Comedy Book Review: Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up
Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, the brain-child of NYC-based comedian/writer Ben Rosenfeld and graphic artist Dov Smiley, is an illustrated collection of 30 Russian nursery rhymes translated to English, each text snippet set against a graphic-novel style background, brin... [Read More]
 
Comedy Book Review: Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up
Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, the brain-child of NYC-based comedian/writer Ben Rosenfeld and graphic artist Dov Smiley, is an illustrated collection of 30 Russian nursery rhymes translated to English, each text snippet set against a graphic-novel style background, brin... [Read More]
 
The Urban Erma: My Favorite Romantic Movie: Hellraiser
Hellraiser is not a romantic movie. But it’s so much easier and fun to watch while wrapped up in the arms of someone special where I can easily hide my face away from the scary bits in their crook of their shoulder.Author informationLeighann LordHumor ColumnistThe Urban Erma is a weekly humor ... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: Creating a Promotional Comedy Video
If you want to get booked for shows, you need to have the required tools to promote yourself. Until now, I have been able to get by due to "word of mouth" and my comedy references.Author informationWayne ManigoContributing ColumnistWayne Manigo is a comedian and co-founder of DC Comedy Writers Group... [Read More]
 
Addicted to Comedy: A New Level of Confidence
My stagnate position needed to change, so I examined my comedy roots. I was raised on underground comedy. My favorite radio show as an adolescent was The Dr. Demento Show. He played a list of obscure artists (and up-and-coming people including Weird Al Yanokic) each week that would leave me in stitc... [Read More]
 
The Urban Erma: The Middle of the Night Phone Call
I told my dad to hang up and call 911. But I didn’t trust him to do it so I called too just to be safe...I packed my bags and drove like a bat out of hell – New York City 25 mile-an-hour speed limit be damned – and made my way to our local hospital; That place I pass all the time w... [Read More]