That time I talked to Rob Schneider about Harvey Pekar

Back in 2010, former Saturday Night Live star┬áRob Schneider was coming to Des Moines to do a stand-up comedy show at the Funny Bone. I was offered the opportunity to interview him. I wasn’t especially excited, mostly because I have a terrible track record of getting comedians to be funny. I’ve had some great conversations… Read More That time I talked to Rob Schneider about Harvey Pekar

The comics page is a shuffling, humorless corpse that needs to be destroyed

When I was a kid, the comics page was my entry point into being a newspaper reader. There was a mini-renaissance going on thanks to The Far Side, Calvin & Hobbes and Bloom County. Plus, Garfield was still in its first decade of lasagna-loving and Monday-hating. I loved checking out the comics page when I… Read More The comics page is a shuffling, humorless corpse that needs to be destroyed