False Flag

“It’s a conspiracy! I wasn’t there when it happened and I haven’t been to the place since then, and I haven’t ever been there at all actually, but whatever. But I have read the reports other people posted on Facebook though, as well as this USA Today infographic, and in a logic-defying series of moments, I have escaped the limits …

One Armed Bandit

My mailing list goes out on Tuesdays, but I usually write these posts somewhere during the preceding week.  This one happens to be on a Monday, and my inner dialogue has gone something like this all day. “Have you written this week’s post for your mailing list, Slade.” “You know I haven’t. You’re me.” “It’s just a reminder.” “What am …

Games We Aren’t Playing

I’ve been beaten in every comedy contest I’ve ever entered. I think the highest I’ve ever placed is third. It used to discourage me. How could I, this guy who can crush for an hour on stage, lose to a handful of young open mikers? We’re all like that, aren’t we? I mean, measuring ourselves against yardsticks that really don’t …

Ye Ol’ Apple Store

Apple Employee: “Welcome to the Apple store. What can I do to help you today?” Me: “Just grabbing an adapter for a power cord.” AE: “Not a problem. I can get someone to help you. What’s your name? And do you have your iPhone on you?” Me: “I’m actually just grabbing an adapter.” AE: “Great. If I can just scan …

Welcome, Welcome

It’s funny. I had an entire thing written to launch this website, which, by the way, I should probably welcome you to. It was full of a bunch of notes about the last seventeen years of my life and how happy I am to be headed down this new road, or some such nonsense. It’s a Saturday night though, somewhere …

The Whiskey Brothers Special

I’d like to introduce you to my latest baby, which just happens to have been picked up by Amazon and Amazon Prime. Shot in Houston at Warehouse Live, and featuring a guest appearance by hip-hop legend, Scarface, it’s 98 minutes of comedy headlined by me. In addition to performing, I got to sink my teeth in as a producer, so …