Things I Learned in Malaysia

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The 2015 Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival drew to a close last night with an amazingly raucous all-star show. And today I finally had some time to reflect on things that got lodged in my brain, random thoughts. I empty my head out here so I can get new brain splinters elsewhere.

• Strawberry Fanta is so good, monkeys will chew a hole in the bottom of the bottle to get it. [click to continue…]

Truth In Airport Codes

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“The truth is all around you, plain to behold.” — George R. R. Martin

Looking at the IATA three-letter airport codes may reveal quite a bit about the cities in which they are located. For example, the airport in Los Angeles is LAX. The dictionary defines “lax” as not stringent, or having an open or loose quality. Might seem to suit the stereotypical laid-back attitude of Southern Californians.

Custer County, Nebraska, has the highest obesity rate in the state. Is it a coincidence that [click to continue…]

Baring It All

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The author Thomas Wolfe said “You can’t go home again.” But John Francis Bongiovi Jr. said, “Who said you can’t go home?” I’m more inclined to go with Bon Jovi on this one.

The Honolulu show on Thursday was so fun. Now I’m on the Big Island and just wrapped the Friday night show in Kona. Good times. Now onward to Hilo!

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Make LOL, Not WTF

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Sure, comedy sounds like a dangerous thing. Comedians kill. Or they die. They will crush going up last. Or they will take the bullet going first. But those are all just metaphors for what goes on: Comedy. Making you laugh out loud.

I just got done with a tour of doing shows across mainland China. On the final night, in Beijing, the People’s Liberation Army was [click to continue…]