Thursday, July 31, 2008

Listen to Atheist me on Infidel Guy tonight
Just click on the linky poo there a bit before 5pm PST and listen as The Infidel Guy and I discuss The Coexist? Comedy Tour and lots more.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Playing The Crest!

Yes, we're playing the Crest. This is certainly an exciting gig, and it'll be a great cap to our tour.

There is no venue in Northern California that I would be more excited to be booked at than this amazing room.

Its exciting, of course but a bit intimidating too. I mean, its where I saw The Cramps, The Axis of Evil, Norman Mailer. That's some pretty hefty company to be keeping.

One of these days I want to get around to researching who else might have played there back in the Vaudeville days when it was still known as the Hippodrome.

Click here for an extended history.

Monday, July 21, 2008

See me this week on SF's PBS stations

The documentary, "Stand-Up: Muslim American Comics Come of Age," will air this week on San Francisco's PBS stations.

The program explores the emergence of Muslim and Arab-American comedians in the wake of the events of September 11th, demonstrating how they use humor to take on stereotypes about Middle Easterners and terrorism. It showcases five performers (Ahmed Ahmed, Tissa Hami, Dean Obeidallah, Azhar Usman, and Maysoon Zayid), their comedy, and the way it is shaped by the everyday tribulations of their lives. This is the story of how each of these men and women felt the aftershock of 9/11 personally. At a time when people of Middle Eastern background were advised to lie low, they all chose to stand up and crack jokes.

Find out more about the film at:


Wednesday, July 23rd at 11pm
KQED and KQED-HD (Ch. 9, Ch. 9.1, Comcast 709)

Thursday, July 24th at 1pm
KQED-Life (Ch. 54.3, Comcast 189)

Thursday, July 24th at 10pm
KQED-Life (Ch. 54.3, Comcast 189)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sacramento Atheists and Other Freethinkers

This past Sunday Tapan and I were the special guests at the July meeting of The Sacramento Atheists and Other Freethinkers. We spoke about the tour and even did some of our material. Doing comedy, during the day, in a meeting environment for a bunch of skeptics is a TOUGH gig.

Tapan spent over 30 minutes taking questions about Hinduism and religion in general. When it was my turn I was challenged on my belief that the extreme brand of Islam now troubling some parts of the world is related to the economic and political situation in those parts of the world. In fact; I was challenged on pretty much everything I said, but that is what I love about skeptics.

It was a good time and we're both grateful to the fine folks at Atheist and Other Freethinkers for having us out. For more on this group visit

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

How many Charles Schwab fund managers...

... does it take to change a light bulb?

Five: one to drop the bulb and smash it to bits, and four to pretend they didn't witness anything.

Am I right, people? Anyone? Hello?