Tag Archives: comedy

Defending My Kid!

No need to defend myself. My feature film Notzilla is first-and-foremost a comedy. And it’s rapidly building an avid fan-base among two groups of which I am a proud member: geeks and families. Geeks everywhere are embracing my kid as … Continue reading

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Hide Your Beer – Notzilla’s Here!

A Filmmaker’s Journal My multi-award-winning affectionate send-up of old monster movies Notzilla has finally arrived! Here’s the story in a nutshell, or, well, a beer can:  Yomama Bay, 1962. While the Japanese armed forces destroy yet another giant kaiju, a … Continue reading

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The Monster Movie to End All Monster Movies! (Or At Least Make Fun of All of Them)

There are several theories as to why the multi-zillion-dollar Warner Brothers Pictures blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong, originally slated for release this month, has been delayed until next year… Yeah, that’s one of ’em, but I think we all know the … Continue reading

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Notzilla is Coming!

A Filmmaker’s Journal Run! Or laugh anyway. My feature film Notzilla, an affectionate monster movie send-up, is due to be released very soon! I’ll post more as soon as I know the details! ≅ Meanwhile, my dramatic feature Healing River … Continue reading

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Comedy Relief

After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Tree Hugging in Florida We aren’t snowbirds; my wife and I like the four seasons. But when our executive producer offered a trip to the Florida Comedy Film Festival for the screening of our movie Notzilla, we jumped (well, flew, … Continue reading

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In a World Where…

I love doing voice-overs. And fortunately I’ve gotten to do a lot of them. I did my first recordings back in the 80s as a member of the comedy trio Isaac Air Freight: 5 studio albums and 7 limited edition … 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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How to be Funny

Why Funny Matters Whether you’re a writer, teacher, politician or mortician, this three-part series will help you be wittier–or I’ll refund every penny you’ve paid! My first career was about funny. I spent 13+ years in sketch comedy (Isaac Air … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Monster Runs Amuck! Notzilla has to be the longest gestating dinosaur egg in history! The year after I graduated from high school, my buddy Jeff and I (co-members of the band The Daily Planet) wrote a short draft for a … Continue reading

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