Sunday, February 19, 2006


At this time, I would like to call a bit of attention to the recent accomplishments of Ms. Kambri Crews, publicist and girlfriend extraordinaire. Kambri has had an autobiographical essay published on FRESH YARN -- the first Online Salon for Personal Essays. Fresh Yarn numbers among its contributers many of the most respected authors, film and TV writers and performers in the entertainment industry. As you can imagine, this is a pretty sweet gig. But then, if you know anything about Kambri's life story, you know it's definitely the stuff of great storytelling. I won't really spoil it for you, I'll just provide this link to her fantastic essay, "Just Like My Daddy". READ IT, WINNERS!

And along those same lines, Kambri has recently started Love, Daddy, a blog devoted to the funny/strange/sad/mystifying relationship she has with her father, a deaf man currently serving a life sentence at the Texas State Penitentiary for the attempted murder of his third wife. The site is full of interesting anecdotes, great pictures and excerpts from the rather odd jailhouse writings of Mr. Cigo Crews himself. It's truly fascinating stuff--chances are, anything you went through as a child will seem downright mundane by comparison. READ IT (ALSO), WINNERS!

Much obliged. Now back to your regularly scheduled lives.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Friends, family and well-wishers,

I would like to take a moment and offer up my sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to vote for me in Comedy Central's Stand Up Showdown. Thanks to your persistant e-participation, I managed to land at Number 19 on Comedy Central's "Top 25 of 2005". I realize that the results of contests like this depend heavily on how successfuly a comic mobilizes his/her "fanbase" (yes, I just cringed with embarassment while typing that word). So I take this little tidbit of news as evidence not that I am now the world's 19th most brilliant purveyor of yuks, but that there are a number of fantastic people out there who have shown (and continue to show) me a great deal of support.

I thank you unreservedly.

Need proof? Well, lookie here:

See?? I had to look around the apartment for a Sharpie and everything!

Well, that's all for now. Just one quick reminder to join super-wicked-awesome mailing list, if you've not already done so. There's going to be some fun stuff coming up, including free tickets, silly contests and completely inane prizes. In fact, let's kick things off: I will sign something completely random from my home and mail it to you, if you're the first person to know what the subject heading of today's post is referencing (other than the Stand Up Showdown). Click "comment", if you know the answer--but be specific!

p.s. Thanks again!