SHECKYmagazine archive for February, 2005
(50 posts)

Johnny Carson tribute at last night's Oscars

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 28th, 2005

Among the many time-saving ideas instituted last night by Gil Cates was, it seems, a horrific compression of the tribute […]

Adam Gropman, Carb Orator!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 28th, 2005

It’s the latest Observational Humor column from Adam Gropman! Live free or diet, says Gropman: I don’t hate everything about […]

Chris Rock's Oscarcast writing crew

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 28th, 2005

Special material written by: Chris Rock Lance Crouther (You’ll remember him as one of the members of the Mary Wong […]

We are soooo immature

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 26th, 2005

Note, in one of the smaller signs below, the 1st Taste restaurant. (“Meet me at the 1st Taste. It’s in […]

It's official: Slate pegs Rock as a conservative

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

In a piece entitled “The William F-ing Buckley of stand-up,” John Swansburg, writing for Slate, says: “I can play the […]

Comedy in Afghanistan? Yes!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

From a Christian Science Monitor article: KHOST, AFGHANISTAN– Mubariz Bidar would give Robin Williams a run for his money. He’s […]

Aspen moving to March? Not a chance!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

Tommy James hipped us to an an item in the Aspen Times saying that resort owners in the mountaintop Denver […]

TV Guide's tribute to Johnny

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

While we’re not a huge fan of TV critic Matt Roush’s prose, the tribute that TV Guide ran in their […]

Standup follows us wherever we go

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

While gigging in Richmond a coupla weeks ago, we picked up the complimentary Richmond Guide, stacks of which grace all […]

SHECKYmagazine Editor in D.C. Examiner

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

Never too late for a delayed blow of one’s own horn: SHECKYmagazine.com Editor Brian McKim appears on the Op-Ed page […]

Engvall's looking to re-do your mobile home

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

Courtesy of Tommy James: WB is moving forward with a new project called Mobile Home Disasters with host Bill Engvall, […]

Saget in Lauderdale thru Sunday

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

We don’t normally herald a personal appearance (except maybe our own!), but a mini-profile of Bob Saget in the Broward […]

Mark "The Shark" Drucker

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 25th, 2005

Although he wasn’t a comedian, Mark Drucker was familiar to many of the comedians who lived in or passed through […]

Comedy contest quandary! Our calm reply.

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 22nd, 2005

We got an email in which a readers asks: “Can an amateur ‘sell out’?” We always thought that the concept […]

Corrections, catching up…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 21st, 2005

In our Nickelodeon Funniest Mom posting, we left out the URL for Regina Smith‘s website. How unlike us. Regina, you […]

TBS greenlights Shore and Shore

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 21st, 2005

Pauly Shore has finally convinced someone (in this case, the folks at TBS) to buy his idea for a reality […]

Hunter H. Thompson, author, journalist

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 21st, 2005

SHECKYmagazine.com editor Brian McKim: Hunter Thompson and I shared a birthday (same day, different year, I might stress). When I […]

His parents are not amused…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 21st, 2005

The Delhi Newsline is carrying an article profiling one Vir Saran Das, a 24-year-old who, while studying investment banking at […]

Cosby will not face charges

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 18th, 2005

As of 6 PM this evening, the Montgomery County prosecutor said that Cosby will not face charges in the sexual […]

Nick's Funniest Mom, Cherry Hill division

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 16th, 2005

Last night’s Nick At Nite Search for the Funniest Mom show at Rascals in Cherry Hill, New Jersey was headlined […]

Who won the Grammy for best comedy album?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 15th, 2005

A reader, Stuart McAllister, writes: The Grammies were just a few days ago and I saw Jon Stewart won the […]

Rolling Stone talks to Carson (1979)

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 15th, 2005

Tommy James sends along the URL of a Rolling Stone interview with Johnny Carson from 1979. But everyone has a […]

A second Aspen? In Vegas? Huh? Wha?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 15th, 2005

Tommy James sends along word that Backstage has a wrapup of the goings on last week in Aspen. But the […]

Is Chris Rock's "controversy" contrived?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 15th, 2005

If we’re to believe today’s item in Variety, Chris Rock is/was in danger of being bounced as host of the […]

Still time to submit tapes to Houston Fest

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 14th, 2005

Stephan Rubin, of the Houston Comedy Festival, tells us there is still time to submit tapes to the Houston Comedy […]

Comedian/impressionist Bill Sacra

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 14th, 2005

Inspecting our stats, we noticed that a bunch of people hit us by using the keyword “Bill Sacra.” Turns out […]

Houston Comedy Festival April 3-10

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 14th, 2005

Houston is having a comedy festival April 3-10, 2005. How come we didn’t tell you about it sooner? Yeah! How […]

Boston-area comics meet/greet; Kevin Knox ill

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 13th, 2005

Just got an email from Boston, publicizing an upcoming gathering at Ed Regal’s Emerald Isle in Dorchester, just south of […]

Paris gig changing venues

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 11th, 2005

For the past seven years, Karel Beer has been importing comics from all over the English-speaking world to entertain folks […]

Bernie Mac battling sarcoidosis since '83

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 11th, 2005

It killed Reggie White, but Bill Russel’s got it. It kills five per cent of those who have it, but […]

XML whacky…My Yahoo says "No new messages!'

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 10th, 2005

Editors’ note: They musta fixed everything. The headlines for all of our wonderful postings over the last 72 hours or […]

Keely Smith interview (Shecky Greene Alert)

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 10th, 2005

Keely Smith has a new CD out (“Vegas ’58”), so Bruce Fessier of the Palm Springs Desert Sun interviewed her. […]

Aspen? Oh, yeah… Aspen! Aspen's going on.

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 10th, 2005

Aspen starts tonight. They’ve wacked up some of the comics into groups, cleverly labeled A, B and C. Hit here […]

NYT brings cutting-edge 1983 references back!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 8th, 2005

The NYT article on the latest developments in the New York Comedians Coalition has quotes from Cary Hoffman, Coalition co-founder […]

Cosby story gets curiouser and curiouser

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 8th, 2005

The DA with jurisdiction in this case has been on the local newscasts a lot (he’s Bruce Cutler and he […]

Wackiness in Nassau County: Jokesters arrested

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 8th, 2005

What to make of this NYT article, sent to us by Tommy James? …Harvey Kash, and the friend, Carl Lanzisera, […]

Comedy seminar, Rascals, Cherry Hill, NJ, FEB 5

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 7th, 2005

Rascals Cherry Hill comedy club was the site of the most recent “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Standup […]

Comedy not as easy as it looks…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 7th, 2005

From Saturday’s Macon Telegraph, sportswriter Michael A. Lough writes: Chris Berman’s shtick on ESPN may be the most tired and […]

Will Montel quit his day job?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 7th, 2005

Goerge Szalai, writing in Hollywood Reporter, says that Montel Williams is looking to get into the funny business: Emmy-winning daytime […]

Interview: Aristocrats editor Emery Emery

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on February 4th, 2005

SHECKYmagazine.com interviewed the editor of the film The Aristocrats, standup comic Emery Emery, asking technical questions, practical questions, philosophical questions: […]