Archive for Comedy

Gary Pig Gold and the Firesign Theatre change the Course of Educational Field Trips Once and For All.

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , on July 30, 2018 by segarini

HIGH SCHOOL MADNESS
or
HOW CAN YOU DRIVE TO TWO PLACES AT ONCE:

I can now hereby unequivocally state I was one of the proud, the brave, and yes, the subsequently unemployable by-products of the Peel County Board of Education’s early-Seventies flirtation with that dastardly “open curriculum.” “Open” as in “Let the kids take whatever courses they want and show up to class only when they feel like it …maybe that’ll prepare ’em for University life; if not, at least we can lay all our career counselors off and spend more on the football field.”

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Mike Marino – The Ghost of Lenny Bruce

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2018 by segarini

The city of Detroit, especially the radio community was duking it for the Heavy Weight Title of who would sponsor the George Carlin Concert at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan. George coming to college..the ultimate seven dirty words substitute teacher and class was in session. CJOM, WABX, WRIF and W-4  were all co-sponsors of the event being treated as the one in line with the big bang theory..however was more in line with Darwin’s Theory of Social Comic Evolution.

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Segarini – A Funny Man Takes His Leave

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2018 by segarini

Last year, on March 13th, a group of men and women, most of us long in the tooth but younger at heart than most could imagine, gathered in the back of a bar called The Pilot to pay tribute and say goodbye to the very funny, eclectic, and absurdist comedian, Steve Shuster.

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Darrell Vickers – I’ve Seen You’re Fired and I’ve Seen Rain

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2017 by segarini

On balance, being a comedy writer is about as exciting as picking out a good denture cream for your great aunt at the local Albertsons. It consists of countless hours spent sitting alone in a room (much like we all did at our senior prom) and staring at a screen as white as Edgar Winter’s ass. No adoring crowds erupt into deafening acts of rhapsodic approbation, when we triumphantly tap out, “The End” on well-worn keyboards.

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Roxanne Tellier – It Is To Laugh!

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2016 by segarini

Roxanne

In a Salon.com article this week, Steve Almond accused Comedy Central of having “squandered Jon Stewart’s legacy” by appointing South African comedian Trevor Noah as host, over the then-incumbent Samantha Bee.

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Pat Blythe – Toronto’s Mixed Grill – A Scrapbook

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2015 by segarini

 

PBlythe

It’s 4am on Sunday morning, March 8, and I’ve just arrived home from a long day and night of music hopping….and the damn Queen streetcar short-turned again….and the clocks went forward one hour (OMG it’s really 5am!!)….and I’ve decided to change my tune (so to speak)….and tell you about my “day in the life of….”  rather than have our esteemed editor post the article I’ve already filed.

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Segarini: Robin Williams

Posted in Opinion with tags , , , , , , on August 11, 2014 by segarini

Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

THIS is the Robin Williams I remember. THIS is the Robin Williams I will miss. Not the actor, not the slapstick movies or the maudlin heart tuggers, or the serious dramatic turns. THIS is the Robin Williams who went from a street mime in SF to an explosion of wit, terror, truth, and freedom. A man with no brakes, no barriers, and no rules. Back when HBO was a joke, a shitty little tiny cable company, an upstart, Robin Williams was an upstart too…and fueled with the desire to be loved, to entertain, and in possession of a cocaine driven brain of epic ability…to think ahead while still saying what had popped into his head just moments ago. A train off the tracks, a comedy delivery that made the jokes as deadly as shrapnel. THIS is the Robin Williams I lost. Fuck.

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