Monday, August 17, 2009

What's That In The Air?

It's [sniff sniff] The Smell Of Summer Slacking

It's deep summer and we are marinated in the gravy of laziness, adrift in a sea of chores ignored, projects abandoned and rental movies unreturned (late fees pending).

Who am I to jam a broom handle in the spokes of Mother Nature's ten-speed?

No, the season of slack must be observed.

And so, in honor of the Great Machine and its dictates, I hereby phone in this post with minimal effort and share with you a standup set that I performed a while back at The Hollywood Improv.

I completely understand if you're too lazy to hit the play button.

42 comments:

My First Kitchen said...

Good stuff, Anna. And I'm trying to not be offended by the Japanese bit since my husband is from Japan. Kidding. My father-in-law totally wears socks and sandals. You nailed it.

Qwackhead said...

Now I'm totally going to get a battleship tattoo on my chest! :)

Here, it's not the season of lazy. It's the season of clenching my fists and wanting to bang my head against a cement block b/c there's still 3 more weeks until school starts.

Brutalism said...

Ohmigod...your delivery is fantastic. Loved this.

Dr Zibbs said...

Ahh the old days of comedy. For me that is. I did comedy from 90 - 93. That's when Paul F Tomkins was there.

The Wife O Riley said...

Man, your phone ins are better than my real posts!!

Enjoy those dog day afternoon, but not in the Al Pacino kind of way.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Your slacking professional stand up comic video is givng my slacking amateur cooking vlog a complex! Seriously though - I LOVED this. I wasn't at BlogHer - so it was the first time I've seen you "in person." And I won't hold the fact that you mocked my rainbow tramp stamp against you.

Jeanne said...

I'll come back after I've mastered my overwhelming envy....

Mammatalk said...

Awesome! Your delivery is great. I would be stuttering, sweaty and blotchy if I had to stand up there. You rock!

Laoch of Chicago said...

Thanks for posting this. It made me smile.

Sornie said...

Just what I needed. A good laugh. Gotta love gems like this!

ZenMom said...

Ahahahahaha! That was awesome! So glad you shared it! :)

Not The Rockefellers said...

Anna! Funny stuff.I'm getting the air quoting from my kid too.
And your voice is so melifluous, though I somehow imagined you'd sound more like Diane Sawyer :)

Peace - Rene

Beth Kephart said...

I've always treasured this view of you.

Frau said...

Great set you rocked it!! Very funny!

Madtexter said...

Oh, great, I just pressed play and now I have a blister on my finger. But really funny stuff!!

Thanks for the giggles.

The Retired One said...

Tooo funny! (As I sit here with my flower wreath tatt on my right ankle!)
Bwaaahaaaaaa........

FrankandMary said...

Marinated in the gravy of laziness. The cats(who are curled up in balls, sleeping) & I (drinking my coffee) are insulted.

When Pigs Fly said...

Tiny Tart, great handle. May work if you want to be a Japanese porn star. Very entertaining stuff and impressive you can swing stand up. I think all of us are suffering from a lack of initiative at the end of the summer. Now is not the time for getting things done.

Anna said...

I'd seen this before, but it was just as funny the second time around - you're brilliant!

Anna
x

HermanTurnip said...

Tart 'n tiny, come back now....Heh...Anna, I didn't think it was possible for my wife and I to love you more than we already did.

Again....Heh!

http://terribleanalogies.com

Bran da flake said...

"Ask your 'father'." HAHAHAHAHA!

Hmmm, my Pegasus tattoo doesn't seem so tough anymore...

suZen said...

Very funny! Thanks for posting this - laughter is a good thing!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Awesome, Anna!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

Renee said...

Dear friend, you are the best.

Love Renee xoxo

kathcom said...

Holy crap! I knew you were a funny writer and suspected you'd be hilarious in person, but this is amazing!

I didn't know you do stand up. That takes so much courage...and you're really good at it. Your material is great, especially the moms with tattoos bit, the gay hubby joke and the Secret life insurance check. I admire you so much for taking it onstage and delivering it so well.

I'm intimidated now. I may never be able to comment again, knowing you're even that much more funny than I am.

Tarra Slovan said...

Hi Anna,

For some reason I messed up something and I never get any notice of my comments so I often see them way too late. I really want to write about my comedy audition but since I thought you never came by the blog, I forgot about it. I will absolutely write it up tommorow.

Thanks for your kind word about my blogs. I need to seperate them because my gay man, gay woman, and just plain woman are all showing up as Tarra Slovan. Wierd conundrum.

Love your blog, terrific writing, and wishing you the best of luck in comedyland.

Madtexter said...

I've commented before, but I just have to say you are funny...DEFINED! I wish I was a portion of the 'funny' you spew forth.

You are brilliance personified!!

Kulio said...

Nice! Wow, standup is a strange animal, but you nailed it. Nice job!

Pearl said...

Too cool!

And now I'm jealous.

Pearl

Deb said...

I love your timing and understatedness. Which is not a word, but I am exhausted from pushing play, so I'm going with it.

Grand Pooba said...

Tee hee hee, I can always count on you for a good laugh!

Mary K Brennan said...

Totally jealous you do standup. Always wanted to try that, but never had enough guts. Maybe I'll just get a tattoo instead.

MuseSwings said...

FUNNY! Glad I decided to crawl out of my self induce hermitage for the evening just in time to enjoy Lefler Live!

LarryG said...

still laughing!
loved the tattoo-tautology!

K a b l o o e y said...

Trying to steal some me time by watching your hilarious standup post with earphones, so my kid will keep playing her Leapfrog computer and not interrupt. Efforts thwarted because you're too damn funny and I was laughing out loud.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Wonderfully Funny. But I almost didn't recognize you without the mustache.

GIANTS FAN said...

This is a great site that you have here. I have a humor blog myself where we try to the best we can to brighten people's days. I was wondering if you wanted to do a link exchange.

Let me know.

Sincerely,
Jason
http://www.hilariousheadlines.com/talk

Becky said...

Oooh, I want a battleship tattoo.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

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Jeanne said...

Still working on the envy thing....

Farmers Wife said...

I clicked and I watched and I laughed. Thanks for sharing..

Liggy said...

You're so cool, Anna! Great writer and great on stage! Kudos for you!!!