Ah, Kona. I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Kona.

It’s where I shot my first spot doing stand-up comedy on national TV. Back in the day, MTV was a channel that showed music videos. (Remember that?) And when music videos were brand new and MTV was the hero of the art, even the broadcast networks wanted a piece of that action. Especially since not many homes actually received MTV. (In fact, Continue Reading…


This week I’ve met at least half a dozen people who came up to me after the shows and asked about advice for getting into comedy. Well, if you’re sure you want to get into the game, but don’t know what kind of comedy to focus on, let me help you!

Click on the handy flowchart above to see just what kind of comedian you should be.

You’re welcome.

Ogata Crossing

It was the celebrated poet e e cummings who once said, “I’m going going, back back, to Aussie Aussie.” Or perhaps that was the Notorious B.I.G.? I get confused between Little e and Biggie.

The point is that I’m coming back to Australia! (No matter where Tony Abbott might think Jesus wants me to go.)

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A friend forwarded me some a post spewing some new-agey type of mnemonic device for remembering how to deal with being overwhelmed in stressful situations. The info said that, “one way of creating a mindful moment and regaining focus is the acronym R.A.I.N.” It then goes on to detail hippy-style bullshit about observing the moment and not becoming your feelings. Or something.

Since I am your self-appointed vigilante ombudsman, I will let you know that RAIN is a heap of garbage. It won’t get you over anything and will leave you feeling powerless and emasculated. Not so with my S.T.O.R.M. strategy!

What is S.T.O.R.M.? Follow the simple steps below and be on your way to happiness or at least a reasonable facsimile of it veneered over a seething orb of anger:
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