Sunday, February 7, 2010

February 7

Happy Birthday to Emo Phillips, a touchstone of alternative comedy. He's always had a circus sideshow vibe, which is one reason he's always been on the fringes. On the other hand, he's one of the best joke writers in the business; anybody who uses weirdness for laughs has to give a nod to Emo.
Here, see what I mean:

He's given up the emaciated pageboy look (in favor of old trendy lesbian) but still does the comedy circuit (I missed him around here last week) adwrites for various projects (he executive-produced "Meet The Parents".) All hail the king of parenthetical comedy!(if you're into that sort of thing...)

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