Benefit for the family of Michael Boldon, hosted by Jamie Masada @ THE LAUGH FACTORY

This past Wednesday, Jamie Masada, CEO and founder of The Laugh Factory hosted a benefit for the family of Michael Boldon.  A cab driver who was killed on the Las Vegas Strip and Flamingo on Feb. 21st.

 

One hundred percent of the proceeds were given to Boldon’s family to assist them in this time of crisis.  

 

People don’t realize that Las Vegas is not ‘The Hangover,’ it is a community.  If we all come together, we can make a difference.  Like I overheard George say backstage in the green room, “It’s all about giving back.”  

 

Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families who have endured this horrible tragedy and we like to encourage all the clubs on the strip to put on similar benefits to aid the Boldon  family.  

 

Those who attended the show were treated to great show, featuring comedians, Gallagher, George Wallace, and Greg Morton.  

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May 31st – June 3rd Greg Morton Appears @ Funny Bone @ the Levee

Greg Morton is back at the Newport Funny Bone!  If you live in the Cincinnati area and you haven’t seen Greg Morton’s show, this is your chance.  If you remember the last time Greg Morton appeared at the Newport Funny Bone, you’ll enjoy some new material, new characters and a new hairstyle, along with the same funny favourites you enjoyed the last time like Tina Turner and Mick Jagger!  Buy your tickets NOW!  If this is your first time to this website, please subscribe.  You’ll be the first to receive original content, tour dates and special announcements.

Star Wars Opened 35 years ago today! WTF?

Today marks the 35th anniversary of Star Wars.  THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AGO!

The movie that spawned sequels, prequels, animated series, novels, comic books, costumes, toys, video games, board games, and everything imaginable, opened on this date  35 years ago.  I keep saying it but I still can’t get used to it. 

I remember seeing it at a matinée back in 1977 with my father and my sister.  We walked out of the theatre stunned by both the sudden brightness of the outdoors and the mind-boggling visual effects.  It reminded my father of the old Flash Gordon serials he used to watch as a kid.

Later that year, I went see the film, when ever and where ever I could, once a week every week for the next year and a half.  I was a big movie fan back then and I would see at least three to five movies per week.  Hey, movies were $5 back then.  $2 every Tuesday so why wouldn’t I go to the movies every week.

Seeing Star Wars with my dad became a father/son tradition.  When Empire and Jedi came out, we were the first to see them.  A bond that would only be broken by the prequels.

I had the film on Betamax, VHS, and I would have had it on Laser disc too but I had just spent $800. on a Betamax machine!  Ugh!

Star Wars.  35 years!  Where did the time go?  Phew!

Please share your story in the comments section.  🙂

NEW XBOX 360 SLIM Review!


Greg Morton has just bought himself a Xmas present. That’s right. HAPPY XMAS TO ME!!! A brand new Xbox 360 slim. No more three red lights! Some of you may remember my rant over my second XBOX and my fight with Microsoft to fix the damn thing. Now I have a fourth one and hopefully this one’s a keeper.

Microsoft has given the 360 an extreme makeover with its new piano black finish and chrome accents. The perfect electronic component for anyone with 80’s furniture. I’ve had the new xbox 360 slim since Friday and I love it! It’s slimmer, sleeker, sexier and a lot quieter than my old 360. Never again will my wife ask, “Where is that jet engine sound coming from?”

I’ve had the device running for 5 hours and it barely feels warm to the touch. If you watch the video I have posted on youtube, you’ll see the large grill and giant fan in this sucker. After Microsoft spent 1 billion dollars, fixing it’s red ring of death problem, I doubt they wish to repeat this scenario with it’s new console.

All controls on the device are touch sensitive. A feather touch of the buttons will turn it on, or open it’s tray. It’s a thing of beauty! 🙂

The transfer of all my data from my 120 GB HD went smoothly. (Roughly 1:15) A few licenses were not transferred but I’m not stressed. Some of those titles have been discontinued on XBOX live.

I feel sorry for anyone who ran out and bought an Elite or upgraded their Wi-Fi. This new console should have been called the Elite, with it’s built in Wi-Fi, HDMI, and 250 GB HD. Oh well, I’m just glad I waited. Or that my old console held up until the new one came out. 😉

Check out my unboxing video, where I compare the old and new xbox 360!

GREG MORTON RETURNS TO THE DEBATERS

Attention all Star Wars geeks and comedy freaks! You don’t want to miss this show.

On Sat Jun 19, Greg Morton makes his second appearance on CBC’s The Debaters show, hosted by Steve Paterson. The topics will be, Darth Vader, Best or Worst Dad & Stay at Home Dads.

The Debaters celebrate dads this week as new father David Pryde tries to convince Star Wars fan and Dark Lord devotee Greg Morton that even though he did try to get his son to join the family business, Darth Vader remains the worst dad of all time.

Next up, domestic daddy Tim Nutt doffs his apron and throws down an oven mitt as he tries to prove to patriarchy propagator David Hemstad that “stay at home dad” is a job title any man can be proud of. We may be talking about fathers this week. but The Debaters remains the “mother” of all radio comedy shows. Catch the action Saturday at 1:00 PM on Radio One. It’s a good one!

Fans of The Debaters may recall the Greg Morton’s last debaters topic. Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings. This knock down drag ’em out fight between comedians Greg Morton and Ron Sparks, now available on itunes.

Air Times

CBC
Network Times
Radio One
Saturdays at 1 p.m. (1:30 NT), Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. (noon NT)
Sirius 137
Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 3 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m., Sundays at 12:30 a.m. ET

BOB & TOM ALL STARS VISIT JOPLIN & CINNCI

This week, the Bob and Tom All Stars visit Joplin, MO and Cincinnati, OH on another Canadian Mist sponsored tour!

Friday, March 12, Henry Phillips, Greg Hahn, Donnie Baker, Auggie Smith, and myself will be appearing at the Joplin Memorial Hall with host Chick McGee. Showtime is at 7:30 with a special meet and greet for a group of lucky show listeners at 6:45.

Saturday, March 13, the same crew are off to the 20th Century Theatre in Cincinnati, OH for two shows at 7:00 and 9:45! If you’ve never been to one of these shows before, I would highly recommend it.

What can you expect from me? Well, I certainly can’t pass up an opportunity to perform OBAMA MAN live. I may do OBAMA WANTS TO PULL THE PLUG ON GRANDMA. It was such a hit at the last All Star show and the audience really gets into it. I’ll also have a few surprises for anyone who has never seen my show before.

This is another Canadian Mist tour that should not be missed. Or should I say, another Canadian who should not be missed? 😉