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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Bud Buckley Understands

I always enjoy reading the blog from other performers. Whether they're comedians, actors, or musicians like Bud Buckley, it is refreshing to read about similar pains and triumphs in this awful business we love.

I can't leave comments at his blog because of some stupid glitch in Haloscan's software. I can, however, blog about Bud myself and whenever he is kind enough mention me a couple of times, I have no problem with returning the favor.


Blogger Bud said...

Thanks, Andy, I surely appreciate that. If I lived in that ice cube tray you call a hometown, I'd most likely be getting into serious trouble with you all the time. There's a lot of comic material here in Venice, FL too but it seems cruel to make fun of old people. I can get your comments on my blog, I just can't answer you by e-mail. When my son/webdesigner gets here in early April, we'll tackle some of these issues. I hate geekese. Webgeeks are more arrogant about their "language" than the French. And they probably don't cook as well either.

4:08 AM

Blogger Andy Land said...

It is perfectly alright to make fun of anyone or anything so long as you know how to do it properly.
The old addage, "comedy = tragedy+time" pretty much means anything is subject to ridicule once in awhile.

I can't leave comments on your blog from my computer and you can e-mail me from the comments section on your computer. Does anybody miss telephones, typewriters, and the post office?

8:32 AM

Blogger Bud said...

I really need to know how to do it properly, then, 'cause it's a fucking riot.

11:57 AM

Blogger Andy Land said...

OK, here are a few things that work.

Say things that exact your revenge without making it seem like you're condemning an entire population. Things that they relate to, but insist you're talking about someone else. Example: You're performing at a restaurant and some old guy gets up and rather slowly walks in front of you to use the bathroom or whatever. Stop what you're doing as if you wee interrupted and very dramatically watch him walk by you. The folks that were paying attention will laugh a bit from the moment. When he's past the stage say something like, "From the back he looks just like this guy I was stuck driving behind all day. All that's missing is the blinking turn signal and he's THERE!" Or, when he passes, say out loud, "In my mind, you're moving faster too." Something that pokes fun at what's happening and not at an entire group usually works well. How about, "If this were an Old Country Buffet you KNOW he'd be moving faster!"

Find the common things that they relate to and laugh at and expand upon them a bit. Should be fine. If you tag your remarks with something equally self-depricating they think the joke is really on you!

12:25 PM


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