Thursday, December 22, 2011

This blog is kept up for sentimental reasons. Churning at various speeds since 2002. Lately, barely stirring as I'm on Twitter, Tumblr, another Twitter, Facebook and making money doing those same darn things fo' others as a social media producer.

Anywho, I shoulda stopped by the old homestead and mentioned I've been co-hosting on Sirius XM the last few days. Fun fun fun. Today is my last day. If you got satellite radio, here's the 411:

TODAY 12/22: I'm on Sirius XM 106 one last day as fill-in co-host with Chris Tsakis. Today's show is about holiday traditions... so tune in... call in... LIVE at 11A-2P ET
Please go and like the Facebook page...
Entire show replays at 8p ET too.
Today's show description below...
The Longest Night

“Winter is coming…” as they say on “Game of Thrones”. Today - the shortest day of the year (and the longest night) - marks the Winter Solstice, the traditional beginning of the season. Beyond that, how much do you know about this astronomical and cultural event also known as “Midwinter”… and what it has to do with Christmas, Hanukkah and Mummers? Freewheelin’ goes in-depth to reveal all the details of the Winter Solstice and ask “Do you like the wintertime? Or would you rather be sunning yourself someplace warm?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Blog Post to Prove I am Alive and Clicking

I performed in a Comedy Fights Cancer show at Sloan-Kettering last Sunday -- got a good workout making my way around the NY marathon + felt a satisfying afterglow for doing the show.

I wrote and directed an offsite video for AMC Networks recently. It's funnnnny. Was a blast to do. Will share when I can share.

Am still doing social media for HSM Global. Got to attend their Elite Leadership Program at Essex House in NYC. I am now fully qualified to be a CEO. Or something.

I'm still writing jokes for Car Talk on NPR. Thor willing, an assignment I suggested will air shortly. Always fun.

Have a few other projects in the hopper. From a line of original products to working for a start-up -- details soonish.

Pictured: Me and my PDP Miss Piggy iPhone case in the hyper-fem Essex House powder room.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I'm hosting a LIVE show on Twitter TODAY at 2pm ET/ 11am PT

Some great peeps doing it including Julie Klausner, Michael Ian Black, Josh Malina and Steven Weber.

Watch the Hallowitstream widget on Huffington Post comedy or here on Witstream.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I'm on a panel at NY Comic Con tomorrow. The New York Times writes about this year's show. 100 thousand will attend and this is said to be a cozier alt to the San Diego show.

So get cozy with me!

GeekChicDaily Presents: Inside Jokes

Date: Saturday, October 15
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: 1A23

Speakers: Elliott Kalan, Gabe Liebman, Jessi Klein , Kevin Maher, Stephen Wacker, Susie Felber

GeekChicNYC, the city's best free daily email for geeks, is picking the secret seeds from the Big Apple's nerdcore. Join us and some of New York's finest comedians and writers to talk geek humor, the mainstreaming of nerd culture and how to make money being funny.

Panels & GeekChicDaily Presents: Inside Jokes - New York Comic Con | October 15, 2011 | Javits Center

Friday, October 07, 2011

Just got finished with two 14+ hour days running social media for the World Business Forum. I was packing an astonishing amount of electronic gear and assorted chargers. I could've used a Sherpa and a donkey or three.

I got to hear most of the speakers. When Ben Zander got thousands of biz types to all sing "Ode to Joy" in German, it genuinely got me -- you know, a little farklempt. Zander was a fave of many and no doubt about it, he was grand. Highly entertaining and smart. But he was very much like your zany Jewish uncle after a glass of slivovitz. And that's awesome, but not so exotic. And then I realized -- ah -- not everybody has a zany Jewish uncle.

Many great talks and I'm not playing favorites (and I'm not sayin' who could stand to kick it up a notch) but I really enjoyed Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. His conviction to make the world a better place seemed genuine. He seems passionate about making a difference.

And Malcolm Gladwell always weaves a good story. This time he waxed on about learning, children and what he termed "useful disadvantages." He said, “The idea that more resources always lead to better results is a pernicious lie." Which of course is delish to any over-engaged parent, making us feel better about not giving little Johnny private school along with corneal transplant lessons which start immediately after harp class.

But really, in the end, it's performance. That's why I like it. Even though these are business people and business minds, it's live. Humans have good days, better days and the like. And the fact that this was a live show was thrilling. Been so long since I was a serious actress and stage manager. Comedy requires so little stage craft, mostly. But I always liked the backstage scene of big shows -- the tech guys, the performers warming up, and at this event, they had two translation booths behind the set with a total of four people providing Spanish to English and English to Spanish feeds to the world on the fly. I love backstage because it's like a dark club whose secrets rarely spill out. I love the things that go wrong that the audience never sees because people scramble to get it right.

Anyway, I met new people, played with new apps and got to take cool photos. Those fetching buff men are from Cirque du Soleil (they were launching a new Montreal biz and creativity conference called C2-MTL) and yeah, that's President Clinton, below.

It was great meeting people I only knew digitally as I work from home and many of the people who put this conference work out of HQ in Argentina. On a side note, the men from Argentina win the best-dressed award. If word got out about this odd breed of sharp-looking straight man they'd have to build border fences -- to keep the women of America in.

SFX: rimshot

But seriously folks, I learned tons -- including what I could do better next time I do social media for a huge event. This one, the World Business Forum, had over four thousand attendees. Don't get me wrong: I was awesome, I hit my marks. But best I can explain it? Even if you know how to flip a switch, some lights can't be turned on until you enter the house. Knowwotimean?

I'll be posting more of my photos online soon and will add a link. For right now, you could go on the facebook page for the conference and see some of them now. And 'like' the page if you can. Because, ya know, that'd be nice.

Photos: By me and my Nikon -- fancy schmancy lens thanks to R & P Holland

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

This & That

I'm gonna be on a New York Comic Con panel run by GeekChicNYC with some great people talking about geek humor, the mainstreaming of nerd culture and how to make money being funny. Saturday, October 15th from noon to 1p in room 1A23 at Javits Center. More details to come... Oh wait -- here they are. Bio says I'm working for BBCA -- but I'm not anymore. But I am still writing jokes for Car Talk on NPR. Also doing social media for HSM Global and their upcoming World Business Forum. And some other stuff.

Speaking of other stuff, if you're lucky you will catch me doing V/O as the letter "O" on Sesame Street. If not lucky, well, you can always watch it here.

I'm also helping moderate a WICT panel on work/life balance being held at the Time Warner Center 9/27. Space is limited, security is ridiculous, so this is just FYI.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Labor Day seems far away...

Lots of new work and exciting news soon. Got a phone meeting and then the treadmill calls.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Above is the next LIVE twitter-based comedy show I am producing and hosting for BBC America this Saturday night, July 30th.

The amazing lineup can be viewed here.

I recommend you watch here on Witstream:

The new tweets will start populating when the show starts at 9pm ET.

No drink minimum! No leaving home! No excuse for not attending!



Friday, July 15, 2011

I produced and hosted this comedy show on with Witstream. I did it from a screened-in porch in the Catskills. So fun.

See the whole lineup of 14 awesome comedians here:

You can watch it now. Some jokes are spicy. But it was Saturday night. And you people can handle it.

Frequently Funny Flyers (Click below to watch Replay!)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

No this is not a video, it's just another example of "play buttons on noses" which I adore so. Enough for a tumblr? I think so.

Play Buttons on Noses:

I can almost smell my book deal.

Monday, June 27, 2011

I'm producing this LIVE comedy event on Twitter with Witstream for

A lineup that's tastier than Twiglet fried steak -- and more to be announced. It's this Thursday, July 30th at 1PM EST.

Michael Ian Black
Shane Mauss
Dave Hill
Kelly Oxford
Adam Felber
James Urbaniak
Matt Suddain
Matt Kirshen
Laurie Kilmartin
Joe Randazzo
Jon Friedman
Tony Cowards

RSVP on Facebook here or just show up for the show here. Or watch it on the free Witstream iPhone App.

I like producing live comedy shows again, especially now that the audience doesn't have to risk losing an ounce getting off their butts to show up.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Quilt By Auriole "Pikey" Holland. She will be missed.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I'll not only be covering the Paley Center royal wedding party live for -- I'll be one of the judges of the bridesmaid's dress competition. Get your most cracked dress on and join me, Fern Mallis, creator of NY Fashion Week and author Rob Young. Free and free champers too! OK it's tomorrow at 5:30AM... but come on! Fun!

I'm putting on a taffeta dress, a rhinestone thrift store tiara and dusting off my years of US Weekly Fashion Police expertise. I'll be carrying cameras and computer and smart phone and card reader and chargers galore. To me, this is dreamier than marrying a prince. Sad but true.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I just learned that my late mother, Edith Felber, a/k/a Edith Layton, will be featured in this incredibly cool upcoming book.

The this link will whisk you My Mom the Style Icon on Amazon, and actually, looks like it's shipping now.

Makes a fabulous Mother's Day present and as my mom would say about her own books, "buy two copies -- one for each eye."

For more on this check out the excellent blog that spawned the book: My Mom the Style Icon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I started a new job at BBC America, and as you can tell, it's tons of fun.

This pic by me, as well as hundreds more from the Doctor Who screening yesterday in NYC.

See gallery 1 here and gallery 2 here on Facebook. You can see my snaps without "liking" the page, but if you can, go ahead and "like" that page. I thank ya.



Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beware the brides of March...

Above: Another fab freaky snap I took at SXSW 2011.

Actually all the Austin brides I spied were lovely. Thanks ladies and not ladies!

Monday, March 21, 2011

You want to know more, don't you?

Read about this guy I spied and snapped at SXSW over @truTV and

If you wear dumb things on your head, people will stare and take pictures

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My brand new photo gallery on

Dumbest Things Parents Do

Check it, like it, lurve it!

Thanks. -- me

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Before & After

This post is dedicated to Robert and Pikey. The lens of my dreams is helping me bloom & grow. Can't thank you enough. xo, me

PS Colors muy better on that first snap due to cloudy day during 2nd, methinks

Friday, January 28, 2011

I've been making online content for big biz since 1997. I was hoofing for -- before the network turned a profit, before much of the network knew we had a website.

And yesterday, I finally bought my domain. is go.

So line up VC's, this is gonna be huge.

Where huge = a lot less crap then it is now.

Blogspot, I will always love you, but I need to set up a classier placard for my professional self. I write, I perform, I do radio, I do geek stuff, I do corporate, I do agency, I do indie, I do local -- and it's confusing enough to those who know me. I can imagine what it looks like to those who don't. I consult on best practices on sites for others, but much like the shoemaker's children are always barefoot or the doctor's children are always sick -- the working nerd's website is always crap. At least this working nerd's is. Here's to fixing that.

Gotta go get into my coveralls and roll under this server with a wrench to get things started. See ya!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I've had it with royal wedding news already. So sincere, so lovey dovey. I'm ready for the inevitable royal scandal, but they aren't getting hitched until April. So, from the Jersey Shore to Hollywood to dudes... who are the potential royal home wreckers?

I did an investigation and found the most likely brunettes to bring down the house of Windsor. Which is to say, I wrote and produced a new dumb photo gallery for truTV.

Check out Prince William's Future Celebrity Flings. So nice I linked it twice.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I've got a new feature up today on called Motherless Jewish Mother. Working title was Bubbe Envy. It's sad, which is not my usual bag, but I'm glad I did it just the same.

Losing a parent sucks, especially when you have kids, especially when they are so young and you are so hormonal...

My aim was not a pity party, but an entertaining article that people could relate to. I hope I hit the mark.

Thanks for checking it out.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New stuff by me:

Why American Mothers Are Superior

8 Reasons to Buy a New iPhone

Alla my fresh links on can be found here.

In other news, I got paid for a joke that will appear in Glamour magazine. I know I got paid because the PDF of the pay stub was emailed to me yesterday. I love technology, especially when it gives me bank.

On slate for weekend: Skiing at a podunk mountain with brood, drinking wine yet bowing to Weight Watchers gods and writing jokes for radio due Wednesday.

PS I'm covering schtuff for SXSWi this year. I've also created SXSWi flash panels, a fringe event which combines my decade of comedy and hosting experience with an awesome opportunity for amazingness in action. If going to SXSW interactive this year, follow SXSWflashpanels on Twitter. Good times.