Albany Times Union (August 16, 2010) - 'Getting to know Greg Aidala'
Name: Kareem Abdul Aidala -- kidding, it's Gregory James Aidala
Where do you live? Loudonville
Why? Because the streets are cleaner than Albany's
What's your work? I've been performing stand-up comedy since 2001 and in 2005 I formed my entertainment company, Radial Gage Entertainment. In 2006, I launched my professional traveling comedy showcase, 'The Brew Ha-Ha' which has been featured in Albany, Saratoga and New York City.
What do you do when you're not working? Spend time with family and friends, travel, read. I also play the guitar and harmonica.
Where did you attend school? HVCC and SUNY Albany
Why do you blog? It's a great way to connect with the community.
What's the best thing about blogging? I can blog in the nude.
What's the worst thing about blogging? Getting caught blogging in the nude.
Your favorite blog comment? I dig all the comments -- nice or not-so-nice. I appreciate readers taking the time to voice their opinions.
Whose blog would you love to read? (Modern day or historical figure): Jesus and Abraham Lincoln
What advice would you give to other bloggers? Don't get caught blogging in the nude. It'll get weird.
Who is your favorite dead comedian? (tie) Jack Benny, Mitch Hedberg and Bill Hicks
Who is your favorite living comedian? (tie) Bob Newhart and Larry David
Worst punch line ever? Anything that comes out of Snooki's mouth on ''Jersey Shore''
Cool fact about you? I've never had a cavity in my life.
What book are you reading? 'Last Words' by George Carlin
What's on your iPod? Anything by the Doors, Elvis Presley, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and of course, Justin Bieber
Favorite local blogger? Kevin McCashion (Tea Party Movement) Love him or hate him, that guy has some smart insight on politics -- and sometimes it's funny!
Favorite movie? (tie) "The Wizard of Oz" and "Back to the Future"
Favorite dinner? Penne alla vodka
Favorite article of clothes? My thong underwear -- kidding, my jeans.
Happiest memory? Hard to say with so many. Hmmm, probably being asked to blog for theTimes Union.
Favorite place to get away from it all? (tie) Church, Thacher Park and Yaddo.
Coffee or tea? Tea
Favorite ice cream? Chocolate
Favorite late-night snack? Cereal and yogurt
Your hero? Without question, my father.