SHECKYmagazine archive for May, 2009
(27 posts)

Montreal? Got a passport?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 31st, 2009

Well, you better. And if you don’t, had better apply yesterday. The government reports that: As of (Sunday May 31, […]

This has gone far enough

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 31st, 2009

The Female Half was discussing, via email, the recent beefcake pic of Dane Cook (See below) with FOS Lisa Corrao, […]

NYT peddles nonsense in Galifianikis piece

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 31st, 2009

The author of the article, a six-page profile of Zach Galifianakis, is John Wray. Here, he downshifts into the first […]

Conan staff moves west… new Byron Allen show

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 30th, 2009

While hangin out with comedians in Vegas and Los Angeles last two weekends ago, we managed to glean some information […]

Paul Blart Mall Cop

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 30th, 2009

Exhausted from our 20+travel ordeal over a good portion of the last two days, we decided to veg out and […]

Vegas to SLC to PHL!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 28th, 2009

We’re in McCarran right now… boarding soon for flight to SLC… then home to PHL after a 20-hour ordeal from […]

Aloha from Hawaii!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 19th, 2009

We’re in Kona. On the Big Island, posting from the Ali’i Marketplace (free internet!), it’s about 82 degrees with low […]

Shecky (Greene) at the Suncoast

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 19th, 2009

It was splendid– soldout room at the Suncoast. A good number of the attendees were intimately familiar with Shecky from […]

Comedy… and magic… and info

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 17th, 2009

The Male Half did two shows tonight at the Comedy & Magic Club– Part of the 20 Hot Comics series. […]

In Las Vegas… in Los Angeles…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 16th, 2009

Then back to Vegas… then to Hawaii! That’s Tom Cotter, Arthur Gaus and Vinnie Coppola in front of the ass-laden […]

Are you on XM or Sirius? Get some $$$.

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 13th, 2009

We were hipped to SoundExchange.com by an email from Rabbi Bob Alper. He’s been played a lot on XM satellite […]

Leno on political humor

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 13th, 2009

From a ReadersDigest.com article on the occasion of Jay Leno‘s departure from late night television. Q. How has your humor […]

Dane Cook scrambles out of the crab bucket

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 13th, 2009

An article in the Chicago Trib by Steve Johnson seeks to determine if Dane Cook is worthy of forgiveness. The […]

Hear the roast of Melvin George II!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 11th, 2009

We attended Melvin George II‘s roast last year at the Brokerage and it was hysterical. We just worked with Melvin […]

"The community of comedians?"

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 11th, 2009

Harry Smith, on how the Wanda Sykes performance was received live and how it is shaking out in the days […]

More on Sykes at WHCD

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 11th, 2009

Last year, the choice for the comedian to deliver the gags at the White House Correspondents Dinner was Craig Ferguson. […]

Former SHECKYmag scribe's wedding in NYT

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 11th, 2009

We are SO proud. Congratulations to the bride and groom.

Wanda Sykes at the WHCD

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 10th, 2009

Here’s Rich Leiby’s account of the White House Correspondents Dinner in today’s Washington Post. The mistress of ceremonies for the […]

Smoking… in PUB-lick

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 7th, 2009

This just in from Bismarck’s News Leader, KFYR-TV (Is that pronounced, “KAY-fire?” We hope so.)– Ron White has been busted. […]

You can imagine how we feel about this…

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 7th, 2009

“Dying” on stage takes one step away from its metaphorical meaning and one step closer to its standard connotation in […]

Tom "The Coach" Whiteley arrested

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 5th, 2009

Sharp-eyed reader Kelly Terranova sent along this link to a story from the website of The (Bergen?) Record. It’s about […]

America's comedians held hostage: Day 106!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 5th, 2009

Christian Toto, writing in the Washington Times, wonders whether its “hero worship” that accounts for the lack of Obama jokes […]

WGA about to kill pewter goose?

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 4th, 2009

An article in the LAT on freelancing for late-night talk shows. Many a comedian has “faxed in jokes” to the […]

America's comedians held hostage: Day 105!

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 4th, 2009

This time, it’s Greg Braxton in the LA Times who says, “Comedians are treading carefully as they test the limits […]

Comedy around the world: Indonesia

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 3rd, 2009

In the Sunday NYT, op-ed contributor Endy M. Bayuni wrote a lighthearted piece about the recent elections in Indonesia: This […]

TMZ: Schimmel arrested for domestic abuse

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 2nd, 2009

Multi-platform sleaze fountain TMZ is reporting that Robert Schimmel has been arrested and booked for felony domestic violence. In a […]

Hijinx in Idaho's capital– New club in town

by Brian McKim & Traci Skene on May 1st, 2009

It’s in the Idaho Statesman– an article on last week’s opening of Hijinx, Boise’s new comedy club. It’s managed by […]