Below you'll find a picture of me.
A picture of me on stage.
On stage having fun.
Having fun and being funny.
You can tell I'm being funny because Bert and Brent are laughing big belly laughs.
Laughing big belly laughs at me/with me/near me is pretty much the highest compliment you can give me.
I like this picture, even though my face is wonky and the picture is blurry.
Especially though my face is wonky and the picture is blurry.
I like this picture because it's me doing something I love to do.
Making people laugh in a fancy theater (okay, the attic of a fancy theater) at a comedy festival.
Right there I'm talking about those hand-puppets that therapists use so people who aren't comfortable talking about their emotions can get a buffer. So it's like the bear/doll/sock is going through it instead of the person connected to the hand up in the guts of the bear/doll/sock.
Most, I think, are familiar with the concept. Especially thanks to Dr. Marvin. Dr. Leo Marvin.
I like making light of concepts that aren't really all that light.
There are lots of not light things happening with those hand-puppets that therapists use, but they are so damned funny to me.
Play therapy is really cool. And effective. Did you know that if you leave a kid- any kid- alone to play with a bunch of different kinds of toys they will pick certain ones and play out things that bother them or things they can't quite figure out, and they will manipulate the toys and the situation until they solve their problem and give it an ending where they are in control of things? It's pretty cool. Your own kids do it while you put them down in front of their things so you can poop or get the dishes done or whatever it is you need to do. You can sneak and watch them if you want. Calmly and slowly intervene if the Barbies start getting extremely violent or humpy.
Oh, and speaking of comedy festivals, you'll be able to catch us in New York City at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater on August 14th at 11:30 am (sorry, you'll have to skip church. God will understand, and most likely even encourage). Asteroid! was accepted into the Del Close Marathon, which is pretty much the highest compliment you can give an improv team.