Went to see my friend Nick at Gotham last night. I hadn't been there in a while. Saw Lori Sommer and Jessica Kirson - that was nice - I always love seeing them - ran into Simi Cohen and Mark Burritt (I'm doing his show next Thursday) and Mike Cotayo performed - that was a nice surprise. My friends Drew and Perry were there - I didn't really get to talk to them because I had to cruise right after the show. I was actually glad I stayed til the end because Ted Alexandro closed. He's just funny. I mean, what he does seems so effortless - it's really a craft. There are many roads to funny and I don't care which one you take as long as you end up making me laugh, but there's something really special about Ted. He's natural. He doesn't push or talk about anything controversial or nutty - in fact most of the time he speaks pretty quietly. But there's just something about his face - his body - his feelings, really. He is telling you his story. He makes you laugh at the truth we all share as humans. I don't mean to sound so academic about it, but frankly, it's refreshing and impressive. And like I said before, I don't want or expect everyone to be like him - in fact, I think what makes him so great is that there aren't a lot of people like him. Anyway - that's enough of that. I suppose I could give you a "Ted, if you're reading this..." but you know what? He's not. And today I don't feel like embellishing, so I guess I'll just leave it at that.
p.s. - Forgot to say that Emo Phillips was there. Has anyone ever seen him before? Interesting. One liners, goofy persona. He was working out his set for Conan on Friday. I know he's pretty famous and he's been around forever... he looks really cute in his picture downstairs at Gotham - he has this spikey haircut and hip glasses - but last night he was sporting a page boy 'do that made him look the the kid on the Dutch Boy paint cans. Hmm. Comedy is funny.