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Gizzard Awareness

James Sibley rattled off the names of several improv games after our interview ended. He said he used to do improv and that he incorporates “Fill in the Blank” into his stand-up act. James is headlining at Side Splitters Comedy … Continue reading

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Big Rascals

Spanky Brown is unlike most of the comedians I’ve interviewed on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch. Because he lives in Knoxville, we have crossed paths at various events around town. He’s even seen me perform improv and stand-up at … Continue reading

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Darkness on the Edge of Clowns

Stephanie Beecken of WATE-TV interviewed me about the death of Robin Williams. I told her how he had been an influence on me comedically and that I had been a fan since the late ’70s. The piece aired at the … Continue reading

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“Your Table Is Ready”

. What is it that makes you a fan of an entertainer? It’s more than just making you laugh or smile. They make you feel something deeper. When Mork from Ork showed up on a weird episode of Happy Days, … Continue reading

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Johnny on the Spot

Comedian Johnny Beehner’s last name has given him a ton of material to use on stage. He’s appearing at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend. During our interview on WNOX, I suggested that Beehner could be a good name for … Continue reading

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Etta May Day

Comedienne Etta May joked that her appearance at Side Splitters Comedy Club this weekend may be her last performance. She is soon headed to the swamps of Florida to film an episode of a hunting show for NBC Sports. She … Continue reading

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T Time

In the current episode of the Einstein Simplified podcast, Aaron Littleton randomly mentioned Mr. T. The reference led me to tell the group about my encounter with Mr. T at WAVA. He was one of the many celebrities I took … Continue reading

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Gold Bond

┬áSteve Hytner played the part of a bad comedian on Seinfeld but he’s actually a very good comedian and actor. When he performs, he has the emcee acknowledge that “no matter what he does, he’s always remembered as Bania from … Continue reading

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The Tramp Is a Lady

Comedienne Janet Williams goes by the nickname “The Tennessee Tramp.” When she arrived at WNOX to be interviewed on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, she was carrying a box of eleven doughnuts as a gift to the staff. Janet … Continue reading

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Better Class of Newsers

Knowledge of country music has never been a strength of mine. I have mainly worked in rock and pop formats. However, I have been listening to a 1991 Randy Travis song over and over again. Terry Silver-Alford, musical director of … Continue reading

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Purgecast

Two radio listeners contacted me over the weekend, one via Facebook and one via Twitter. In the course of our online conversations, they both mentioned that they missed hearing me on the radio in the morning. In both cases, I … Continue reading

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Blue Man Group

Josh Blue was the winner of season 4 of Last Comic Standing. The last time he was in town, I happened to see him at Starbucks. Just saw @JoshBlueComedy get recognized by that super-cheerful barista at the Cedar Bluff @Starbucks … Continue reading

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Points!

The Comedy Central show @midnight includes segment called Hashtag Wars that anyone can play via Twitter. My friends Megan Jones, Nate Cate and Shane Rhyne often participate. I like to play too when I’m up late enough. My phone has … Continue reading

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Blue Collier Comedy

There are many alcoholic drinks with outrageous names. You can probably think of some that involve screaming or the beach. There’s one such drink on the menu at Side Splitters Comedy Club. When I told Reno Collier about it, he … Continue reading

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