Standing Up, Falling Down: A Familiar Story

A stand-up comedian moves home after four years of struggling to find success in Los Angeles in the recently released Standing Up, Falling Down. The story told in this film is one that is all too familiar.  While stand-up opportunities are all over New York City, the biggest opportunities are almost always in Los Angeles.  Take it from this improviser who weirdly became a film critic (I haven’t given up on comedy for what it’s…

"Standing Up, Falling Down: A Familiar Story"

When Harry Met Sally…: The Perfect Rom-Com

When Harry Met Sally… still holds up as one of the greatest romantic comedies as the Rob Reiner/Nora Ephron film celebrates the 30th anniversary in 2019. The film starts at the University of Chicago in 1977 when Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) leave for New York.  At the time, Harry is dating Sally’s best friend, Amanda.  This trip to New York consists of their views when it came to relationships.  Being…

"When Harry Met Sally…: The Perfect Rom-Com"

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

It was a sad day when we lost legendary comedian Robin Williams but a new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, tells his story in his own words. Williams got his start during the 1970s comedy scene in Los Angeles.  This led to various television appearances in the 1970s.  None of those appearances were more notable than the time that he made his first appearance as Mork on Happy Days.  The two-episode appearance…

"Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind"