Doing live TV. It’s been a while

IndyStyle Screenshot

Yesterday, I was live on TV.  Here in Indy, we have a local show, called Indy Style, that highlights arts, entertainment, food, fashion, and more.

It’s a great show…the host and hostess are personable and friendly, and do a great job of highlighting what’s going on in our wonderful city.  By the way, if you’ve never been to Indy, you should visit.  Although it seems we’re mostly know for sports, Indy has a wonderful,  vibrant arts and culture scene, and any given night there’s everything from comedy to opera to bluegrass and just about everything in between.

Most of you know that I have a VERY healthy dose of ADD.  Most folks dread doing live TV, but, for me…it’s the perfect setting.  It’s kind of like semi-controlled chaos.  Tons of activity going on all around, all while doing a pre interview,  getting wired for sound, mic check, and more.  People in and out, adjusting sound, camera angles, lighting and more.  It’s perfect because lots of information comes to you in rapid fire succession, and it allows me to take full advantage of my scattered brain.

And, suddenly, it’s air time.

And, just like that, it’s over and done with.  And my mind can go on to the next thing.

It was a great, all around experience.  I made some new friends, had a ball, and got to promote my latest project!

If you’re interested in seeing the video clip, you can view it here:


Local comedian hosts comedy show for a good cause

Cutting the Cable Cord



OK, Satellite, actually.  We’ve had satellite TV for years, and had generally been quite happy with it.

Then we started thinking about what we actually watched, and came to the realization that much of what we watch was on network TV.  What little we watch that’s NOT on network TV is available elsewhere, so we decided to cut the cord.

We’re using a cheap pair of rabbit ear type antennas, and have access to 20+ channels here in the Indy metro area.

It seems two get more play than the others.  MeTV is one of my favorites, especially since they show Star Trek TOS on Saturday nights, followed by Svengoolie.  I’m a HUGE Svengoolie fan.

Antenna TV also gets a lot of play in our house.  I especially seeing George Burns and Jack Benny on their olds shows.  As a comedian, I learn a lot about style, delivery and economy of words my watching them.

We’re using Netflix more and more.  We watch some movies on it, and we’re currently watching American Horror Story at the urging of a friend.  We just finished Season 1 and are ready to start Season 2.

I’d heard a lot about Deadwood, so we just started watching it on Amazon instant video.  The jury is still out whether we like it enough to continue

We’re quite happy with our decision to cut the cord.  We don’t feel like we’re missing anything and we’re saving a lot of money!