Wednesday, October 04, 2006

NSIC Oct 6: One-Minute Piece Night

We're doing a special theme night this Friday.

You can have your work in the show one of two ways:
1. Bring as many as TWO pieces, each ONE MINUTE or under. The time limit on these pieces will be strictly enforced. Make 'em fast, and make 'em fun.
2. (the regular old boring way) Bring ONE piece, five minutes or under, just like always.

If EVERYONE participates, we'll have 30 pieces, twice as many performances as a regular show in half the time.

Tell your friends.

ORDER NOW UNDER "COMMENTS"

17 Comments:

Blogger AdamEggHahn said...

The Order:
1. "We Are Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang
2. "Emily Is 9. Adam is 7, and They Are in the Back of the Hahn Family Van" by Adam Hahn
3. "The Dog Can't Fly" by Eric Landuyt
4. "The Question" by Eli Wilkinson (Jonathan and Alyssa filling in because Eli and his script weren't there yet, actual piece performed later)
5. "Coffee In the Green Room: Based on a True Story" by Greg Machlin
6. "I MIND!" by Alyssa Bowman
7. "Beyond All Doubt" by Stuart and Tim
8. "This Advice Is Free" by Evan Schenck
9. "A Poem About Sniffling" by Sean Shatto
10. "An Argument" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris
11. "Rigga the Fart Machine II: The Wrath of Hahn" by Michael Tabor
12. "Tooth'n Paste" by Mirri
13. "Bleat Blox" by Alyssa Rosenthal
14. "Hopa-my-pock-ama" by Joake Gontero
15. "What's My Deal?" by Timm Sitzmann
16. "I'm Not a Camper" by Cory Haight
17. "Colgate Manna Casio" by Jon Shelton
18. "Evan Eats a Turd" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, Jake Gontero, and Some Homeless Guy
19. "Point-Five: One Size Fits All" by Evan Schenck
20. "Hold On, I've Got to Take This" by Nick Beatty
21. "An Introduction" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris
22. "Bubble Gum Yuppies & Hardcore Puppies" by Danielle Santangelo
23. "A Quick Game of Call of Cthulu" by Jonathan Shelton
24. "One Minute Rant: Lesson Learned My First Year at No Shame" by Adam Hahn
25. "Daybroken Dream" by Eric Landuyt
26. "A Song: Payday" by Stuart & Tim
27. "Pizza Meatza" by Alyssa Bowman
28. "We Are Still Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

10/07/2006 7:03 PM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

Should I do a full review for all the pieces? I don't know. A lot of them I can't remember because they were so short. If I deleted it, I don't remember it.

1. "We Are Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

This reminded me of a Monty Python song about being worried about lots of things.

2. "Emily Is 9. Adam is 7, and They Are in the Back of the Hahn Family Van" by Adam Hahn

Nice puking.

4. "The Question" by Eli Wilkinson

Pretty funny.

5. "Coffee In the Green Room: Based on a True Story" by Greg Machlin

This was a good piece and I'm sorry that the Boombox doesn't work right.

6. "I MIND!" by Alyssa Bowman

Funny.

7. "Beyond All Doubt" by Stuart and Tim

Is Stuart the sober one? I thought he was pretty okay, although maybe his song would have worked better without the speaker, and without a weird drunk on backup. I'm not sure if the whole thing from Tim was an act or not (he seemed like he was "on" all night, when I showed him where the bathroom was before the show he was speaking in a fake accent). If it was an act, it was in poor taste, and if it wasn't, it was frankly disturbing.

Bringing a big bottle of blueberry vodka to No-Shame and then dropping it on the floor so it shatters into a million pieces = uncool, man.

8. "This Advice Is Free" by Evan Schenck

Timm did a good job in it.

10. "An Argument" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris

Awesome. My second favorite piece of the night.

12. "Tooth'n Paste" by Mirri

Apparently based on a true story?

14. "Hopa-my-pock-ama" by Joake Gontero

My favorite piece of the night, for real.

15. "What's My Deal?" by Timm Sitzmann

This interview did not adequate answer the question of what Timm's problem was.

16. "I'm Not a Camper" by Cory Haight

This was okay. Some of the jokes seemed pretty 'easy', or cliched, but I guess it was good for a first try.

17. "Colgate Manna Casio" by Jon Shelton

I helped with this skit. Also I gave Shelton a box of Kleenex to serve as sodomy, and I think it's gone quite away.

18. "Evan Eats a Turd" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, Jake Gontero, and Some Homeless Guy

I can't believe I ate that turd.

19. "Point-Five: One Size Fits All" by Evan Schenck

So apparently that drunk guy had a knife right before he gave me a hug and I didn't even know about it. Weird.

20. "Hold On, I've Got to Take This" by Nick Beatty

Pretty good multi-layered thing going on here.

22. "Bubble Gum Yuppies & Hardcore Puppies" by Danielle Santangelo

This was a sad, very vulnerable piece. I really liked it and I think there should be more of it at No-Shame, by which I mean other people should write these--I haven't got what it takes (and Danielle has) to write something like it.

23. "A Quick Game of Call of Cthulu" by Jonathan Shelton

It's my understanding that every game of Call of Cthulhu ends with insanity.

24. "One Minute Rant: Lesson Learned My First Year at No Shame" by Adam Hahn

Adam Hahn should have timed this piece.

26. "A Song: Payday" by Stuart & Tim

Cool song, uncool drunk guy.

27. "Pizza Meatza" by Alyssa Bowman

Whee! Fun.

28. "We Are Still Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

Are you still Worrywarts on the day after?

10/08/2006 12:56 AM  
Anonymous alisa said...

"Alyssa" Rosenthal? Thanks Adam.

10/08/2006 1:45 AM  
Anonymous jake said...

The last paragraph of this post is an interesting question about Evan, so keep reading!

I think this short piece no shame was pretty fun. It ended up being the same length as a regular show anyway, but I guess there were still plenty of full length pieces in it. Maybe it'll be fun to do again sometime!

Unfortunately, I do not remember much of most of the pieces as I do better with a short summary posted with the order. I think everything was all pretty good except for some set up issues, and some drunk performer issues.

And what's the deal with bowling? Am I right? Sometimes you get a 179, and sometimes you get an 86. It seems like each time you bowl you should be doing better. I mean, isn't that why they CALL it bowling? Bowling once a week, I should have at least a 200 by now, yet my high score is only 179. What's the deal with that? What am I even doing wrong? Bowling physics and real world physics don't match up. Not to mention the fact that 300 divided by the number of possible strikes you can get (12) is 25. 10 frames of 25 points each. 10 times 25 is 250. The max score should be 250. Not to mention the fact that there are only ten pins, so to knock down 25 each time would be quite a feat.

Michael - about your West Wing DVDs: Okay, the other night when I brought your West Wing DVDs over, I got home and I realized something that might have confused you quite a bit.

I brought those DVDs over, but you probably didn't get my post about how I was going to give them back to you until the next day. This may have confused you because to YOU, it seemed like I gave you the DVDs and THEN made a post about how I was still going to give them to you. To clarify, I do not have your DVDs anymore. I gave them to you, and I had just posted that other thing earlier. I didn't take them again that night. Maybe you thought I snagged them again on my way home and then made that post. This is not true. In fact I think today you made mention of how you were watching some episodes of it, so how could I have them still? You know?

Jamal - the whole shaving thing is still bothering me. My dad didn't exactly show me how to shave either. He just handed me a disposable razor one day and pretty much told me to drag it on my face until all of the face beard hair was gone. No shaving cream involved. It seems irresponsible to tell your 14 or 15 year old kid to scrape a knife on their face without some sort of wet or moist type of shaving type cream. This was fine except I had some acne problems back then and those razors didn't go well with that sort of thing. I switched to the current electric razor I have to alleviate some of that problem. I've had it for about 6 or 7 years. I think this is why it's not working as well as it used to.

On the subject of shaving, does anybody ever wonder if Evan shaved his beard off, didn't wear glasses, and shaved his head if we would even be able to recognize him? I think that he probably would look so different that nobody would know who he was unless he told us, or unless we saw him do a piece of something. Weird.

10/08/2006 2:58 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>1. "We Are Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

This piece reminds me of my mom. She worries about EVERYTHING. She always calls me on the telephone and is like "Michael, did you take care of that thing that I've been worrying about?" and I'm like, "Yes, mom! I did! I'm a grown man!"

2. "Emily Is 9. Adam is 7, and They Are in the Back of the Hahn Family Van" by Adam Hahn

When I was a kid, I used to ride in the back seat of the car with my sister. We would bug each other so much! One time, I had one of those plastic cocktail swords and I kept poking my sister with it and my sister kept complaining and my parents were like, "Michael! Behave! If you behave, we will stop and you can play at Wacky Waters on the way back." Well! I tried my best to behave (believe me) but I couldn't resist poking my sister with that plastic cockatil sword again. What I tried to do was be tricky about it, so when my dad turned a turn in the car, I pretended the the inertia pulled me over toward my sister and then I poked her! My sister went "Ow!" and my parents did not fall for it. We did not go to Wacky Waters. It was many years until I ever did get to go there.

3. "The Dog Can't Fly" by Eric Landuyt

Nothing like this ever happened to me, so I don't really know what to say.

4. "The Question" by Eli Wilkinson (Jonathan and Alyssa filling in because Eli and his script weren't there yet, actual piece performed later)

I thought this was the actual piece! I thought the script was weird. We do that sometimes, me and my friends. We just perform a conversation we had once while we were sitting around. I thought that that is what they did.

5. "Coffee In the Green Room: Based on a True Story" by Greg Machlin

Did you all know that I am a coffee machine maintainence person? It's true. You won't believe the things that happen! One time a guy that I worked with...as a joke...he switched all the de-cafs and regulars. That way when people thought they were drinking de-caf, they were drinking regular. I thought that this was a funny joke. I heard one person got sick.

6. "I MIND!" by Alyssa Bowman

THIS IS AN ACTUAL CONVERSATION THAT MY FRIENDS HAD WHILE SITTING AROUND! I WAS THERE! DOES THAT BLOW YOUR MIND?

7. "Beyond All Doubt" by Stuart and Tim

The next morning, I woke up with this song stuck in my bed. I rolled over to whatever girl I was waking up next to that morning (I don't remember who) and I smacked her in the ass! She got mad and kicked me out of bed. As I was leaving her apartment, I put some bread in her toaster for her to make it up to her. Then I slinked on home.

8. "This Advice Is Free" by Evan Schenck

I was hanging out in the pet shop the other day and I was playing with the kittens and one of them was playing with a toy, and I took it and kept it out of their reach. It was so so funny. They kept whining and wanting it back, but I wouldn't give it back to the kitten because it was so funny! Eventually the person working at the store came over and made me leave. I felt pretty bad about the whole thing, I guess. I mean...I like kittens and I don't know why I thought it was funny to be mean to one. Let this be a lesson to you.

9. "A Poem About Sniffling" by Sean Shatto

Sean joined us for bowling the following night. It was fun. Sean is nice. He played this game where you touch letters and you make words. It's called "Mega Letter Touch."

10. "An Argument" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris

Did you know tht I gave Rock 'N' Roll Norris his nickname? He wasn't even the first person I told that that should be his nickname.

11. "Rigga the Fart Machine II: The Wrath of Hahn" by Michael Tabor

One time, me and my friend Jake went on stage and made farting noises for, like, 4 minutes. It was pretty funny, but some people didn't like it.

12. "Tooth'n Paste" by Mirri

I think that I need to buy some mouthwash. The reason that I think this, is because I use mouthwash and I am out.

13. "Bleat Blox" by Alyssa Rosenthal

Was this the one about the sheep or the cow? I liked bothe the one about the sheep and the one about the cow.

14. "Hopa-my-pock-ama" by Joake Gontero

This was weird. This is something that I think Jamal made up while we were walking over to Jake's house to watch Lost. Did anybody see Lost? It was pretty good, I thought.

15. "What's My Deal?" by Timm
Sitzmann

One time Matt Hart was working and a girl was trying to organize a charity event, but all the bands that she organinzed to be in it were dropping out. She asked Matt "Do you know any bands that can be in this thing?" and Matt replied "Yes! I am in a band!" After he worked, Matt told me and Jason Nebergall that we had one week to form a band, write a set, and perform at this thing. Well, we wrote a bunch of songs and we had Sadie Smith play the drums in the band. She wore a prom dress for the event. We showed up 10 minutes before the show started and everybody was mad because we still had to sound check. The sound check was terrible. Everybody thought we were band and that we would suck.

So, all those other band came up and did their thing. Our band was last. The girl introduced us and we went up and Matt said, "That's the worst introduction we've ever gotten!" We played, like, 12 songs that we wrote that week. Jason and Matt played guitars and I held (but didn't play) a mandolin by the neck. I also sung most the time. WE BROUGHT DOWN THE HOUSE! Everybody loved us and jabbered at us excitedly after the show. They wanted more info on our band! It was great and fun! The performance is one of legend.

This bands name was Kava Kave & Yohimbe.

16. "I'm Not a Camper" by Cory Haight

I've never really been camping, so...

17. "Colgate Manna Casio" by Jon Shelton

More things about toothpaste!

18. "Evan Eats a Turd" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, Jake Gontero, and Some Homeless Guy

Evan really ate a turd. I saw him. We had a plan for if Even refused to come onto stage. I guess you all will never know what it was.

19. "Point-Five: One Size Fits All" by Evan Schenck

I wanted to hug Evan.

20. "Hold On, I've Got to Take This" by Nick Beatty

Malmo!

21. "An Introduction" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris

Did you know tht I gave Rock 'N' Roll Norris his nickname? He wasn't even the first person I told that that should be his nickname.

22. "Bubble Gum Yuppies & Hardcore Puppies" by Danielle Santangelo

Man, oh man! What a time, what a time! Once, I got a dollar bill and I put a piece of dog poop into it and folded the bill in half and you couldn't see the poop. Then I put the bill in a parking lot and hid and watched. Danielle came along and she picked up the dollar bill and when she saw the poop she threw up! IT WAS GREAT.

23. "A Quick Game of Call of Cthulu" by Jonathan Shelton

Shelton rolled a five and he said "six." I didn't call him on it while I was on stage.

24. "One Minute Rant: Lesson Learned My First Year at No Shame" by Adam Hahn

I had a dream that me and Adam Hahn talked about the song "Me and Bobby McGee" and how I thought it was weird that it was first written and performed by a man until I realized that Bobby could also be the name for a girl (Bobby Evers). I also wondered if the original writer chose that name so both dudes and ladies could perform this song. Also, one time we were playing Regular Duck, and Adam took the duck and drove away with it! We were all pretty mad at him.

25. "Daybroken Dream" by Eric Landuyt

I like to play sports! I play all sorts! I play them with you...I use a special shoe!

That I poem that I wrote.

26. "A Song: Payday" by Stuart & Tim

I've always liked this song every time.

27. "Pizza Meatza" by Alyssa Bowman

Alyssa Bowman has a kitten and she likes to pet it. Sometimes the kitten is SO MEAN to Booger!

28. "We Are Still Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

Mom! You're still worrying?

That's my review of the show...as you can tell from the things that I said...I thought and had feeling about the show. How about YOU?

10/08/2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Shelton said...

"Shelton rolled a five and he said "six." I didn't call him on it while I was on stage."

I was rolling 1d6+1. I thought that was how many Other Gods attend Azathoth, but I was wrong. It's 1d10-1. So, I was wrong but not in the way you though. So...I guess that means I win.

10/08/2006 8:27 PM  
Blogger timm said...

adam - i have the timer.

10/08/2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. We are worrywarts!--both pieces. Very MontyPython-esque & very welldone.
2. Adam Hahn in back of van
3. The dog can't fly--
4. The Question--best improv of the night.
5. Coffee in the Green Room--oh, the irony. Or the karma. Last week I suggested on this blog that people test their equipment first. I actually *tested* the CD player! And it worked! I didn't have my operator test it, though. So I take full responsibility for the lengthy pause. Thanks to Evan & Adam for filling in, and to Alisa for her delightful coke machine dancing.
6,7--don't remember these.
8. This Advice is Free--well done.
10. An Argument--liked the use of Alisa.
11. Rigga II--a fine return to form by Tabor.
12. Tooth'n'Paste--good. Nothing else to say.
13. Bleat Box--demented fun.
14. Hopa-my-pockama--fun.
15. What's my deal--*loved* the sarcastic interviewer from the audience.
16. Not a camper--Good, but a bit too long.
17. Colgate--Sodomy really *is* everywhere.
18. Evan eats a turd--I thought Evan came off well.
19, 21--don't remember.
*20. Hold on, I've got to take this--
my favorite of Nick's pieces so far. Loved the way the conversations intersected.
*22--I loved this piece. Thought it was amazing.
23--Call of Cthulu--I'm a fan of Cthulu.
24. One minute rant--good stuff.
25. Daybroken dream--can't remember this at the moment.
26. The song was okay, but too long, and I already hated the drunk guy.
27. Pizza Meatza--liked this.

10/08/2006 11:26 PM  
Anonymous concerned audience member said...

this night was a disaster. i cant believe that some one threw a bottle at that poor guy. im willing to bet that we'll never see his face again. who would want to come back to a place that throws bottles at people?

Evan if you wrote a bottle being thrown at the stage into your piece, you're a lot more fucked up than i previously calculated. im not here to point any fingers, but it seemed to me that the bottle was thrown from the alyssa bowman/jake gontero/michael tabor/jamal rivers/adam hahn section of the audience. seriously-- not cool guys.

10/09/2006 12:53 PM  
Anonymous jamal said...

concerned: I honestly can't tell if you're joking, or mentally dumbtarded about the "bottle throwing". That's OK, though, cuz I guess I don't so much care one way or the other. If you're joking, bully for you, you card. If not, I'd prefer to let you carry on with whatever delusions you're carrying.

P.S. I must confess: I threw the bottle right at that guy's head. After the show, I took the shards out of the trash and cut his face with them. But we talked it over, and we're cool now.

-J

10/09/2006 1:40 PM  
Anonymous alisa said...

Ok, let's see how much I can remember:

1. "We Are Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

This was pretty adorable. It seemed like a comic strip, especially with the staging.

2. "Emily Is 9. Adam is 7, and They Are in the Back of the Hahn Family Van" by Adam Hahn

Swedish fish! A great little scene from Adam.

3. "The Dog Can't Fly" by Eric Landuyt

Eric's finetuning his performing and storytelling, and it's fun to watch.

4. "The Question" by Eli Wilkinson (Jonathan and Alyssa filling in because Eli and his script weren't there yet, actual piece performed later)

It was like a scene where the actors do something and then start cracking up at it, and they're trying to to crack up but they totally are anyway, but in this case we didn't know why they were cracking up, so it was like all the exposition was lopped off, until it was explained at the end and it was wonderful.

5. "Coffee In the Green Room: Based on a True Story" by Greg Machlin

That CD player is so damn hard to figure out! I've had much trouble with it. Still a very sweet piece. And Greg is officially psychic by bringing the broom.

6. "I MIND!" by Alyssa Bowman

This was sunchips, right? If so, I LOVED IT! Great timing, everything. Yum crunch.

7. "Beyond All Doubt" by Stuart and Tim

Does set up time count into your five minutes? I'm just wondering. I remember liking the song.

8. "This Advice Is Free" by Evan Schenck

Sorry, no recollection.

9. "A Poem About Sniffling" by Sean Shatto

Sean Shatto! Short and shweet!

10. "An Argument" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris

I liked this piece when Rock 'N' Roll explained it to me, I liked it even more when we did it live. Very creative and funny.

11. "Rigga the Fart Machine II: The Wrath of Hahn" by Michael Tabor

Reminded me of how my childhood dentist's office always played "The Neverending Story," and when I reached high school and it was cool to like little kid movies again, everyone would always say how much they loved that movie, but I don't actually remember anything about the movie except how it makes my teeth hurt.

12. "Tooth'n Paste" by Mirri

Haha ouch. Cute.

13. "Bleat Blox" by Alyssa "Alisa" Rosenthal

How did a y creep up into my name? Anyways, Marky did a great job with this piece. I wish more people had sat on the stage. Next time.

14. "Hopa-my-pock-ama" by Joake Gontero

Fun.

15. "What's My Deal?" by Timm Sitzmann

Oh, my cousin-just-turned-21-Timm. This was a good-intentioned piece, but could have been tighter with a certain build to the questions, which might have been there and I've just forgotten.

16. "I'm Not a Camper" by Cory Haight

This was pretty tight. Cory held his audience and had great energy. Very Dane Cook in a sort of Iowan yucky kind of way.

17. "Colgate Manna Casio" by Jon Shelton

Was that, perchance, my sodomy room Shelton was referring to?

18. "Evan Eats a Turd" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, Jake Gontero, and Some Homeless Guy

Hahah he so ate that turd!

19. "Point-Five: One Size Fits All" by Evan Schenck

Hurray for point-fives that impulsively last uncomfortably longer!

20. "Hold On, I've Got to Take This" by Nick Beatty

It's nice to see Nick becoming more comfortable and confident at No Shame. The interconnectedness of the calls was really enjoyable. But next time I'd like to see female characters that aren't soley whores...

21. "An Introduction" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris

Amazing! Dr. Psychiatrist!

22. "Bubble Gum Yuppies & Hardcore Puppies" by Danielle Santangelo

This was unbelievable. Danielle shared an incredibly personal story to a huge group of strangers. I mean, sometimes that's all there is to it. She created an amazing piece of art; wonderfully structured and wonderfully told.

23. "A Quick Game of Call of Cthulu" by Jonathan Shelton

My brother tried to teach me how to play Stratego once. Same thing?

24. "One Minute Rant: Lesson Learned My First Year at No Shame" by Adam Hahn

Fantastic. I liked best the moment when the people in the audience who read this board got it.

25. "Daybroken Dream" by Eric Landuyt

Sorry, forgotten.

26. "A Song: Payday" by Stuart & Tim

I wasn't into this at all. I want to be fair to the one who was sober, because he's clearly a good guitarist and songwriter. But... I think I'll stop at that.

27. "Pizza Meatza" by Alyssa Bowman

Similarly, cute.

28. "We Are Still Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang

Hah, great conclusion.


All in all, I thought the first half of the show was stellar. It moved, it had energy. Maybe it had to do with the 1-minute pieces, maybe the Daily Iowan being there and taking our pictures. (p.s. looking good in that photo, Michael!) But there was a definite negative shift in the energy, to go granola for a second, when the bottle broke and it was actually unsafe and uncomfortable. But the performers still worked hard, and created a --if anything else-- memorable night.

10/09/2006 3:51 PM  
Blogger santangelo said...

I enjoyed the eve-en-ing very mucha. I missed a huge chunk of pieces in the middle because I was in the bathroom trying to decide how I wanted my piece structured. Confession: my piece was mostly improvised. I had thought of doing something different for my piece while at work that night and by the time I got to the theatre building--late--I figured there wasn't much of a chance I'd be in the order. But low and behold: there I was. I thought of a title on the spot with absolutely no idea what I was going to be doing. And then I took good ol Matt Benyo aside and said: "I was thinking about doing this, but I kinda also want to tell a story." and he said: "Tell a story. Also I think you're fucking unbelievably hot." And then we made sweet salty lerve on the theatre building's back steps. And then I accidently stole something from him, which I will give back to him later. And then I just pieced it all together while watching the first half and then in the bathroom and so if there were any holes in the story or if you felt short-ended at all its because I was thinking of it as it came to me onstage. But its all true. So thanks Alisa, Greg, Evan, Adam and others who have approached me about it and/or commented on it.

So yeah. I'd like to do a review later. But I feel bad for missing so many good middle-chunk pieces. I remember loving "Pizza Meatza" and the two pieces by the Worrywart gang.

Also the drunk guy was lame, and he tried to serenade me on the steps outside with a version of "Something" so bad it would've made George Harrison puke out of his belly button.

10/09/2006 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

1. "We Are Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang
I liked it. It reminded me of something Timm and Paul Rust did several years ago called "We are so Emo!"; same concept but reasons for being emo instead of worried.
2. "Emily Is 9. Adam is 7, and They Are in the Back of the Hahn Family Van" by Adam Hahn
Fun to watch.
3. "The Dog Can't Fly" by Eric Landuyt
Started as a parody of Michael Tabor/Jake Gonterro (aka Michael Tabor) pieces. If anyone remembers the piece referred to by the title, you win...my amusement.
4. "The Question" by Eli Wilkinson
Very funny.
5. "Coffee In the Green Room: Based on a True Story" by Greg Machlin
Sweet. I enjoyed the dancing a lot.
6. "I MIND!" by Alyssa Bowman
Meh.
7. "Beyond All Doubt" by Stuart and Tim
I liked the lyrics. Shaking the cup of fish was fun in the beginning, but then I kept having to speed up or slow down since they both kept changing time (of course, we all know why)
8. "This Advice Is Free" by Evan Schenck
I'm afraid I'm drawing a complete blank on this one.
9. "A Poem About Sniffling" by Sean Shatto
Whimsical and kind of cute.
10. "An Argument" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris
This was fun, especially the making out part.
11. "Rigga the Fart Machine II: The Wrath of Hahn" by Michael Tabor
Michael doing what Michael does best: yelling loudly about ridiculous things.
12. "Tooth'n Paste" by Mirri
Kind of predictable.
13. "Bleat Blox" by Alyssa Rosenthal
I remember feeling bemused by this piece, sort of a "i'm not sure what just happened, which is not necessarily bad, but I'm not sure if I like it." Different.
14. "Hopa-my-pock-ama" by Jake Gontero
I think the mission of Jake et. al. is to make us see the humor in things we wouldn't normally find humorous by repeatedly calling attention to them, i.e. doing/saying the same thing over and over. I appreciate their perspective.
15. "What's My Deal?" by Timm Sitzmann
I miss Jason Nebergall. Timm is no Jason, but this was funny.
16. "I'm Not a Camper" by Cory Haight
I'm glad this new guy didn't start off by pointing out/apologizing for the fact he's new. His delivery was confident, and I liked his puns.
17. "Colgate Manna Casio" by Jon Shelton
I loved this one! "At least there's no sodomy in the sodomy room" made me laugh until I cried. I'm glad John is back.
18. "Evan Eats a Turd" by Michael Tabor, Jamal River, Jake Gontero, and Some Homeless Guy
I knew where this one was going, so I didn't like it very much. Too much like Michael's "drinking pee" shtick.
19. "Point-Five: One Size Fits All" by Evan Schenck
Evan, I'm sorry I can't remember either of your pieces, but then you couldn't remember mine, so I think we're even.
20. "Hold On, I've Got to Take This" by Nick Beatty
Kudos to Nick for doing something different. Weaving the different story threads together worked well.
21. "An Introduction" by Rock 'N' Roll Norris
I never knew Mark was a psychiatrist.
22. "Bubble Gum Yuppies & Hardcore Puppies" by Danielle Santangelo
Best piece of the night. Amazing.
23. "A Quick Game of Call of Cthulu" by Jonathan Shelton
Could have moved a little faster.
24. "One Minute Rant: Lesson Learned My First Year at No Shame" by Adam Hahn
I like metatheatrical stuff, but I was also hoping that people would let the whole Rigga thing go, so this piece was so-so to me.
25. "Daybroken Dream" by Eric Landuyt
A poem I'd been saving for just such an occasion.
26. "A Song: Payday" by Stuart & Tim
I wondered for a while if they were waiting to get cut off at five minutes, and I dreaded having to wait that long.
27. "Pizza Meatza" by Alyssa Bowman
Oh, whimsy, whimsy, like a cow's bells; it rings so high and clear.
That has very little to do with the piece, but thinking about "Pizza Meatza" generated these words.
28. "We Are Still Worrywarts!" by The Worrywart Gang
The "I'm worried that I have nothing to worry about" reminded me of my dad.

I found it ironic that the "one-minute night" ended up being just as long as a regular show, but I still had a good time. I hope everybody will keep experimenting (and remain sober while doing so).

10/09/2006 6:02 PM  
Blogger Evan Schenck said...

ERIC
I totally remember your pieces now that I think about it, because one of them was about how you murdered a dog and then couldn't dispose of the remains, and the other was a poem that I actually don't remember so much except that it was a poem.

So we are not even, the score is 1-0 in my favor.

10/09/2006 7:28 PM  
Blogger Pirate said...

I'm not sure if the whole thing from Tim was an act or not (he seemed like he was "on" all night, when I showed him where the bathroom was before the show he was speaking in a fake accent). If it was an act, it was in poor taste, and if it wasn't, it was frankly disturbing.


Yup. Not an act.


I have to say I kind of freaked out when the vodka bottle got smashed, 'cause my brother had carried in a gallon of milk under his jacket and apparently told Adam Hahn it was a bottle of vodka, but thankfully it was linked to its rightful owner in the end.

10/09/2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

3. "The Dog Can't Fly" by Eric Landuyt
Started as a parody of Michael Tabor/Jake Gonterro (aka Michael Tabor) pieces. If anyone remembers the piece referred to by the title, you win...my amusement.

I do! I remember it!

10/10/2006 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mewply put a boooger. In my HAND!!!!!!! OW!!!!!!!!!!

-Eric "Smellsobad" Landuyuyt

10/11/2006 3:16 PM  

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