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Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
8:36 am

The Golem from Tablet Magazine on Vimeo.

I made this video, which features Dr. Katz Jon Benjamin and Jonathan Katz reunited. Hope you like it.

(x-posted a couple places)
Monday, October 20th, 2008
5:27 pm
God & Co.
Here's a video I worked on about the Exodus story. Todd Barry plays God, Jonathan Katz plays Moses.


(x-posted a few places)
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
2:44 am
Hey guys,

I have a friend who just started doing stand up a year ago and would like to have some way to connect with other comedians to bounce joke ideas, trade videos and criticism, etc. I figured there would be several active forums out there for comedians, but all I could find was this: http://www.roadcomics.com/greenroom/board/ Everything else, like the Yahoo! group, is dead. Is there anywhere else that any of you could point me? Thanks in advance!
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007
11:19 am
pube story
hey, i just did my standup act based on a true story (sadly) that happened to me infront of two of my friends and i know theres alot i need to improve but do you think i should try an open mic out with this>?

any comments would be greatly appreciated

Saturday, December 9th, 2006
3:44 pm
I don't know if you guys would consider this REAL comedy, but I'd like to share some of my videos I've done on youtube with you fine folks.

Please leave feed back (positive or negative) is fine.

I hope you guys enjoy!

Current Mood: cheerful
Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
7:32 pm
8:49 am
For my friends in Los Angeles!
Come check me out babies!!!!

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Current Mood: sleepy
Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
4:49 am
Hey Everyone! My name is Holly. I'm cute!
I'm sure shameless self promotion is frowned upon, but...

Since I'm not promoting myself, I hope we can all let it slide. My best friend Kevin is a stand-up comedian in Chapel Hill, NC. He recently started his own blogging site. He has videos of his routines, along with writings that reflect his observations about life in America. Hope you'll check it out!

Monday, November 28th, 2005
3:55 pm
This is a Fancy Restaurant
A good idea (or investment) is a restaurant wherein tiny microphones at all of the tables pick up all of the diners' personal and private conversations (and eating and gastric noises) and rebroadcast them through a loudspeaker system to all other diners in the restaurant. The noise could also be "webcast" to millions of computers around the world. Patrons will have to sign a waiver to the extent that they will not take offense to what is spoken or broadcast. Sometimes the waiters should stand near (or at) the tables and stare at the diners (but not interrupt their conversation) and, if asked what they are looking at (or told that "there won't be anything else") they will simply state "I am your waiter." And if the diners offer them money or a tip (as diners for standing waiters are oft wont to do) the waiter should drop the money lethargically on the floor and state "I don't want your money," and leave with a sound of disgust. When asked for "service" the waiters should reply "we have no 'service'," ("service said icily,) "here, only food. Do you want some more food, _____?" and fill in teh blank with anything from "fatty" to "jackass", or "moron" (or "little idiot boy/girl".) And, occasionaly, "poor, stupid, fat little idiot boy/girl who is a jackassed moron." Waiters, however, should very pleasantly and carefully offer to remove or put on diners' coats, dliver and replace food and dishes to and from the table, perform singing on special occasions at request, and (occasionally) hand patrons along with their bills envelopes, bearing the petrons' titles and last names, which are stuffed with between five and twenty one-dollar bills. There should be a smokers' lounge but no eating allowed within. And there should be a smoking section but you have to choose between eating on the roof (in all weather) or eating outside in front of the restaurant, under the awning, at a small, round, cramped table made to seat four with as many as twelve other smokers who choose to sit there.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005
3:26 pm
News Headlines
Dog Dies (source: http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10152429/ )
Last Friday in Santa Barbara, California, something occured which will forever change the nature of human life on Earth. Sam, the fourteen and three-quarters year-old "dog", has insert euphemism for perished here, and now many of the world's leading theological experts fear for mankind's future. "This is obviously a sign of the coming apocalypse," says Pastor Rabbi Hatfield Goldstein, a dual citizen of Israel and Kentucky. Some disagree. FBI investigator Lance Glass believes that the source of Earth's future mayhem lies elsewhere. "Something is going on, that's for sure. Just read the news: Ariel Sharon is pushing for a Palestinian state; Harry Potter is growing up; Oprah's going on Letterman; now Sam's dead. Obviously something bad is coming down the pipes, we just don't know what." On the possibility of the arrival of Judgement Day, Glass is skeptical "I highly doubt there's anything religious behind it; Katie Couric has a new boyfriend. Obviously, there is no God." Rabbi Goldstein, however, remains optimistic that Sam's passage will open a new era of hell-like conditions on Earth and the return of the talented duo Christ and Anti-Christ. "Seeing is believing," says Goldstein. When one views Sam's photo, one is almost convinced.

photo of dog Sam whose passing marks the beginning of the pentaholocaust

Katie Couric (source: http://newsbusters.org/node/2925 )
Katie Couric's new boyfriend is making everyone close in her life (Matt Lauer) nervous. "I wish she would stop bringing him to work," says Lauer, "I just don't feel comfortable any more off-camera in the coffee room utility closet with her when he's around the studio." The new beau and Katie have been "getting it on", says boyrfriend, "We bone sometimes." Some say this is proof that anything which passes her lips dies immediately.

photo of Katie Couric with new boyfriend

Some question the taste and sensitivity of Couric's resuming courtship so soon after the disappearance of her former fiancee. "We'll still searching for Bob", says the sheriff in charge of the investigation, "we're almost finished dredging the harbor, now." Couric was not available for comments because her phone is perpetually busy.

photo of Couric with former fiancee

Bush Found (source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4454738.stm )
The President of the United States of America was located Sunday, safe and sound, though "feeling very scared and lonely," according to the White House aide who found him "wandering around in the heart of the Chinese government." Apparently President Bush escaped the White House nursery and left the country for several hours, panicking both the Secret Nanny and Big Brother services that are hired to watch over and protect him. "We still don't know how he unlocked and escaped 'The Crib'," says one unnamed Secret Nanny, "but we know he's in for trouble when he gets back home. No desert for a week, Mister! Bad!"

photo of President George W. Bush when he was finally located

news report Gabriel Arthur Petrie © 2005
Thursday, October 27th, 2005
1:17 pm
Microfiction-writing contest
A Microfiction-Writing Contest

To Be Held in a Handful of My Communities Through the End of Fall

Writing can be fun, and so can contests, and so can my communities. So, I thought, what the 'hey', let's have a writing contest in my communities.

Each community will have a thematic or categoric requirement which has to be met by each entry. Every member will be able to enter as many times as they wish in each category, but each member may only win one place in each category and each entry may only win in one category. However, there will be special awards given to select entries (such as Shortest and Logest Qualifying Entries) and in obtaining these there is no limit. There are no cash or valuable prizes, only honorable mentions in the userinfo(bio) of each community (permanently). After the contest, every entry into the writing contest will be linked to from a special entry in my own journal (eyenot), for the sake of easy reference.

Every entry must meet the categoric requirement of the community, and must be under 150 words. Genre is optional, but all works must be fiction. To enter, simply join any community the contest is being held in and post a journal entry containing one or more of your microfiction entries. You may enter multiple times, but please do not enter under multiple accounts. The contest will be held in the following communities (and with the following categoric requirements): taoism (about Taoism); goonies (about "The Goonies"); anger (about anger); drunkards (about drunkenness); comedians (a comedy); doctorjones (about "Indiana Jones"); eugenics (about eugenic science); survive (about survival); utopias (about Utopia); schlock (shoddy writing).

Entries will be accepted until winter solstice (that's December 21st-22nd), and I will begin judging them and winners will be declared around the first of the year. Hopefully, that is how it works. I might need to select an assistant judge from each community to get it done in a timely manner. If you want to judge entries, leave a comment to that effect upon this entry.

After the contest, I would also like to talk with the participants about creating a single textfile of all entries for the sake of preserving them, but as this requires discussion about copyright, it will be held off until after the contest. If you do object to your entries being copies into a single textfile of all contest entries after the contest, then simply place a copyright mark (©) at the end of your entry and it will not be copied by the maintainer (eyenot).
Thursday, September 1st, 2005
9:55 am
Thursday, August 25th, 2005
1:31 pm
The Unofficial Carlos Mencia Fans Community
You hate him?
You love him?

The Unofficial Carlos Mencia Fans Community here on LJ was lucky enough to have the one and only Carlos Mencia join them! Yes, you heard it. The REAL deal has joined the Unofficial Fan Club, here on Livejournal.

Why don't you come join us today as well?

Thursday, August 11th, 2005
2:58 pm
Aspen Submissions Info
Film Submissions

The submission window for the 2006 Festival will start August 15th with
a November 7th deadline. Features, Shorts, Documentaries, and
Commercials will be accepted. For Online submission forms, click here.
For more information, please call 310.382.3595.

Talent Submissions

To be considered as a performer for the 2006 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival,
please submit your materials (DVD, CD, VHS tape, press kit, upcoming
performance schedules, articles, etc.) to the address listed below
before November 7th, 2005.


Please include the best means of contacting you (e-mail, phone,
address, agent, manager, publicist, etc.) Once we've reviewed your
material, we will contact you if we are interested in potentially
booking you for the Festival. Whether or not you are invited to perform
at the Festival, please note that submission materials will not be

Also, periodically check out website as we will be posting announcements and information regarding the Festival.

Mailing Address:

Talent Department

U.S. Comedy Arts Festival

2500 Broadway, Ste. 400

Santa Monica, CA 90404


Cameron Burr

Producer, Programming & Talent
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
11:59 am
Attention Carlos Mencia Fans!
Unofficial Carlos Mencia Fan Community On LJ!
Come join us today...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
12:30 am
my name is ron purtee and i am the host/producer of an internet show called NEW NOISE TV. we do some interviews and such, but are pretty much a rather comedic show at heart disguised as a talk show. we are from the southeastern wisconsin area and looking for people from around there who have good comedic timing and a skill at improv who would like to audition to be semi regular characters on the show. any questions?

email - purtee@tmail.com
aim - ronthefranchise

please, serious inquires only.

x-posted like whoa
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
11:49 pm
Cringe Humor Show



Date: Thursday, August 11th 2005
Location: Laugh Lounge NYC
151 Essex Street (Between Stanton & Rivington)
Call 212-614-2500 to reserve now
Info: Cover charge is $10 per + a 2 drink minimum
Time: Show begins at 9pm, please check in by 8:45

For more information on the club & latest lineup, visit


Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
5:31 pm
Jeff Richards & Steve Hofstetter


Jeff Richards
"Drunk Girl"
On the air LIVE with Brainbox Radio:

FRIDAY, JULY 29TH AT -- 7:30 PM (EST) or 4:30 PM (PST)

If you folks have any specific questions you would like to have Mark ask Jeff - please visit the forum and drop a note!

Submit A Question To Jeff


"The Thinking Man's Comic"

LIVE on Experimental Radio TUESDAY, AUGUST 2ND AT 11:45 PM EST, (8:45 PM PST)
after he finishes his set at The World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA.

Submit A Question To Steve


(Makes it a lot easier to enjoy, and plenty more accessible right folks?)

We've done inteviews with Dane Cook, (Just hosted an album release party for him and did an interview), Doug Stanahope, Jim Florentine (Voice of Special Ed on Crank Yankers), Jim Norton (Stand-up comic and frequent host on the Opie & Anthony Show) and more to come! We broadcast to about 250,000 listeners a month - and are proud to be one of the biggest comedy stations for everything stand-up. We're all about the legends, to supporting the current chart-toppers, to promoting the NEW and lesser-known comedians as well! DefCon is NOT backed by corportate sponsers, so interviews are all-out-all the comedian and how they want to be! Tune into our 24/7 live streams now. :)
Friday, July 15th, 2005
9:25 pm
that name is one syllable too long there, Jacko.
We have used “geeze” so often it has become a separate word of the English language, but geeze used to be, anyway, a shortening of the name “Jesus Christ.” Who had the balls to give Jesus a nickname? Is it only something that a Christian would do? Is Buddha ever referred to as “Bud?” Or has worshipers of Allah ever said the phrase “all praise Big Al?"

If you that made you laugh, chuckle, think, wonder, or giggle like a school girl and you liked it... Go Here:
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
11:44 am
If promoting is not allowed, then the maintainer can delete this post.


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