Saturday, October 27, 2007

October 26, 2007 Iowa City Order

Music Night!

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Blogger alyssa bowman said...

1. Jumbo 9000 by EVAN SCHENCK
2. Shapey Cakes by FLABBERGASTED JAKERS
3. Eric Jesteadt is Now Animated in Technicolor by ERIC JESTEADT
4. Student Health is Where Hawkeyes Go to Die by ERIC JESTEADT & DAVE SUTTON
5. Going Crazy by ARLEN LAWSON
6. Einstein and Me by PROFESSOR P.L. ASHCRAFT, ESQ.
7. Performance Review by EVAN SCHENCK
8. Mt. Spookula by IMMY SPATES
9. My Dog Monologue: My Dogologue by KATY BAGGS
10. Litterbox Greg by JAKE GONTERO
11. Dear Dr. Phil by JIMMY GREEN
12. Hug by JANANI

10/27/2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

It was a fun show despite the crowd consisting of only like 15 people. It was a little awkward to get up there and be weird when the house was not full. Still, I had a fun time, and I think I liked almost everything!

10/27/2007 4:16 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

I did not actually write Jumbo 9000.

10/27/2007 7:01 PM  
Blogger luke said...

Have you guys selected a date for costume night?

10/27/2007 10:36 PM  
Blogger Michael Tabor said...

>Have you guys selected a date for costume night?

Yes. I've selected Janani. I hope she says yes!

10/27/2007 11:55 PM  
Blogger brian said...

Jumbo 9000 by EVAN SCHENCK - I feel like maybe this song wasn't realized in exactly the way that Evan imagined it when his brain first thought of the idea. Although I did have great fun playing my ukulele on the stage, as I always do.

Shapey Cakes by FLABBERGASTED JAKERS - Oh man, that really would be a good nickname for a guy... but WHO?

Eric Jesteadt is Now Animated in Technicolor by ERIC JESTEADT - This just charmed me so much I thought I might pass out.

Student Health is Where Hawkeyes Go to Die by ERIC JESTEADT & DAVE SUTTON - A piece made funny by Janani and Evan and Greg's deliveries.

Going Crazy by ARLEN LAWSON - Arlen is good at metaphors!

Einstein and Me by PROFESSOR P.L. ASHCRAFT, ESQ. - I liked the idea of it, but not necessarily the execution.

Performance Review by EVAN SCHENCK - Evan seems to put more effort into his writing than any of the other regulars right now (except maybe Arlen?) and I've enjoyed being cast in several of his recent ones. I like how his pieces tend to run along the lines of: normal person reacting to a grotesque megalomaniacal archetype played by Evan. Although it would also please me to see more stuff like last week's monologue.

Mt. Spookula by IMMY SPATES - Immy, your song was great, and I hope to see more of your work!

My Dog Monologue: My Dogologue by KATY BAGGS - This was great!

Litterbox Greg by JAKE GONTERO - What did we do to deserve this hilarity!

Dear Dr. Phil by JIMMY GREEN - Immy, your piece was a tad boring and misogynist and unoriginal for me to enjoy. Do another piece, fixing these problems!

Hug by JANANI - I heard that this was a transcribed conversation Janani heard at work. But that just might be so much hearsay!

10/28/2007 1:58 AM  
Blogger pashcraft said...

eli did the lights. and in the middle of my piece he took down the lights. and thanks for runing my piece eli! it made me really vulnerable to perform a song, since i'm not as good as immy spates or evan schenck, so when the lights went out my heart was crushed. what were you smoking up there, eli? next week i'm going to operate the lights. and instead of taking out the lights for just eli's piece...i'm going to take the lights out for everyone's pieces! in fact, i'm never going to bring the lights up!

NO SHAME IN THE DARK!?!?!

How might i get away with this you may ask? Well, I happen to have the keys that no shame board members want to use to get into the booth. hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahaha.

10/28/2007 10:51 AM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

1. Jumbo 9000 by EVAN SCHENCK

It turns out that I didn't actually write this piece. I know! I know! I am as surprised as you are.

2. Shapey Cakes by FLABBERGASTED JAKERS

Wow, I liked this one.

3. Eric Jesteadt is Now Animated in Technicolor by ERIC JESTEADT

This was a really pleasant surprise and I want to see it again. It is going in my best-of list.

4. Student Health is Where Hawkeyes Go to Die by ERIC JESTEADT & DAVE SUTTON

I did not like this so much. I thought the actors (like me!) did a lot to help it out, though. Who is Dave Sutton, incidentally?

5. Going Crazy by ARLEN LAWSON

This one was a little different from the other Arlen pieces, I think chiefly because of how he inserted space into it.

6. Einstein and Me by PROFESSOR P.L. ASHCRAFT, ESQ.

This was a good song.

7. Performance Review by EVAN SCHENCK

I didn't like the way this turned out and I don't really care what anybody else says about it being okay or me needing more self-esteem re: my own pieces. Sometimes I love a piece I do, sometimes I don't. I didn't love this piece, and if it was my child, I would chain it to a radiator in my basement.

There were some good lines in it, like the "Face-Bag", but I don't think it added up to a very funny piece overall.

Next week I'm going to try another of those monologue widgets and see how that goes.

8. Mt. Spookula by IMMY SPATES

Wow, I loved this song and want to see it again.

9. My Dog Monologue: My Dogologue by KATY BAGGS

This was really funny and I liked it. My favorite line was the one about how her dog will be the deadliest assassin in the world, in any place where there is also a knife laying around on the floor.

10. Litterbox Greg by JAKE GONTERO

Best Of is what I say! Yes. I think this was really well written and acted to a T by Greg. I think somebody else could have acted it, like Michael Tabor, and it still would have been good but gone in a completely different direction.

Greg did it just perfect, which I guess is why it was written for him.

11. Dear Dr. Phil by JIMMY GREEN

I've got to say that I wasn't a fan. Maybe better luck next time?

12. Hug by JANANI

I liked this piece a lot, actually. I thought it was cute and pleasant and understated and the more I consider it, the more I think it may have been my favorite piece of the evening. It's the one that stands out most in my memory, anyway.

10/28/2007 1:43 PM  
Blogger alyssa bowman said...

I have keys too Patrick. And I will fight you over who gets to turn off the lights constantly!

10/28/2007 5:08 PM  
Blogger jamal said...

The teeny tiny shows are so fun and weird sometimes. I think that may have been the smallest of small audiences I've seen in my entire 32 years of No Shmae festivals.

Looking over the order, I'm surprised to find me liking every piece but one (sorry to pick on a new man, Immy Green, but misogyny conveyed in joke-form is such a gross drag, and No Shmae already Hav Plenty). But Whag!I knew it was a fun show, but 11 out of 12? That's like a MONSTRE fun show! That's like a A+++ almost! Only much lower, technically, scientifically, because, of how when there are only a few questions on test each one counts for a bigger percentage than on a bigger test with more questions worth a smaller percentage. Like, you go, "I only missed one on my quiz and I got an A- not an A cuz of there were only 10 questions and ten minus one is 9 which is 90% which is A-! or even B+, according to some extra mangy academias!" And you're like, "Yeah, I know, but at least the No Shmae had 12 pieces and not 10 so that makes the percentage better, right? like almost 93%?!Right? That's good, right guys? That's pretty good"""" I'm like tah WHATever gets you through the night ! !1

10/30/2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. Jumbo 9000 by EVAN SCHENCK
This was really enjoyable; I was surprised it wasn't by Evan.

2. Shapey Cakes by FLABBERGASTED JAKERS
This was fun.

3. Eric Jesteadt is Now Animated in Technicolor by ERIC JESTEADT
I liked it; good to see Eric trying something new. This is his best piece.

4. Student Health is Where Hawkeyes Go to Die by ERIC JESTEADT & DAVE SUTTON
This wasn't as good--I think there was too much going on, and the punchlines were just obvious. Like, something truly surprising needed to happen, like the dead people come back as zombies, but they like being zombies so much everyone likes Student Health again.

5. Going Crazy by ARLEN LAWSON
Arlen's moments where he waits for the audience were brilliant.

6. Einstein and Me by PROFESSOR P.L. ASHCRAFT, ESQ.
At this point, Patrick's continued brilliance at NoShame has earned him the response that even if I don't like this piece as much as some of his others, I understand he's going for something important.

7. Performance Review by EVAN SCHENCK
Well, I liked it too, Evan. So there! And I used to be consistently telling you to cut your pieces last year.

8. Mt. Spookula by IMMY SPATES
I think my favorite things about this piece were (A) when Jamal ran offstage, leaving Brian & Jake on there, and (B) the "closing" note that was repeated something like 17 times before they started the unexpected third verse. Extremely enjoyable.

9. My Dog Monologue: My Dogologue
This was funny.

10. Litterbox Greg by JAKE GONTERO
God, did I love doing this piece. Thank you, thank you, thank you Jake. Even if I hadn't been in it, I'd be pushing it for Best Of.

11. Dear Dr. Phil by JIMMY GREEN
Yeah re: everything about mysogyny, but who knows? maybe he just needs to work it out of his system.

12. Hug by JANANI
This was really good, too. Oh, the irony, that NoShame should have one of its best nights on its lowest attended!

10/31/2007 1:46 AM  
Blogger luke said...

I have to admit that this was one of my less-favorite noshames this fall. I like small crowds though.

1. Jumbo 9000 by EVAN SCHENCK
I got the feeling this wasn't going as planned? like maybe a verse got forgotten or something. but the ukulele and guitar together were nice.
2. Shapey Cakes by FLABBERGASTED JAKERS
I liked this. telling us to stop chanting before we got the chance to start really made it for me

3. Eric Jesteadt is Now Animated in Technicolor by ERIC JESTEADT
This is actually remarkably like Eric's first piece. He did almost the same thing with a coke bottle. It was better this time

4. Student Health is Where Hawkeyes Go to Die by ERIC JESTEADT & DAVE SUTTON
Hearing Evan swear is strange. I liked the corpses. I don't remember much else.
5. Going Crazy by ARLEN LAWSON
I'm getting arlen's pieces confused in my head and thinking of one i know isn't this one. I like that one though.
6. Einstein and Me by PROFESSOR P.L. ASHCRAFT, ESQ.
the prof's guitar was way out of tune. I thought this went on for a long time, and i got bored. I dug the glasses though
7. Performance Review by EVAN SCHENCK
facebag was good. overall i thought this could have used some more energy
8. Mt. Spookula by IMMY SPATES
This was my favorite song, but again with the energy
9. My Dog Monologue: My Dogologue by KATY BAGGS
woofenstein 3D tickled my nerd bone, and animals with weapons is great. not katy's best work but i was happy
10. Litterbox Greg by JAKE GONTERO
this was great
11. Dear Dr. Phil by JIMMY GREEN
I hope he gets it out of his system and comes back. and who thought baby-ade would be so popular? I preferred AIDS baby personally
12. Hug by JANANI
I agree with Evan on this

10/31/2007 9:24 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

This is going on right now three feet from me in the Library ITC.

"How do you spell equivalent?"
"E-Q-U-I-V-A-L-E-N-T."
"I... hey, what... start over. I. I lost it."
"E-Q-U-I-V-A-L-E-N-T."

later

"How do you spell inconvenience?"
"I-N-C-O-N-V-E-N-I-E-N-C-E."
"Oh. But... but that's how I spelled it. I spelled it... oh, no I see, I put an S."
"There's no S."
"Well, I know... I know that now. How do you spell it again?"

And nobody says "bless you" when I sneeze or anything.

Also!--

Sometimes I see people, mostly women, who have no eyebrows at all. Often they try to paint eyebrows on their face with makeup or a grease pencil or whatever, but they are not fooling anybody.

In addition!--

I don't like the way that Wal*Mart is punctuated with a little star or asterisk, instead of with a dash or apostrophe. Logically it would be Wal-Mart, Wal'Mart, or even Walmart. But instead they have a fucking asterisk in there. Who does Sam Walton think he is? That isn't what an asterisk is for!

Greg:
1. Jumbo 9000 by EVAN SCHENCK
This was really enjoyable; I was surprised it wasn't by Evan.


I have all the raw musical talent of Helen Keller, Greg. I couldn't write a piece of music to save my life. Brian Lenth wrote this piece, and I forgot to say at the beginning that I didn't write it, because I was too busy trying to look like I hated it. Which I didn't. I liked it.

Luke:
7. Performance Review by EVAN SCHENCK
facebag was good. overall i thought this could have used some more energy


People have been saying this about my pieces for a long time, and I have never even seriously considered adding any energy to them, at any time. My pieces are art. My pieces are depictions of a horrible absurdist world where everyone struggles in a blinding fog of malaise and despair. Any humor in them is accidental, unintentional, and unwanted. Every chuckle from the audience is like a burning pint of pure Drano pumping through my veins. After every No-Shame show where people laugh at my "hilarious" pieces I go to the bathroom and vomit up a thick wad of black bile and sometimes even a chunk of my liver. You people don't even realize what you're doing to me!

Think about that, No Shame blog. Deal with it!

11/01/2007 2:17 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Hey guys, I might not be there on friday so... Benyo if you could show up and help out that would be super. Thanks.

11/01/2007 4:05 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

If Matt Benyo doesn't show up, then tomorrow's show will totally be Exan Schenck night, because I will be the only board member on stage. I plan on ruining the show unless anybody has a better idea.

11/01/2007 10:01 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Wow I misspelled my own name. Great Success.

11/01/2007 10:05 PM  
Blogger alyssa bowman said...

Settle down Exan.

11/02/2007 3:15 PM  
Blogger Jake Gontero said...

YEAH. I mean for REAL. WHAT IS GOING ON ON THIS WEB BOARD BLOG CHAT?? This is getting out of hand, and I'm afraid I might have to step in pretty soon.

11/02/2007 3:20 PM  
Blogger James said...

"Dear Dr. Phil by JIMMY GREEN - Immy, your piece was a tad boring and misogynist and unoriginal for me to enjoy. Do another piece, fixing these problems!"

Appologies, but the part about being called sexist for suggesting women shouldn't be pressured into wearing skimpy clothes and drinking all the time is true.

I'm hoping to do something better for tonight if I finish it.

11/02/2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger luke said...

Bless you Evan

11/02/2007 6:04 PM  

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