I love Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ and was so excited when I went to the site today and saw that Season 5 has started! This show makes me happy and brightens my day. I highly recommend it when you just need a smile.
I watched Kevin Hart and couldn’t stop laughing. And one of my favorites is on TOMORROW, Amy Schumer…can’t wait!
I love every episode but here are a few of my favorite favorites:
Writing this blog post just makes me want to go watch them all again. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
I have always liked Dax Shepard and this interview on Nerdist with Chris Hardwick did not disappoint. He has such sweet things to say about his wife, Kristen Bell, and shares about his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse and why he loves Bill Murray so much. They both had me laughing out loud at work.
If you couldn’t tell, the Friday picture was my first attempt at a project in Photoshop. I have been trying to teach myself Illustrator and Photoshop through youtube videos and it is tough! But I had fun making this portrait out of words of Joan Rivers in honor of the great comedienne who had a pretty tough but pretty amazing life.
The words were lyrics from songs others performed at her funeral ceremony. I was especially touched by the Charlie Chaplin song “Smile”, I would not have made it through that without blubbering uncontrollably.
I watched her documentary “A Piece of Work” yesterday and it was wonderful with some sweet moments and some not-so-sweet moments.
One thing that stood out to me was a moment when she yells at someone in the audience who is heckling her, telling her the act isn’t funny (she’s talking about deaf children). It got me thinking about the old adage “you are only as sick as your secrets”. What I took away was that our emotions can control us if we don’t release them.
And in releasing them, we can try to find the humor and joy in them. I think this rings true especially for eating issues. Even just acknowledging that things are hard, sometimes I’m unhappy, sometimes it’s just a bad day and it’s okay not to smile. That acceptance and even love for my emotions allows me to let them out. And I usually feel better right away, or at the very least, tomorrow.
It’s in trying to deny the emotions, pretend they aren’t there, fearing even admittal to ourselves that they exist, that causes the most pain.
Thank you, Joan, you will be missed.
This quote has been inspiring me this week.
We are looking forward to the Emmy’s on Monday and the tribute to Robin Williams. In the meantime, here is a moving tribute by David Letterman and a sign at our local theatre for a Robin Williams film festival. Still thinking about him and hoping he’s at peace.
Let’s enjoy every single day, every single moment. If, like me, you are still googling him every day, here are a few links from around the web…
A beautiful post from Girl’s Gone Child which includes Norm Macdonald’s touching tweets.
Hilarious Robin Williams helping Matt Damon with his monologue on Jimmy Kimmel
A short interview with ABC News Australia where Robin comments on comedy and addiction
Sweet pictures of Robin with his wife in February of 2014
A great interview he does on Marc Maron’s podcast, WFT
Great pictures and kind words from people who worked with Robin
This clip and this clip of Dead Poet’s Society just brought tears to my eyes.
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I was one of many heartbroken after hearing the news about Robin Williams. I am so sad for the place of despair that he had to get to in order to take his own life. I feel so bad for his family and everyone who knew and loved him. He sounds like a wonderful person.
I know how much I loved his art. These pictures are from one of the most pivotal movies in my life. It seems so silly to feel connected to an actor, someone I only knew through the screen, but I am deeply saddened nonetheless. The world seemed better with him in it.
Doesn’t this comedy festival look amazing? Some of my favorite comics will be there like Amy Schumer, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan. Guys, why aren’t you coming to Phoenix?
We have a swim date planned with an old friend and her family and plan to get the house in order. What are you up to this weekend?
PS Yesterday I climbed 32 flights of stairs and had 16 active minutes…woohoo!
I’ve been feeling a little poopy today so I starting watching funny videos to make me feel better. I love this one of Amy Schumer, Jimmy Fallon, James McAvoy and the Roots playing drunk double dutch.
This one is really funny, too, and I can’t help but smile when I watch this.
I love this picture of Elaine Stritch.
What are you up to this weekend? We’re taking the kids to one of their very first baseball games and throwing them a birthday party. It will be so much fun to share these new experiences with them. I think that’s one of the best parts of parenthood, you get to experience it all as new again.
Silence can be so powerful. This video was interesting and makes me want to go back and watch The Departed again.
Martin Scorsese – The Art of Silence
via Martin Scorsese – The Art of Silence on Vimeo.