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The Fun Dude in Montreal

This is a great week for the Fun Dude! I've been wanting to go the the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal for over 20 years now and I'm finally here, thanks to my boss at Carnival Cruise Lines. We're here July 23-27 scouting new talent for our Punchliner Comedy Clubs. There is an unbelievable amount of amazing talent this year. Check out some of the comedy superstars and newbies we've been able to enjoy at

It also doesn't hurt that I'm staying in a swanky hotel with a king-size bed and big-screen HD TV. They're going to have to drag me back onto the Dream Sunday kicking and screaming!

Back in the Saddle!

Hello there, Fun-atics! I've been back on the Carnival Dream since March 29th and everything is fun-tastic. The Gulf Coast cruisers are great laughers and I've been having a ton of fun running around New Orleans consuming as much chicory coffee and beignets as possible.

The Home Office has been sending me a lot of great new Punchliner Comedians, such as Mike Speenberg, Mike Marino and Claude Stuart. 

Now that I'm settled in and having fun, dude, I'll be posting regular humor pieces about ship life again. You can check out the last two I've written by clicking on Essays on this site or by visiting my blog, "The Fun Dude Abides."

Croatia, here I come!

I leave for a three-week trip to Croatia today. The Caribbean is for wussies!


If you have time, please check out the last essay I'll post until I get back.

"Videmo se!" (That's Croatian for "I'm outta here, bee-otch!")

The Fun Dude Has Cabin Fever!

Greetings, Fun-atics! It's me, JTFD!

If you're curious about how much fun it is to occupy a crew cabin for six months, read my latest essay, "Cabin Fever," by clicking on "Essays" or by visiting my blog site, "The Fun Dude Abides."

And don't forget to follow the FUN-ny on Twitter ,Facebook and Google + !

The best thing about working on a cruise ship is sharing bunk beds with another full-grown adult. Fortunately, I really liked my roommate last contract. I was lucky, too, because they say 50% of crew members can't stand their roommates. This is according to a recent survey that was taken in my cabin.

I felt sorry for my roommate because he had a potentially fatal sleep disorder called sleep apnea. The reason sleep apnea can be fatal is sleep apnea can lead to breathing problems, which can lead to chronic snoring, which can lead to me bashing your head in with a tennis racket.

Until next time--have fun, dude!

Freezing My Fun Buns Off!

Greetings from Cleveland, Ohio!. Brrrr! Although it's been hard to stay warm with the mercury hovering around 7 degrees all week long, I've been enjoying my first week of vacation. I've been catching up on The Daily Show as well as writing. My first essay of my two-month break is up at my Word Press site "The Fun Dude Abides." 

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook as well. Here's a recent post I made about Jay Leno's last "Tonight Show"...

The Fun Is Done!

It's that time again, Fun-atics--time for the Fun Dude to go on vacation. I can hardly wait to get back to Cleveland and try out my new snow shoes!

I'm going to spend a month back home and then a month in Europe with the Fun Chick.

Although I'll be posting regular essays while on vacation (back on the Dream March 29th in time for New Orleans!), here is one last one before I leave: "Acid Trip."

I hope it doesn't cause you heartburn!

Happy Belated New Year, Fun Bitches!

Happy New Year, Fun Bitches! 2014 is shaping up nicely. Our first full cruise of the New Year saw us missing two ports and the ship being pounded by rain and wind at sea. Then, our new comedians missed the ship in the last port so Carnival let me headline all five Punchliner shows Thursday night. They figured that, with all the disappointments our guests experienced that cruise, what's one more?

Fortunately, my five shows rocked and I had last Friday night off. Unfortunately, I came down with the flue and have spent the past two days in isolation. The nurses say it's because of my unfunny jokes, but the doctor blames the flue virus.

Regardless, between coughing jags and the final few episodes of Season 2 of "Dexter," I've been able to crank out my first comedic essay of 2014.

Enjoy--and have fun, dudes!

Team America



My latest humor essay is up. You can check it out at or here on the site under Essays. Have fun, dudes!

Sorry If I Offended You, Jackass!


Hey, Fun-atics--it's been a while. I've been really busy lately running the Punchliner and working on projects for the home office in Miami. Meanwhile, Zeljka and I received our marriage license in the mail so it won't be long before we get hitched. Anyway, if you have time, check out my latest humor essay.

Fan Friction


Hey, Fun-atics! My new essay is up. You can click on Essays or go to my blog "The Fun Dude Abides." Please take this one with a grain of salt, dudes and dude-ettes! The Fun Dude loves you!

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