A Step by Step guide to scoring a Full House and landing in 7th Heaven…also, the Monster Show is coming home!

A Step by Step guide to scoring a Full House and landing in 7th Heaven…also, the Monster Show is coming home!

The last time my daughter Katherine wore bangs she also wore blue Keds T-strap dress shoes, lacy ankle socks and dresses that tied in a big bow behind her back. She rode bicycles with training wheels and held my hand when she crossed the street. She loved to watch Full House (we called it the [...]

Author! Author! Celebrating a Second City Writing Debut

When my daughter Katherine looked for material to write her award-winning Second City Works by Women comedy sketch, she mined a source familiar to all of us -- Homecoming. "Me, Myself, and Oh My!" debuted Friday night and told the story of a precocious, socially awkward 15-year old  reluctantly preparing for a dance she isn’t [...]

This American Strife

The best comedy, in our opinion, combines sharp wit with keen observations, promotes talent, braves stands, and draws from the heart. It is clever, not caustic. Think Modern Family, Seinfeld, the Gilmore Girls, MASH and All in the Family, all of which relied on strong writing that addressed social issues in a way that made [...]