I’m still laughing. Or perhaps cackling, chortling or guffawing. Engaged in mirth. And thanks to co-organizers M.A. Peel and Jason Chervokas, newcritics’ first-ever blogathon went off spectacularly last week. I’ve been under the weather, so this note is a bit late – but how great was that blogathon? Great, great posts from some many bloggers here and lots of wonderful links out in greater blogland. M.A. kept the round-up here. And please take another look at these epic posts – an impressive line-up:
A Peek into the WritersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Room by MA Peel
Comedy in Character by Self-Styled Siren
The Comedy of The Office: Humor, Familiarity and Ambition by Tom Watson (that’s me)
ChekhovÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cup of Coffee by Lance Mannion
Born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia by Lance Mannion
The Shamus Takes Ã¢â‚¬ËœManhattanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by The Shamus (of course)
Woody Allen: Television Days by David Bushman
Wil Sylvince: New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Funniest Comic by Jason Chervokas
The Late, Great Mitch Hedberg by Viscount LaCarte
A Short History of British Radio Comedy by Steve Bowbrick
Funny Ha Ha? by Dan Leo
My Favorite Comedy, Explained by Jon Swift
The Best Stand-Up Comedy Albums by Jason Chervokas
The blogathon was so much fun, we’re gonna do it again after the first of the year. Music? Movies? You tell us.
Also, you may have noticed a new live event in these parts. With Mad Men in hiatus, newcritics veteran Claire Helene and newcomer Jennifer Krentz teamed up to live-blog the start of the fourth season of Project Runway, the ultimate fashion-model-designer snarkfest. I missed the event (being confined to the sickbed) but loved reading the play-by-play this morning. Look for more next week.