@TonightOnGIRLS mentioned on HuffingtonPost.com

I went back and forth with creating @TonightOnGIRLS but I am so glad I went forward with it.

GIRLS

It launched on Monday and was written up on HuffingtonPost.com on Wednesday:

“Tonight On ‘GIRLS’ Twitter Parody Perfectly Sums Up Future Episodes”

Very cool and quite exciting but the best part is all the @’s I’ve gotten. If you follow it and have said kind words, thank you. It means so much to be able to create something that I have so much fun doing that other people truly enjoy.

THE SPOTLIGHT: NICK STADLER (@Nickadoo)

This week in ‘The Spotlight’ I chose a very funny guy that I haven’t met yet but he cracks me up EVERY day. Nick Stadler is a cartoonist, a graphic designer, stand-up comedian, and a prolific writer.

@Nickadoo

LET’S GET TO KNOW: Nick Stadler (@Nickadoo)

What’s your name and where do you currently reside?

My name is Nick Stadler and I live in Los Angeles. More specifically, I live in an area called Historic Filipinotown, although I’ve yet to meet any Historic Filipinos.

How long have you been doing comedy?

I’ve been doing stand-up off and on for about two years, but a lot more off than on because I find the process of performing to be so incredibly nerve-wracking. I’ve been writing and creating comedy in some capacity for much longer. I began with animation and, currently, I write greeting cards.

What do you honestly think of Twitter?

I think it’s the greatest terrible thing to have ever happen to me. I once tweeted, “Before Twitter, I used to be stupid in the privacy of my own mind.” I think that pretty much sums up the way I use it. But it’s afforded me the opportunity to meet some pretty remarkable people.

Sharks or bees and why?

Definitely sharks because Jaws is one of the greatest movies of all time. Even Jerry Seinfeld couldn’t make an interesting movie about bees.

Who’s your favorite comedian right now?

For pure, unadulterated, laugh-out-loud cry-funny, no one can touch Eddie Pepitone. I had the privilege of meeting him at the National Lampoon Twitter Awards – and, because I was a nominee, he actually read one of my tweets on stage!

Why don’t we have time travel yet?

Because we’re afraid our moms will try to fuck us.

What would you do with $50,000?

I’d probably just get practical things like decent furniture then blow the rest on booze.

What’s the worst part about comedy?

A lot of humor comes out of some very unhappy places. I often worry that, while attempting to write new material, I’ll find myself dwelling in some pretty dark mental and emotional areas for far too long. That can’t be healthy.

What’s the best part about comedy?

Laughter. It really is a great feeling to know you can connect on some level with a room full of complete strangers.

What are the five topics you tweet about the most?

Pop culture, and more specifically pop music, is a fun and simple target because it’s both so universal and so patently absurd. I also enjoy tweeting about politics because it’s such a potent source of anger and frustration. Sex, dating and socializing are also great because we’re all insecure about those things to some degree.

How often do you tweet?

I’ve been trying to limit myself to two to five tweets per day. I’ve also been trying to force myself to stay off of it altogether occasionally, because it can become a source of frustration. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s supposed be fun.

What do you wish more people would joke about?

Honestly, I don’t really have an answer for that. Humor relies on the element of surprise, so I don’t think I’d want to see more people joking about any one specific thing because I think it would get boring pretty quickly – we see that happen when a big current event happens and everyone decides to jump onto a single topic.

What celebrity would you like to arm-wrestle?

Ryan Gosling. And it wouldn’t so much be “arm-wrestling” as “aggressive hand-holding.”

What would stop you from doing comedy?

A sudden realization that I’m not actually funny.

Do you any advice for people, just in general?

No. I can barely take care of myself.

FOLLOW NICK STADLER

HOLLYWOOD.com and Sam

Hollywood.com

At the beginning of January of this year I was approached to help co-run Hollywood.com’s Twitter feed (@Hollywood_com). I did it for a week as a test run and I had a blast and my bosses seemed very satisfied. Ever since then, I’ve been co-managing the account. Basically, I put up links to the stories and try to phrase them cleverly but I also write every single joke you see on there. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out but it’s the most fun I’ve ever had at a real job.

So, if you like to keep up with the latest in Hollywood news, celebrities, and upcoming movies, I recommend you follow @hollywood_com. They just launched a newly, redesigned website yesterday too so it’s really, really nice. If it’s not your cup of tea, I understand and that’s cool too.

I didn’t do this because my bosses asked me to. I did this because I’m proud of the work I’ve put in and I truly have a blast working with everyone there.

#FF: @Hollywood_com

FEEL FREE TO TELL THEM I SENT YA!!!!

Bury This With Me

Weird Al
Weird Al

The first concert I ever went to was Weird Al and I actually got to meet him (I was nine years old, I think). This is something I will treasure forever. SPATULA CITY FOR LIFE. #DaretoBeStupidandWeird