International Travel

Wow.  What an experience.  I have traveled more this year for Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary than I have ever traveled.  I went to Australia and Japan.  And I have to say, it was an experience of a lifetime.  Loved them both, but Tokyo was absolutely amazing.  In Australia we met fans, fellow podcasters, and even drove at night into the … [Read more...]

Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary on Kickstarter

OK, if you know me, you've heard about the Kickstarter Campaign we are waging (only word that seemed to fit) to get a documentary about podcasting off the ground.  The question is, why?  Why do we need a documentary about podcasting, and if I'm already listening to podcasts, why would I need to see them in a movie? These are all the questions … [Read more...]

LAPODFEST 2013

Man, got the second year down.  It almost killed us, yet again.  It really fascinating how a festival lasting three days can take 10 months to put together.  We knew that was the case, but that doesn't make it any easier.  But ultimately, it was again a blast.  Comedy Film Nerds had a great show with Bonnie McFarlane and Joey McIntyre from New … [Read more...]

Screening Harmful Media and Having it Backfire

One of the luxuries I have in working in the entertainment industry, and also because I have a large appetite for pop culture, I know what's out there in movie and television land.  For children and adults.  Whether it's a movie or a television show, I can usually discern whether or not it's appropriate for an eight your old or a five year old.  … [Read more...]

Religion and Casual Intolerance

This one caught me off guard, and while it was said casually, it highlighted a much deeper problem.  It didn’t sit well. My daughter was getting her first Holy Communion.  Personally, I am pretty much over with the Catholic religion.  I was raised Catholic, married in the Catholic Church, and went to Catholic school for two horrible … [Read more...]

25 Year High School Reunion

I recently went to my 25 year high school reunion and was asked to make a speech.  So I did, but then I thought, why not make it a blog post?  So here it is, slightly edited, and with less profanity: First off, Jenn wanted me to remind you that the reason for the name tags is not because anyone looks that different after 25 years, it’s … [Read more...]

The Los Angeles Podcast Festival: Year 1

Now that it’s over, I can finally take a deep breath.  It was by far one of the most challenging things and biggest things I’ve ever been involved with.  I’ve never put on a whole FESTIVAL before.  Even with there being four of us to organize it, it was still a monumental amount of work spread out over an entire year.  Graham Elwood, Dave … [Read more...]

New Website!

Hello! Welcome to my new website.  I was tired of having little pieces all over the internet so I thought everything should be in one place.  Well, I thought that a while ago but now I actually got around to doing it. People often ask me what I do, and I usually say, "Well, I'm a comedian, I write books about being a parent, I have a … [Read more...]

The Aging Baby

I am just going to jump over the fact that I don't post much anymore, and I am probably going to redesign my website soon and incorporate the blog there so it will be easier to manage everything. Only a few years behind, but I get to everything eventually. :) I want to talk briefly about aging, because it's been bothering me lately. People say … [Read more...]