Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
Stand-Up Guy Scores a Comedic Trifecta
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This story is being brought to you in Todd-AO widescreen vision. And why not? It is, after all, Todd Glass’ A-OK farsighted vision that has made the Valley Forge native son the supercomic of the cutting edge. Last comic schticking? On the edge of 40, the comic and his offbeat always-on sense of humor have found a home up on...
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Would you trade a career in commodities for comedy? Marc Grossman has … sort of. While Grossman still serves as a stocks/options trader for an area proprietaryfirm, it was when he took stock of the local comedy-club scene that he exercised his own option of a quasi-career change. "I'd been trading for nine years and had nothing - nothingtangible -...
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Cindy Marvell — yes, Marvell — helps mind-meld the old and new worlds of the art
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“Lazer Vaudeville” is light years ahead of the old “slowly I turn” turntable that played to record crowds generations ago. Vaudeville … void and old hat — a porkpie one at that? Bag the baggy pants image; this show goes better with wine and cheese than cheese and crackers. The mind-meld of the old and new worlds of vaudeville, which...
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TVTurn-Ons
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Stella is a scream - and you don't have to be Stanley Kowalski to know that this comedy clan can kill. Indeed, somewhere, Marlon Brando may be mumbling, "I coulda been a contenda, along with David, Michael and Michael." But there's no godfather clause for the deceased that would qualify Brando to join the very lively band of Stella, the...
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A Philadelphia story sails into another port - Baltimore
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The story goes something like this: In 1802, a 10-year-old Philadelphian named Uriah Phillips Levy approached the captain of the USS New Jerusalem and offered his services as a cabin boy, hoping to learn the ways of the sea. Seafaring lore has it that the precocious child, one of 14 siblings, also negotiated the stipulation that he be returned to...
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