Robin Williams, An Appreciation

The first great stand up comedian I ever saw was Robin Williams. When I was ten or eleven, my parents let me watch my first uncensored comedy show, a rerun of his 1978 performance. If you haven’t seen it you should seek it out. I’m not sure how to find it on HBO–I’m not a… Continue reading Robin Williams, An Appreciation

Speaking of Riffing

I’ve cut together a collection of some of my favorite riffs from my and Larry’s adventures in 1950s era short films. These movies tell us a lot about mid-century America. What comes through most is what weird mama-jamas people were back then, seeing heads in cups of coffee and dropping nuclear bombs on tract homes… Continue reading Speaking of Riffing