Dispatches from the Head

Biscuits & Gravy.



Hey, friends-

This week is the big Magner’s Comedy Festival in Boston. I’m doing a live WTF and a standup show on Friday Jan. 27th. There are still a few tickets if you want to come out. It’s going to be a good time. The following week I will be doing another live WTF at Sketchfest in San Francisco on Friday Feb. 3 along with some other shows.

For those of you that are relatively new to the show and you want access to the earlier episode you can always get a premium app subscription or there are some select episodes available at iTunes for purchase at WTF Premium. You can also pick up my new CD if you want on iTunes. If you get it at the site I will sign if for you.

I just want to thank you all again for all the love that came the way of the show for the Todd Glass episode. It was a big deal for him and the support that flowed his way was amazing.

I’m sitting in a hotel in Atlanta. It’s a long week here but the shows have been great. I can’t eat anymore burgers, fried food or biscuits. When you are down here, no matter where you are, you are within a mile or two of Biscuits and Gravy. You could be walking down the street and ask someone, “Hey, where can I get some good Biscuits and Gravy?” They would say, “Well, you can go down the street here a bit or you can come on in and I’ll fix you some.” Sweet people down here. Honestly.

I know now that there really aren’t that many healthy places to eat here because the last few times I’ve been here and hit this wall on the last day. Someone always brings me to the same healthy restaurant called RJ Thomas. It is an odd place that has a bunch of cage tropical birds out front. There are literally a Toucan, Cockatoos and a Macaw or two outside this place as you walk in. The place itself looks like a very small circus from the street. This time I was here I fully realized just how high you have to wave that freak flag to get it above the Confederate flag on that poll. Love the renegade progressive south when I can find it.

Ralphie May is on Monday’s show and I think we had a very intense, loaded conversation about comedy and overcoming hardship in life. Very engaging and revealing talk. On Thursday Paul Feig, the creator of Freaks and Geeks and the director of Bridesmaids, brings it to the garage with a very candid and intelligent talk about comedy, his work, Christian Science, show biz and living with some personal issues that are daunting. This is a comedy nerd dream chat. Great guy. Enjoy.


Love,
Maron


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