Saturday, February 03, 2007

IC Show Feb 2!

We had a show. It was a blast.

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Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

The order for February 2nd, 2007 is as follows:

1) The Adventures of Jon and Crazy-Girl! by Jon Shelton

2) Revelation by Sean Shatto

3) Does it matter? by Evan Schenck

3.5) Om my God. It's quiet hours! by Eric Jesteadt

4) The Dinner Party by Sid Clissen and Eula Jean, Drama Queen

5) Oh Yeah (Party!) by Jamal River and Michael Tabor

6) Cullasmullaspullaslikkitakkan by Janani

6.5) Pie R Round by Nick Beatty

7) Butter my Bread by Eli Wilkinson

8) If I had a dick by Danielle Santangelo is not here, fer serious

9) A communist manifesto- By Sammi Levine and four other not-so-amazing people

10) Racism Soup by Eric Landuyt

11) Cat Ball II: An even more plausable possibilty by Jamal, jake, Michael, Alyssa and Booger!

12) Music for your flying car by Matt Benyo

13) But it could have been so much worse... The No Shame Tell All by Rape Slaves Featuring Dr. Guy- Who knows- Stuff as told by Anne "The Man" Frank

14) A detailed list of all the ways in which I am superior to Everyone and everything by King Sophie

15)Six and Ten by Adam Hahn (HAHN!!!)

16) Land of Warmth and Plenty by Arlen Lawson

17) A scene at a restaurant by Patrick Ashcraft


All in all a good show. Now let the reviews commence.

2/03/2007 1:38 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

3.5) Oh my God. NOT -->
3.5) Om my God

2/03/2007 5:46 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>1) The Adventures of Jon and Crazy-Girl! by Jon Shelton

When did Shelton and D.K. go on a date? I'm confused? Also, I knew D.K. was a crazy, but I didn't know that she was THAT crazy! And why would she agree to be in a piece that makes fun of her? So weird!

>2) Revelation by Sean Shatto

I loved it! I love The Shat! Keep doing songs!

>3) Does it matter? by Evan Schenck

Why did people laugh? Was it because the piece was so serious, but the audience wasn’t buying it? Was it that orange tipped gun? Was it Katy Baggs's flop onto the floor? Maybe!

>3.5) Om my God. It's quiet hours! by Eric Jesteadt

I love these guys! Another top notcher!

>4) The Dinner Party by Sid Clissen and Eula Jean, Drama Queen

This using the mask is brilliant, because you have an expressionless mask, but when the character is supposed to be sad, you can actually SEE sadness on that mask's face and when the character is supposed to be shy, you can actually SEE shyness on that mask's! That's pretty cool that you can infer expressions onto an expressionless mask.

>5) Oh Yeah (Party!) by Jamal River and Michael Tabor

It went so much better than I though it would. It sounds way different on the DVD. Earlier that evening, Jamal and I were playing through the song and we were doing goofy bouncing and weird voices and things (which we obviously didn't do for the show) and thought it might be necessary to keep the audience's interest. I’m glad the audience recognized the “Louie Louie” riff and got into it.

>6) Cullasmullaspullaslikkitakkan by Janani

This was fun to be in!

>6.5) Pie R Round by Nick Beatty

I don't really remember this one...

>7) Butter my Bread by Eli Wilkinson

This was weird! I liked when Shelton acted weird. I didn't much care for the potato punch line, but I can't think of a better one.

>8) If I had a dick by Danielle Santangelo is not here, fer serious

D.K. that's weird! Most of those things would HURT! Also, I thought it was too long.

>9) A communist manifesto- By Sammi Levine and four other not-so-amazing people

This was pleasant. I hope that she keeps writing and performing.

>10) Racism Soup by Eric Landuyt

I liked this pretty well! I like the "Because if you brought me some cocaine, I wouldn't be entirely disappointed!" line.

Was the abortion piece smashed in with this one? Because I can't find it anywhere in the order. But that abortion piece was weird! Why did Shelton think it was so funny?

>11) Cat Ball II: An even more plausable possibilty by Jamal, jake, Michael, Alyssa and Booger!

I think this was better received than the last one.

>12) Music for your flying car by Matt Benyo

I liked it!

>13) But it could have been so much worse... The No Shame Tell All by Rape Slaves Featuring Dr. Guy- Who knows- Stuff as told by Anne "The Man" Frank

This reminded me of the Aprille Clarke list of people pieces. Like how the Oscar winners died. But his was pretty funny.

Also, Jesse Bliane STOLE one of my jokes for this AND then didn't say it right. It's "pinch a puppy until it whimpers" not "cries" and it's MINE!

>14) A detailed list of all the ways in which I am superior to Everyone and everything by King Sophie

I thought this was good.

Also, did anybody else listen to their Sophie CD? I liked it! Sophie, I don't know why you aren't doing a song every week and No Shame! Do you have a reasonable explanation?

>15)Six and Ten by Adam Hahn (HAHN!!!)

What happened to Adam Hahn and his pieces? They have both noticeably dropped in quality!

>16) Land of Warmth and Plenty by Arlen Lawson

I liked it and the rhythm.

>17) A scene at a restaurant by Patrick Ashcraft

QUOTE BOY!! I like QUOTE BOY! I thought the Tim Allen thing was a nice touch. I hope I never get sick of QUOTE BOY.

2/05/2007 9:31 AM  
Blogger nick beatty said...

1) The Adventures of Jon and Crazy-Girl! by Jon Shelton

The moment she said she didn't like RPG's I knew she was crazy! good job.

2) Revelation by Sean Shatto

Most enjoyable

3) Does it matter? by Evan Schenck

I liked being in this. Watching Evan kill everyone. I am the worst assassin ever.....

3.5) Om my God. It's quiet hours! by Eric Jesteadt

Don't laugh folks. this piece is serious. I was playing my guitar in my room the other night and I was savagely attacked by nerf gun weilding secret agents! it was terrible! they got sticky marks all over my Gibson!!

4) The Dinner Party by Sid Clissen and Eula Jean, Drama Queen

I laughed so hard. The scearm at the end and every one calling him demon child was great.

5) Oh Yeah (Party!) by Jamal River and Michael Tabor

Fun! Jamal you were awasome. Whoa! Michael was in this? I totally don't remember him being there!

6) Cullasmullaspullaslikkitakkan by Janani

YAY for janani pieces! I like how she slid away once they started talking gibberish

6.5) Pie R Round by Nick Beatty

Shelton and Patrick, you're awsome. thanks for the best delivery I could have hoped for.

7) Butter my Bread by Eli Wilkinson

I liked this. The pose shelton had at the end holding the butter, i wish i had a camera

8) If I had a dick by Danielle Santangelo is not here, fer serious

My friend has a faux-hawk. that line was my favorite. Good piece

9) A communist manifesto- By Sammi Levine and four other not-so-amazing people

Come back again! I liked this alot! slow down so you dont trample laugh lines though.

10) Racism Soup by Eric Landuyt

One of my favorites for the night

11) Cat Ball II: An even more plausable possibilty by Jamal, jake, Michael, Alyssa and Booger!

The plot thickens. Will there be a part three? Will we ever know what moves that cat ball?

12) Music for your flying car by Matt Benyo

I liked it. let me know when you have CD

13) But it could have been so much worse... The No Shame Tell All by Rape Slaves Featuring Dr. Guy- Who knows- Stuff as told by Anne "The Man" Frank

I would have been funny if you were reading this from behind a tabloid. But I really liked it anyway

14) A detailed list of all the ways in which I am superior to Everyone and everything by King Sophie

I love the "Im better then everyone rants" that show up from time to time at no shame.

15)Six and Ten by Adam Hahn (HAHN!!!)

I think we should have stayed nearer to eachother so as to better hear one another.

16) Land of Warmth and Plenty by Arlen Lawson

i liked it

17) A scene at a restaurant by Patrick Ashcraft

YAY qoute boy! and epic qoute battles!

2/05/2007 10:27 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

Just because I didn't think the piece I wrote was funny, doesn't mean people shouldn't find it funny. That's what performance is about, I think.

2/05/2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger hemry said...

Rainbowman!!

2/05/2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger hemry said...

I'm Rainbowman, and I want to No Shame!

2/05/2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger hemry said...

How do I get into the No Shame show?

Signed,
Rainbowman

2/05/2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Don't even bother, Rainbow man. No Shame is not very receptive to new people. Especially fuckin' morons like you obviously are.

2/05/2007 1:24 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

michael tabor and jamal where did you get all the footage for that dvd? the kitties and raccoons were cute...

2/05/2007 4:24 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

10.5) Skin-ank in the bin-ank or the Hapsburgs go to the Gas Chamber! by Chik'n 'n' Dumplin's and Cold Apple Cider

2/05/2007 5:56 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

I missed the first half of the show (do I owe somebody 50 cents?) but I'll review the whole thing anyway.

1) Shelton
Was this the one where the three fancy ladies suddenly ran across the stage screaming? Dude, Best Of material.

2) Shatto
The only revelation I had was that the Shat is The Shit.

3) Schenck
Oh man, I laughed so much and so ironically.

3.5) Jesteadt
Clever pun in the title. But seven minutes of people saying "om" on the stage, while transcendent, should not qualify as a point five, in the present reviewer's opinion.

4) Sid Clissen and Eula Jean, Drama Queen
What is with all these "meta" theatre pieces? I don't come to No Shame to get a mental workout, folks, I come for the easy, dispensible improv comedy.

5) River/Tabor
The piece's rather innovative dodecaphonic harmonic structure held my interest enough to distract from the somewhat innocuous lyrics.

6) Janani
I couldn't follow this piece. Enough high-brow humor! The only word for writers like this: ESOTERRORISTS.

6.5) Beatty
I swear to God I've seen this exact same joke a billion times at NST. That was a kind of gross turn it took, though. How did you get the blood to come OUT of your nipples?

7) Wilkinson
Gross! I will never eat a potato again. You've ended my love affair with Pringles.

8) Santangelo
People always act like having a dick is incredibly empowering, and I couldn't tell it was making fun of that mind-set, or making a real (if kind of weird) declaration of schligida envy. I did like it, though. Funny stuff.

9) Levine
This was great. Well put-together.

10) Landuyt
This was maybe my first- or second-favorite Landuyt piece. The blocking was awkward, though, as Shelton had his back turned to the audience the entire time. He had more relevant lines, so if somebody HAD to be facing away from the audience, it probably should have been Eric.

11) Jamalyssa Gontabor
I think these pieces would be great if they could somehow get Booger to appear on the stage and march around with his catball. Because a lot of the humor comes from knowing Booger and what a weird, eccentric, ugly cat he is.

12) Benyo
Excellent song.

13) Blaine
Finding out that I've seen everybody naked twice has given me a bit of a psychological boost.

14) King Sophie
I liked this well enough. It wasn't really quite enough to hold my (admittedly evanescent) attention for five minutes. But that's probably just me.

15) HAHN!!!
I really liked this piece. The lack of adequate rehearsal threatened to kill it. That's the serious limitation of No Shame, I suppose.

16) Lawson
Sean and I were talking about how it was such a good idea to do that visualization thing at the beginning with the horse. That made the whole piece all the more vivid in my imagination.

17) Ashcraft
Quote fuckin' Boy. I hope these pieces continue to happen.

18) There's a Tiskey in my Whiskey by Brian Lenth
This piece didn't actually happen, but it would have been very good. Just imagine it, I guess?

2/05/2007 6:22 PM  
Blogger King Sophie said...

Oh no, it occured to me too late that I wanted a DVD from such as Michael Tabor and Jamal and that some sort of a trade could've possibly been worked out Native American-style. Oh well, I suppose I will just have to make another CD and wife swap with that.

2/05/2007 8:56 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Sophie, those DVDs were FREE, but if you want one, I believe an arragnement can be arranged where you are given one.

2/06/2007 7:01 AM  
Blogger pinch explorer said...

Humping and dumping and rumping aroun! We are gummy bears! Yeas, we are Gummy Bears!

2/06/2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger can said...

You know, I'm all for openly sharing ideas and knowledge, but there is STILL such a thing as giving credit where credit's due. I wasn't going to say anything, because I thought surely someone else would, and anyway, I didn't want to see like a jerk! But I just feel the need to get it out there: Yes, I'M the one who invented Bling Blamg Theatre! And it was A LONG TIME AGO! (I've been inventing things professionally since 1964!) Same idea as No Shame, same rules, just a different name. Now you can blame it all on coincidence if you want, but how do you explain THIS?! ...A copy of the 1st page from the infamous "How To Bling Blang" starters' guide, and it is NEARLY IDENTICAL to "How To No Sham"! Don't believe me? See for yourself:

HEY, FRIEND. YEAH, FRIEND.

WANT TO START BLING BANG THEATRE?

Maybe you purchased this booklet. Perhaps you found it on your table when you returned from the rest room. Possibly it was slipped to you clandestinely by a shadowy figure in the lobby of a commercial theatre who whispered as she passed, "There's more to theatre than the Samuel French Catalogue."
Why you? Why did this book find its way into your hands?
Because you're a risk taker. You've got ideas. You're not satisfied with what's out there. You crave the new, the different, and you aren't going to just sit around waiting for it to come looking for you. You are the kind of unreasonable person who actually makes things happen.
You think theatre is the most exciting art form in the world because it's alive, happening in front of you, aware of its audience, collaborative, combining all other art forms...and yet you feel bored and confused by most of the plays being done in conventional theatres.
You believe the most common mistake emerging artists make is placing too much importance on being accepted by those same "established" theatres. You're pretty sure that acceptance by "those" theatres is something which comes at the end of your career, not the beginning.
You think people learn more by doing than by watching, but you also know that opportunities to get experience can be few and far between.
You don't think that finding a way to promote other people's work has to leave you broke, bitter and alone. You dream of starting a theatre where people don't have to kiss a chain of ass to get their work done--or sell their house to pay for it when someone says yes to their project proposal. You've read how Mamet and Malkovich started out performing plays in church basements, refilled your coffee, and thought to yourself, "Where can I find a church basement?"
You, my friend, are perfect No Shame material, and we'd like to give your truck a jump start. Here you will find most of the information you'll need to establish a No Shame. If it turns out we don't answer all your questions, we have contact information for people who can.

"Risk breeds creativity, and I hope I never hear Bob Barker say, 'Have your risk spayed or neutered or it will fuck other risks and get itself all fuckin preggers and shit, and a big wad of risk baby will get shat right out of that risk's big ol motherfuckin slobbery ol pussy risk hole, and before you know it it's an eye-stabbin', incestuous orgy-type mess of greasy risk nymphos all fucking each other and getting sick nasty cumwads on theyselves!"

--Leff Jenhart, Cedar Falls Bling Blmng

2/07/2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

OMG I AM SHOCKED. TODD RISAU OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED FROM HIMSELF FOR STEALING YOUR IDEAS!

2/07/2007 2:39 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

your boards BORE ME.

2/07/2007 3:08 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Well, "danielle," maybe you should try to shake things up! BOOM BADA BOOM!

2/07/2007 3:22 PM  
Blogger jml said...

The order for February 2nd, 2007 is as follows:

1) The Adventures of Jon and Crazy-Girl! by Jon Shelton

I-a no remember this-a piece! So sorry!

2) Revelation by Sean Shatto

Yea, that’s the rock and roll star! Put another dime in MY juke box, baby!

3) Does it matter? by Evan Schenck

I only remember a fake gun and its organge, gorange tipt.

3.5) Om my God. It's quiet hours! by Eric Jesteadt

SPEELAYYY!!! I love!

4) The Dinner Party by Sid Clissen and Eula Jean, Drama Queen

Yeah, also I like this one. …Ooo, what was it… something about the monster boy’s misshapen head… Jakers was all “His head! His head!” And I’m like, “Yeah, I know!”

5) Oh Yeah (Party!) by Jamal River and Michael Tabor

Fun enough. For ME!!!!

6) Cullasmullaspullaslikkitakkan by Janani

Yeah, I like this one TOO, Biffy Wayne!!!! I laughed HARD on! At 1st I was likes, “Umph”, “I’ve heard funny nonsense before.” But – DUH! it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen “something similar”, duder, it just matters that the piece laughs, make a boy have a good time, feel a little bit nice! Yeas, he a-did!!

6.5) Pie R Round by Nick Beatty

Short ‘ang’ sweat n Padrick’s delivery of “piehole” being real nice there. (Whole piece bean preformed goode n’ plenty ‘s’well, no doubt.! You can quote me onniht!)

7) Butter my Bread by Eli Wilkinson

Lmmmm. All I remembers now about tHIS one is the bread getting dropped on the floor. That’s it, honest.

8) If I had a dick by Danielle Santangelo is not here, fer serious

So Brian’s review said some of MY brain thoughts, TOO!!! I HAVE heard a lot of people use this as a premise (“dick for a day!” “what would I do if I had a manly COCK!?”) for monologues or short writingses or whatever, and I too wondered if Danielle’s piece was mostly a response to that phenomenon, or genuinely a part of it. But the fact that the titular “’dick’” in this case was to be used almost entirely for aggressive, often repellant, and, as Tabor said, quite painful activities, made any implied metaphors seem more like sarcastic parodies of other “lady dick” diatribes than like tributes. Well that’s how I like to think it, anyway.!! Of course I’m not unbiased,Right! what with being obsessed with vaginas and all,AM I right?! “Shut up about your lame ol dickers! What’s the big idea! Show me a vagina story!” But for REEL, peoPLE! WHY do I only hear about penis envy, but then when I check around, pretty much A BAJILLION people wish they were a women and nobodies want to be a mans.* STRUE! (Not “nobodies”, but, still). Vagina envy 4REALS, people! I always forget that “”Our Cultures””ofMighty Nation regards sticking an organ in something/one as the ultimate achievement. Don’t know why that is, so much. Why’s the deal, hunh?! I mean, you know what they say: “My bagina is so fun! I LOVES being a lady! I heard I can have a orgasm for, like, ever! But why are my titties so big – I don’t have a baby to feed or anything?! Annoying!” Well that’s what I heard!!!!
My favorite part of this piece was when the genitals were fucked till they were bloody, raw meat and then used to stamp envelopes and be ignored… ignored like… A WOMEN’S VULVULAR SEXUALITY?! GNAYNG!! …The piece must have succeeded in making me “think thoughts”,!? cuz nobody else got a 4 page critical analyses.

*For more information on the subject, check out, “nowyoujustcreepingmeout.blogspot.com” and The Shaggs' "Philosophy of the world"

9) A communist manifesto- By Sammi Levine and four other not-so-amazing people

Was this the piece where the young woman read some bits off a notebook paper? If so, I liked the part where the jokes kept making her laugh.

10) Racism Soup by Eric Landuyt

This is my new favorite Landroit piece, dethroning the (mostly overlooked?) gross insect poems. …Actually, I’d need to have a time warping in my brain to look at bowf of em again, I was pretty much grooving on they gross ass bug stories. …
And so then he said:! Yeah, Racism Soup: I don’t usually go in for the whole “misunderstandment of a word leads to RIDICULOPUS!with some SURPRISING results!” But there were sum pretty funny, funny jokes. Jush goes to show me,! like with Janani’s piece, too: even though maybe I’ve seen a certain premise or device and had a poor experience with it in the past, that’s no reason to be an inherent poop about somebody else using it! Learn that, Jam! Mesmorize it on your skull! Whheee! Good feeling makes goode funnn!!

11) Cat Ball II: An even more plausable possibilty by Jamal, jake, Michael, Alyssa and Booger!

Don’t have an opinion about it.

12) Music for your flying car by Matt Benyo

It was neat! I liked it quite a bit! I liked his recorded version on myspack, even BETTER though, Chasper. Go listen to it.* FlyingBenyo's!

*And then… go to ME OWN PERSONAl“myspace!!!!”OMGG and beat youself off AGAIN!!!annaGAIN!. Mat and Jimol: whack off myspace twinners.borm, I alwysay!!!**

**For more information on the subject…

13) But it could have been so much worse... The No Shame Tell All by Rape Slaves Featuring Dr. Guy- Who knows- Stuff as told by Anne "The Man" Frank

Yeah, I laughed at this, Tony the Pony. So that’s what they call you now. Some of this most-performer-encompassing “roast” was, you know, “George Burns? sure is old!”, circa-George-Burns-hadn’t-actually-died-yet. I got no beef with that: he really was and looked quite, quite old! Hee! But see, then others of the jabs were far far more vicious. These I laughed at all the more hardly. I can’t remember much for specifics, and anyway I don’t want to pick an especially meanest joke to quote and be all, “Jake, it was so funny when Cool said about how you suck dem turds right out yo mammy’s butt!” That’s not exactly how it went, but you get my point: get off Jake’s case. No, I think it WAS!!this: Jeffe’s piece didn’t “cross my line” if you “know what I mean to say that”. I mean I KNOW I have a line! A line that will make me make that one, “Ohhh!” noise. “Ohhhh! Too far! Too far!” But don’t worry, Ginger, I didn’t make that noise a’tall. Maybe cuz I’m a dick! Maybe!

14) A detailed list of all the ways in which I am superior to Everyone and everything by King Sophie

I was with her for the 1st part: she had me believing she probably WAS superior to… everything, sure, but then… I don’t know… maybe I got sleepy. Buttom line is, I can’t remember what happened… Next time on, “Things I’m Superior About!” By King’s Ophie!
(I’ve only listened to it once, but the CD Michael got from her’s good. Go forth and harvest one, Poopy LingLing)

15)Six and Ten by Adam Hahn (HAHN!!!)

No me gusta. I was kind of into it at 1st, ackshully, the different words happening simultaneously while still being mostly coherent. But I wasn’t so much digging on what the specific words turned out to be, one after the other und so forth end so on. Sad romance poem/s. Then after awhile… things fall apart. When I saw it I thought, “This is like a Jeff Goode piece gone awry…” Well at least in my imagination that’s what it was like. But I decided not to say that, EVER, because I thought it was a mean thing. But then I thought my reviews of people’s thingies were too short! and lacking substance! Well, lacking substance anyway. Nut bo more! Padam: you piece reminded me of the work of a man’s who’s works I am not really at all familiar with, were that man’s works to go not very well. Please keep that in mind when you are working on future projects.

16) Land of Warmth and Plenty by Arlen Lawson

Arlen, your “You all’s playin’ in MY gross world of imagination!” trick didn’t work for me. I couldn’t picture a man being fucked to death by a horse. Why “to death”? Does the horse step on him? Does the repulsively oversized horse dinkus make his butt bleed to death? I just couldn’t quite see it. Later, I heard Padam talking about horse cowboys getting treated for horse-dick-penetrated guts and whatever. So, OK, I guess it… can happen? But honest, I got distracted by the magic eye mind puzzle and stopped listening and thought about that about that for a few sentences.
Then I realized I wasn’t paying attention… and I STARTED TO!
The 1st couple few paragraphs had me all, “Rock on, Arlen Lawson! I’m grooving into your writing styles!” Then I musta got distracted by something else. I don’t know but hey: That’s Just Me! And then at the end,! I started picking up on bits again and I was all, “ooo. Cool. I bet this was a good story”

17) A scene at a restaurant by Patrick Ashcraft


Yeah, I called it, it’s true: Quote Boy came back. He was funny and good again, so I was way happy to have him around, man!!!!

All in all a good show. Now let the reviews commence.

Wait, what?! I juss did! Oh now! Here we go again!!!!!

The order for February 2nd, 2007 is as follows:

1) The Adventures of Jon and Crazy-Girl! by Jon Shelton

I-a no remember this-a piece! So sorry!

2) Revelation by Sean Shatto

Yea, that’s the rock and roll star! Put another dime in MY juke box, baby!

3) Does it matter? by Evan Schenck

I only remember a fake gun and its organge, gorange tipt.

3.5) Om my God. It's quiet hours! by Eric Jesteadt

SPEELAYYY!!! I love!

4) The Dinner Party by Sid Clissen and Eula Jean, Drama Queen

Yeah, also I like this one. …Ooo, what was it… something about the monster boy’s misshapen head… Jakers was all “His head! His head!” And I’m like, “Yeah, I know!”

5) Oh Yeah (Party!) by Jamal River and Michael Tabor

Fun enough. For ME!!!!

6) Cullasmullaspullaslikkitakkan by Janani

Yeah, I like this one TOO, Biffy Wayne!!!! I laughed HARD on! At 1st I was likes, “Umph”, “I’ve heard funny nonsense before.” But – DUH! it doesn’t matter if you’ve seen “something similar”, duder, it just matters that the piece laughs, make a boy have a good time, feel a little bit nice! Yeas, he a-did!!

6.5) Pie R Round by Nick Beatty

Short ‘ang’ sweat n Padrick’s delivery of “piehole” being real nice there. (Whole piece bean preformed goode n’ plenty ‘s’well, no doubt.! You can quote me onniht!)

7) Butter my Bread by Eli Wilkinson

Lmmmm. All I remembers now about tHIS one is the bread getting dropped on the floor. That’s it, honest.

8) If I had a dick by Danielle Santangelo is not here, fer serious

So Brian’s review said some of MY brain thoughts, TOO!!! I HAVE heard a lot of people use this as a premise (“dick for a day!” “what would I do if I had a manly COCK!?”) for monologues or short writingses or whatever, and I too wondered if Danielle’s piece was mostly a response to that phenomenon, or genuinely a part of it. But the fact that the titular “’dick’” in this case was to be used almost entirely for aggressive, often repellant, and, as Tabor said, quite painful activities, made any implied metaphors seem more like sarcastic parodies of other “lady dick” diatribes than like tributes. Well that’s how I like to think it, anyway.!! Of course I’m not unbiased,Right! what with being obsessed with vaginas and all,AM I right?! “Shut up about your lame ol dickers! What’s the big idea! Show me a vagina story!” But for REEL, peoPLE! WHY do I only hear about penis envy, but then when I check around, pretty much A BAJILLION people wish they were a women and nobodies want to be a mans.* STRUE! (Not “nobodies”, but, still). Vagina envy 4REALS, people! I always forget that “”Our Cultures””ofMighty Nation regards sticking an organ in something/one as the ultimate achievement. Don’t know why that is, so much. Why’s the deal, hunh?! I mean, you know what they say: “My bagina is so fun! I LOVES being a lady! I heard I can have a orgasm for, like, ever! But why are my titties so big – I don’t have a baby to feed or anything?! Annoying!” Well that’s what I heard!!!!
My favorite part of this piece was when the genitals were fucked till they were bloody, raw meat and then used to stamp envelopes and be ignored… ignored like… A WOMEN’S VULVULAR SEXUALITY?! GNAYNG!! …The piece must have succeeded in making me “think thoughts”,!? cuz nobody else got a 4 page critical analyses.

*For more information on the subject, check out, “nowyoujustcreepingmeout.blogspot.com” and The Shaggs’ “Philosophy of the World” “http://www.shaggs.com/album_potw.html”

9) A communist manifesto- By Sammi Levine and four other not-so-amazing people

Was this the piece where the young woman read some bits off a notebook paper? If so, I liked the part where the jokes kept making her laugh.

10) Racism Soup by Eric Landuyt

This is my new favorite Landroit piece, dethroning the (mostly overlooked?) gross insect poems. …Actually, I’d need to have a time warping in my brain to look at bowf of em again, I was pretty much grooving on they gross ass bug stories. …
And so then he said:! Yeah, Racism Soup: I don’t usually go in for the whole “misunderstandment of a word leads to RIDICULOPUS!with some SURPRISING results!” But there were sum pretty funny, funny jokes. Jush goes to show me,! like with Janani’s piece, too: even though maybe I’ve seen a certain premise or device and had a poor experience with it in the past, that’s no reason to be an inherent poop about somebody else using it! Learn that, Jam! Mesmorize it on your skull! Whheee! Good feeling makes goode funnn!!

11) Cat Ball II: An even more plausable possibilty by Jamal, jake, Michael, Alyssa and Booger!

Don’t have an opinion about it.

12) Music for your flying car by Matt Benyo

It was neat! I liked it quite a bit! I liked his recorded version on myspack, even BETTER though, Chasper. Go listen to it.* http://www.myspace.com/musicforyourflyingcar

*And then… go to ME OWN PERSONAl“myspace!!!!”OMGG ]“myspace.com/kingtoadmusic”[ and beat youself off AGAIN!!!annaGAIN!. Mat and Jimol: whack off myspace twinners.borm, I alwysay!!!**

**For more information on the subject…

13) But it could have been so much worse... The No Shame Tell All by Rape Slaves Featuring Dr. Guy- Who knows- Stuff as told by Anne "The Man" Frank

Yeah, I laughed at this, Tony the Pony. So that’s what they call you now. Some of this most-performer-encompassing “roast” was, you know, “George Burns? sure is old!”, circa-George-Burns-hadn’t-actually-died-yet. I got no beef with that: he really was and looked quite, quite old! Hee! But see, then others of the jabs were far far more vicious. These I laughed at all the more hardly. I can’t remember much for specifics, and anyway I don’t want to pick an especially meanest joke to quote and be all, “Jake, it was so funny when Cool said about how you suck dem turds right out yo mammy’s butt!” That’s not exactly how it went, but you get my point: get off Jake’s case. No, I think it WAS!!this: Jeffe’s piece didn’t “cross my line” if you “know what I mean to say that”. I mean I KNOW I have a line! A line that will make me make that one, “Ohhh!” noise. “Ohhhh! Too far! Too far!” But don’t worry, Ginger, I didn’t make that noise a’tall. Maybe cuz I’m a dick! Maybe!

14) A detailed list of all the ways in which I am superior to Everyone and everything by King Sophie

I was with her for the 1st part: she had me believing she probably WAS superior to… everything, sure, but then… I don’t know… maybe I got sleepy. Buttom line is, I can’t remember what happened… Next time on, “Things I’m Superior About!” By King’s Ophie!
(I’ve only listened to it once, but the CD Michael got from her’s good. Go forth and harvest one, Poopy LingLing)

15)Six and Ten by Adam Hahn (HAHN!!!)

No me gusta. I was kind of into it at 1st, ackshully, the different words happening simultaneously while still being mostly coherent. But I wasn’t so much digging on what the specific words turned out to be, one after the other und so forth end so on. Sad romance poem/s. Then after awhile… things fall apart. When I saw it I thought, “This is like a Jeff Goode piece gone awry…” Well at least in my imagination that’s what it was like. But I decided not to say that, EVER, because I thought it was a mean thing. But then I thought my reviews of people’s thingies were too short! and lacking substance! Well, lacking substance anyway. Nut bo more! Padam: you piece reminded me of the work of a man’s who’s works I am not really at all familiar with, were that man’s works to go not very well. Please keep that in mind when you are working on future projects.

16) Land of Warmth and Plenty by Arlen Lawson

Arlen, your “You all’s playin’ in MY gross world of imagination!” trick didn’t work for me. I couldn’t picture a man being fucked to death by a horse. Why “to death”? Does the horse step on him? Does the repulsively oversized horse dinkus make his butt bleed to death? I just couldn’t quite see it. Later, I heard Padam talking about horse cowboys getting treated for horse-dick-penetrated guts and whatever. So, OK, I guess it… can happen? But honest, I got distracted by the magic eye mind puzzle and stopped listening and thought about that about that for a few sentences.
Then I realized I wasn’t paying attention… and I STARTED TO!
The 1st couple few paragraphs had me all, “Rock on, Arlen Lawson! I’m grooving into your writing styles!” Then I musta got distracted by something else. I don’t know but hey: That’s Just Me! And then at the end,! I started picking up on bits again and I was all, “ooo. Cool. I bet this was a good story”

17) A scene at a restaurant by Patrick Ashcraft


Yeah, I called it, it’s true: Quote Boy came back. He was funny and good again, so why do my poops come out so hot? Burns you butt.

All in all a good show. Now let the reviews commence.

Wait, what?! I juss did! Oh now

2/08/2007 2:41 PM  
Blogger dave mcgilcher said...

Magunga!
Who put the hoopla in my poopla!!???

---Excitement!

2/09/2007 11:47 AM  
Blogger jml said...

"michael tabor and jamal where did you get all the footage for that dvd?"

Sorry, I meant to respond to this but dihn't! The footage is all from the documentary "Grey Gardens," which is about... nothing, I guess, but which features 2 very eccentric women who were relatives of Jackie Onassis and are shown living in a delapidated mansion. Jon Shelton apparently hates the film, I like it quite a lot. Michael and I thought sections of it would work perfectly for the musical Adam and Eve story we'd been wanting to write. I stand by the decision. I guess you could say, I Just Love "Grey Gardens"!

2/09/2007 1:34 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

Jay-mall
"I only remember a fake gun and its organge, gorange tipt."

I'm sorry I don't have kickass props, and they really don't want you to be able to get those orange thingies off of their toy guns. I'll have a go, though.

2/09/2007 4:26 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

What--no listing of #0: the appearance of Alisa, Gulick & Brian Lenth in the InstantTheatreNotListedCameo 0.5, aka "An Into the Woods cast member, crew member, and pit musician run across the stage?" 'Cause, seriously, that was one of the highlights of the show.

1) Adventures of Jon and Crazy-Girl!
I remember this being funny, but since I'm writing this a week later, I can no longer remember what it was about.

2) Again, sure this was good, but don't remember details.

3) Does it Matter?--I liked this as a serious noir piece--I think the audience was just expecting it to be funny due to Evan's reputation.

3.5) Quiet hours--nicely done.

4) the Dinner Party--fun. Somehow the mask was very Patrick-esque.

5) Oh Yeah (Party!)--improvising a song is extremely difficult, and these guys did it moderately well. I think there's still room for improvement.

6) My dad and I once made up a language at Moab national park, and attracted the attention of people who wanted to figure out what we were speaking. My sister got really mad at us. This was good.

6.5) Ingenious.

7) Butter my bread--good. Needed a better punchline.

8) If I had a dick--part of me really wants to write a response called "If I had a vagina." Another good piece--good to see Danielle back.

9) Communist Manifesto--this was a lot of fun; I hope Sammi will return. Would have been even better if she hadn't cracked up at her own punchlines, but hey, you can't have everything, and they were pretty funny punchlines.

10) Racism soup--my favorite Eric piece! Really, really enjoyable. "You wanted white power in your soup."

11) Having now seen the third catball piece, I can actually say that this one, the middle one (so far) is the best. You can't go wrong with aliens.

12) Music for your flying car--Matt Benyo is quickly demonstrating his multi-talents. This was very well written.

13) I was slightly worried I wasn't going to be included, and flattered & relieved when I was. What does this say about me? May have been too in-jokey for the audience, but fuck 'em.

14) A new, Timm Sitzmann-esque direction for Sophie--the dead inventors were a nice twist. Still needed more of a bringing-it-all-together at the end.

15) Six and ten--very, very good.

16) Land of Warmth and Plenty--Arlen Lawson is clearly a major talent, and no one else is doing what he does. That being said, I zoned out for part of this piece.

17) A scene at a restaurant, by Patrick Ashcraft--I'm still chuckling, just thinking about it. The Feb. 9 one was even better.

Damn. Another really strong evening. NoShame's on a roll.

2/11/2007 3:56 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

The best piece of the night though was still number 10.5) The abortion clinic piece is already on my list for pieces I want to see in Best Of. I'm kinda sad I forgot to put it in the first order post because no one is reviewing it. But seriously best piece of the night. I'm still laughing because the punchline was so great "Baby, I'm gonna give you an abortion the only way I know how." Classic.

2/11/2007 9:19 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

I have a reputation? I hope it's one for baking delicious cakes.

2/12/2007 2:11 AM  
Blogger jml said...

"Oh Yeah (Party!)--improvising a song is extremely difficult, and these guys did it moderately well. I think there's still room for improvement."

Grig: that's wonderful to me that you thought the song was improvised. (T'wasn't. We'll play it again for you. Again & again...)

2/12/2007 12:38 PM  

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