Dick Cavett has interviewed John Lennon, Groucho Marx, Orson Wells and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. Tomorrow, Ethan Carey and I will interview him and I'm a little nervous, if I'm being honest.

Interviews are the easiest thing to screw up. Whether you are on TV or the radio or wherever, the easiest way to send an interview south is to not bother listening to your guest and just read questions. They are really in the driver's seat, because if you are not hearing what they want to say and where they want to take it, you will get nothing good.

Now, we have to play this chess game with the master and he will see our weaknesses from a mile away. It's time to prepare for battle and make sure we do not have any weaknesses, so please remind me not say some of the things I normally do. Here are some things I probably should not mention:

  • "Snack attack" - My business idea where my company would provide snacks for people who have ordered snack online. The twist is, instead of just delivering the food we assault and batter the customers with it.
  • "Uncle Knuckles"  - Yeah, no, I should not mention to Dick Cavett that I refer to myself as "Uncle Knuckles." This is not a nickname that gives anyone any reason to respect you.
  • Rhyming - Remind me not to shout a rhyme at the top of my lungs should I run out of things to say.

These are just a few of the ways I can embarrass myself with Dick Cavett tomorrow. We all know there are so many other potential pitfalls.

Don't miss your chance to see Dick Cavett interview Blythe Danner at the Ridgefield Playhouse Saturday night, March 23.

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