All posts by PJ Walsh

Known as one of the hardest working comics behind the microphone, PJ brings everything to the stage at every show. He truly leaves it all on the stage for his audience. His combination of insightful writing, quick wit, boundless energy and physicality make him an outstanding performer in any comedy venue.

Special Hartford, Syracuse & Virginia Beach Shows With ASAP Grads!

A portion of the proceeds from these shows will benefit Armed Services Arts Partnership, a non-profit that directly empowers veterans and military family members to re-enter, find a voice, and thrive in their communities through the arts, including stand-up comedy. I will be bringing three graduates from their comedy bootcamps to give them an opportunity and to help them experience and share in a great night of comedy, both for the audience and veterans themselves. This is a special night not to be missed. I often say “laughter is the surprise recognition that we are not alone.”

April 26th 7:30PM The Hartford Funny Bone Comedy Club

    May 3rd 7:30PM Syracuse 
    Funny Bone  Comedy Club 

 

May 17th 8PM Virginia Beach  Funny Bone Comedy Club 

MATT ISEMAN: More than a Celebrity Apprentice Finalist… A Great Friend!

I called it from day one. Matt Iseman should win The New Celebrity Apprentice on NBC tonight. I’m not coming from a place of bias. Of course I want one of my best friends to win. This comes from actually watching every episode (I never watched the show before and won’t again) and witnessing his undeniable passion and effort that he put in to every task. I’m bummed because all the President/Arnold hoopla created a dark cloud over a show that has one of the most genuine showcases of a very good person.

I had ZERO doubt Matt was going to shine the brightest in the show of stars. Zero! Because I know him. I had dinner with him the night before he started the journey and I knew then that we’d see him where he is tonight.

We were each other’s very first friend when we moved to Hollywood 18 years ago. We lived together for years, our godchildren are brother and sister… we have and will continue to tackle life together. That’s real friendship.

When all is said and done, whatever the outcome, I’m beyond proud to point to Matt and say that’s my dear friend. This is a showcase I can share with my nieces, nephews  & possibly my own children one day displaying how one should conduct themselves. In a world that celebrates bad behavior, Matt Iseman is a shining star of TRULY GOOD!

*I would like to add one last thing. The big thing that was apparent throughout Matt’s run on the show was purpose. Matt’s charity is The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org). He has and deals with rheumatoid arthritis himself. When you work for something you know is bigger/other then yourself you always work much better. He carried that on his shoulders and it was apparent in his eyes. He showed up to make a difference in something he’d experienced himself. Purpose = power. Congratulations Matt!

UPDATE: He Won! Matt Iseman is THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE

Sharing My Thoughts About Armed Services Arts Partnership

ARMED SERVICES ARTS PROGRAM (ASAP) EMPOWERS VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES TO THRIVE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES THROUGH ARTS CLASSES AND PERFORMANCES.

Here I am sharing my thoughts about the program and playing a small role as an advisor. This was filmed at The White House BTW. Pretty cool!

Learn more and support by visiting www.asapasap.org