Tag Archives: humor

Haute Qui-sine

  So I’m looking through my new issue of Austin Monthly, a must-have local publication (because it was offered on a Groupon), when I ran across a recipe by local celebrity chef Paul Qui.  Quickly realizing the opportunity to make a truly horrible headline pun, I decide to give it a whirl.  Like many professional …

Continue reading

How to Explain the Internet to your 92-year-old Mother over the Telephone

The short answer: don’t. Really.  It’s a waste of breath.  It only confuses her further.  Who needs the stress? She does, evidently.  She can’t grasp why there are copies of Endle St. Cloud’s Thank You All Very Much on the long-defunct International Artists label being sold on Amazon as CD’s and MP3’s.  Or what an …

Continue reading

To Shtick or Not To Shtick

Isn’t that always the question? I could lie and say that the reason we do comedy bits, costumes, signs, singalongs, whatever, in our shows–is solely because we want to make jazz performance kid-friendly.  That is one reason, no doubt.  But the truth is–I enjoy it too. There, I said it.  I’m renouncing the Marsalis Oath …

Continue reading