August 26th, 2014

The Cold Hand of Justice

August 26th, 2014

My talented friend Chuck Watkins made a record that is a parody 80′s cop film soundtrack for a film that does not exist. There are some great comics on it, and also me!   Amazing musical talents Mike O’Connell and Hannah Gansen are on it, as well as talented voice actors  Baron Vaughn, Ron Babcock and Brandie Posey!  We’re having a release party at The Good Luck Bar tonight, August 26th, at 8PM, and we’re gonna sing some tracks live!

It’s also his BIRTHDAY today- so if you can’t come out and hang with us, think about downloading the album on Itunes here, or check out the single on soundcloud here!

This trailer might explain more about the concept, but it might not:

Reading Between The Lines: Translating Missed Connections on Craigslist

August 20th, 2014

Girl with PURPLE HAIR at Grumpy Cat event – m4w (West Side/Santa Monica)

I saw you in line at Kitson for the Grumpy Cat book signing. I commented that I loved your hair. I couldn’t talk then, but I’d love to connect! E-Mail me if you find this and would like to talk! You are stunning. :) Doubt this will work, but you never know!

OK, let’s read this for comprehension:

“AT A GRUMPY CAT EVENT”: we are both idiot children raised by the Internet who worship an animal so crippled by neurological dysfunction that it cannot walk and will be dead in a year, but whose owners will try to retire on the money he earns

“You had purple hair”: you saw something in a magazine and decided to adopt a Festival lifestyle but your favorite band is Arcade Fire and you’ve never heard of any other bands.

“I couldn’t talk then”- I was with my girlfriend, but I don’t think she reads these, I didn’t mention anything about my own appearance, and I don’t think she heard me tell you I liked your hair



August 20th, 2014


Tomorrow in Burbank!

August 19th, 2014

I am part of the Burbank Comedy Festival, tomorrow night at 9:30 in the Yoo Hoo Room, in A COMEDY SHOW!

(The poster doesn’t let me link it.  I can only let you know that it’s A COMEDY SHOW!)

It’s part of a comedy festival that the performers can’t go to shows that they’re not in, but tomorrow night I’m in A COMEDY SHOW!  with Jackie Kashian, Laura House, and Molly Fite, and on Friday I’m on another A COMEDY SHOW!


August 5th, 2014


August 1st, 2014


It’s not exactly Portlandia, but when it comes to the latest in chortlesome comedy on the fringes, Glendalia is your place to be. Co-presenters Virginia Jones and Dax Jordan have been working hard since April to evolve this monthly stand-up salon with a raucous roster of punchateers. This week’s comics and their relevant tweets: MADtv‘s Matt Braunger (“If I ever decide to commit suicide, it’ll be by doing the worm downstairs.”), Conan‘s Tony Camin (“Writing a biography of the HPV virus. Warts and all”), Marcella Arguello (“If there’s one thing I hate, it’s everything.”), Ron Babcock of Why Would You Eat That? gross-out webcast fame and whimsical woman Scout Durwood. That it’s being held in a goth club is also rather amusing: further proof that darkness needs light to exist. Complex, 806 E. Colorado St., Glendale; Tue., Aug. 5, 8 p.m.; free; 21 and older. (323) 642-7519,

— David Cotner



July 25th, 2014

Andy Wood Vs. Virginia Jones: On How To Write A Morrissey Song

July 20th, 2014

My very smart and talented friend Andy Wood made this keen observation on the songs of Morrissey and the Smiths- but that’s not the end of the story.

There’s also starting with the chorus, singing exclusively about stuff you hate, and lots of grace notes!  So there!


July 15th, 2014

  So proud to bring you the 5th GLENDALIA, at the new and improved time of 8PM!  That’s right, you don’t have to stay out with the heroin junkies and club kids and fun people!    This month’s lineup is astounding:

Matt Braunger – Has a new album out: Shovel Fighter!, Mad TV

Tony Camin- Conan, Just for Laughs, The Marijuanalogues

Ron Babcock- Why Would You Eat That, Last Comic Standing, House Party with Adam Levine

Marcella Arguello- SF Sketchfest, opened for Al Madrigal and Hannibal Burress

Ricky Carmona- Tosh.0, Just for Laughs

Scout Durwood- Edinburgh, The Moth, Howard Stern