About

My humour

Humor is a wonderful art form, particularly during bad times as an escape from reality. Mel Brooks called it a “defense against the universe.” I started to do stand-up comedy about ten years ago and fell in love with it.

Unfortunately, because I have other hobbies and family and professional obligations, I do not dedicate as much time to comedy as I would like to. Still, I hope you find my website amusing and, even if by accident, funny.

I grew up watching Herman José, a pioneering Portuguese comedian who introduced me, as well as millions of others for sure, to British humor. Nonsense comedy shows like Monty Python, Not The Nine O’clock News, and The Fast Show were also a strong influence.

Typically, I prefer British sitcoms, like the excellent Black Adder, Vicar of Dibley, Yes Minister, Men Behaving Badly, ‘Allo ‘Allo!, and Red Dwarf. American sitcoms tend to be more predictable and more reluctant to break the rules, though there have been some good shows like 3rd Rock from the Sun and Seinfeld. In fact, it was only after I emigrated that I discovered Married with Children, probably my favorite American sitcom ever, at least since All in the Family.

Please browse around my website and don’t take anything personally–ok, unless you’re Dick Cheney. Comedy is often cruel and I’m not exactly politically correct. Having said that, nearly all complaints I receive are due to people taking things too literally or too personally. Just have some fun. Life’s too short not to.

That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you

A. Whitney Brown

A Few Cool Links

Coolsig

Despair, Inc.; a very unique website.

insults.net

Science Jokes; I’m a scientist so many of these hit right at home.

Sickipedia

The Ig Nobel Prizes; again, as a scientist I find it hilarious.

Writing Comedy Sketches That Sell

Please note: no trees were destroyed or animals hurt while making this page, even though I did try.

My other hobbies

Science fiction

Computer &software