Local comedian Adam Cayton-Holland was surprised when Tom “Troubleshooter” Martino pulled him into a fight with Cayton-Holland’s former employer, Westword. Martino, angry about Westword’s “concerted effort to discredit me in numerous negative articles that were mostly filled with inaccuracies, lies and innuendos,” pulled out his camera and went in pursuit of Westword writer Jared Jacang Maher.
The only problem was that the man in the grainy computer print-out Martino held up for viewers was Cayton-Holland, not Maher. So Cayton-Holland, who now writes for The Onion’s A.V. Club, pulled out his own camera and tried to ambush Martino at his office–unsuccessfully, yet the resulting comedy is worthy of Jon Stewart (see video below).
As for Westword, editor Patricia Calhoun responds to Martino’s claims about Maher’s reporting in this this week’s issue.