These hilarious standup comedy performances from the Un-Cabaret are all about work. Stories of embezzlement, existential dread, and Hollywood horror are just some of the benefits of being on the job with these inspired comic storytellers.
Twice-divorced Dawn's only source of security and comfort, it seems, is Chuck, a pit-bull mix from the pound. So, when her boyfriend announces that he's leaving her for another woman, a despairing Dawn turns to Chuck for solace. "I should have said something sooner," Chuck confides, as he tries to console her. "Couldn't you smell her on his pants?" Dawn is stunned. It's one thing to talk to your pets, but what do you do when they start talking back?
At 47, Gil is the world's oldest 22-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha).
"good little story if you like doggies"
Merrill Markoe reads two classic pieces from her book How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me. First, a piece about dealing with parties (written seven years before the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode that used the same idea). Then, another illuminating visit with her friends the dogs.
Author and unique TV writer Merrill Markoe considers the battlefield of her love-life and finds that hope springs eternal.
A deeply funny story by Merrill Markoe about trying to live up to her new boyfriend's ex.
Merrill Markoe discusses gay marriage, rock fashion, and other things your mother never told you. She is an Emmy-award-winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books, including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game, and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.
A deeply funny story by Merrill Markoe about being a very messy girl.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
Merrill Markoe learns about journaling and being a drama queen from her mother, from Anne Frank, and from the Cuban Missile Crisis. MERRILL MARKOE is an Emmy award-winning TV writer (Late Night with David Letterman, TV Nation) and prolific author of books, including What the Dogs Taught Me, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, Merrill Markoe's Guide to Love, The Psycho Ex Game, and Walking in Circles Before Lying Down.
A deeply funny story by Merrill Markoe about the world as seen by her dog.
Merrill Markoe discusses the end of the Mayan calendar and the daily realities of life on Noah's Ark.
Merrill Markoe celebrates the Un-Cabaret's Anniversary Show by doing some greatest hits featuring Dad, Mom, and Louis, her couch-humping dog.
This deeply personal story starts with the latest L.A. condiments then travels back to Merrill's days as an art student and her attack by an intruder.
Merrill reads a classic piece from her book, How to Be Hap-Hap-Happy Like Me, about attending a sales convention. Then she proposes her own anti-sales program.