His short-term goal, however, is to have "Funny as a Crutch" syndicated.
That's one of the reasons I started doing "Funny as a Crutch."
That was when I recalled hearing on the television show "Happy Days" the expression "funny as a crutch," which meant "not funny at all." The phrase was perfect because it included both the words "funny" and "crutch."
In 1987, I showed "Funny as a Crutch" to my old friends at The Chelsea Record, but they told me they couldn't use it.
It took a lot of persistence and nagging, but "Funny as a Crutch" debuted on October 21 of that year and has been there every Wednesday since.
I never thought I'd be able to look back at painful experiences in a positive way, but with "Funny as a Crutch," I am able to do that.