Next Performance at Flappers Comedy Club – July 7th

Rich Tola performing at the Tribal Cafe
Rich Tola performing at the Tribal Cafe (LA)

Hey everyone, hope you’re having a great weekend and looking forward to the 4th of July!

Had a blast at the Father’s Day show and getting ready for next week’s show at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank on Tuesday, July 7th from 10-11:30p in the Main Room. Come celebrate your Independence Day in true New York style, i.e., make it last 3 days.

As the great comedian, Louie Anderson said, “It takes about 100 performances (Stand-up) to even know if you’re good”. About a dozen and counting Louie!

Peace – R

Tola Talks WTF it’s Raining Dead Geese & Flying Cars

It’s WTF Wednesday on Tola Talks so we’re talking all sorts of crazy stuff including 2,000 dead geese falling from the sky, the world’s first flying car set to debut in 2017, and the largest snowfall ever in Capracotta, Italy. Plus, the awesome light display of Aurora Borealis and a few celebrity birthday shout-outs for Adam Levine, Dane Cook, Queen Latifah, Michael Rapaport and Vanessa Williams. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks and all Social: @richtola

Tola Talks w/ Hall of Fame Adult Entertainer Bill Margold

 

Tola Talks with Adult Entertainment legend and Hall of Fame-er who performed in more 300 films & videos, Bill Margold. In addition to stories about the early days of Porn, on Throwback Thursdays Rich takes us back to 1972 and also talks about street abductions in Philly, Black Hawk helicopters dropping candy to a private residence on Halloween, Microsoft giving away the free Office app, brown bears in Alaska mauling a hunter, plus the Get Your S#!T Together Award to the waitress in Atlantic City, NJ who sold unsuspecting diners a $3,750 bottle of wine.

Watch weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks' Rich Tola and Adult Entertainment legend and Hall of Famer, Bill Margold
Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Adult Entertainment legend and Hall of Famer, Bill Margold

 

Keep it like Clarence Clemons

I just read an LA Times editorial by Randy Lewis expressing his appreciation for the late Clarence Clemons. Similar to Randy, I’ve also been a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fan for more than 35 years now. And I agree with Randy that, “Clemons was there to express that which transcended mere language.” Because with the Boss and the Big Man, it was about reaching into your mind, body and soul to echo feelings and images, not just sounds. I still remember a bootleg version of Prove it All Night from 1979 with the Boss’s heart-felt guitar riff and the Big Man’s incredible sax.  “The wondrous thing about Clemons was that everything he played, in solos or accompanying his bandmates, was astonishingly simple from a technical viewpoint.” Thanks for pointing that out Randy, especially to us non-sax people, because technical simplicity should also apply to your daily fitness program. So keep it simple and technically correct with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #98 – Elevator Squats.  And thank you Clarence Clemons!  RIP – R

Thank you Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne

My first memories of this pioneer and King of daily exercise and good nutrition were in my Aunt Tina & Concetta’s living room.  My “right off the boat” Sicilian aunts were fascinated by this exuberant dynamo who preached the gospel of health and fitness.  Thus, I became fascinated with an American icon who would impact my life for the next 40 years.  Thank you Jack LaLanne.  For being ‘born again’ after meeting Paul Bragg when you were 15;  for starting a rudimentary gym for police officers and firefighters when everyone thought you were a crackpot;  for opening the first real gym in 1936 – LaLanne’s Physical Culture Studio in downtown Oakland, CA;  for starting the first morning TV show dedicated to health and fitness that encouraged kids to wake-up their moms for their morning workout;  for your multitude of daring feats to get people to believe in you – like towing 76 kids across the Long Beach Harbor while being handcuffed and shackled;  for inciting a national craze of weight rooms, exercise classes and fancy health clubs;  for always accepting people for who they were – like your 300 pound best friend who was a chain-smoker and a boozer;  for all the exercise machines and health related products you created;  and most importantly, for inspiring me to embrace a daily fitness routine since that fateful day I felt your unparalleled fervor.  You’re a true and inspirational legend the world will never forget.  Rest in Peace – R