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Typing in my underwear. By Mark Pitta

Dec. 29th, 2008 05:54 pm Travel Woes

I feel like I'm in a Warren Zevon song...I'm sitting in the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, listening to the air conditioner humm...

From the balcony of this hotel I can see the Golden Princess, the cruise ship I was on for five days. Five days of rain and clouds, and motion sickness. On Christmas there was a nasty storm that even the 20 year veteran cruise director said, "That was rough."

Imagine being in bed and you are lifted off the mattress from the violent rocking the ship is taking from the angry pacific ocean. The crash of the swells hitting the ship sounded like a cannon going off in a bowling ally. At one point I looked out the widow and thought, "It's time to face the enemy," and what I saw was so powerful that I felt small and helpless like a child lost at the mall. It was all I could do to get the deck five and buy some dramamine.

That lasted two days then it calmed down. I did four shows of 50 minutes each.

On the movie channel on board they played "The Woman." I had to take more Dramamine.

Today is a long travel day...I had to disembark at 10:00am and they said I could stay on the ship until I had to leave at 6:00pm but I got off and got this hotel room instead. Two flights today finally landing in San Francisco at 5:30am.

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Sep. 10th, 2008 10:56 am Howie and Mark

From our marathon show with Howie Nave who drove all the way from Tahoe to do 20 minutes. Why he's wearing Davy Jones's shirt from The Monkees I don't know.

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Aug. 25th, 2008 01:09 pm Klein Time

After performing for one hour and 45 minutes at the 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, Robert Klein held court in the green room with me a few comics for an additional two hours! What an honor.

Pictured: Geoff Bolt, Bob Sarlatte, Dan St. Paul, Michael Meehan, Robert Klein, Mark Pitta.

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Aug. 25th, 2008 01:03 pm

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Aug. 5th, 2008 12:48 am 59 Funny People

My heartfelt thanks to all the comedians who performed FOR FREE to help raise money for Max Alexander and his new kidney.

Scott Kalechstein
Beth Schumann
Marga Gomez
Jerry Diner
Peter Barlett
Grant Lyon
Fred Wolf
Dana Carvey
Larry Bubbles Brown
Scott LaRose
Dave Burleigh
Geoff Bolt
Catlin Gill
Steve Kravitz
Steve Barkley
Conor Kallicut
Mike Meehan
Mo Mandel
Don Novello
Jeff Applebaum
Sam Arno
Carlos Alezrackie
Marc Hershon
Josuha Brody
Rodney Sharrif
John Elk
Scott LaRose
Jim Crenna
Joe Sharkey
Tony Sparks
Carrie Snow
Brian Malow
Mark Silverman
Doug Ferrari
David Kleinberg
Todd Glass
Daniel Keno
Nick Leonard
Christine Gelat
Candy Churilla
George Corrigan
Chris Karney
Andrew Norelli
Robin Cee
Kurt Weitzmann
Stephen B
Greg Otto
Kellen Erskin
Richard Stockton
Rick Pulido
Lizette Mizelle
Keven Avery
Mky Powell
Ngaio Bealum
Howie Nave
Harry Basil
Diane Amos
Jeff Burghart
Orny Adams

28 hours

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Jul. 28th, 2008 01:37 am The Marathon

It's 2:00am again and I'm still booking this comedy marathon. All I want is to raise money for fellow comedian Max Alexander and that's what I have to think about as the blank pages have to be filled. Many comics are volunteering their time and that's also what keeps me going. We're all brothers and sisters.

On the TV I have FINGERS with Harvey Keitel playing. Once in awhile I play with my dog then go back to booking the show. I put it on paper which means it's going to happen. Man, the audience who comes to this show is going to get their money's worth. Ten dollars is cheap. I hope they donate more.

Here's an article in the paper that came out Friday:


Come to the show!!

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Jul. 21st, 2008 05:49 pm Proud Papa

Just got the word that our buddy LARRY "BUBBLES" BROWN did a great job on The Late Show With David Letterman tonight. His show won't air until Friday so spread the word.

The news from EDDIE BRILL, who is a fine comedian and books the comedy talent on the Letterman show, said he did "phenomenal" getting many applause breaks. He says you can hear Dave laughing out load and twice he was doubled over. This will no doubt boost Larry's confidence for several hours.

I feel especially proud because it was the Letterman audition I set up at the Throckmorton Theatre where Eddie saw "Bubbles." I could have easily booked Larry Brown the basketball coach.

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Jul. 19th, 2008 01:27 am Psalm People

I was at a funeral today for my Uncle Ed. It always happens...as the priest is speaking his sermon, and the family is coping with the loss; a baby's cry is heard and the mother hurriedly rushes the baby out of the church. Silly. It's just confirmation of the cycle of life. Have you ever been to a funeral where a baby didn't cry?
Of coarse, a cell phone also went off and that's just rude. If you keep your cell phone on at a funeral your ring tone better be that of a baby wailing.

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Jun. 27th, 2008 12:52 am Geroge Carlin

I can't write about George just yet. Hurts too much. But here's my favorite bit:

(Ring Ring)


Yeah, this is Dave, who's this?

This is Jane.

Jane? Jane who?


Jane, Jane?

Jane! You met me at a party about six to eight weeks ago and you said I was a 'real good sport.'

Oh, Christ, yeah, Jane...how are you Jane?

Pregnant! And I'm going to jump out the window!

Say, you are a good sport, aren't you Jane...

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May. 29th, 2008 11:28 pm Final Exits

Man, it's hard not to be depressed when there's news every other day that someone has died that you admired. First it was Dick Martin of Rowan and Martin's Laugh In. I was in an episode of 3rd Rock From The Sun where Dick did a cameo. Then Sidney Pollack who's films I love, the best one being 3 Days of the Condor. Today I learned that Harvey Korman passed and just ten minutes ago I found out that fellow comedian Mitch Mullany died at age 39 from diabetes. I was trying to watch a video of Mitch but it was too sad because he was so funny. Good-by and God Bless to ALL.

Dick Martin

Sidney Pollack

Harvey Korman

Mitch Mullaney

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