"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

In the Pink

Article by Gerald Nachman in Sunday's "Pink Section" of the SF Chronicle:

If anybody embodies the perilous journey of a contemporary comedian, it would have to be Rick Reynolds, who recycles his trauma-strewn life into liberating laughs.

Reynolds was the tall, slender performance comedian with the wretched boyhood whose first show here in 1990, "Only the Truth Is Funny," brought him temporary fame, mini-fortune and, of course, lots of new trouble. Much of that is mined for comic and soulful treasure in his new show, "Happiness," now being workshopped at the Marsh through April. For a man whose career took off 15 years ago in a blaze of hoopla only to fizzle after a failed sitcom, late-night talk show appearances, a long run in Los Angeles and a bungled run in New York -- and for a guy who suffered a five-year depression, two suicide attempts and two agonizing divorces -- Reynolds is alarmingly upbeat.

Full article: Ups and Downs of "Happiness"