Archive for November, 2007

One of the things that a good blogger does is keep his blog up-to-date. You see when you start a blog you are making a pact with your audience: I will blog for you, my humble readership, every day upon pain of no longer being relevant. I do this because I know that blogs are like sharks — they both have dorsal fins. They must also keep moving or they will die (fact I gleaned from JAWS by Peter Benchley — the book, not that hack movie!)

Sometimes that is not always possible though, my bloggerites. Sometimes your job gets in the way, sometimes your second job gets in the way, sometimes your fifth job gets in the way. Sometimes you’re drunk for three days.

For me though it has been about my freelance job with 1812 Productions as a writer for their Political Humor show, THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS. We start previews this weekend and I have been working with the director, Jen, on rewriting The News segment of the show. While the cast contributes, the bulk of the joke writing is me. It’s very rewarding, very intimidating, very frustrating and very fun.

This is why I have not been as prolific in my posts. Not sure if this is excuse is even necessary, but I want to do right by the Blogger Code: Blog Every Day, and since some of you are nice enough to read DIE ACTOR DIE every day, I wanted to explain why the posts have lingered recently.


Still reading? Cool. Here are some of the jokes I have written for the news segment of show:

Senator Trent Lott announced he would retire from Congress by the end of the year. He says his health is not an issue in this decision he just wanted to spend more time with his family, especially his Uncle Tobacco, Auntie Oil  and Little NRA. He also plans to spend some time pursuing what the heck kind of name “Trent” is.

Former Presidential candidate Al Gore met with President George W. Bush in the White House this week. Mr. Gore was there as the winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Later in the day the US Supreme Court overturned that decision and named George W. Bush the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize.

President Bush met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and this week to facilitate Peace Talks. It is his hope that he can isolate the entire Middle East before his term is up.

Iranian Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, says the U.S.-organized Middle East conference was “doomed to failure.” White House Press Secretary Dana Perino says “we are  not concerned by Mr. Khamenei’s comments as he said the same thing last year about ‘Ugly Betty’ and look what happened there.”


Zach moments from CoC: The Series

Ask David How!

I loved Cheap Seats. I came into it a bit late in the game but I was instantly a fan. Now it’s gone 😦

Thanks SoGood.

I pitched the following joke as a news item for the 1812 show I am working on:

The wife of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed for divorce. According to court documents, Linda Bollea accused Terry Hogan, the former wrestler and “Hulkamaniac” of being mentally Hulkabusive and emotionally Hulkadistant. “Mr. Hogan has no comment and requests his privacy,” said Mr. Hogan’s lawyer, Rowdy Roddy Epstein.

No one got it.

I thought it was very good.

Now granted, most of them were not familiar with the Hulkster when he was a wrestler, so maybe the whole play on the “Hulkamaniac” thing is lost on them. But I still think it’s a funny joke.

Is it just me?

This is the Blooper Reel that was supposed to be on the season 4 DVD…but was NOT (on the season 4 DVD)!

See Jay Johnston continually mess up his lines!!!

Watch Bob’s masterful direction in helping Jay get through his lines!!!

See David break as Jay tries to get his lines right!!!

It’s all here!!!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Thanks to this dude’s YouTube page.