north-on-mills said: Whaaaaat how are you so flexy omg
Years of practice, lol. I was a gymnast for years. Then a stripper. Now I just like to contort myself into weird, bendy positions and read, or watch TV. Lol. Oh, and I have hyperflexibility in most of my joints, and hyperextension! Lol.
John Barrowman kissed a man during the wedding thing at the Commonwealth games in Scotland (see below)
and this is so so important because of this
and now he’s receiving hate on Twitter
this is absurd
join the fight, stand with John Barrowman and Stonewall and say
I got bored, and decided to be bendy….
So, if you follow me, you will know that I am obsessed with stand up comedy, and comedians.
This is just a collection of thoughts and thank yous and feelings.
First cab off the rank, I want to thank my friend and idol Justin Hamilton. I first saw Hammo in 2000, at PJ O’Briens in Adelaide, and I fell in love with his comedy, and his persona. In the past 2 years, he has become a friend of mine, and I treasure that friendship.
Next up is Craig Egan. Craig runs AdelaideComedy.com and is an amazing person. He consistently brings world standard comedy to Adelaide, and he is also good for a chat.
To all of the other room runners/promoters/etc who I’ve met over the years, you guys and girls are incredible. You make seeing live comedy a safe space for me, and I forever appreciate it.
To all of the comedians who I call my friends, thank you. Just thank you. You just pick me up when I’m at my lowest. You make me laugh, you give me hugs, you have a drink with me at gigs. You guys are a huge part of my life. I love each and every one of you.
To the friendships I have made within comedy circles, I love you guys. You are my best friends. You are beautiful people, and I value your friendship.
To the podcasters, I love what you do. I love how you invite me into your life, and share your stories, and bare your souls. You make me laugh, you make me cry. You talk about the things I love. You talk about the things that matter. You are amazing.
Comedy is my love, my passion, and my world. If I’m not at gigs, I’m listening to podcasts, reading books written by comedians, watching their stand up (either on TV, or DVD), or thinking about comedy.
And my final thank you goes to the love of my life, my best friend, the most beautiful person I know. Emily, you are incredible. You have shown me how to be a better person. I love talking to you. I miss you constantly. I couldn’t imagine my life without you.
This outfit speaks volumes.
Scott Same wants you to think he’s a beer and pizza kinda guy. The practical winter jacket, chinos and beer in one hand gives that impression.
But like a person desperate to show off they can afford luxury brands but only owns a Chanel T-Shirt, Scott’s pizza print denim shirt confirms he’s a pizza tourist.
He’s hungry for people to think he eats the common mans meal, when in reality it’s all caviar and Chandon!
Open Mic Comedy, Imperial Hotel
23 July 2014
Weird Al Explains How He Conquered the Internet
When I said I was going to interview “Weird Al” Yankovic this past weekend, people asked me how he was going to find the time. The guy is everywhere right now. I was a little confused myself about how he could possibly squeeze in a casual conversation in the lounge at The Standard Hollywood, a hotel on the Sunset Strip.
It wasn’t until I actually saw him stroll into the lobby that I really believed the All-Time King of Song Parody, and reigning Emperor of the Internet could take a moment away from darting all over the digital landscape to talk to the likes of me. He had an entrourage of one in tow: Jay Levey, his manager, creative soulmate and director of UHF (a movie that was released 25 years ago yesterday). Jay is a small, taciturn, businesslike man who puts Al’s elastic, always-on persona in stark relief.
But when Yankovic sat down wearing low-key, normal people colors, it was clear that he wasn’t out of breath, and he was capable of devoting his full attention to an interview. I couldn’t help but ask how this was possible.
"I have to say, the synchronicity with the release of ["Mandatory Fun"] is pretty mind boggling even before we get into all that," he said. "I had been doing all sorts of promotional stuff, like, months and months before I even knew I had an album coming out, and everything started to happen right around the time of the release." He was referring to his recent appearances in other people’s work: "Epic Rap Battles of History,” where he rapped with animal agression while dressed as Isaac Newton, and Drunk History with Derek Waters, in which he played Hitler.
But he emphasized that some of his recent everywhere-ness was happenstance, his performance as Hitler being a prime example. “It tied into the whole totalitarian theme on the album art. And there are things that are coming out over the next few weeks, like ‘Hotwives of Orlando.’ I did a little bit on that show, and that came out the same day as the album. All this stuff is sort of happening, y’know, at the same time.”