I think we can all identify with this one…
My old buddy @joedevitocomedy had a great set on last night’s Ferguson. Enjoy!
When I first launched this site, I had high hopes: all of these things I wanted to do, what I wanted ChuckleHutch to be, dreams, visions, aspirations!
Yeah… Then life said, “ORLY?”
Reality kicked in and I found myself struggling to find the time to dedicate to the site in the capacity I originally intended. This got me all frustrated and I kinda gave up for a while. I flew too high on borrowed wings and when I realized I couldn’t do it all by myself, I just put it on the shelf.
Looking at the “About Us” page and the schedule I made for myself, I realize I can’t make this little site into a BWE.tv or AV Club, not by myself, and not while working a full-time job and designing other websites and also trying to perform more.
In the immortal words of Eddie Izzard: “You’re English, Scale it down a little bit.”
But I’m not giving up. I’ve still got stuff to say. My resolution is to reexamine my goals for ChuckleHutch and make them a little more realistic. Instead of trying to cover the entire comedy scene, concentrate on helping out some of my friends and people I’ve seen perform, putting out the good word and helping bring high-quality comedy to more people.
I hope most of you come along for the journey. Thanks for staying with me, and thanks for the encouragement. I promise I’ll make this site mildly relevant in 2011, or kill someone trying!
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From ABC News:
Police at the Mexico City airport, who detained a man with a suspicious bulge under his T-shirt Monday, found 18 small endangered monkeys concealed under his clothing in a girdle.
Roberto Cabrera, 38, traveled to Mexico City aboard a commercial flight Friday from Lima, Peru, and was searched when he began behaving “nervously,” police said in a statement.
My question is: what was going through this guy’s mind after the fourteenth monkey? “Twelve, thirteen, aaaaaand fourteen. Whew! Done! That should be plenty. Wait a minute. Done? Did I really say “done”? THAT’S PANSY TALK! My dear sweet Papa, God rest his simian-loving soul, didn’t work three jobs to raise a boy who would quit after a mere fourteen primates. Screw that shit! Hand me those other four monkeys, dammit!”
On last night’s Late Night, Jimmy Fallon decided to turn the writing duties over from his crack staff of seasoned (yet apparently overworked) comedy professionals to the hive mind of the Twitterverse.
Tweeters were encouraged to write comedy gems in response to the hash tag suggestion #whydonttheymakethat. The staff plucked the best tweets and Jimmy read them aloud on Monday Night’s broadcast.
While some were funny, and some were familiar riffs on other comedians’ works (compare the “shrunken elephant” idea to Paul F. Tompkins‘ House Bear bit), this begs the question: Is this the future of comedy writing, throwing out premises to the hive mind and airing the best bits?
I don’t think it’s too far-fetched to imagine there’s a suit somewhere in the bowels of 30 Rockefeller Center thinking that they can program an entire hour of clever responses to twitter hash tag premises. They wouldn’t have to pay a writing staff, they could get an easily disposable, easy on the eyes host or hostess, and with millions of Twitter users, they’ll have huge, completely free pool to draw from.
They could even use the America’s Funniest Home Video model of content acquisition and award some kind of cash prize for funniest tweet of the week. It’s still cheaper than salary and benefits for a whole writing staff.
Comedy writers should be shaking in their collective boots.
» Conan O’Brien just can’t catch a break. After edging out both Jay Leno and David Letterman for an Emmy nomination in the “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series” category for his stint at The Tonight Show, it looks like the Emmy producers have decided not to broadcast the awarding of that category, according to a tweet by Team Coco writer Deon Cole. While Cole’s tweet made it clear that NBC was not to blame, it’s obvious that someone is concerned with saving NBC from the potential embarrassment of having O’Brien win during NBC’s Emmy Broadcast. [Hollywood.com]
» Comedians James Adomian, Laurie Kilmartin and Maronzio Vance were all booted from Last Comic Standing. It’s now officially at “World Cup after all the teams I remotely care about were eliminated” level of disinterest to me (which, given my distain for soccer, was already pretty low). Yes, I’m sure the rest of the teams are fine soccer players, but my heart is no longer vested in it. Sorry, remaining contestants!
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