NOTE: We want to get to know our guest monologists even better before the show. So we're introducing a brand new feature—7 Questions. Each member of Tantrum gets to ask a question—the same one every time—to our special guests, who can answer them in as much or as little detail as they'd like.
Rob wants to know: What's your first memory?
Sitting on my mom's lap in the front seat of the family Rambler. She lifted me up so I could look over the dashboard. I thought I was going to see our new house, which was being built. They'd just broken ground, I guess. Our new house was a big pile of dirt? I was three, and already bewildered and disappointed by life.
Nikki wants to know: What's the best thing you got away with as a kid?
If "kid" extends to teenagerhood, the best thing I got away with was unprotected sex. Not as much of it as I would have liked, but more than enough to have ruined my life and several others. Worked out well, though. I mean, I'm sure the sex was lousy. But it seemed great at the time.
Trish wants to know: What weird thing scares the hell out you?
People who still think Bush and Cheney did a great job. Also, realizing that I've been a parent for 30 years, and the day-to-day-ness of it won't let up for another 10 or so. I don't get stoned anymore, but if I did, I bet contemplating this responsibility would Break My MInd.
Find out more about Jim in two weeks...
Tantrum with Special Guest Jim Howard
Second Fridays at the Westport Coffeehouse
4010 Pennsylvania • 816-678-8886 for reservations
Friday, August 14 • 8pm • Tickets: $10
May contain adult material.