Archive of Lenny Schmidt

Lenny Schmidt is an actor/comic/writer/director who lives in Los Angeles. He's appeared in numerous films and TV shows including "Southland", "True Blood", and "Castle". He's performed stand-up in clubs, theaters, and cruise ships all over the world. He enjoys sleep, steak, and sports, not necessarily in that order.

Lenny has contributed 5 brilliant piece(s).

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Relationships. The thought of a new relationship was scary, creepy, awful, bad, and painful… notice a theme? This was a transition I thought I’d never go through again. DATING!? Ugh! A new relationship with a new person? Blah! Now I have to learn someone else’s crazy? I have to find someone who will put up with my crazy? This means I have to be nice to strangers again. Crap. Most importantly, what kind of relationship do I need?

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Let’s See Where My Priorities Have Been, Shall We?”

by Lenny Schmidt October 21, 2013

I’ve spent most of my life beating myself up, “I should be doing this. I should be doing that. I don’t try hard enough.” It made me miserable. I never realized it until after my divorce (and the two and a half years of therapy that came after it). Since then, I’ve learned to enjoy […]

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Let’s Work on a Cruise Ship, Shall We?

by Lenny Schmidt September 18, 2013

Ah, to work on a cruise ship; travel the world, see exotic places, play shuffleboard. It’s a dream job, right? Well, yes, it pretty much is. However, it’s like any other job.  When you “work” on the ship you begin to see some stuff a little differently. Please note, I am not complaining in any […]

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Let’s Go on a See Cruise, Shall We?

by Lenny Schmidt May 7, 2013

I’ve been working as a comedian on cruise ships for about three years now.  There are negatives of course, no texting on board, crappy TV, small cabin, stuck on a ship for a long period of time, but very few jobs offer free food, accommodations, and cheap drinks. Oh, and I get to spend most […]

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Transition Time…Again

by Lenny Schmidt February 12, 2013

Life is full of stages. It never ends. It’s like bullet points for your life. Mine are baby, toddler, adolescent, teenager, young man, pothead, restaurateur, open mic comic, meth head, sous chef, road comic, actor, husband, writer, director, father, out of work writer, delivery man, divorcee, single parent, and now cruise ship comic. I might […]

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