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Christmas Elfies

The tree-lighting ceremony at the Regal Celebration of Lights on Friday night was significantly shorter than in previous years. It consisted of the introduction of politicians, the arrival of Santa Claus via firetruck, and the countdown to the tree lighting. WATE anchors … Continue reading

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Drossel-tweeter

Although it’s not even Advent yet, I will attend the same Christmas party four times this weekend. I have the privilege of playing Herr Drosselmeyer in the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association’s production of The Nutcracker. On Saturday morning, Mona … Continue reading

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Sail the River Blue

One of the ideas I had to promote Knoxville Opera’s production of H.M.S. Pinafore was to have the cast “take over” the Star of Knoxville riverboat. As luck would have it, the singers were not available because the ship’s cruise … Continue reading

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Sunday Drive

One of the jokes in my stand-up routine is about the police directing traffic outside large churches on Sundays. When I first started at Star 102.1, I would regularly get stuck in the backups when trying to get to work … Continue reading

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Scruff and Ready

The logo for the inaugural Scruffy City Comedy Festival incorporates the image of Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon, even though the bar has been closed for years. The old joint played a pivotal role in the Knoxville comedy scene. When festival organizer Matt … Continue reading

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Don’t Tweet Me This Way

Twitter is more fun for me than Facebook. I joined both in 2009 and have grown to like Twitter even more and Facebook less over the years. I also like Twitter better than Instagram, which I joined this year. Several … Continue reading

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Don’t Heckle the Hof

 When comedian Steve Hofstetter read the news that Side Splitters Comedy Club was going to close for football season, he called the club’s owner and made arrangements to re-open it. Steve and his partners will manage the club through the … Continue reading

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No Joke

Side Splitters says it's closing its doors for the football season. http://t.co/oWHNB0MuIk pic.twitter.com/46E0KueRu8 — WBIR Channel 10 (@wbir) September 5, 2014 Local comedians are expressing their love for Side Splitters on Facebook tonight. During open-mic night they learned that the … Continue reading

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Fry, Yai, Yai, Yai

Sarah Thompson from the Tennessee Valley Fair asked a question to which she surely knew the answer. She wanted to know if I would try a Twinkie stuffed with a Twix candy bar, wrapped in bacon, then deep-fried and drizzled … 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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A Moment’s Notice

WINC-FM in Winchester, Virginia, has long been one of my favorite stations. I listened to them in the early ’80s when I was still dreaming about a career in radio. My friend Paula worked there for many years and I … Continue reading

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Kohl’s Law

The cast of Front Page Follies will be dressed in black slacks and long-sleeve black t-shirts during Saturday’s show. The uniform makes it easy to add various accessories for the different numbers. My wife and I went shopping at Kohl’s … Continue reading

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Flexible Dwyer

Actor David Dwyer was very involved in the creation of the Big BBQ Bash in 2007. He was a member of the Leadership Blount class that started the annual event as their Legacy Project. My wife and I had the … 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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