TO ROBIN WILLIAMS, MY BROTHER MARK AND OTHER STRONG, FUNNY TYPES.
August 12th, 2014
Everyone it seems in the comedy, acting and even the political world has chimed in on the passing of Robin Williams. That’s the impact his work, his life and his death have had.
Every thing I have read has been heartfelt. From Paul F. Tompkins’ moving reminiscence of meeting and working with his hero to Second City Toronto alumni recalling the magical night Robin “dropped in” to share the stage with them. Many of my Canadian standup comedian friends also had the chance to meet Mr. Williams (I can’t imagine he would want to be called this, but that is …
WHY I DIDN’T GO OUT ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY YESTERDAY (but I am going out today)
March 18th, 2014
‘Tis the morning after St. Patrick’s Day (and more importantly St. Patrick’s NIGHT) and I am 100% hangover free for the first time in about 24 years. I didn’t drink on St. Patrick’s, or in the weekend leading up to it this year and I’m trying to decide now whether that is because I have matured as a human being or my life as a sort-of-Irish-man is over.
I will reluctantly lean towards the former (this time at least the lean is voluntary)
The St. Patrick’s Day holiday has always been a favorite of mine. I love drinking Guinness, I …
A VERY SERIOUS THANKS FROM A VERY THANKFUL COMEDIAN
December 18th, 2013
This past Saturday we lost my mom Kathleen after a long battle with Arthritis and other painful illnesses. As anyone who has lost a parent knows there is an immediate flood of sadness quickly followed by happy memories and the solace that comes with knowing your loved one will now be at peace.
I was in B.C. at the time, working on a pilot for HGTV, while my oldest brother was back by my mom’s side in London, Ontario. When I got the news I was at a busy Ferry terminal. There is no “good location” to be in to …