Thursday, March 29, 2007

Enough Already

Jackie Mason is returning to the New York stage. He will be at Feinstein's at the Regency from April 10 through April 21. I'm not posting this to advertise for him, I'm warning people. I mean, I don't care that he is going to be at Feinstein's, that's not really a theatrical venue, but I am concerned that the show is called All New: A Pre-Broadway Comedy Workout. As if that title wasn't obvious enough, press materials say that this is indeed moving to Broadway. Someone make the terror stop.

I understand that the press materials need to say the piece "features his usual potent mix of political satire and insightful observations," but we all know Mason hasn't had a potent mix of anything for years. I can only pray it doesn't ever take up a Broadway theater. There aren't that many of them, people. And yet I fear his return is somewhat inevitable. Why? Because the same people always back him and they have money. That's the reason. But we can still all pray that he strains something during this workout. That would be ideal.

On a totally unrelated topic, I want to thank everyone for their kind emails post-accident. I am doing much, much better and made it out of my apartment two whole times this week (today without escort). My big outing of the week involved taking part in the SPF panel on Theatre Bloggers on Monday night. That night, I learned that with a combination of pain pills and massive amounts of caffeine and sugar, my energy level could appear normal for 4-5 hours, concussion or not. I also learned many other things. As I've said here before, I'm not a big blog reader, so I don't usually recommend blogs, but I do want to give shout-outs to my fellow panelists: Isaac Butler (Parabasis --, Garrett Eisler ( The Playgoer - and George Hunka (Superfluities - These guys are much more dedicated than I--they generally post more than a lousy two times a week and have been in this world for a lot longer. I admire their dedication! They each have their own unique niche and it was interesting to meet them and hear their opinions. I hope those of you who attended enjoyed it. Also, a special "thank you" to our moderator/Time Out New York's main theater man, David Cote (Histriomastix -

I'm stopping this now so I can toast the Broadway arrival of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin. I know you readers might think I am being sarcastic, but I'm not. I'm genuinely excited.


Seth Christenfeld said...

He's got a new book out, too. It's called Schmucks!.

Oy vey.

carajoy said...

I never understood the Jackie Mason thing... But, even those who did, must be tired of it. I have to think so at least.

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