back to The
Palliparambil. One of the
founders of Laugh Out Load International. This is an
organization dedicated to bringing people together through
the power or laughter.
This is an easy going gentleman, with an easy going smile....
Cucumber Salad anyone? Enjoy.
Posted on April 26, 2010
Danny, how are you sir?
Danny: Hey Chris... I'm doing
great, thanks for having me on the show... (taking a sip
from coffee mug)
Where did you grow up?
Danny: Raised in Lanham, MD, but
born in Uranus. (ahem) sorry, couldn't resist.
Pick one word that describes you.
What do you think of IndaPhatFarm.com?
Danny: I think the work you've
done with the website has been extraordinary. Having had my
own blog for a few years, I know the work and dedication it
takes, and to be consistent with the great material
throughout the site's 9 year journey is truly remarkable.
What are your thoughts on our new President after one year
Danny: I believe years from now,
we will look back and say he was one of the special ones.
President Obama has a tough job, but I believe he will make
the necessary steps to get our country going in the right
Tell us about the origins of Laugh out Loud.
Danny: Ever since I could
remember, I loved the sound of laughter. When I see people
laugh, I instantly become happier. Once I had the
opportunity to organize events, I started promoting comedy
shows in New York City when I was living there. A couple
........I teamed up with my friend/ archnemesis Justin
Thomas and we took the show to the Nation's Capital.
Where do you want to take LOL in 2010 and beyond?
Danny: I envision Laugh Out Loud
International to be the foundation for comedy entertainment
in all forms. I would like to expand our events to different
cities as well as promote new comedy acts. I also see books
and movie scripts in our future. But most importantly, I
want LOLINTL to be a symbol of happiness, laughter and good
How often, precisely speaking, do you laugh on a daily
Danny: 80.54 times a day.
Seriously though, I truly believe laughing slows down the
aging process. An average child laughs about 300+ times a
day, while the average adult laughs about 10 times.
The moment we stop laughing is
when we lose our youth. They don't say laughter is the best
medicine for no reason. Laughing has been scientifically
proven to have significant health benefits.
What job could you absolutely not do?
Danny: Hmm.. how about these:
What’s the first thing you notice about a person?
Danny: I usually notice an
individual's uniqueness. Something that makes that person
different than the 6 billion or so people in the world.
Autobot or Decepticon?
Danny: Decepticon. Without a
villian, there can never be a hero. And who's to say
Megatron can't change? Evil villians need love too.
Hello....? Chris are you crying?
What is the most important thing in life?
Danny: Fill what is empty, Empty
what is full. Scratch where it itches.
List your Favorites
Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid has gotten my attention lately.
But anything that gets me from point A to B will suffice.
Danny: Aside from obvious choices like
my parents and JC, I would have to say Glenn Thomas. This
man can do it all: play the piano, has the ability to turn
strangers into life-long friendships, extremely generous
with his words and his actions, the ability to put up with a
spoiled brother, and very
knowledgeable on many different topics. (note:
somebody is going to be
very jealous reading this...)
IPF intelligence has learned that you were once furiously
chased by a renegade black squirrel at Towson University.
Please elaborate on this momentous event.
Danny: Ah, yes I must clear that
story up a bit. Legend has it that Justin and I were chased
around the Towson University campus by an overly aggressive
squirrel, while the rest of the students watched in horror.
As it turns out, Justin owed a
large sum of money to a rather large and fast college buddy
who bore the nickname "squirrel" (who ironically, had
another buddy named peanut., go figure). Ok, ok.. so we were
chased by a small, furry rodent on campus, but what could we
do? Chris, what would you do if a squirrel, or for that
matter any wild creature follows you closely? You run
Chris. You run.
Tell us about those skills in the kitchen.
Danny: Cooking is definitely one
of my hobbies. I see a dish I like and I try to recreate it,
much like putting together a puzzle.
What is in your pocket right now?
Danny: 4 dollars, a nickle, and
a half-full pack of trident peppermint gum
Using nothing but Microsoft Paint. Please draw us a
I drew this. I swear. (fingers crossed)
Describe the ideal wife.
Danny: A woman with good values,
morals and the ability to stand a man with none of the
Describe the ideal husband.
Danny: A man who doesn't just
hear what his wife is saying, but listens and tries his best
to put himself in his wife's shoes and understands. Wait is
this a trick question?
Describe the ideal pickle and mayonnaise sandwich.
Danny: Considering that a pickle
and mayonnaise sandwich is not ideal, I'm going to say a
pickle and mayonnaise sandwich with turkey, provalone
cheese, a couple strips of bacon, sliced up avacado, sliced
tomato and little dallop of extra spicy mustard, cut
diagonally. Now I'm hungry.
What is something you cannot stand in a person?
Danny: Ignorance and hate.
Alright, you are home alone one night, all is quiet. It’s a
cold winter night. When all of a sudden, you hear and see
windows shattering and hooded agents slamming through. You
immediately leap to your feet, “What in the sugar is going
on here!” you shout. 3 agents surround you, with their
You raise your hands. They unmask themselves, and there, to
your amazement, standing around you, are Clint Eastwood,
Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.
“You have one chance” Eastwood bellows.
“Don’t waste it” Willis cracks.
“If you know what’s best….” Stallone ices with his stare.
There is a pause........What do you do?
1. Scream like Justin, the day he
found out Martin was being cancelled.
2. Wait for my urine to dry on my
3. Gather some courage
4. Ask Clint why he squints so
much? is it for effect or does it actually help him see
5. Ask Sylvester how much training
went into making the Rocky movies?
6. Ask someone to translate what
the heck Sly just said