It was 7:45 we were all in line 2 greet the teacher Miss Cathleen First was Kevin, then came Lucy, third in line was me All of us where ordinary compared to Cynthia Rose She always stood at the back of the line A smile beneath her nose Her favorite number was 20 and every… [Keep Reading]
The past three weeks I keep on thinking of the beginning of Howard Beale’s famous speech from Network: “I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad.” Two shootings in five days. The attack on Paris. We have a presidential candidate who makes fun of disabled people. His supporters… [Keep Reading]
February 15th I have big plans. What are they? I am going to curl up in a chair and watch Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary. I haven’t watched the show since 2008 when Tina Fey killed as Sarah Palin. Now I’m watching again. My favorite cast member is Leslie Jones. Hired after a recent controversy… [Keep Reading]
I was going to write something about Jan Hooks, but sometimes a performance is better than words.
He had a huge voice, a booming voice. It was the voice that announced so many comedy stars: Dan Ackroyd. John Belushi. Chevy Chase. Jane Curtin. Lariane Newman. Garrett Morris. Gilda Radner. Eddie Murphy. Joe Piscopo. Julia Louis Dreyfus. Dana Carvey. Phil Hartman. Jan Hooks. Chris Rock. Molly Shannon. Will Ferrell. Tina Fey. Jimmy Fallon…. [Keep Reading]
Here’s a conversation starter: I was thirteen days old when the Watergate breakin took place. Yes, when one of the biggest political scandals was happening, I was a baby in San Francisco, taking the world in. When Nixon resigned two years later, I was two. My interests at the time were my teddy bear, Sesame Street, and… [Keep Reading]