AKA 5TH BARON CHRISTOPHER HADEN-GUEST – Marilyn Armstrong

CHRISTOPHER GUEST - (born February 5, 1948) who is usually known simply as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. So there we are, Garry and I, watching "A Few Good Men." Garry looks at me and asks, "Is that Christopher Guest?" I … Continue reading AKA 5TH BARON CHRISTOPHER HADEN-GUEST – Marilyn Armstrong

TOP TELEVISION THEME SONGS – Rich Pachall

Comedy Division, by Rich Paschall This was a tough category to narrow down.  Even just considering comedies over the years you can compile a massive list.  There really have been quite a few good ones.  When tossing songs from consideration, I found I had to let go of some of those jingles that are more … Continue reading TOP TELEVISION THEME SONGS – Rich Pachall

FLYPAPER (2011) AND FILM CRITICS – Marilyn Armstrong

A while ago, Garry and I watched what is I am sure among the lowest grossing movies of all time. I don't say this lightly. In its theatrical run, it grossed exactly (according to both Wikipedia and IMDB) $1100, which even for us is not a giant sum of money. No, there aren't any zeroes missing. That's … Continue reading FLYPAPER (2011) AND FILM CRITICS – Marilyn Armstrong

“BEING THERE” – A MODERN DAY REVIEW – Garry Armstrong

Last night, Marilyn and I watched "Being There." We hadn't seen this comedy from 1979 in a long time, probably years. What a difference time has made! I recall seeing "Being There" when it opened. I enjoyed the farcical Hal Ashby film about a mentally challenged man who somehow influences high and mighty power brokers … Continue reading “BEING THERE” – A MODERN DAY REVIEW – Garry Armstrong

COMEDY, COMEDIANS AND COMEDIC RANGE – BY TOM CURLEY

This is a blog that’s been bouncing around in my head for I while.  Events that happened recently brought it to the forefront. I love comedy. Always have. When I was a child and got a transistor radio, I didn’t care much for all the songs about love and romance. I loved the novelty songs. … Continue reading COMEDY, COMEDIANS AND COMEDIC RANGE – BY TOM CURLEY

HOW TO STAY MARRIED WHILE WRITING A SCRIPT WITH YOUR SPOUSE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I write scripts for Voicescapes Audio Theater with my husband, Tom. Writing scripts is hard; writing comedy scripts is harder ... and writing scripts with your spouse is --- let’s say “challenging,” at least if you hope to stay married. We have developed some Writing Rules of the Road to help couples stay sane and … Continue reading HOW TO STAY MARRIED WHILE WRITING A SCRIPT WITH YOUR SPOUSE – BY ELLIN CURLEY

A PORN STAR, A PLAYMATE, A PLAINTIFF AND A GUY NAMED PECKER WALK INTO A BAR – BY TOM CURLEY

So the bartender says “What is this? Some kind of joke?” The answer is, yes and no. It’s not a joke. It’s reality. In so far as reality has become a bigger and bigger joke these days, it is a joke. And the bar they walked into wasn’t a ‘bar’ bar. It was a legal … Continue reading A PORN STAR, A PLAYMATE, A PLAINTIFF AND A GUY NAMED PECKER WALK INTO A BAR – BY TOM CURLEY