Month: December 2012

Review: How I Slept My Way to the Middle by Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak’s name might not be of the household variety but trust me, you know his work.  He’s a legend in stand-up comedy who does the best impressions (according to his fellow comics) of Christopher Walken, Jack Nicholson and others.  He’s also a familiar face in dozens of movies like A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects and Casino.   …

Incomprehensible Tragedy

We ask all of the usual questions in the wake of yesterday’s mass shooting at a Connecticut school: Why did this happen? How can it possibly have happened again? Why would anyone execute innocent children – or anybody at all? And when will Americans finally realize that the right to bear arms is at the heart of these horrific incidents?   …

Finally: The Key

To weight loss, that is. I have been struggling with about 20 extra pounds for the past few years.  I’ve lost 5 or 6 only to put on 8 or 9 and just couldn’t get control of the darn thing. Until my pal Jenn introduced me to My Fitness Pal.   …

Brandt’s Randts

We’ve started a new weekly (or so) feature on The Big Show called Brandt’s Randt.   Basically I spout off a bit about something that’s bothering me.  It’s about entertainment, pure and simple. It’s meant for listeners to identify with and sometimes take issue with – I’ve had all sorts of reactions but as long as people react, it’s worth doing! Occasionally I will share the text of a Randt – like today’s, about people who park in no-parking zones.  And there’s a bit of a kicker at the end! …

Pranks and Pranksters

There has been plenty of discussion among broadcasters since a nurse in England killed herself on Friday. If you missed the story, she was the nurse who accepted a call from a prankster radio host in Australia and, believing the caller was the Queen, put her through to another nurse who gave the caller details about Kate’s condition as Prince William’s wife was being treated for a severe form of morning sickness. …