I was a dad at 17, now I’m a grandad at 40 – it saved my life
Gary Meikle has forged a career in standup after finding inspiration from his life as a single dad. He also tried material about being a grandad, but audiences didn’t believe he was old enough to be oneWhen Gary Meikle was 17, he had sex in a cupboard at a party with a girl he barely knew... [Read More]
Finding the Humor in Parenting with ‘One Bad Mother’
I’ve been keeping tabs on motherhood for about a year now; out of the corner of my eye, I can see it coming at me sometime in the next few years. It is a strange topic: too serious to bring up casually at parties, and somehow I only hear people talking about parenthood after they […] [Read More]
Why I wrote a comedy show about incontinence | Elaine Miller
As a physiotherapist, I know a third of women don’t have reliable body control. I wanted to raise awareness of this taboo subject at Edinburgh festivalI’m a physiotherapist, and as a fresh-faced graduate, my ambition was to work in elite sports. I did it, too, thriving on team spirit, tr... [Read More]
An Excerpt from ‘Man vs. Child: One Dad’s Guide to the Weirdness of Parenting’ by Doug Moe
WHAT WILL TODDLERS EAT? Food used to be one of your top five things—remember brunch?—but toddlers ruin food. You try to serve them healthy things, lovingly crafted, only to see them reject or smash them. Just a short bit ago, you were trying so damned hard to get them off the bottle, and... [Read More]
Alec Baldwin will host a night of comedy about bad parenting at Carolines on Broadway
For all of the things you’ve heard about Donald Trump, at least it seems as though he loves his kids. It seems that way, doesn’t it? For Trump impersonator on Saturday Night Live and celebrated actor Alec Baldwin, he’s certainly made headlines in the past for sounding like a bad pa... [Read More]
Alec Baldwin will host a night of comedy about bad parenting at Carolines on Broadway
For all of the things you’ve heard about Donald Trump, at least it seems as though he loves his kids. It seems that way, doesn’t it? For Trump impersonator on Saturday Night Live and celebrated actor Alec Baldwin, he’s certainly made headlines in the past for sounding like a bad pa... [Read More]
Read Patton Oswalt’s Wonderful Essay on Learning How to Be a Single Father
Patton Oswalt has a wonderful new essay at GQ today where he reflects on the sudden death of his wife and “super-mom” Michelle McNamara earlier this year and how, despite thinking at times that he couldn’t do it on his own, he’s beginning to find his groove as a single father... [Read More]
Russell Kane review – hyperactive tales of fatherhood and hangovers
Marlowe theatre, CanterburyThe Essex comic’s new dad routine wins no prizes for originality, but there is still more material in two hours than many fit into a decadeFour years ago, a broody Russell Kane raised an imaginary child on stage. Now, he can decommission his imagination: the motormou... [Read More]
David Letterman Reflects on TV, Retirement, Montana, and Fatherhood
Montana’s Whitefish Review has a new interview out this week with David Letterman, and it’s a great read for fans of the former late night host and part-time Montana resident now in his post-Late Show years. While Letterman touches on some pop culture-related topics like television (&ldq... [Read More]
Stream Andy Woodhull new stand-up album “Step Parenting” in it’s entirety
Andy Woodhull releases his third live stand-up comedy album, Step Parenting on Rooftop Comedy Productions. Woodhull is a modern family man, with his own unique take on marriage and parenting. As a husband and stepfather of two, Andy spins the challenges of his home life into humorous anecd... [Read More]