Matt Levy's Comedy Stray Notes

Matt Levy's Comedy Stray Notes
All things comedy. Profiles of comics, videos I made, movies I think you should see and other recommendations. Maybe even a joke or two.
Created 22 Apr 2020
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  • Comedy Stray Notes October 31, 2021
    01 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    • For Halloween, Anna and I couples costumed it up and went as Jimmy McGill (Saul Goodman, if you’re an amateur) and Kim Wexler. No one guessed it right- I blame the $18 wig. A bartender thought I was...
  • Comedy Stray Notes October 25, 2021
    25 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 2 0
    • I’m a little late to the party but I finally saw the confounding, controversial, and not all that comedic new Dave Chappelle special “The Closer.” To comment on it feels like a losing battle but aft...
  • Comedy Stray Notes
    18 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    • Back in June, I started a pilot/spec writing class with comedy legend Brent Forrester who wrote for “The Office,” “The Simpsons” and many other classic tv shows. The six-week course was invaluable; ...
  • Comedy Stray Notes October 12, 2021
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    • Although I was born and raised in the Southwest, I’ve never been to New Mexico. Ever since I was a young Phoenician, it ranked high on my list of places to visit but somehow it never happened other ...
  • Comedy Stray Notes October 5, 2021
    05 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    • It’s possible you may have noticed there were no Comedy Stray Notes last week. It’s also possible this completely flew under your radar. I would understand that more. Anyhow, the reason for my absen...
  • Comedy Stray Notes September 19, 2021
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    • The comedy world took a monumental blow earlier this week with the untimely, early passing of Norm MacDonald. In fact, to me, this last Tuesday was “Hug A 28-45-year-old” because he meant so much to...
  • Comedy Stray Notes September 12, 2021
    13 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    • As we head into month 18 (!) of the pandemic, its influence is still felt nearly every single day in new and upsetting ways. Just today, the New York Times reported 146,790 cases and 1,666 new death...
  • Comedy Stray Notes September 5, 2021
    06 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    • As a person who enjoys writing about others, there really is no better feeling than when it’s reciprocated. It’s especially validating when a talented interviewer who has done their homework uses yo...
  • Comedy Stray Notes August 29, 2021
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    • I’ve heard one of the key tenets to TikTok success is that once you figure out your niche, you replicate what you’ve done by shaking up the ingredients to the formula you created. It sounds cheap bu...
  • Comedy Stray Notes August 22, 2021
    23 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    • You ever have an idea you’ve been sitting on for years? Like something you’ve wanted to make really badly but just never got the chance? I know I've got too many. Just PDFs and PDFs of three-four pa...
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