Saturday, March 24, 2007

ORDER for 3/23/07

We had a show on Friday.

Here is the order:

Also: If you're interested in performing opportunities, check the announcements with the order.

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Blogger timm said...

1. Rule No. 4 by Janani

1.5 My Big Problem by Eric Landuyt

2. Correspondence by Evan Schenck

2.5 Look into my eyes by Eric Landuyt

3. The Orange Sketch by Greg Machlin

3.5 Time for an exam by Two Doctors

4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson

4.5 hat Women Think by A Man Who Knows Women

5. Pumping Jake by Ousted Ellogs

5.5 Natural Urges by One of the people in this skit & it's not Eli

6. Nantucket by (I meant to ask her for her name)

6.5 Aids Baby 2 by Jan Sport

7. A Postscript to the New Edition by Timm Sitzmann

8. An Unorthodox Assassin by Jonathon Shelton

8.5 Why it Sucks to be Catholic... by John Froehlig Jr.

9. Flabbergasted Jakers In: A Wimple on My Soars by Michael Tabor

9.5 Insert Catchy Title Here, a .5 by Katie Lawson

10. My Seven Exes by Nick Beatty

11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson

12. Snap Rack by Michael Tabor & Jake Gontero & Jamal River

3/24/2007 5:37 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

Incomplete and Unhelpful Commentary

4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson
This one depressed me, because I seriously think about myself and everyone I know dying and the universe ending a lot. I really, really do.

10. My Seven Exes by Nick Beatty
When he started with, "I have seven exes," I very much wanted to shout, "DO THEY ALL LIVE IN TEXAS?" But that would have been disruptive.

11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson
Shelton must have had a very high BAC percentage before doing this, and by "BAC" I mean Brave Acting Choice.

Oh, and Janani's loud shriek was in the script.

It's also Aprille "I write aprille.org" Clarke's birthday today, for anyone who wants to write something nice on her blog.

3/24/2007 8:24 PM  
Blogger nick beatty said...

1. Rule No. 4 by Janani
I very much enjoyed this piece. and blind shelton with his colorful umbrella

1.5 My Big Problem by Eric Landuyt
Well played.

2. Correspondence by Evan Schenck
Very good. and further evidence that tonight should be called shelton night

2.5 Look into my eyes by Eric Landuyt

reminded me of when Bush said he looked into the Russian presidents eyes and said he saw a soul... HA!

3. The Orange Sketch by Greg Machlin

I loved Michael Tabor screaming over the grabage can. But I really wanted some of that orange too.

3.5 Time for an exam by Two Doctors

I liked this. Yay word play!

4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson

Anyone notice the hush the falls over the audience when Arlen takes the stage?
I really liked this piece. I really like all of Arlens pieces... Write a book full of them so that I may buy it.

4.5 hat Women Think by A Man Who Knows Women

I enjoyed this

5. Pumping Jake by Ousted Ellogs

anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat anal cat is all i remeber

5.5 Natural Urges by One of the people in this skit & it's not Eli

dont really remeber this one.. something about tasting pee? Im sorry. anal cat was burned into my head

6. Nantucket by (I meant to ask her for her name)

Uhhhh drawing a blank here

Anal cat anal cat anal cat


6.5 Aids Baby 2 by Jan Sport

Side splitting laughter

7. A Postscript to the New Edition by Timm Sitzmann

I liked this one. reading by flash light really drew my attention into it.

8. An Unorthodox Assassin by Jonathon Shelton

I liked this one. But would have enjoyed it much more if shelton wasnt brandishing a large knife RIGHT by my head at the end of it.

8.5 Why it Sucks to be Catholic... by John Froehlig Jr.

I know very little about the Catholic religion.. so the joke eludes me.. something about meat and friday right? Im not trying to be offensive.. I really just dont know, sorry

9. Flabbergasted Jakers In: A Wimple on My Soars by Michael Tabor

It seemed similar to the other one. but i liked it. i kind of wish the audience had chanted like the script said they should have.

9.5 Insert Catchy Title Here, a .5 by Katie Lawson

ummmm, drawing a blank..
Oh wait! the girl trying to gain control of the forest animals to lead an evil uprising! well done...
and good luck in your evil plot.

10. My Seven Exes by Nick Beatty

It was good to get back on stage. I tired to do it all in lymric but I couldnt finish in time. so I just went with the aBcB rhyme scheme.

11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson

In retrospect I agree with Eli that we should have been standing much closer to eachother up there. But I think all that was erased by the sight of naked shleton and janani's horrified scream.

But this is futher proof that tonight is John Shelton Night.

12. Snap Rack by Michael Tabor & Jake Gontero & Jamal River

He just couldn't pick up those cups could he? How many snaps can you fit in a snap cabinet anyway?

3/25/2007 12:46 AM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

But I really wanted some of that orange too.

Ah, the ol' "If you have food on stage everybody in the audience is going to demand and expect some of it" aspect of No Shame. I guess it doesn't even matter if the food is really, really intensly gross...people still want it! NICK! The orange was genuinly GROSS.

i kind of wish the audience had chanted like the script said they should have.

I don't! It would have ruined the gag. It's a really good gag.

How many snaps can you fit in a snap cabinet anyway?

A what? Snap cabinet? Do you have a snap cabinet? I've only ever seen snap racks in people's houses. I have been in a lot of people's houses and I have never seen a snap cabinet...only snap racks. I'm confused...

>1. Rule No. 4 by Janani

Very funny.

>1.5 My Big Problem by Eric Landuyt

More like "My Big Problem WITH Eric Landuyt"! He's a jerk!* Am I right, people? Look at me over here! I'm so right.

>2. Correspondence by Evan Schenck

As a Cambus driver, I could totally relate to this. This is how it is for me at work EVERYDAY, so I had a special connection with this piece. If Evan would have asked me for input, I could've given him some...like...shave your ugly beard, Evan!** How's that for input?

>2.5 Look into my eyes by Eric Landuyt

Was anybody else starting to get Sheltoned out by this piece?

>3. The Orange Sketch by Greg Machlin

This piece was fun and gross and sticky.

>3.5 Time for an exam by Two Doctors

Oh, yeah...this was pretty good.

>4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson

It was standard Arlen.

>4.5 hat Women Think by A Man Who Knows Women

Are you saying that women that don't wear hats don't think? That's pretty insulting.

>5. Pumping Jake by Ousted Ellogs

I think this was the better of the two Jake monologues. I think that Jake is one of the best monologue performers at No Shame. Really, I do! But I enjoyed the writing on this as well. I heard that some people were comparing it to James Joyce after the show? While I was watching it, I also had the thought that it was similar to James Joyce.

>5.5 Natural Urges by One of the people in this skit & it's not Eli

My natural urge is to squeeze Eli's ugly face until it pops!*** Right?

>6. Nantucket by (I meant to ask her for her name)

Jamal wrote a pretty good Nantucket lymeric once. You can hear it on the "Anything For A Nickel" DVD...and upcoming CD?

>6.5 Aids Baby 2 by Jan Sport

A very funny joke!

>7. A Postscript to the New Edition by Timm Sitzmann

Here's a postscript: Timm is ugly and squirmy!****

>8. An Unorthodox Assassin by Jonathon Shelton

There were a few points where Shelty scratched his eyebrow while holding the knife and I was scared.

>8.5 Why it Sucks to be Catholic... by John Froehlig Jr.

Oh, I forgot, Nick, during Lent...Catholics don't eat the meat of warm blooded animals on Friday. Fish, fish, fish! Growing up with staunch Catholic parents, I had to do this...I tried to observe a traditional Catholic Lent this year for nostalgia...I still haven't smoked my pipe*****...but there was one Friday that I ate meat.

>9. Flabbergasted Jakers In: A Wimple on My Soars by Michael Tabor

This one I wrote...I liked it.

>9.5 Insert Catchy Title Here, a .5 by Katie Lawson

I've got a catchy title: "Workman's Comp: Cha-ching, Cha-OUCH!"

>10. My Seven Exes by Nick Beatty

The rhymes were a little too on the nose for me.

>11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson

Maybe you should pray for a less ugly face!*****

>12. Snap Rack by Michael Tabor & Jake Gontero & Jamal River

HILARIOUS

* I didn't really mean it
** Just kidding
*** You can take a joke, right?
**** Kidding!
***** I'm about to walk over to the Tobacco Bowl and buy some pipe tobacco right now.
****** I was kidding!!

3/25/2007 2:00 PM  
Blogger johnfroehligjr said...

Now that I've been to enough No Shame performances to get an idea of the acting, I decided to actually give some comments. If they end up being good, I'll continue. If not, I'll wait until the people I affected no longer act in No Shame. So, either way, I could comment next week.

1. Rule No. 4 by Janani

This was a great start to the night. Now that you brought it up, I wonder how a No Shame performance would work for blind person...

1.5 My Big Problem by Eric Landuyt

Funny! The thing is, for some people that would be a big problem.

2. Correspondence by Evan Schenck

Very well written and hilarious. Having only been on a Cambus twice in my life, I can't relate too much the problems with riding a bus. On the other hand, I completely very annoyed at loud, obnoxious people.

2.5 Look into my eyes by Eric Landuyt

Can't remember this well enough to comment.

3. The Orange Sketch by Greg Machlin

Great sketch. Not a fan of oranges, even though I like orange juice. The smell of the oranges wasn't too bad, though.

3.5 Time for an exam by Two Doctors

The wordplay was great, but I think the laughing got the audience to crack up more than the actual joke. Since I'm assuming that was the goal, great job.

4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson

I wish I could do a monologue half as good as Arlen Lawson. Amazing as ever.

4.5 (W)hat Women Think by A Man Who Knows Women

A man that actually knows about women?? I NEED LESSONS!

5. Pumping Jake by Ousted Ellogs

This was so ludicrous that it was funny. I'm guessing that this was the intent, but just throwing it out there.

5.5 Natural Urges by One of the people in this skit & it's not Eli

Can't remember this one either. I think the anal cat repetition in the previous sketch blocked any memory of this.

6. Nantucket by (I meant to ask her for her name)

I liked it. Hope to see her again. Next time, make sure to put your name to get credit. Because credit is nice to have.

6.5 Aids Baby 2 by Jan Sport

That was a classic!

7. A Postscript to the New Edition by Timm Sitzmann

Having it in darkness was clever. I can't remember much of the actual lines, though. I think I was still recovering from AIDS Baby II...

8. An Unorthodox Assassin by Jonathon Shelton

This was awesome! Loved the comment about the Dutch! This made me nervous about how my sketch would be taken.

8.5 Why it Sucks to be Catholic... by John Froehlig Jr.

I thought it went OK. I wasn't totally pleased with my performance, but I'm very picky about my acting.

I think Michael Tabor gave a good description of the punchline. As a Catholic, I'm a vegetarian on Fridays of Lent. Thanks to Katie Lawson for the punchline; it wouldn't have worked without it.

9. Flabbergasted Jakers In: A Wimple on My Soars by Michael Tabor

More of the same, and still funny. The chant would've been cool, but it was more funny not having it.

9.5 Insert Catchy Title Here, a .5 by Katie Lawson

I think this was the better of the two .5's that I acted in. The rapid delivery by Katie made it work. Even though she didn't mean it, I'm still going to look out for an ambush of squirrels every time I go to No Shame from now on...

10. My Seven Exes by Nick Beatty

Lines in verse is a rarity in No Shame, which is really too bad. I really liked this one.

11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson

In the beginning, it felt like a dialogue out of the Boondock Saints. The ending turned it into traditional No Shame. That was... different...

12. Snap Rack by Michael Tabor & Jake Gontero & Jamal River

I think this was pulled off well. Having saw the script prior to its performance, I didn't expect it to work as well as it did. Kudos to all involved.

A few comments to Eric... you should've crushed a few more cups. Also, having your back to the audience is generally a no-no, but I don't know how that could've been solved. Also, I advise not to go into politics or anything involving debates or agreements. You kinda lost badly. Still, you did well considering this was a bit of unfamiliar territory for you.

That's all I got. Hopefully it's enough.

3/25/2007 3:05 PM  
Blogger timm said...

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY::

Bridging Fiesta 2007
Friday, 20th April 2007
in the IMU Ball Room
6PM - 10PM

Presented by OASIS
(Organization for the Active Support of International Students)

Dancing, music, modeling/fashion parade, choreography, short play, comedy, and poetry!

Come to perform or come to watch. There will be a raffle draw and free food. (free admission too)

Questions?
email:
josiah-o-alamu@uiowa.edu
Shannon-lizakowski@uiowa.edu
su-zhang@uiowa.edu

3/25/2007 4:54 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. Rule No. 4--Funny, and potentially true.
1.5 My Big Problem--this was a very good point 5.
2. Correspondence--good, but about 45 seconds too long.
2.5 Look into my eyes--this one I don't remember.
3. The Orange Sketch--I was very pleased with how this came out, and Jamal & Michael are to be commended not only for their good performances, but for putting the orange slices in their mouths. I was actually worried that the previous orange--the one I ate at home that had inspired the piece--had been a fluke and that the orange in the piece would taste fine. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. Blech!
3.5--A lot funnier than one would have expected.
4. I liked this piece, and I should have mentioned that to Arlen in person. I agree that he should collect his pieces somehow.
4.5--Good, but not as good as Eric's other two point 5s. Also, they didn't really seem to be related.
5. Pumping Jake--lots of fun. haven't had any wacky language pieces in a while. It reminded me a lot of Caryl Churchill, whom I'm a big fan of.
5.5 Natural urges--needed a better punchline. 0.5s are tougher than they look, b/c they're dependent entirely on the punchline.
6. Nantucket--This was by Emily Baxter, and was very, very good--not only a really good serious piece, but a serious *debut* piece. Well worth remembering. Come back, Emily!
*6.5 Aids Baby 2--Best of!
7. A Postscript to the New Edition--a different direction for Timm (would one call this an Arlen-esque piece?) and the flashlight was a strong choice. I liked, though I did have a bit of trouble following it.
8. An Unorthodox Assassin by Jonathon Shelton--Ridiculously entertaining. I was glad I could insert myself into the piece. Possible best of.
8.5 Why it Sucks to be Catholic... by John Froehlig Jr.--Not bad, but a bit predictable.
9. Flabbergasted Jakers In: A Wimple on My Soars by Michael Tabor--good, but too much like the earlier piece, and the earlier piece was stronger.
9.5 Insert Catchy Title Here--Good; I think it may have needed an actual forest creature at the end, for punctuation.
10. My Seven Exes--Rhymes are tough. The problem is that the audience caught up to Nick by, say, the third sin, and so we could totally see the rhymes coming. Redeemed by the last verse, which I did not see coming.
11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson--Best of? Would have worked better if Nick & Eli had been a bit tighter, though the darkness & the catwalks worked great, as did the final surprise, which, alas, Shelton has ruled out doing ever again. I'd love to nominate this for "best of," but I'd need to know how Eli would do it in Mabie first.
12. Snap Rack by Michael Tabor & Jake Gontero & Jamal River--I liked this. The (deliberate?) cup-breaking was great. I was expecting it to be tied into the snap rack, but that would have been icing (e.g. fun but not necessary).

3/25/2007 6:21 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

1. Rule No. 4 by Janani
Sequels never please me. Even Godfather II, would you believe!

1.5 My Big Problem by Eric Landuyt
A fine enough point five.

2. Correspondence by Evan Schenck
As a person who works at NCS Pearson, I definitely could relate to this. All those people calling me and annoying me all day long! It makes me furious!

2.5 Look into my eyes by Eric Landuyt
I'm not remembering it. So many Shelton pieces all in a row!

3. The Orange Sketch by Greg Machlin
I liked it for a while. It dragged a little bit in the middle.

3.5 Time for an exam by Two Doctors
"Do you have your line memorized?" asked Eric. "Yes, I do," I replied. But I had my fingers crossed behind my back!

4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson
Arlen does motion and suspense very well. Very arresting.

4.5 hat Women Think by A Man Who Knows Women
Isn't it a basic truth of the human condition, and not just for women, that people hate other people for having more confidence than they? Or maybe it is MORE true for women. I simply don't know! I'll leave it to the two guys with tobacco pipes to discuss it.

5. Pumping Jake by Ousted Ellogs
I agree that this was the better of the show's two extremely good Jake-ologues. Jake-ellogs. Whoa. What just happened?

5.5 Natural Urges by One of the people in this skit & it's not Eli
I simply do not remember this! You have you make your point fives more memorable, tous les gens!

6. Nantucket by (I meant to ask her for her name)
Good stuff! Please do another, in an attempt to duplicate your success!

6.5 Aids Baby 2 by Jan Sport
I really did not want to eat any potato chips, but the show must go on, as we say!

7. A Postscript to the New Edition by Timm Sitzmann
Whoever said it was just like Arlen's style was very correct. That's all I could think about.

8. An Unorthodox Assassin by Jonathon Shelton
One time Jake and I were looking at fancy knives at Scheel's and they all had hilarious names like "DragonFire" or "MoonBlade". Also, I was wondering about the legal issues, if any, of brandishing such a weapon on campus.

8.5 Why it Sucks to be Catholic... by John Froehlig Jr.
My last name is "Lenth", so unfortunately I'm forced to be a vegetarian all year round.

9. Flabbergasted Jakers In: A Wimple on My Soars by Michael Tabor
I really, really love how he chants something ridiculous and then tells the audience to stop chanting it. It's like, even though it's in the format of a stand-up comedy routine, there's still kind of a fictional element to it, like the audience that he thinks is chanting with him is not really the same audience that's watching this piece.

9.5 Insert Catchy Title Here, a .5 by Katie Lawson
Nyeh, it was okay.

10. My Seven Exes by Nick Beatty
Neat concept. One of his better pieces, I should think.

11. So you want to get religious by Eli Wilkinson
If there was any doubt that the evening belonged to Shelton, this piece sealed the deal. I was starting to get a little concerned about how many religion-themed pieces were in the show. It was making me a little bit squeamish!

12. Snap Rack by Michael Tabor & Jake Gontero & Jamal River
I thought Mr. Jesteadt did a very good job.

3/26/2007 4:41 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

6. Nantucket

Her name is Emily Larson

I liked it, I'm fairly certain she'll be back with more

3/27/2007 12:16 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Michael,

At least my face doesn't make me look ten years older than I am. You heard me, old man Tabor!

Am I joking?* Or do I really think you look OLD?** Guess we'll never find out!***

* I might be joking
** Maybe not
*** You're star system is stupid. Try numbers instead like a proper person
**** You're old
***** But I still love you
****** But not in that way.
******* Maybe I don't love you then
******** Who knows?

Is this a joke? Hmmm... Is the world real? What proof do you have?

GOD! You're old looking!

3/27/2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

Yeah, Eli? Well, at least I'M not tall and skinny!

3/27/2007 6:12 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Or are you!? Cause I think you are!

Take that and shove it in your pipe, Professor.

3/27/2007 10:25 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

1. Rule No. 4 by Janani

I enjoyed treating a handicapped person badly. Maybe next time I can rub salt in his sightless eyes or something--would that be over the top?

1.5 My Big Problem by Eric Landuyt

This is vaguely similar to an idea I had where a guy would go up to his friends and complain about how several different women wanted to sleep with him and he didn't know what to do, and I would make a for-real and not simulated attempt to punch him in his face, depending completely on the other actors to restrain me--in this way it would look really real. I think mine would have been better but now I'll never do it because it is played. out.

2. Correspondence by Evan Schenck

Shelton pretty much did this in exactly the way I wanted. Kudos.

2.5 Look into my eyes by Eric Landuyt

Don't remember.

3. The Orange Sketch by Greg Machlin

This was a good piece and funny, but I wouldn't say I was impressed by it. What I mean is, Michael and Jamal are such ace performers that they can make anything watchable (viz. the Men with Pipes). The actual piece was meh and (predictably) Greg seemed to get left in the dust by the other performances.

3.5 Time for an exam by Two Doctors

Can't remember.

4. Nothing Matters by Arlen Lawson

Good work, a little different from Arlen's usual very visual monologue style but not an unwelcome departure.

4.5 hat Women Think by A Man Who Knows Women

I'm pretty sure women don't really think like that (and I have eaten more than one woman's brain in my time, let me tell you hahahaha), so fie on Eric Landuyt for his lies.

My personal belief is that when women assemble in groups together they just talk about their periods. If something like that happened to me, I would be talking about it all month!

Also oh my God I'm suddenly tired and I can't even continue my review. Maybe I'll come back tomorrow, maybe not. I make no promises, and accept no responsibility.

3/28/2007 1:30 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

No offense No Shame but I think everyone should skip you this Friday and come see Tilly and the Wall instead.

3/29/2007 10:44 AM  
Blogger jml said...

when and where though?

3/29/2007 3:14 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Tonight (Friday night) at the Mill. Show starts at 9. Get there early or they might be out of tickets.

3/30/2007 8:47 AM  

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