I just released an EP of four of my original songs & you can get them on iTunes! I’m so excited I may have pooped my pants!
Nope, false alarm, it was just my TV remote. I’ve been looking for that thing since yesterday. But I really did post my songs on iTunes so please check them out and buy the whole EP. It will cost you a full $3.96, which is a small price to pay for all of the enjoyment I’ve given you with my cartoons all of these years, right? Here’s where you can go to indulge my rock star fantasy. You can also find me on Spotify and a few other of the typical music outlets online! Just search under my name, which is Dan Piraro. (more…)
Here’s a tip for the Jazz Pickle Jar. Tonight at 10 and 11PM Eastern and Pacific, on Spike TV, are TWO episodes of “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.” If you enjoy watching rednecks scrounging through the woods chasing unicorns and tooth fairies as much as I do, you’ll love this.
How would you like to enjoy a little light comedy with me? Okay, follow me.
Our first entry is from Dan Piraro of Los Angeles, in collaboration with successful TV comedy writer, Andy Cowan (Seinfeld, Cheers, Third Rock from the Sun, etc.) Dan’s and Andy’s funny idea was if the murderous character from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic “Psycho” were applying for a job to run the Bates Motel. Watch out for that shower, mister! (more…)
There is only one day left to get your official Bizarro Jazz Pickle Pride shirt, then the design will be retired.
I hate to keep banging this drum but I know that as soon as I retire this design, people are going to be begging me to offer it again because they didn’t get one before the deadline. I can hear it now, “I was in ICU and they wouldn’t let me use a computer,” “I was held captive by a tribe in the jungles of Borneo and didn’t find out about it until I was released,” and “My head was stuck in a pitbull’s mouth.” I’m sorry for all your problems, of course, but now that I’ve made a big deal out of retiring the design (and making it a COLLECTOR’S ITEM!) I can’t go back on my word.(more…)
I often find the world of advertising and marketing pretty offensive. Not in the typical ways––too sexual, too violent, etc.––but because they so often offend my intelligence. Wouldn’t it be great if I could think of a perfect example of such a thing right now? But I can’t. (more…)
I’ve survived yet another “end of the world” and to celebrate I’m making this incredible announcement:
I’ve been involved with a top secret television project!
You may be delighted, disgusted, outraged, or intrigued to learn that for the past many months, I’ve been involved with a top secret television project. I can’t disclose many details yet but there will be elements similar to my notorious 1990s country-wide tour during which I stayed in the homes of my fans and they introduced me to their wonderful (and sometimes strange) lives and communities. (more…)
If you’re anywhere near Mill Valley, California, which is up in Marin County across the bridge from San Francisco, go see my buddy Will Franken do his thing. It’s a unique, one-man, theatrical comedy show the likes of which you’ve not seen before. Once you’ve seen Will do his thing, you’ll go back again and again. I guarantee it. (more…)
The Grand Imperial Poobah of Uncategorizable Comedy is in Los Angeles this weekend. If you’ve never seen him, rush to get tickets. If you’ve seen him before, you’re already rushing.
His words: Will Franken’s One-Man Holiday Show: “Texas Chainsaw Yuletide” Friday, December 3rd (8pm) and Saturday, December 4th (10pm) Theatre Asylum 6320 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, CA Only $15
Here’s a link where you can score some tickets straightaway —
If you want to see a reprise of my much-heralded twenty-five minute closer “Michael Caine Returns Home to the Village of Taliashire After Being Kicked in the Head By a Horse and Visited By The Ghost of Marlon Brando” as well as the new pieces, “Gay Raphael the Flaming Archangel” and “Vegetarian Dingo Testifies on His Own Behalf”, this is the place to do it.
>This Saturday I’ll be in Los Angeles all damn day hosting an outdoor festival thing called Worldfest. It will be both fun and funny. Please drop by and say hello. If you mention to me that you saw this blog, I will give you an invisible, weightless bowling ball. I’ll even autograph it if you want. CHNW will be there, too, so this is your chance to meet the lettuce bikini goddessin person!
As usual, I’ll be selling booksand trading cards. These first packs of trading cards will be collector’s items, don’t forget.
Click on the poster image for a larger, legible version!
>Ladies, gentlemen, both, undecided, My good friend and fellow cartoonist and stand-up comedian, Michael Capozzola, is doing a comedy show in The Bay Area soon. Check out the poster below and PLEASE GO!
Readers of the SF Chron will recognize Mike as the cartoonist who does CHEAP CITY, the cartoon in the weekend watchamacallit. Please mention to the Chron how much you like Cheap City here: http://tinyurl.com/5ss9j7 Mike has done tons of free publicity for me and for Bizarro and I think his feature is original and cool. It’s locally-grown and hand-crafted with care, compassion, and no small amount of personal lubricant. What more can one ask for in one’s comics?Thursday May 8th @ 8PM at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley. Show details at: http://www.lapena.org/event/761