So, I wrote a post yesterday twice and both times my internet connection crashed and took the post with it. So I got frusterated and didn’t try a third time. I’ll retro-post it later, but it still counts as being written on Sunday.
Today is my first day of unintentional unemployment (as opposed to taking a day off) since I was laid off at the ad agency on Halloween. Well, they told me to leave on Friday and don’t come back. I was surprised but relieved since after 3 months I was getting really irritated and stir crazy. I also have mounting obligations with the new Cakey series, which will be on SuperDeluxe.com at the beginning of next year. We have one episode entirely shot, one episode 1/3 done, one episode written but not shot, and one episode as an outline.
Come to 102 tonight and I will answer more Cakey
related inquiries, but only if you vote for Mitch Magee’s new show Mister Glasses, which I appear in and was present at the first imaginings of this summer. And it was edited on my computer while I was at work, so I will claim producer credit. Also, for more Mitch Mageerealted news, that Andy Kaufman award thing I posted about? He’s a finalist. Nice job, readers.
I saw a documentary on Groucho Marx yesterday, and it must have been an old one since they interviewed Bill Cosby on the set of the Cosby show. Groucho was 40 years old when Coconuts was filmed (and he was the youngest of the “funny” Marx bros.) and it reminded me of a different American Experience show I saw on Lucille Ball that mentioned SHE was 40 when I Love Lucy premiered. Based on this pool of two examples, all from more than 50 years ago, I will unscientifically state that comedians get their breaks late in life. Bad science!