Archive for the ‘Humor’ Category

Today’s shameless roast DVD plug

Fun fact about the new Bob Greenberger roast DVD: For a number of reasons that are explained in the producers’ commentary track, I decided to produce this show in classic-looking black-and-white, with color footage only for the opening and closing credits.

Has the experiment proved a success? Watch the teaser clips I’ve uploaded to YouTube and decide for yourself. Here’s the first one, featuring some of the opening remarks by roastmaster Alan “Sizzler” Kistler, the creator of host of Crazy Sexy Geeks: The Series.

To buy a copy of the DVD, go to my website:

The new roast DVDs are here!

Let the revels begin — I’ve just received the first batch of DVDs of The Third Annual Shore Leave Comedy Roast for Charity: The Character Assassination of Robert Greenberger! It sells for the eminently reasonable price of $10, plus $5 shipping and handling (for U.S. customers ONLY — for international orders, contact me via e-mail.)

Have a look at this spiffy packaging —



Need more? Here’s the text from the back cover of the DVD case:


Editor, politician, and bestselling author Robert Greenberger — hailed by many as “the nicest guy in the business” — proves he gives as good as he gets when he serves as the target for 90 minutes of good-natured abuse by a panel of his peers, all to help raise money for the American Red Cross.

Taking aim at Bob’s foibles and failures are authors Michael Jan Friedman, Marco Palmieri, David Mack, Dayton Ward & Kevin Dilmore, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Peter David. Also catching Bob in their verbal crosshairs are his daughter, Kate Greenberger, and roastmaster Alan “Sizzler” Kistler, the creator and host of Crazy Sexy Geeks.

The result is a take-no-prisoners comedy crossfire!

More details are available on my website. Preview clips will be up soon on Facebook and YouTube!

Caption Contest for the new Roast DVD

In my copious spare time, I am working diligently to finish the DVD for The Shore Leave Roast of Robert Greenberger. The picture is locked, the sound mix is done, and the packaging is designed. Now we just need to cook up the bonus features.

At this year’s show, we presented Bob with a special gift: a caricature of himself as Han Solo being roasted on a spit by Ewoks, drawn by legendary comic-book illustrator Gordon Purcell and lettered by the inimitable John Workman. The caption was by none other than Peter David. This was the result:

This is where you fine folks come in. For one of the bonus features, I plan to present a slideshow of this piece of … “art” … with the rejected alternate captions that were proposed prior to the show — and a few new ones. If you can think up a funny caption for this image that we haven’t already thought up ourselves or received from someone else, and I choose your caption for use on the DVD, you’ll get a free copy of the DVD after it’s released.

The contest ends Monday, October 3, at 11:59pm ET.

If you’re already on the comp list, you’re welcome to submit captions, but it won’t get you extra DVDs.

Leave your captions in the comments, or on my Facebook profile or author page, and may the Farce be with you!

I say, “Make Mary ‘Dehner’!”

Actor and devoted Star Trek fan Mary Czerwinski (known on Twitter as @Televixen) is staging a grassroots campaign to persuade J.J. Abrams & Co. to cast her in the next Star Trek feature film as Dr. Elizabeth Dehner. Whether that character is in the film or not.

Mary asked me to record a testimonial video for her site,, and because I find it nearly impossible to refuse foxy dames who ask for my help, I obliged:

Visit her website to see more testimonial videos by the likes of authors Kevin Dilmore (one of my partners-in-crime on the Star Trek Vanguard series) and Larry Nemecek, adult film star and director Lily Cade, TV host Chris Gore, Captain Picard impersonator Giles Aston, and G&T Show co-host Nick Minecci.

Those crazy mother-cluckers in Arizona

First, a screen capture of an actual front-page news item from The Huffington Post

Go ahead, click the image to read the story. I’ll wait.

Basically, über-nutjob Sheriff Joe Arpaio decided to break up a cockfighting ring using a tank and bomb-squad robots. No word on whether any of the 115 chickens he crushed with his tank were explosive.

Why was actor Steven Seagall there? To ride the tank, of course. It seems Arpaio bulldozed the house and birds as a favor to Seagall, who had a crew taping the fiasco for an upcoming episode of Steven Seagall: Lawman.

Star Trek Re-watch: Season Three Wrap-Up

For those of you who have been taking this wild ride with me and Dayton Ward through the third season of the original Star Trek television series, over at the blog, we present our Season Three Wrap-Up.

This is not quite the end of our travels, however. To paraphrase T.S. Eliot’s poem “Little Gidding,” we end by arriving at our beginning and know the place for the first time. Which is a puffed-up way of saying that we’ll be back next week with a special bonus Star Trek Re-watch of the original series pilot, The Cage.”

As usual, please leave all comments on the article, to help me and Dayton stave off our editors’ inevitable question: “Why did we hire you two blockheads in the first place?”

Damned if we know, Hoss.