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You Can Take the Dog Out of the City, but You Can’t Take the City Out of the Dog

June 11, 2012

Living out in purgatory, I mean Queens, Nash and I do not get in to the city as much as we used to. It is a little bit of a hassle, and it is depressing not living in New York City anymore. Anyone who says they prefer Queens over Manhattan is either lying, or has never spent a good amount of time in NYC. I’m sure there are nice parts of Queens to live in, but I don’t live there, so for now we will just have to enjoy our trips in to the city.

On Friday, Nash and I headed in to the city for a meeting. We hadn’t been in to Manhattan in about a month. As soon as we got through the tunnel, who knew there was a tunnel to leave Purgatory? As soon as we got through the tunnel and in to Manhattan, Nash jumped up in the van we were in. He was so excited, and started looking out the window. I had told him the night before that we had a fun day planned, but I am not sure he believed me. Even though we got stuck in a lot of Friday traffic on the way to our meeting, Nash really enjoyed it, as he kept looking out the window. We got to our meeting location, and Nash was so excited to get out of the van. Since we were a little early, Nash and I stood out on 23rd Street, and Nash took in all the smells of the city and I am sure the sights. We then headed in to our meeting, and since it was at Gotham Comedy Club where everyone knows and loves Nash, they were so kind to quickly insist on getting Nash some water. Nash was so happy to be at a familiar place in Gotham, and of course he loved all the attention. He licked up his water, and then laid down during our meeting. I am excited to announce and more will be coming on this in the coming weeks, that I will be launching a podcast from Gotham Comedy Club. You will be able to download Gotham Comedy Radio on iTunes, and you can follow us on Twitter for all the latest announcements at GothamComedyRad. Again, more will be coming out about this in the coming weeks. Gotham Comedy Radio will give you a behind the scenes and up close and personal look in to everything and everyone in comedy. We will be bringing you exclusive interviews with the biggest names in comedy from Gotham Comedy Club. So stay tuned!

After our meeting with Gotham, we ran a few errands and walked around the city for a bit. Nash was walking at a great pace, as I think he was just so excited to be back in the city. We got on the subway and headed up to the old neighborhood. Nash recognized the old neighborhood immediately. We headed to one of his old bathroom spots, the one on 52nd Street, and he did his business. We then popped in to my old diner for an early dinner. They to were so excited to see Nash, and even asked if it would be ok to give him some ham. Unfortunately I told them that Nash is on a very special diet, as I don’t want Nash to get in to a habit of wanting human food. Not to worry though, as I had brought Nash’s lamb and rice with me, so he did get a meal at the diner. Of course they did give Nash some water, so after our dinner, we headed for his old prime bathroom spot. Before we could get there, Nash tried to take a detour to the old building as we were passing it. I had to tell Nash, sorry buddy, we don’t live here anymore. We then headed on to his old bathroom spot. Even though we don’t live on 8th Avenue anymore, Nash can still do his business anytime we are by the Late Show with David Letterman, at least for old time sake. So Nash did his thing, than we headed up to the old neighborhood bar, Matt’s Grill, where everyone knows your name, and Nash’s too!

As soon as we got in to Matt’s, Nash was quick to say hello to all the faces he recognized. Nash is kind of like a local celebrity at Matt’s Grill, or at least the most popular guy in the bar. I had planned our day in the city almost perfectly, and my buddy Damon came over to meet us for drinks. We hung out at Matt’s where of course, they insisted on giving Nash some water. I was told that Nash was smiling at Matt’s Grill, of course he was because you can take the dog out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the dog!

Laugh For Sight is Thrilled To Announce our Second L.A. Benefit with Jenna Elfman, Kevin Nealon, Pablo Francisco, Christopher Titus, and much more!!

January 20, 2012

Greetings all,

As we speed along in to the year 2012, Laugh For Sight is thrilled to announce our Second Los Angeles Benefit to be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Melrose Improv. The lineup is shaping up amazingly well with Jenna Elfman to be our Celebrity Host. Kevin Nealon and Christopher Titus are set to return for the second time, and we are very excited to announce Pablo Francisco for this year’s amazing lineup. Daryl Wright will also be returning to host this year’s star studded lineup.

After the smashing success of the first Laugh For Sight L.A. Benefit at the Melrose Improv with Sarah Silverman, Kevin Nealon, Kevin Pollak, Russell Peters, Christopher Titus, Adam Ferrara, Alonzo Bodden, Daryl Wright, and Nash and me. A lot of people asked how in the world would we ever live up to the amazing inaugural lineup? Well, by getting Jenna Elfman, Kevin Nealon, Pablo Francisco, Christopher Titus, Daryl Wright, Nash and me, and much much more to be announced very soon! Laugh For Sight is so thrilled that L.A. has welcomed us back, and we look forward to putting together the biggest night in comedy just like we do every year in New York City.

Laugh For Sight raises awareness and money for retinal degenerative eye disease research. We are very hopeful that this year’s benefit will bring diseases like macular degeneration, retinitis pigments, usher syndrome, and the whole spectrum of eye diseases much needed exposure. To learn more about Laugh For Sight, please follow us on Twitter @LaughForSight, visit our website at http://www.laughforsight.com, or contact us at info@laughforsight.com. Stay tuned here for more announcements, and we will keep them laughing.