Like if I offer you a piece of cake, and you say, “Why not?” I’ll say, “Maybe you don’t need the calories. Or you have a gluten allergy. Or don’t like chocolate.” Or if someone asks me if a bear shits in the woods, I’ll say, “I’m pretty sure they do, since they tend to live in wooded areas and need to defecate.” Or, “Do you always answer questions?” I’ll say, “I try to.” If you ask me something, and I go to the trouble of thinking about it, and then you say, “Um…that was a rhetorical question…” aren’t you kind of being an asshole? Who do you think you are, Socrates? Why don’t you just say what you mean instead of masking it as a question that you already know the answer to, or don’t want answered, which ultimately makes the listener, me, feel stupid? I mean, WTF?!
Oh, change machine at the laundromat – you rejected 7 out of 8 dollar bills in my wallet. Could it be that your standards are a little too high? It’s like you don’t really want to give out change. Are you afraid to give? Afraid of change? It’s time to step up and “be the change machine you want to see in the world.” Or else focus on what you really like to do – inspecting and rejecting currency – but no one wants a machine to do that. If you wanna stay up there on the wall, you better “take a look at yourself and make that change!” I’m glad we had this talk, change machine. I believe you can be an agent of change! As the song says, “Turn and face the strange…”