Lineup for tonight’s premiere of PROMPTER!
The official announcement: Prompter is coming to Nerdmelt Los Angeles for the world premiere on Friday, May 17th at 8pm.
Having a bit of fun with Melbourne’s Bike Helmet policy.
My book “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself” is out today!! (April 16th!)
I think you will get some laughs. There’s stories about failed teenage love, failed early 20-something love, fights with my parents, bad stand-up comedy gigs, getting engaged, getting married, getting divorced, bad haircuts, anxiety disorders, the threat of nuclear war, not wanting to have a baby, not wanting to talk to strangers and explain why I don’t want to have a baby, pretending to be pregnant at a nail salon, my nana and next door neighbor who died alone, the horror of alcohol-free afternoon birthday parties for adults, getting bullied at school, feeling like an outsider in life….
This book is about what gets said to women who are almost 40 who don’t desire children but it’s a lot more than that.
I encourage you to support your local bookstore (even if it is Barnes and Noble) and buy the hardcover there this week. If not, you can purchase on Amazon or Barnes and Noble websites.
In fact, I made it easy - all info is here:
Melbourne has “open source chalkboards” and chalk near a bridge, and anyone can walk by and write what they want. You win, Australia.
Trip to the Melbourne Aquarium, beauty all around.
RIP Jonathan Winters. We lost a guy who lived the life of a true comic. A few years back, there was an article in a Santa Barbara paper that local business owners were getting annoyed, because to occupy his time in his eighties, Jonathan was making prank calls to their businesses. He didn’t record them; he didn’t call back and tell them it was him. He did it JUST FOR THE JOY OF DOING IT; nothing else. The only reason we even know about this is that when enough business owners recognized his voice (and prank skills?) they complained, and the story was published in the paper of them asking him to stop because they were getting tired of it. But he wasn’t getting tired of it. He lived for moment right to the end. Their annoyance made this sweet man’s pranks all the more sweet.
Attached is his final interview, conducted a few months back by his pal Rick Overton.