Hey everyone and welcome to our mid-life crisis, er, I mean, Fortieth News Letter Ever!
Comedy on Us! Vol 40 is our second Blogisode in our new format. Our summer break is going swimmingly, yeah, at the beach! We will return LIVE mid August. Besides, this way you won't miss out on The Metal Moment, the third installment of our new Top Five weekly segment and the all new, "Everything You Know Is Wrong," with Bruce. And so much more below! Let's get started.
We premiered Vacation Spectacular #1. Check it out for links to the last live episode and previous episodes. As well as the new audio blog version of Top Five is Alive!
San Diego Comic Con: Winners and Losers; Day 1: A blog series from award winning playwright and screen writer, Lenny Schwartz. Who has been featured on our live show.
Day 2: The second day of the con and Lenny introduces us to his four year old daughter and one more of the many voices in his head.
Skid Row is back with new plans to conquer the world. This all came together in an Atlanta recording studio, but it's a different time, a different industry, so they decided to record a series of EPs instead of a full-length album. They may have got older, but Skid Row never grew up. United World Rebellion is still youth gone wild, their musical spark still burning gasoline. United World Rebellion — Part 1 is Skid Row coming out swinging, however, this is chapter 2 so lets hope the spark is still there raging. You can check out the EP by clicking on the video above, but also please support the band by purchasing it*.
*Click the Artist name anywhere you see it for their Twitter and support them buy buying things and following along. Duh!
Everything You Know Is Wrong
Bruce Botelho Jr.
Right now West Africa is host to the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Over 900 of the 1600 infected have died causing the leaders of those countries to back out of a US led business summit of African nations. John Boehner took exception to this, "Again we witness Obama's lack of leadership." He said while sipping a margarita on the deck of his vacation home. "Either that or these leaders don't know what public service is all about."
Kent Brantley, a US doctor working to contain the Ebola outbreak, was flown to America to receive an experimental vaccine after he contacted the deadly disease. No one who protested the supposedly, "infected" immigrant children crossing the US border could be reached for comment. If this treatment works it would replace the current treatment of, "oral rehydration therapy," or if you want to get technical, "drink lots of Gatorade." Though it may be hard to convince citizens of west Africa to take an experimental drug. Apparently Africans have a hard time trusting western civilizations which may seem unreasonable if you ignore every interaction between the West and Africa.
Seriously though, it's not easy finding the humor in Ebola because it's a horrible disease. You can contract it and remain symptom free for up to three weeks. It's symptoms include fever, joint ache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and internal/external bleeding which can lead to organ failure and death. But I'm not worried about an outbreak in America. It can easily be contained here with our up to date sterilization and medical technology. I'm much more concerned about an unimpeded outbreak in Africa killing millions and seamlessly spreading to the rest of the world. It's in America's and the world's best interest to eliminate Ebola in Africa, and fortunately America is into looking compassionate (kinda) at the moment so we won't just bomb the outbreak sites, but I'm sure we'll reconsider if Ebola starts causing pathological aggression in corpses.
FOXING AROUND: Will return in the live episodes. Beginning on 8/13/14
Comedy For Your Head Holes
August is a Fun Month for Comedy!
NEWPORT SUMMER SERIES, Newport, RI**
August 8th: (Fri) Nick Swardson will be at The Newport Yachting Center in Newport RI for the Summer Comedy Series. Great Seats are still available for the 8pm show on Newportcomedy.com***
**CLICK IT FO TICKET and info
***Also appearing this month, Mike Birbiglia 8/15 and Jim Jeffries 8/22. Great seats available on Newportcomedy.com
Comic's Corner will be on hand for all shows. So keep it tuned here for show times, info and reviews and for the love of god, come see a show.
Kenny Nardozza will be LIVE @ The Comedy Studio in Cambridge, Thursday, 8/7 8pm
Dan Martin will be @ Improvboston for Naked Show 8/7, 930pm $15 then
The Comedy Studio 8/15 8pm
2 Comic Minimum SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK**** (Another returning pun) is back, Sunday 8/31 @ Narragansett Pier Theater, 3 Beach Street, Narragansett, RI 7pm $10 21+ Cash Bar
Dan presents another killer hand picked line up of refreshing talent.
****Facebook event info. Click attending and show up. BLAM!