Thursday, May 22, 2008

Over-sharing

Here's an interesting article from the NYTimes Magazine about a lady who over-shared on the Internet. It's fairly long, but worth the read. The end of the story is a little anti-climactic, but I think it only seems that way because the rest of the story is so...oh, I don't know. Something.

I used to do a lot of over-sharing on the Internet. Now I just share, I think. I try to keep what I say to my own business and I try not to include anything that is other people's businesses. Of course, it's hard to tell a compelling story without mentioning other people. But you know.

I did some serious over-sharing on a stage last weekend wherein I discussed my asshole, Scott's asshole and the economy, and, well, it was really quite something. I've got a lot of great new material that I think you're sure to love. That is, if you love my asshole.

Actually, people gasped in horror and stifled laughter, perhaps to avoid looking like they were laughing at my asshole. Of course, from my vantage point on the stage, it just seemed like stunned silence. In fact, if people didn't come up to me later and tell me how much they enjoyed the show and how funny they thought I was, I wouldn't even know.

Of course, I got plenty of out-loud laughter for things that weren't quite so controversial. Like the economy. I have to say, this economy joke, which I will not tell you here, is about the best joke I've written (with Scott's help) in some time. It kills me that I will only be able to use it for a little while.

Oh, the humanity!

Anyway, I'm opening for the Gay Men's Chorus on June 7 at PACE, though I think I'll keep the subject matter a little tamer for that crowd. Also, I'll update my shows list so you can actually come to one, maybe.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Damien said...

Sure, the assholes might be good comedy fodder, but meanwhile Hoo's networking in New Orleans and has bright ideas for your business!

I found this magazine free in a corner deli, and it made me laugh.

May 25, 2008 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Myszkowski said...

Oh my God, Damien! This is hilarious! Remind me next time we talk to tell you the name of my comedy production company that doesn't yet exist.

By the by, I haven't told my hoo jokes in a while, though I reference The Hoo in a couple jokes, and of course the people catch on.

How could they possibly think Hoo is a good name for a business magazine?

May 25, 2008 at 11:26 PM  

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