Archive for March, 2007

Del Close

Monday, March 26th, 2007 Del Close with Bill Murray and Charna Halpern at Del’s final birthday party on March 3, 1999, one day prior to his death at age 64. Here is Part 2 of that party. Halpern runs the famed iO Theater in Chicago, formerly the Improv Olympic. She recently found these notes written by Del, who […]

The Real Emo

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Among my unusual encounters with famous comedians, one of the most awkward was with the brilliant Emo Philips . Awhile ago I caught his strange act. He did an encore, but I had to go to the bathroom badly. I held it in just long enough to catch the curtain call and then I rushed […]

Notes from the USCAF, Pt. 2

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

As the week wore on, the frenzy of meetings and entertainment continued. We saw “Broadband Theater”, with Evan Spiridellis of JibJab who we later met along with his brother Gregg for a hot chocolate with creme de menthe. Later that night we saw “The Don Rickles Project.” It was a privilege to see Rickles, who […]

Notes from the USCAF, Pt. 1

Thursday, March 8th, 2007 Orrin and I went to Aspen for the 13th HBO Comedy Arts Festival Tuesday – Sunday of last week. (Feb 28-Mar 4). We flew into Denver from Boston and were hit with a flight cancellation going to Aspen because of a massive snowstorm, which more or less stayed there the next few days. We […]

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