I am the Silver Senior, the oldest new young comic on the East Coast. I will offer you thirty to thirty five minutes of clean standup comedy. I deal with how the country has changed from when I was a teen in the 50's to now. The topics are mostly personal, romantic, parental, social, cultural and moderately political. Oh, and there will be jokes about the cultural changes in our attitudes toward sex from back then (it didn't exist) to now (it's everywhere.) How do we deal with it all!? Don't worry, the act is clean except for ... except for ... Oh, heck, you'll find out when you see me.
When performing, I have seen seniors laugh at memories of their own life experiences and at jokes about what it means to be a senior. The younger audience laughs because they can't believe what we had to put up with, and also because I'm also up to date. However, everybody laughs as I joke about the absurd and crazy world we live in today, from political correctness, feminism, relationships, parenting, education, music, television, film, the economy to our new best friend, Jihad.
I've performed at Goodnights Comedy Club in Raleigh, Helium in Philadelphia, the Improv in Los Angeles and other clubs in my local area.
As for me, I'm a semi-retired television comedy writer living in Durham who began his career as an actor/singer on and off-Broadway. I then became a writer/producer and worked on "Three's Company," "Facts of Life" and "227," and "The Cher Show." I was a head writer on "America & Fernwood 2Night" with Martin Mull and Fred Willard, "The Captain & Tennille" and "That Was the Week That Was." I co-created with Mel Brooks "When Things Were Rotten" for ABC. I also created a long running syndicated show called "Out Of this World" starring Doug McClure and Donna Pescow. (Remember "Saturday Night Fever?) I won an Emmy for writing "The Electric Company, and wrote standup for David Steinberg, Milton Berle, Flip Wilson, Andy Kauffman, Sandra Bernhardt and other comics. At this point in my life, I just thought it was time to write for myself and make you laugh -- my biggest reward.