Update from the Motherland

Motherland Comedy is 10 shows old and it’s been superb thus far. I greatly appreciate everyone who’s come out, the beautiful photography by Andrew Max Levy and Phil Szeto and all the kind words that have been written. Come see a show for yourself.

L.A. Magazine: L.A. Restaurants Are Hosting Some Surprisingly Great Comedy Shows


We Like L.A.: Motherland Comedy Show Brings You Big Laughs for Small Bucks in Eagle Rock

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The Occidental: Eagle Rock’s Motherland Comedy dishes out lomi and laughs

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Come to the Motherland, a new weekly showcase I’m producing with CJ Toledano & Rob Haze every Thursday night 9pm at Kusina Filipina (4157 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles) starting August 8th.

Check out the inaugural show on Thursday, August 8th featuring:

Ian Karmel (Late Late Show with James Corden, All Fantasy Everything)
Sasheer Zamata (SNL, I Feel Pretty)
Andrew Lopez (Blockers, Comedy Central digital)
Lindsay Adams (TBS Just for Laughs festival, FOX)
Brent Weinbach (Conan, Comedy Central)

Best People Watching in NYC, Clean Bathrooms


It doesn’t make sense. Basements are cold. You store your wine or deer meat down there for that very reason and yet, defying all laws of nature, NYC subway stations become saunas in the summer. So as I emerged from the downtown Canal street station the hot Chinatown air brought relief like opening the ice cream case in an air conditioned-less bodega.

Wiping the perspiration from my brow, I meandered past the fake Rolex salesmen and faux perfumeries towards the New York City Clerk’s Office. In a few short weeks I was officiating my friends’ wedding and had to ensure my pronouncement of man and wife would be legally binding.

I’d been putting off the task for far too long and would’ve procrastinated further had I not been goaded off the couch by nervous texts from the bride-to-be.

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