It’s hard to believe that Seinfeld debuted 25 years ago this weekend. While the show got little attention (or ratings) upon its premiere — on July 5, 1989 — it went on to become one of the most beloved comedies of all time by critics and viewers alike. (It ran for nine seasons on NBC, through 1998, and still airs in syndication on TBS and local stations.)
My profile made The Hollywood Reporter.
#RIP dear David Brenner. This is an interview I did with him back in 2007, an interview that made it into my book Celebrity sTalker. He was the most generous and kind comedian I’ve ever known. The comedy world will miss him.
My book is on sale for 5 days and it’s only 99 cents!!
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#throwbackThursday Riding in a “taxi” in Mumbai, India. 2006
This is me doing mime in San Francisco. So many years ago you’d have to cut open my torso and count the rings. My left leg appears to be running away from my body because it doesn’t look right.
I was a terrible mime. Because I could only be quiet for so long before I’d start making sarcastic remarks to the audience about how bad I was. And seriously, what was I miming in this photo? “Oh my god this boulder is so heavy” or “Go ahead and throw me the fish, I’ll catch it in my mouth” or “My fingers are soooooooooo sticky.”
Seriously, a terrible, horrible mime.
This is, sadly, just part one in a series of the times I was mistaken for a hooker. Maybe I should start wearing bras.
Know that it’s not going to be easy. Know that it’s going to take a long time to be good or great. Don’t focus on the career climbing. Focus on the getting funnier. The second you are bitching about what another comic is getting you are going in the completely wrong direction. No one is getting your gig or your money.
Keep in mind that you are in for a looooong haul of ups and downs and nothing and something. It takes at least 15 years, usually more, to make a great comic. most flame out before they get there.
And yes, be polite and courteous to every single person you deal with. Not because that will make you a better comedian, but because you’re supposed to do that.