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The SAG Awards

I’m a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), so every year at this time I get to vote for my favorite performances. The SAG Awards program airs on national television tomorrow night. Here are my picks to win: Of … Continue reading

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How to be Funny

Four Key Elements of Humor* In Why Funny Matters we looked at the what of funny. Now let’s look at the how. First and foremost, comedy feeds on conflict, or at least the potential for conflict. It can be an … Continue reading

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Christmas Funnies

I’d have called them the 12 Laughs of Christmas, but there are 15. Anyway, here are a few chuckles before rushing back out the door to buy that “Shoot! I forgot something for Whatshisname!” gift. (Click on any image to … Continue reading

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Televolution: 30 Years of D’oh!

How television has evolved! This very week in 1989, civilization took a giant slouch forward with the arrival of the most wonderfully dysfunctional family ever. 30 years later The Simpsons is the longest running scripted primetime television series–and one of the most … Continue reading

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Pastor Rogers?

Did you know that Mr. Rogers was an ordained pastor? Yep, that Mr. Rogers. What would it have been like to attend a church service where “Pastor Rogers” preached? My old comedy act Mitch & Allen (I was Mitch), started … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My First Feature Film Under the Gipper. I was doing a producing internship in the glass skyscraper they blew up in Diehard (former president Ronald Reagan’s office was above us). Anxious to find a project, but lacking the money to … Continue reading

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Rebel Without Applause

The first film I starred in, apart from home movies, was a cheesy low-budget Rebel Without a Cause knockoff called Eden Cried. And by starred in I mean, of course, that I was an extra. I’d just gotten out of … Continue reading

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