United States House of Representatives approves repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell‘ as they should. I cannot believe we are still having this discussion? As a veteran of the armed forces (NAVY even) & a straight man (Gay jokes are to easy here if your thinking this post needs one. Higher your bar) if you are willing to put your LIFE at risk for us. YOUR LIFE! Sexual orientation should not come into question. Your heart is in an amazing place & we should all be thanking you for it. Not having you hide who you truly are. You fight for our freedom; you should be able to enjoy it. My thoughts anyway… oh and for the people that say “well they will look at us in the shower an stuff”. If you’re willing to save my ass… you can have a look at my ass! Although you might want to wear sunglasses. Pretty pale!
BOTTOM LINE: Hilarious show by a current stand-up comedian and former member of the U.S. Navy that goes much deeper than you’d expect… Walsh plays all of these characters from his life with such skill that they really pop off the stage… I highly recommend this show. It’ll make you laugh, think, and leave with a glimpse to a side of stand-up you might not expect to see.
Ben Charles, Theater is Easy (theasy.com), August 15, 2010
Thankfully, I got to see this fantastic, heartfelt, hilarious one-freckled-man show… Instead of just a guffaw, OVER THERE offers a thought-provoking, side-splitting journey through PJ Walsh’s not so ordinary life… just when you’re thinking you can laugh no more, he hits you in the stomach with raw emotion and you realize his comic agenda is not just about him but to help and support others as well. I’ve already told my friends to go see this show and now I’m telling you.
Maura Kelley, nytheatre.com, August 13, 2010
The one-hour comedy show is a fusion of Walsh’s quick wit and insightful observations about life as a soldier and civilian… The poignant narrative intertwines the solemnity of war with the humor of Walsh’s inner thoughts. “Over There — Comedy Is His Best Weapon” demonstrates Walsh’s keen eye to see comedy in the ebb and flow of every day events while tackling larger issues such as war and growing up.
Brian Willett, bloginity.com, August 8, 2010
In “Over There: Comedy Is His Best Weapon,” the Queens-based writer and standup comic relates his personal journey through three wars — as an enlistee and as part of Comics on Duty — and through being President Clinton’s dental technician. “He could floss more and use a fluoride rinse,” says Walsh, “like most people.
Joe Dziemianowicz, The Daily News, August 7, 2010
If you’re looking for laughs in the humble form of true talent and motivation, then check out PJ Walsh at the NYC Fringe Festival. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll leave ready to conquer the world, or at least a small part of it.
Sheena Vega, Independent Media Magazine, August 4, 2010
A few years ago I was the regular opening act for Larry The Cable Guy. A couple months into Larry mania a young guy from the state of Washington joined us for a weekend on the tour bus… He didn’t leave for about 4 years. Jeremy McComb became Larry’s tour manager and more importantly my friend. Jerome (as I know him) is a pure genuine talent, a real musician. I often will like an artist, go see them live, and then realize it was all studio magic that made there sound. With Jeremy (as you’ll realize below) this is very far from the case. This man and his guitar make magic! We had countless nights out on the open road together sharing a tour bus laughing, dreaming and living a dream at the same time. True artists cannot stay in the same place. Complacency kills whatever art you bring to the table. We each moved on to pursue those dreams we passionately plotted till the sun came up after Jim Beam soaked nights. Memories are a great thing to have. I have countless memories watching Jeremy break out his guitar at sound checks before a show. I would sit in a seat… in an empty arena… hours before rapid Cable Guy fans would fill it to the rafters. Getting myself a private “Jeremy McComb concert” knowing one-day people would be paying good money to sit where I was sitting. Jeremy would watch my stand-up sets each night from the side of the stage or theatre wings always supportive, truthful and encouraging. I got to enjoy so many amazing evenings with my friend and his guitar. You really should to! His talent is out there right now; enjoy discovering it as much as I did. We shall continue the ride my good friend Jerome “blood brothers till the end”.