Archive for the 'Stories' Category

I Hate You, Zach Brack!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Two days ago, comedian Eric Andre asked me who exactly is on “the Olde English Team.”  It takes more than just the five of us to make our sketches come together and the new Michel Gondry video is the perfect showcase of all our friends’ many talents. Julia Segal is officially our “Production Manager” but […]

Oui Oui!

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

So, here’s a story. Olde English has a monthly show at the UCB Theatre in New York where we invite guests to share new material and we present new material of our own. (The show is called Very Fresh and tickets for the next one are on sale now.) Last week, we premiered a video […]

Aspen Standup Roundup

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I know it’s been nearly a month since Raphael promised I’d give you an Aspen stand-up report, but in my own defense, there were extenuating circumstances, not the least of which was that the day we got back from Aspen, we all came down with the flu simultaneously! Regardless of that and other excuses, I’m […]

Aspen – Day Whatever

Monday, March 5th, 2007

Back in New York now. Exhausted. Here’s a brief rundown of my last day in Aspen before I go to sleep. Since we were done performing Friday night, Saturday was like a bonus day for us to do all the things we didn’t have time to earlier in the week, because of last minute rehearsing/writing. […]

Aspen – Day 4

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

Good morning, morning! Yesterday was Adam’s birthday and we celebrated by writing and rehearsing a sketch all day. We performed at Fat City Lounge, a late-night variety show, for one of the warmest, largest crowds we’ve ever had. We were also greeted backstage by a bottle of champagne sent by Adam’s parents (thanks, Adam’s parents!). […]

Aspen – Day 3

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

What’s up, all you Mr. and Mrs. Fancy Pantses? We had a show today and we did an interview with a local TV station and the LA Times, so we didn’t have a lot of time to see other shows, but we did get to see a pretty great stand-up show today.  I won’t go […]

Aspen – Day 2

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Good evening, all you industry movers and shakers. One of the biggest surprises to me so far about Aspen is how many non-comedians there are here.  I assumed HBO would take over the entire town, but there are still plenty of skiers who have no idea the festival is even happening.  Tonight, on my way […]

Aspen – Day 1

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Hey, you guys. We arrived in Aspen tonight.  The air is so thin up here I’m getting dizzy just typing.  We’re performing our twenty minute set on Thursday and Friday afternoon as part of an internet-themed show called Broadband Theater, featuring JibJab and Jonathan Coulton, and Caleb signed us all up for a snowboarding race […]

Where’s Olde English?

Friday, November 24th, 2006

What’s up, Gumshoes? A little over three years ago, we started putting together a sketch detailing the behind-the-scenes rocky romance between Waldo of “Where’s Waldo?” fame and Carmen Sandiego of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” fame. It seemed like a natural fit, and an easy way to skewer two popular phenomena that had […]

A smile and a handshake

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

So, yesterday we met with Peter Principato of Principato-Young Entertainment, a top-notch agency with a spot-on focus for comedy, and had a great conversation regarding us, him, his company, and comedy; truly an enlightening and invigorating interaction. It was really amazing to talk with someone with such a long history with every comedian I’ve liked […]