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RIP Mary Willard

I am saddened to hear Mary Willard passed away this week. My heart goes out to Fred, Hope, and the entire Willard family.

I worked with the “MoHo’s” sketch group several years back. The only reason I stopped was all the travel I do. They are a lovely group of people who I looked forward to working with every week. As a whole they were great because they didn’t coddle your you so you would spend money and take their class. On the contrary, they didn’t want to waste time. Theirs or yours.

Mary Willard was the epitome of that. She was the glue, the spine, core, center, rock…. she was their leader. She was a no BS kind of instructor/Director. You wrote a sketch, brought it to class, gave it to Mary, she took it from there. She cold cast it, people would perform it, then input. Your sketch was funny, or it wasn’t. End of story. Mary cut right to the chase. She was my Mom if my Mom worked in comedy. I related to her. Accept when she gave me shit about using garlic salt. “No decent cook would ever use garlic salt”…. she told me.

it’s the only incorrect thing she ever said.

I was blessed to have worked with her.

RIP Mary Willard.

Hey, New Dates!!!

Time for a complete calendar update!!!

July 20-23: Carnival Inspiration
July 23-26: Carnival Inspiration
July 26-30: Carnival Inspiration
July 3-Aug 3: Carnival Inspiration

August 5-8: Carnival Horizon
August 8-12: Carnival Horizon
August 18-25: Norwegian Bliss
August 25-Sept 1: Norwegian Bliss

Sept 1-8: Norwegian Bliss
Sept 10-14: Carnival Victory
Sept 14-17:Carnival Victory
Sept 20-23: Carnival Dream
Sept 23-26: Carnival Dream
Sept 28-Oct 1: Carnival inspiration

Oct 3-6: Carnival Splendor
Oct 6-9: Carnival Splendor
Oct 11-13: Zanies- St. Charles, IL (Pheasant Run)
Oct 17-20: Zanies- Rosemont, IL
Oct 22-24: Carnival Fascination
Oct 27-Nov 5: Norwegian Breakaway

Nov 7-11: Carnival Horizon
Nov 11-17: Carnival Horizon
Nov 17-21: Carnival Horizon
Nov 29-Dec 2: Carnival Magic

Dec 2-5: Carnival Magic
Dec 15-22: Norwegian Epic
Dec 22-29: Norwegian Epic

If you want to be technical, click here and go to the GIGS page

NYFS Ep. 10 “Suicide Prevention”

This is Part II of the Suicide episode we recorded. This time around we try to focus on prevention. Warning signs to look for. How your kids can be aware of those signs in others.

On a somewhat lighter note, I mention my upcoming show in Hollywood….. but give no info at all. For those of you interested, here ya go:

Sunday June 24th
@BarLubitsch @ 8pm
7702 Santa Monica Blvd. West
Hollywood, CA

NYFS square