We usually focus on up and comers or artists who are still in the thick of it, but we’ve been extremely fortunate to cover a couple three legends in their own right. This is one such occasion. We know Joel Murray from Dharma and Greg, Shameless and Madmen just to name a few but he’s also from the legendary epoch of Chicago Improv in the 80s.
We all know someone (or a couple three dozen) that has performed improv at some point and we’ve all seen enough SNL episodes to understand the universal wince of pain when we see it.
“In The Year 2000” (It sounds better if you have Conan say it with a flashlight under his chin), Cameron Crowe released the film Almost Famous. Philip Seymour Hoffman played the character “Lester Bangs,” a reluctant mentor to the main character “William Miller.” Miller shows up, bright eyed, bushy tailed and very, very young...
Historically, the 1500’s were an interesting time but the jury is still out on whether or not they were that great time to have lived in. But there was this dude, Michelangelo (ever heard of him), who wascommissioned to build a bronze horse for Pope Julius II only to have it melted down for a cannon....
Michelangelo Buonarroti said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” If you don’t know who that is, he was the ninja turtle with the orange mask. The man’s an artist with nunchakus...