Jesse Popp on the NY Times site

Neat. The front page of the NY Times web site has a big pic of Jesse Popp (who I think is very funny) and a slideshow/interview with him. Includes some cool photos with at least a few comics whom ya might recognize — if you're someone who hangs out in the scene, that is.


It's part of the Times' "One in 8 Million" series. However, I don't think they are referring to the one in 8 million comedians trying to get stage time in NYC.


3 Comment(s)

Blogger get in here said...

Loving the New York comedy scene right now.

6/20/09, 4:46 PM  
Blogger Abbi Crutchfield said...

Here is what one man said from El Paso, TX:

33 years ago I was one of a group who were very funny. Many toughed it out, some prospered, some have worked their lives away in lousy clubs, and some of us did not. I have a house I bought with cash, I have an IRA, health care, and am begining my 3rd. career in the academic arena. Did I make the right choice by playing it safer? Well I have not shoplifted in 33 years, I've not gotten a STD, and I am sober. This worked for me, and I am still very funny.
My only wish for Jesse is that he finds his way to the mediation of self. Do the thing without becoming the thing.
Performance is a slippery slope, and life is short.
paz y luz mi hermano!

Bitter, bitter herbs.

I want to see Jesse live again! (Live as in /eye/, not live as in /give/, like the man died. Some of the good ones are still kicking. Also, for the record, and I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but Vince Averill is FIRE.

7/1/09, 12:59 PM  
Blogger Abbi Crutchfield said...

Maybe I am too simple to understand what it means to find my way to the mediation of self. "Do {comedy] without becoming [comedy.]" How do you become comedy? And what kind of slippery slope is performance? I think he's using slippery slope incorrectly. Teachers have always delightd in confusing me.

7/1/09, 1:04 PM