Monday, November 19, 2007

Iowa City November 16th Order

Lip Sync-ish Night! Fun for everyone!

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Blogger alyssa bowman said...

1. Mountain Dew by THE CLANCY BROTHERS AS LIPSYNCED by KATY BAGGS
2. O Del Mio Dolche Ardor by JOHAN GLUDE AND MIRRI-JAKE
2.5 Joke #1 by BRIAN LENTH
3. Lights Up When I Yell "Lights Up" by ?
4. The Boys by JOHNNY LEE AND THE JOHNNY LEES
5. Road to the West by ELI WILKINSON
5.5 Joke #2 by BRIAN LENTH
6. A Love Story for a Love Ballad by LUKE
7. This is my first time here at No Shame, so, be gentle. Actually fuck it, be whatever you want. Stories from my life, part 1: Honors Comp and Rhet by JOEL LAHEY
8. Bah bah dah bah bah dah bah bah by BAMBO BAMBO
9. Ride On by SAD GREEN MONSTER
9.5 Joke #3 by BRIAN LENTH
10. The Slavemaker by MATTHEW BENYO

11/19/2007 7:25 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

1. Mountain Dew by THE CLANCY BROTHERS AS LIPSYNCED by KATY BAGGS
This was a fun song. I think Katy could have used more of the stage in her dancing, though.
2. O Del Mio Dolche Ardor by JOHAN GLUDE AND MIRRI-JAKE
The first two-thirds of this were okay, but it went on too long. Jake's mannerisims, such as flipping the scarf, worked the first time he did them, but not the second or third.
2.5 Joke #1 by BRIAN LENTH
My initial reaction was that this was not funny at all. Then I thought Brian might have been trying to poke fun at performers whose acts really are that weak and the people who honestly laugh at them. That made the piece seem a little better, but even so, it was subpar.
3. Lights Up When I Yell "Lights Up" by ?
This girl had more energy and a stronger stage presence than just about every other performer at No Shame. The "musician fakes making something disappear" gag is an old concept, but her commitment made it work. I hope she comes back and the rest of us can match her energy.
4. The Boys by JOHNNY LEE AND THE JOHNNY LEES
The song was a little too long, but I like that it was part of a larger story in the scene.
5. Road to the West by ELI WILKINSON
The imagery was very evocative. I wish the music would have started on time, but the points were it faded out and came back in actually seemed to suit the piece. A good piece.
5.5 Joke #2 by BRIAN LENTH
Same feelings as Joke #1
6. A Love Story for a Love Ballad by LUKE
Best lip-synch of the night. Luke went all out, and it was fun to watch. Nice work on the hand puppets.
7. This is my first time here at No Shame, so, be gentle. Actually fuck it, be whatever you want. Stories from my life, part 1: Honors Comp and Rhet by JOEL LAHEY
Pretty good. I liked the mix of dry, subtle humor from the narrator and zaniness from the crazy teacher. I hope Joel keeps coming back and polishing his writing.
8. Bah bah dah bah bah dah bah bah by BAMBO BAMBO
This started out being not funny, then it was so not funny that it started to become a little funny. But the effect of that wore off after about thirty seconds. I did like the idea of someone lip-synching to a live performance, but this one did not work for me.
9. Ride On by SAD GREEN MONSTER
Touching to those of us who understand.
9.5 Joke #3 by BRIAN LENTH
This one was kind of funny, but the humor came from repeating the same setup from the first two jokes, and I don't think the payoff of this one was worth the first two.
10. The Slavemaker by MATTHEW BENYO
This was a really creative monologue. It was very interesting to see the world through the eyes of a red ant soldier, and Luke did a very nice job performing it. Good work.

I hope we'll get to see Jake's Greg Machlin piece soon. Why didn't you come, Greg? WHY?

I also hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. See you later.

11/20/2007 9:29 AM  
Blogger brian said...

I liked Katy's piece. And my pieces. And Mirri's piece (and the composer's name is Christophe Willibald Gluck). And Jamal's piece. Basically all my friends' pieces. This is how I decide whether art is good or bad.

11/20/2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I was sorry to miss noshame, too. I was in Cedar Rapids with a friend. I'll be at the next one!

11/20/2007 7:57 PM  
Blogger jml said...

I thought it was a funny fun show for me to see too at that show!

1)HammBaggs
Good and fun AND funny. I was already sold on it, and then the can got smashed and stuck on her shoe, and it was like I WAS sold on it, and even extra then!

2)Mirri-Jake
Hilarity. Mirri's singing was really good and Jake's face and costume were my bee's knees

2.5)Brian
Jake and I did good force-laughing so hard at this one. The audience was like like "Huh?" and we're like, "Oh hah hah hah!"

3)?
This was the magic trick one, yeah? I liked her performance. Don't remember content details, mostly just remember liking her job on the stage.

4)Johnny
I liked how peoples did variations or extensions on the basic lip synch theme. Made the night more interesting than I was expecting.

5)Eli
I don't remember the monologue, sorry Eli. I just remember how the music ended, was silent for like a minute, and then suddenly that wailing sax came back in and Jake and I laughed loudly and innappropriately.

5.5)Brian
Jake and I did not produce laughter on command with quite the same gusto this time, which was a little disappointing.

6)Luke
Very well performed, but I wasn't able to enjoy it, partly cuz of the song itself and partly cuz the actions (especially set to that song) came off as fairly creepy and machismo to me. Beating up on your girlfriend hits a nerve with me, even if she's a sock.

7)Joel Lahey
I can't remember this, 'cept the title.

8)Me and Jake
This was probably good. I couldn't see Jake, but he's a funny guy, so I would assume. It's weird that Mirri and I both decided to do a lip synch wherein we would sing and he would lip synch to our voices. What a coincidence of Jakes. !

9)Eric
Tired of seeing you in your underwear, duder. The mask though I did find funny enough that I was successfully entertained for the 1st minute or so of the piece. When the lights went down the 1st time I was likes, "Yeah, that was fine." But then there were another 4 minutes up in the audience that I could've done without (though admittedly I didn't really watch that part. Maybe it was AWEsome).

9.5)Brian
Jake and I did a better laugh at this one, still not as mighty as the 1st one. We needed to laugh EXTRA hard at each one of the pieces.

10)Benyo
I like stuff about insects, as a rule. As with most all serious No Shame monologues, the details are ellusive to my head-brain, but it was probably pretty cool.

11/20/2007 9:18 PM  
Blogger luke said...

to jamal's comment about my piece,

yeah i was afraid of that. In my original idea, she was actually the beater, but i didn't have the time or the knowhow to give her arms!

11/23/2007 10:06 PM  
Blogger luke said...

EDIT: Not that I think women hitting men is ok and that men hitting women is wrong, but a man who was abused by a woman would have motivation to leave her for another

11/24/2007 4:36 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

Here's a show we didn't have last night, but which I have imagined in my brain and will now review!

11-24-07

1. Magnum Opus
by Eric Jesteadt


Wow, this was a good piece to start off the night, I am glad I put it first in the order when I took it. I had one look at it and I was all like, yeah, this will be good. I liked the part where Eric did his little dance, it was funny.

2. How I really Feel
by Eric Landuyt


This was a really sincere and heartfelt piece that I think we can all appreciate. Good work, Eric.

3. So What?
by Brian Lenth


Okay Brian, whoa. I didn't get this piece like at all. I was really just laughing so as to appear hip. I think it could have used a little more thinking out and planning, maybe some rehearsal. You were trying to do some complex physical things and I'm not sure it entirely worked.

3.5 Return to Bitch Mountain
by three and a half babies and some rape slaves


I don't really know what can be said about the work of Jesse Blaine except that I enjoyed it and fuck all of you who didn't laugh.

4. Fuck You
by Eli Wilkinson


I think it's about time somebody said this thing about that person. Am I right?

5. Slothes
by Flabbergasted Jakers


The highlight of my evening, no doubt about it. The chant was great! Best of!

6. Painful Truck
by J-Stop and the Bees Knees


I think Jamal needs to stop using all these different names on his pieces because it is difficult for me to accept that he belongs to all these different bands. Other than this conceptual problem, I think this was a great song.

7. I Miss Seeing Things
by Adam Hahn


It was totally a big surprise to see Adam Hahn at the show! I'm not sure I liked this piece, though.

8. Swiss Miss
by Mirri


Okay, no, I don't think I cared for this piece much at all. It started out funny but it got all serious at the end and I'm not sure the writing really made the transition. Also a lot of the historical allusions were just plain false.

9. Troo!
by Evan Schenck


I didn't really like the way this turned out. Fuck it.

10. No Title
by Travis Holle


Wut? Travis wrote a piece? I am shocked!

11. A typical day of clarinets
by John Froehlig Jr.


Oh, John Froehlig Jr., you are so endearing.

12. Mystery Fluid
by Arlen Lawson


This was really out of the ordinary for Arlen and I'm not really certain I was able to completely cope with it!

13. Lord Bennington goes to Market
by Patrick Ashcraft


Oh, Patrick, always asking for the last spot in the order. This was a funny piece but I sure showed you this time, by robbing you of the last piece in the order!

14. WGA Strike Commentary
by Greg Machlin


This was topical and I usually don't much care for topical pieces, but it was pretty thoughtful and all that. I guess it was okay.

Overall I thought it was a good night, even if nobody actually came, and there wasn't even a show and I just made it all up.

11/24/2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

Evan, you are a rapscallion.
Yeah, you heard me right. Rapscallion.

11/27/2007 2:22 PM  
Blogger pashcraft said...

you're all rapscallions! sorry to miss no shame as well. i was with a friend in north liberty. see yas!

11/27/2007 6:25 PM  
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11/27/2007 10:49 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

You are fucking disgusting.

11/28/2007 10:40 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

What, Evan? You didn't like "Swiss Miss?" I thought that was the best piece of the evening. And I actually thought Patrick *should* have gone last--the return of Lord Benington warrants such an occasion. But I'm glad my WGA commentary was able to overcome your natural resistance to topical pieces.
I did like what you did with "Troo!" I feel like the flying saucers were a nice tough--good use of the grid in Theatre B. It was a shame about that audience member, but fuck him if he can't take a joke. Thank God you had the front row sign waivers, though.

11/28/2007 10:58 AM  

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