Monday, March 07, 2005

another college roommate

After reading about Dwight's passing, I hit the alumni database for Northwestern to track down one of my old roommates who was also a big fan of Dwight's. John Lehr's had an interesting career. He was on "Jesse" for a season or two and hosted "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" He and I partied much, much, much too hard in our college daze and were both in an improv troupe called Mee-Ow that went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival back in '86. Dan Patterson was a grad student at the time and directed the show, and later created "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" both for BBC and ABC. Anyway... John's sobered up since then and converted to Judaism. Veddy, veddy interesting. But, in many ways, he's still the same wild man, as you can see from clips of the shows that he does, "The Comedic Lectures." Check out his site at Hopefully, he'll be showcasing it in LA again some time soon, and then taking it to Chicago. He recently completed a run of it in NYC.


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