Sunday, March 26, 2006

IC Order, 3/24/06

Funny Farts No Shame Theatre 3/24/06

.5 "Egg Joke," by Jake Gontero
1. "The Cheater," by Evan Schenck
2. "Crouch Push Fall," by 2 Jerks Plus a Rapscallion
3. "Urination," by Flabbergasted Jack
4. "Wonderwall," by Oasis
5. "It's About Time," by Eric Landuyt
6. "Navy Guy with Seven Children," by the Michael Tabors
7. "The Weird World of the Future," by Aprille Clarke
8. "The Advantages of Printing Out Your No Shame Skit, OR A Piece in Which John Attempts to Make Fun of Monty Python, Office Space, Himself, George W. Bush, & Nicholas May All at the Same Time," by John Abramowitz
9. "Booger," by Michael Tabor
10. "Dead Guy Geoff," by Sean Shatto
11. "Just Thought You Should Know," by Bobby Evers
12. "Jake," by the Touchdowns
13. "So Jealous About It," by Sadie Smith

11 Comments:

Blogger Evan Schenck said...

.5 "Egg Joke," by Jake Gontero

Terrible joke by a terrible person!

2. "Crouch Push Fall," by 2 Jerks Plus a Rapscallion

I hope no one was injured as a result of this skit, except Michael Tabor who I hope pulled his groin.

3. "Urination," by Flabbergasted Jack

I thought that Shelton's piece about his penis was good, and my piece about peeing was good, but this piece sort of combined that uncomfortable feeling of talking about penises with the uncomfortable feeling of talking about urine. Which was funny.

4. "Wonderwall," by Oasis

I'm not sure if this was "original" because I think I heard it before, maybe. Except that time the people performing it were drunk British assholes, so fuck them. I'll just pretend that Jamal, Jakers, and Brian are the real Oasis.

5. "It's About Time," by Eric Landuyt

I think Eric Landuyt's poetry is good, but my (unfounded and unfair) opinion is that poetry should rhyme, and poetry that doesn't rhyme is just lazy. You read that, Eric? LAZY.

6. "Navy Guy with Seven Children," by the Michael Tabors

I like this song. Jamal did an excellent job on it, Sean and Michael slightly less so because I guess they forgot their cues.

7. "The Weird World of the Future," by Aprille Clarke

This piece was very weird and rather funny. The idea of having a pre-recorded audio clip that the actors interact with had occurred to me before but now that it's been done my life is ruined, I think. U liked the freak accident that rendered Aprille mute.

8. "The Advantages of Printing Out Your No Shame Skit, OR A Piece in Which John Attempts to Make Fun of Monty Python, Office Space, Himself, George W. Bush, & Nicholas May All at the Same Time," by John Abramowitz

Title too long. I also thought it was a little in-jokey with references to Nicholas E. May. Still, it was a pretty good piece and I look forward to seeing more from J. Abramowitz.

9. "Booger," by Michael Tabor

You friend is so weird and ugly and named Booger, Michael. Is he the guy from Revenge of the Nerds?

10. "Dead Guy Geoff," by Sean Shatto

I liked this song.

11. "Just Thought You Should Know," by Bobby Evers

This piece was funny and I enjoyed the philosophical implications of it. The only flaw I saw in it was that, after I left the theater and met people who had not entered the twilight zone (i.e., Travis and Mirri), their memories were still the same as mine. This led me to believe that my memories were not, in fact, replaced at 10:55 and that Bobby was actually lying to me. For shame.

12. "Jake," by the Touchdowns

I only remember this vaguely. This was the song where the Touchdowns were on stage singing out of rhythm nonsensically, right? I think I spaced out during it--make of that comment what you will.

13. "So Jealous About It," by Sadie Smith

Way to go for your dreams, Sadie. The funniest parts were the one about not going to Hy-Vee because it would be a hassle, and Sean's line about living other people's dreams. Clever.

3/26/2006 9:24 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

.5 "Egg Joke," by Jake Gontero
I’ve heard some bad puns before, but this was was really lame.
1. "The Cheater," by Evan Schenck
I thought the writing was really good, but the performance needed more energy.
2. "Crouch Push Fall," by 2 Jerks Plus a Rapscallion
I liked the rapscallion best.
3. "Urination," by Flabbergasted Jack
I didn’t think of this as humor so much as a pointedly accurate commentary on a very real subject. You trying peeing in front of people and see how easy it is.
4. "Wonderwall," by Oasis
For those who weren’t in the lounge before the show, Jamal started playing “Wonderwall” and everyone sang along. It was a really beautiful moment. I was hoping the same thing would happen during the show, but then no one else wanted to sing along, so I was disappointed.
6. "Navy Guy with Seven Children," by the Michael Tabors
I enjoyed this very much.
7. "The Weird World of the Future," by Aprille Clarke
This was a really creative piece. The timing between Sean’s live dialogue and Aprille’s recorded dialogue was great. I also like the fact Aprille did something new instead of another archive piece.
8. "The Advantages of Printing Out Your No Shame Skit, OR A Piece in Which John Attempts to Make Fun of Monty Python, Office Space, Himself, George W. Bush, & Nicholas May All at the Same Time," by John Abramowitz
Self-referential, yes, but also very enjoyable. John was able to laugh at his own earlier misfortune, which is a valuable skill. I also liked the wombat reference.
9. "Booger," by Michael Tabor
Michael kept looking up at the ceiling, so I started looking at the ceiling expecting someone to be up there or something to be coming down. Then other people started looking up and asking what I was looking at. I feel this really added to the piece.
10. "Dead Guy Geoff," by Sean Shatto
This was a pretty funny song with a very catchy hook. Well done.
11. "Just Thought You Should Know," by Bobby Evers
Bobby, you enlighten us all to life’s profundities, and we thank you.
12. "Jake," by the Touchdowns
This piece fit well with the raucous musical tone of the evening as a whole.
13. "So Jealous About It," by Sadie Smith
This was a really good concept. Dreams are fascinating, and this piece made me think of times when my own dreams seem connected to reality. Plus it was funny.

P.S. Evan, my poetry does rhyme. "Out" shares a vowel sound with "abOUT", in case you hadn't noticed.

3/26/2006 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Jake said...

I can't even believe you said that!

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Evan Schenck said...

.5 "Egg Joke," by Jake Gontero

Terrible joke by a terrible person!

3/27/2006 12:00 AM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

ERIC--
'P.S. Evan, my poetry does rhyme. "Out" shares a vowel sound with "abOUT", in case you hadn't noticed.'

What's that, like two lines out of fifty rhymed? And even then, I spoke to Travis (an acknowledged expert in the field of poemology) and he says that "out" and "about" barely count--only slightly better than rhyming a word with itself.

Travis: "I think all he did was he wanted to find a rhyme for 'out' so he just picked the first two letters of the alphabet and stuck them on there."

We both denounce your abilities as a poet.

JAKE--
"I can't even believe you said that!"

It's nothing personal against you, sir, I'm sure you're a fine person and you have good taste in footwear. It's just that you have chosen to align yourself with my nemesis, Michael Tabor, against whom I have sworn unending blood-feud. For that reason, on the day of reckoning, you will be destroyed.

3/27/2006 2:00 AM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Evan, I brought up "out-about" because you questioned that couplet immediately after my performance. I'm not going to go back through my poem and count how many rhymes there were, but there were plenty. If you and your poemology experts want to do so, feel free. I have a thing called poetic license, and whatever institution granted you a license to practice poemology must have been a ramshackle institution indeed.

3/27/2006 2:02 PM  
Anonymous bobby said...

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
FROM HERE ON OUT NO SHAME THEATRE WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS HO SHAME THEATRE. JUST THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

.5 "Egg Joke," by Jake Gontero

I like you.

1. "The Cheater," by Evan Schenck

this surprised me and was a good use of lights. way 2 go. Also katy baggs made me bust a gut when evan said something kind of gruesome about killing people and katy delivered the line, "I'm with you so far." as if what he had just said was perfectly acceptable.
2. "Crouch Push Fall," by 2 Jerks Plus a Rapscallion

this hurt my lower spine.

3. "Urination," by Flabbergasted Jack

i remember liking this. i can't remember it now.

4. "Wonderwall," by Oasis

this was funny. you should do this more often.

5. "It's About Time," by Eric Landuyt

would also work as slam poetry.

6. "Navy Guy with Seven Children," by the Michael Tabors

good one, i was surprised this hadn't already been done.

7. "The Weird World of the Future," by Aprille Clarke

i really liked this, especially with how it came together, pretty in sync (N'Sync?) i also liked the subtle joke of making "spoon" the new "cool" without even explanining it. it was like a joke that understood itself and didn't need anyone else to understand it. you either caught it or you didn't which was good. I was looking forward to a look at aprille's former no shame days, but thi was good too.

8. "The Advantages of Printing Out Your No Shame Skit, OR A Piece in Which John Attempts to Make Fun of Monty Python, Office Space, Himself, George W. Bush, & Nicholas May All at the Same Time," by John Abramowitz

funnier than his last one, but yeah, referencing his last one too much. keep writing!

9. "Booger," by Michael Tabor

this was fucking adorable and sweet. best of, i say.

10. "Dead Guy Geoff," by Sean Shatto

also adorable and sweet. kind of more complete than his other songs. thats kind of the point of his other songs, but i really liekd seeing soemthing complete.
11. "Just Thought You Should
Know," by Bobby Evers

not enough mecial in this piece.

12. "Jake," by the Touchdowns

what? i think i remember liking this.

13. "So Jealous About It," by Sadie Smith

sadie is a gem. a shiny shiny gem. just keep doing what you do.

3/28/2006 1:30 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Booger is a cat.

3/28/2006 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Bobby: "FROM HERE ON OUT NO SHAME THEATRE WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS HO SHAME THEATRE"

Are you implying that there will be more hoes will be coming to No Shame, or are you saying that No Shame will now be a venue for shaming hoes?

3/29/2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

ERIC--
"Are you implying that there will be more hoes will be coming to No Shame, or are you saying that No Shame will now be a venue for shaming hoes?"

The second one, and your mother will be first.

Oh, snap!

3/29/2006 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Jamal said...

Hey Evan, I'm totally sorry I called you a different name. I DO know your name! I know it EVERY day! Sorry. Sorry to you EVAN, not a DIFFERENT name guy.

-Jamal

3/30/2006 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, you get to dance, in a short film, this Saturday, at the Oakland Cemetary, where the Black Angel of Little Deaths lives.

Appealing, right? Right?

Please nod. We need a lot of people to make this scene work. The date: Saturday, April 10. The time: depends on what works.

email lycoristrijder(at)gmail(dot)com if you're interested.

4/02/2006 1:25 AM  

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