Sunday, December 16, 2007

The SF Atheists Solstice Party

From far left, audience member Gene Simmons (aka Dave Kong of The SF Atheists) Keith, Chad, Sammy Obeid (special guest Buddhist,) Tissa Hami, John Ross, Tapan Trivedi and the old man who is always revealed beneath the rubber mask at the end of Scooby Doo.

Great Show, nice people, hilariously bad sound system (that little box in front of us there, that's it!!) The SF Atheists were a fun and lively bunch, as evidenced by them coming on this blog and commenting before I even had a chance to get this post up (see last post's comments.)

We had a Buddhist with us, Sammy Obeid. He turned in a great set. I hope we get to work with him again. Thanks again SF Atheists.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

And so it is done

Well we played the Punch Line SF. So, now we're famous right? It was a good show. Kind of a mellow Monday night sort of thing. I much prefer a raucous Saturday night sorta thing but we've got one of those coming up anyway. This Saturday is going to be amazing. We're playing at The SF Atheist Party and the atheists tend to be a fun bunch, not that I'm biased or anything. I'm really looking forward to the show.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tonight Tonight

The Punch Line SF. I can cross the Punch Line off of my list of venues
I want to perform at before I cease to exist (or before I begin my
existence as a frozen headwaiting to be resuscitated in some Utopian future.)
So, now I just need to perform at The Purple Onion, Carnegie Hall, The Crest Theatre (I've MC'd
there already, but I'd love to do my own stand up there) and finally,
after travelling back in time, a private show in BrigitteBardot's dressing room.

Really, it's very exciting to be heading into such a show. I can't wait. See ya there.

Friday, December 7, 2007

The Golden Compass (and the golden dress)

So, just how does an atheist celebrate Christmas? Well, I know what I'll be up to. I'm taking all of the Christian kids I know to see The Golden Compass.

C'mon now folks, could God really be opposed to a movie that features Nicole Kidman in that gold dress? I came darn close to believing in a divine being the first time I saw the commercial.

And what is it with kid's entertainment that gets Jesus' fan club all fired up? Harry Potter, Tinky Winky (or whatever that Tella-Tubbie's name was,) Dungeons and Dragons was a big target when I was a kid, and now The Golden Compass. It's sneaky you say? Right. Its all full of symbolism and what not, unlike good honest films like The Chronicles of Narnia for instance. For the record, I really enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia. I did not protest it at all.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not really bent about this. I find it quite amusing, and I'm sure the extra publicity isn't hurting the film at all.

See ya there, December 25th. Merry Christmas.

PS: "The words daemon, dæmon, are Latinized spellings of the Greek δαίμων (daimon),[1] used purposely today to distinguish the daemons of Ancient Greek religion, good or malevolent "supernatural beings between mortals and gods, such as inferior divinities and ghosts of dead heroes" (see Plato's Symposium), from the Judeo-Christian usage demon, a malignant spirit that can seduce, afflict, or possess humans."
Just so you know.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

John Ross as a teenager

Yep, this is what a Christian looks like in it's pupae state.

Not sure if he was actually a Christian yet when this was taken. If the camera had aimed a bit lower we could check for signs of a second belly button.
You may think the gold cross gives it away. Oh foolish you. A gold cross was as important as a good mullet and a mini-truck to the totally boss of the eighties. C'mon now.

Note: The "What Bitch?!" was added by John himself and you have only him to blame. But please, do the Christian thing and forgive him (or stone him to death, whatever.)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tissa on NPR

Listen to me on NPR stations nationwide this week as part of the program, "Chanukah: A Time for Schtick". Here's the catch - it's on at different dates/times in different regions. To find out when the program will air in your area, check your local NPR station's website. Or, Google the title of the show and individual station listings will pop up.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tissa on

Our ever lovin' Muslim, Ms Tissa Hami will be the special guest on this Sunday.
Amongst other things she'll be talking about our show at The Punch Line in SF on Monday.

So, give a listen. If it's too late for you it will be in their archive soon after.

Ali Mafi will also be appearing. Ali Mafi was our special guest the last time we played in SF and is a Gay Muslim Stand Up Comedian. Theres a combination of words you don't expect to see.