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December 9th, 2010

This Holiday Season, Get Creative!

Great card from Karen Hoffman @ GW Hoffman. It basically covers every holiday in a given year, so you can cover them all with one note! :-)

This holiday season, please get creative and unconventional! Remember, excite or disturb them to make you remarkable (worthy of a remark)!

Happy Holidays,





October 21st, 2010
October 5th, 2010

Poll Results in News Media!



September 23rd, 2010

Hosting the Emory EMBA’00 Reunion Reception

Looking forward to hosting old friends from the Emory EMBA’00 Reunion.  Sharing and collecting good quotes about the impactful value of good wine:

“Good wine makes good blood;
Good blood causeth good humors;
Good humors cause good thoughts;
Good thoughts bring forth good works;
Good works carry a man to heaven.
Good wine carrieth a man to heaven.”
- James Howell, to Lord Clifford early seventeenth century

From Bob Zorowitz courtesy of Stephen Sondheim:

“Out of wine comes truth,
Out of truth the vision clears,
And with vision soon appears a grand design.
From the grand design
We can understand the world.
And when you understand the world,
You need a lot more wine.”

August 19th, 2010

Maz Jobrani Update

From: "Maz Jobrani"
Date: August 18, 2010 1:07:30 AM EDT
To: David Nour
Subject: Laugh or I will Crush You + Shows in LA/Den/SF/NY/Europe/Etc.


This is an older picture, but my friend Kenny Krauss came up with a new name to use with it for the NY Comedy Festival – “Laugh or I will Crush You.” Other ideas were “My, What a Small World You Have!” or “I’m Too Sexy for this World.” Anyone got other good ones to go with this pic?

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer. This month’s newsletter is a bit late, but that’s because I’ve been getting some rest. So far, it’s been abnormally cool in LA. Finally, global warming is paying off! I had a few cool news pieces run this past month and I’ve got a bunch of shows coming up. Here are links to all of them. Please let your friends in these cities know about the shows:


             Los Angeles Times – This ran on the front page

NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”

5 Books Interview

BBC’s “The Forum”

Jimmy Vestvood got interviewed at Persianesque


Los Angeles – Aug. 20th – Power 106 Comedy Fiesta with Earthquake, Craig Robinson, Kevin Hart, Al Madrigal, Joey Medina, JoKoy, Jeff Garcia and more! TICKETS HERE

Los Angeles – Aug. 27th and 28th – Pasadena Ice House – with Kvon TICKETS HERE

NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” – Sept. 4th and 5th – I will be on as a panelist. This plays on NPR. Check this link for more info –

Denver Improv – Sept. 17-19 – with Quinn Dahle and Rubi Nichols TICKETS HERE

San Francisco Cobb’s – Sept. 23-26 – with Ian Edwards and Kvon TICKETS HERE

Irvine Fundraiser – Oct. 2nd – Hosting an event for the International Society for Children with Cancer –

Berkeley – Oct. 10th – Co-Hosting with Rudi Bakhtiar – PAAIA’s “Passing the Torch” –

Tempe Improv – Oct. 15-16 – with Kvon TICKETS HERE

Irvine Improv – Oct. 21-24 – with Ian Edwards and Kvon TICKETS HERE

New York Comedy Festival Town Hall – Nov. 6 – with Ian Edwards TICKETS HERE


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As always, thanks for your support!


July 23rd, 2010

Teach Your Children Well…

Compliments of my friend, Lou Heckler.