Saturday, October 18, 2008

No Shame Iowa City 10-17-08

Skits! Songs! Monologues! A show went on. For to go to the comments is the order is.

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Blogger Katy Baggs said...

1. Gramp Stamps by Dick Roberts
(In the future old people will have crazy tattoos, and Ashton Kutcher will insist on organic apple cider for his colonic)

2. My Girlfriend is a Bartender by Adam Weinstein
(A girlfriend will serve you drinks until you die, and is also a vampire slayer, bricklayer, etc)

3. One-Man Jeopardy by John Bates
(Improv from John with audience suggestions. Categories: Spanish Monarchs, Famous Car Crashes, Elephants, Bread)

4. Use Your Head, or How to Save a Marriage by Eric Landuyt
(Oral sex, Dr. Phil and a Cockney prostitute are there too)

5. La Fuerza by Leigh Mather
(Un cancion, en Espanol!)

6. Museum Tour Audiotape by Evan Schenck
(Henry Ford was fan of Hitler, also a four-dimensional painting of eternity)

7. An Interview with Joe the Plumber by Eric Jesteadt
(Joe is interviewed and is caught in some fibs)

8. Hey Baby by Theresa Heitz
(A mishmash of old email from a friend: "...or I will defecate in your Jeep")

9. Your News. No Seriously I Don't Fucking Want It by The No Shame News Team
(More headlines and then fake news about the headline)

10. She is Some Kind of Fish by Adam Weinstein
(A song about a lady who is some kind of fish, in a good way it seemed)

11. Eric and Luke Do That Improv Game They're So Fond Of by Eric Landuyt and Luke Christensen
(Eric L. and Eric J. - Luke was not present - improv about curling at the Taj Mahal)

12. Why Was Six Afraid of Seven? Because Seven Eight Nine! by Katy Baggs
(Three narratives loosely about the same joke)

10/18/2008 2:32 AM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

I'm amazed no one has commented on this show yet. I actually found it to be our best show of the season. At the end no one was eager for the door. It was cozy in a sick no shame way and funny. Good show.

10/21/2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Katy Baggs said...

12. katy baggs' piece by me
I enjoyed doing this. In the future I will be more specific with my stage/lighting directions.

I like Adam's songs and I hope he keeps coming back.

I enjoyed saying the Cockney prostitute. More funny voices at No Shame plz.

6. Museum Tour Audiotape by Evan Schenck
This made me laugh really hard when I read it on the page. Perhaps the beginning is funnier when you already know that Henry Ford hearted Nazis, but many people were amused by the crazy painting stuff.

8. Hey Baby by Theresa
(does your name have an h in it i can't remember)
I like Theresa's pieces and the way she reads them, there is something about her delivery that pulls me in because it is so casual and natural.

I liked Leigh's song in Spanish, I didn't catch everything but I believe there was something about someone wanting something. Leigh has a pretty singing voice.

11. Having Jesteadt up for improv = a blessing. There was stuff about curling and the Taj Mahal, and then Jesteadt went into an unexpected tangent where he seemed excited to talk about the fortune cookie "In Bed" game, which was entertaining.

Also, yeah, I don't review shows much but I will try to do that more often, and I hope more people will too. I hope more regulars (and others!) can come this week (and on time, preferably). For a while there we weren't sure we'd have enough pieces to do a show, and we were lucky that eventually it turned out okay. See you all(?) this Friday.

10/22/2008 2:51 AM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

1. Gramp Stamps by Dick Roberts
I thought there were some well-written jokes in this piece, and I hope the delivery came off well. I know Leigh and I were supposed to act weary, but I think a little more energy in the performance would have helped the jokes.

2. My Girlfriend is a Bartender by Adam Weinstein
This was a fun song. I liked how Adam linked all of the different traits and professions together.

3. One-Man Jeopardy by John Bates
It was rather daring for John to do an improv set up like this one, and it worked because he and the audience played off each other so well. They had creative suggestions that John used for some very good jokes. Nice job.

4. Use Your Head, or How to Save a Marriage by Eric Landuyt
I think I should have given my actors more direction. They did well and I had fun seeing what they did with the material, but the scene needed an energy that I didn't specifically ask them to give it. My fault as a director.

5. La Fuerza by Leigh Mather
I only understood a few parts of the song due to my limited Spanish abilities (I recognized random words like "difficult" and "working", so I assume someone was having a hard time with something), but I thought this was a very pretty song. Leigh's voice sounded very good.

6. Museum Tour Audiotape by Evan Schenck
Interesting idea, but I was kind of hoping there'd be more exhibits on this tour. The 4-D painting was cool and funny for the most part, but the joke wore a little thin toward the end.

7. An Interview with Joe the Plumber by Eric Jesteadt
This was fun. I may not be the greatest actor in the world, but if all else fails, at least I can fix your toilet.
(Actually, I can't. Ask Eli.)

8. Hey Baby by Theresa Heitz
This was a great idea with some very funny lines ("defecate in your Jeep" was awesome). Nice performance too.

9. Your News. No Seriously I Don't Fucking Want It by The No Shame News Team
I liked this piece a lot. Great jokes with good delivery by Evan.

10. She is Some Kind of Fish by Adam Weinstein
I didn't like this one as much as his first song, but it was okay.

11. Eric and Luke Do That Improv Game They're So Fond Of by Eric Landuyt and Eric Jestadt in lieu of Luke Christensen
This one fell flat in my opinion. I had nowhere near enough energy and didn't give Eric much to play off of. We went on too long without building the scene, which I think made the lines less funny.

12. Why Was Six Afraid of Seven? Because Seven Eight Nine! by Katy Baggs
I've said it many times, but I will say it again: Katy is an awesome storyteller! She can look at things in a totally different way than anyone else. The concept was very creative, and all three stories were fun to listen to. I especially liked the third because of the excellent play on the "ate" joke and Katy's hilarious tantrum at the end.

A fun show overall. I hope people continue coming (and that includes to Village Inn after the show).

10/22/2008 5:32 PM  
Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

Eric: (Actually, I can't. Ask Eli)

It's true. If it wasn't for me last year, Eric would've pooped all over the floor! UH OH. Spaghettio's!

10/23/2008 10:49 PM  

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