Saturday, April 26, 2008

IC Show April 25

We had a show. Another full order and some good pieces. Read about it here!

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Blogger evan schenck said...

1. Crude and Strange for Crude and Strange's Sake
by Luke Christensen

2. A Short Musical Interlude
by Lord Calvin Pennypacker

3. Improvised Blues
by Leigh Mather and Nick Beatty

4. I have had Jobs
by Evan Schenck

Thrown in here: A Thing about Soccer
by Me

5. TV Hands
by Calvin

6. The Aristocrats
by Takko

7. Lice
by David Rout and Leigh Mather

8. If You're Bitten, You'll Need a Rabbi Shot!
by James Roth

9. Things I feel you should Know
by Penny

10. Consumer Confidence
by Greg and Joe

11. War Games
by King Sophie

Thrown in here: A TV Show Quiz
by Me

12. Eric Does Stand-Up Comedy
by Eric Landuyt

13. Stronger
by Sonya

14. Monologue #1
by Two Ems

15. Bourgeoise
Eli Wilkinson

16. Dyslexic Grille and Bar
by John Bates, et al.

4/26/2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger evan schenck said...

1. Crude and Strange for Crude and Strange's Sake
by Luke Christensen


I'm not sure this one came off the way Luke imagined it would. I think maybe the audience didn't get the joke about having sex with a box, or didn't like it.

2. A Short Musical Interlude
by Lord Calvin Pennypacker


Kudos to Nick for really selling this piece.

3. Improvised Blues
by Leigh Mather and Nick Beatty


I liked the guitar work on this, but maybe a little more practice for adlibbing the lyrics could have helped. They seemed a little hesitant, and the only real stumble in the piece came when they tried to talk over eachother. Generally I liked it.

4. I have had Jobs
by Evan Schenck


True story. I have lots of stories.

Thrown in here: A Thing about Soccer
by Me


I liked this a lot. Did people get the joke? I hope so.

5. TV Hands
by Calvin


Man if I had TV hands I'd be smashing stuff with them all the time, I wouldn't even have TIME for eating mashed potatoes, I'd be so busy hitting people.

6. The Aristocrats
by Takko


Oh yeah, that joke. I liked it alright.

7. Lice
by David Rout and Leigh Mather


This piece seemed to go on forever and the payoff didn't seem to justify its length.

8. If You're Bitten, You'll Need a Rabbi Shot!
by James Roth


This was an okay piece with some good lines, but I didn't really get where he was going with it.

9. Things I feel you should Know
by Penny


Wow, this was basically awesome. That piece was one of the random scripts left in Eli's mailbox, but whoever picked Eric Jesteadt to do the reading really made it good.

10. Consumer Confidence
by Greg and Joe


This was okay.

11. War Games
by King Sophie


I enjoyed this a great deal. That strawberry instrument is cute and sounds good.

Thrown in here: A TV Show Quiz
by Me


I didn't get any candy because I don't know things about TV shows. Still, it was extraordinarily generous of Me.

12. Eric Does Stand-Up Comedy
by Eric Landuyt


I don't think I've seen a standup comedy piece at No Shame that has actually worked. Eric has some balls, going on stage and doing standup.

13. Stronger
by Sonya


Hey, this was pretty awesome.

14. Monologue #1
by Two Ems


This was pretty good.

15. Bourgeoise
Eli Wilkinson


I don't know if Eli was trying to spell the adjective "bourgeois" or the noun "bourgeoisie." He ended up doing something right in the middle, which isn't much of a word.

During the piece I consider completely blowing my cue and not coming on stage at all, so that Eric Landuyt would have to sit out there rubbing himself and making Walrus noises until Eli turned the lights out. Would this have made it a better piece? Maybe. But I liked it the way we ended up doing it, too.

16. Dyslexic Grille and Bar
by John Bates, et al.


John Bates does some good improv, but I find myself thinking that I also miss his pre-written stuff, which had great voice and was very enjoyable.

4/26/2008 7:31 PM  
Blogger coggedal said...

>1. Crude and Strange for Crude and >Strange's Sake
>by Luke Christensen

>2. A Short Musical Interlude
>by Lord Calvin Pennypacker

>3. Improvised Blues
>by Leigh Mather and Nick Beatty

>4. I have had Jobs
>by Evan Schenck

>Thrown in here: A Thing about >Soccer
>by Me

>5. TV Hands
>by Calvin

>6. The Aristocrats
>by Takko

>7. Lice
>by David Rout and Leigh Mather

>8. If You're Bitten, You'll Need a >Rabbi Shot!
>by James Roth

>9. Things I feel you should Know
>by Penny

>10. Consumer Confidence
>by Greg and Joe

>11. War Games
>by King Sophie

>Thrown in here: A TV Show Quiz
>by Me

>12. Eric Does Stand-Up Comedy
>by Eric Landuyt

>13. Stronger
>by Sonya

>14. Monologue #1
>by Two Ems

>15. Bourgeoise
>Eli Wilkinson

>16. Dyslexic Grille and Bar
>by John Bates, et al.

Awww... That's-sa nAAASSSty!

4/27/2008 2:47 AM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

1. Crude and Strange for Crude and Strange's Sake
by Luke Christensen

I liked how Eric was so broken down at the end of the piece. But I was sligtly confused to what katy was doing. It was probably my angle.

2. A Short Musical Interlude
by Lord Calvin Pennypacker

I had fun with it.

3. Improvised Blues
by Leigh Mather and Nick Beatty

This was the first time I sang for an audience in 8 years, weird right? Making up lyrics on the spot is a whole lot harder than it sounds. Leigh and I were afraid people would get bored if we just played for 3 mins without saying something. Maybe we should have, who knows. It was good just to get up and play some blues for y'all

4. I have had Jobs
by Evan Schenck

This was great. I loved the laid back story telling style Evan used.

Thrown in here: A Thing about Soccer
by Me

So true.

5. TV Hands
by Calvin

I'd probably watch twice as much porn.

6. The Aristocrats
by Takko

Interesting take. Could have used some donkeys.

7. Lice
by David Rout and Leigh Mather

I like david's ideas, I really do, but god this was long. The beep translation error took a lot of time to say and slowed it down even more. Keep trying, you'll get it.

8. If You're Bitten, You'll Need a Rabbi Shot!
by James Roth

This was the cuba one right? I liked the absurdness of it.

9. Things I feel you should Know
by Penny

OMG I almost peed! PEED! I think the way Jested read this knocked it out of the park.

10. Consumer Confidence
by Greg and Joe

I agree with Luke. It was ok, but needed something more stand out-ish

11. War Games
by King Sophie

HEART THIS ONE! congrats on Northwestern!

Thrown in here: A TV Show Quiz
by Me

I didn't watch these shows..

12. Eric Does Stand-Up Comedy
by Eric Landuyt

it was painful, until he got to the impressions, then i didn't want him to stop. WHy did you stop!!
*sobs*

13. Stronger
by Sonya

Beautiful voice, great reading. Come back, do more!

14. Monologue #1
by Two Ems

I enjoyed this one.

15. Bourgeoise
Eli Wilkinson

If I hadn't wasted all my pee laughing at jested, i would have done it again. I can't get the noise Eric made out of my head.

16. Dyslexic Grille and Bar
by John Bates, et al.

I liked this one also. John is incredibly talented at improv. I thought I heard someone sliding into pig latin though...

Fun Night! YAY!

4/28/2008 12:58 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

1. Crude and Strange for Crude and Strange's Sake
by Luke Christensen
I had a good time doing this one. I think I used about six different Texan accents in this piece.

2. A Short Musical Interlude
by Lord Calvin Pennypacker
I liked this a lot, especially because I knew Nick got the lyrics handed to him right before the show and had to make something of them. I thought his performance was ridiculous in a funny way.

3. Improvised Blues
by Leigh Mather and Nick Beatty
I love blues music, and Leigh and Nick played together pretty well, but I wish they would have improvised more lyrics. It is tough to make up song lyrics on the spot though (see my review for #16).

4. I have had Jobs
by Evan Schenck
Funny because it's true. I've known people like that too.

Thrown in here: A Thing about Soccer
by Me
I've seen/heard this joke before, so I didn't think it was all that great.

5. TV Hands
by Calvin
Another good performance of a mailed-in piece. David's "Chicken McMugget" flub was funny.

6. The Aristocrats
by Takko
Being familiar with the movie "The Aristocrats" where everyone tells variations of this joke, I wasn't too impressed by this one. The delivery needed to be stronger. I wish Takko hadn't sat so far away from the audience; it made me feel like he didn't want to be onstage with an audience. What's wrong with the No Shame audience, Takko? We're nice. We like to watch people do stuff. But if it feels like said people don't really want to do said stuff, said audience feels like said people don't like said audience. We want to like you, Takko.

7. Lice
by David Rout and Leigh Mather
Honestly, I feel like I would have liked this piece if I'd been stoned out of my mind. The concept of a sentient extra-terrestrial intelligence observing Earth has been done many times, so it needs more than just remarks about how small human beings are and how absurd and pointless most of our actions are. David's translations were probably meant to reinforce the point that there is much we humans do not understand, but they ended up droning and having very little effect.

8. If You're Bitten, You'll Need a Rabbi Shot!
by James Roth
I found this one kind of funny in parts, but I agree with previous posts that it didn't seem to go anywhere.

9. Things I feel you should Know
by Penny
Once again, it's fun to watch people perform something they haven't seen until a half-hour before the show. Eric's delivery was great, even when he was cracking up. Well done.

10. Consumer Confidence
by Greg and Joe
Kind of funny. I hope my voice was NPR-ish enough.

11. War Games
by King Sophie
It's been a while since we had a fun Sophie song, and I liked this one a lot. Good lyrics and a catchy tune.

Thrown in here: A TV Show Quiz
by Me
I liked this one because I got licorice.

12. Eric Does Stand-Up Comedy
by Eric Landuyt
Yeah, standup at No Shame is tough, but I wanted a challenge. My delivery could have been a little better, but I didn't think it was terrible (was I really that bad, Nick?)

13. Stronger
by Sonya
I think Sonya performed this to prove something to herself, and I applaud her courage. Hopefully it inspired a few other people too.

14. Monologue #1
by Two Ems
I really really liked this piece. It had the spirit of No Shame circa 2003, but nostalgia aside, Timm brought feeling and energy to his performance, and that's what I think we all need to do more. Very good work.

15. Bourgeoise
Eli Wilkinson
Evan, had you not come onstage, I probably would have built up to falling on the floor in violent spasms of passion. I'm glad you enjoyed my dying walrus sounds.

16. Dyslexic Girl and Bra
by John Bates, et al.
This was tough but also a LOT of fun. I didn't know most of the words to "Oklahoma", so I just started bellowing "Sun! Grass! Buffalo!" A good time for all.
However, I'm also starting to miss John's written work.

This show had some of the funnest moments of any show in recent memory. Let's make next week even better!

4/29/2008 7:10 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

1. Crude and Strange for Crude and Strange's Sake
by Luke Christensen

2. A Short Musical Interlude
This was ridiculous & enjoyable.

3. Improvised Blues
The blues *music* was great. Making up lyrics is really hard.

4. I have had Jobs
This was a lot of fun.

Thrown in here: A Thing about Soccer
Short & sweet.

5. TV Hands
Really good. Who is Calvin?

6. The Aristocrats
Yeah, I'd heard this before, so it just seemed like it was gross-out for gross-out's sake.

7. Lice
This went at least a minute over, and boy, I felt it. Just because you *have* five minutes, doesn't mean you should use all of them; also, the translations repeating just frustrated the audience. Shorter, David. Shorter is better.

8. If You're Bitten, You'll Need a Rabbi Shot!
I liked this, but I had a bit of trouble following it.

9. Things I feel you should Know
by Penny

10. Consumer Confidence
Last minute piece.

11. War Games
Yay Sophie!

Thrown in here: A TV Show Quiz
Quizzes are fun.

12. Eric Does Stand-Up Comedy
I thought Eric acquitted himself admirably. I was worried he was going to do an impression of me.

13. Stronger
Go Sonya.

14. Monologue #1
Funny.

15. Bourgeoise
Man, was this funny.

16. Dyslexic Grille and Bar
I was glad to participate.

4/29/2008 10:19 PM  

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