Sunday, November 16, 2008

IC show November 16th 2008

WTF. Where has this show been all season!? It rocked the house down! The order is in the replies section.

ALSO there is no show this upcoming Friday. The weekend before thanksgiving. We will return on December 5th. A post for Best Of nominations will be posted in the upcoming days/week.

Another point of interest is the Alley Cabaret show going on at the Englert this weekend. I believe their show goes up Thursday and Friday. Doors open at 11:30 in the back alley behind the Englert. Tickets are $5 at the door. They will be plugging our last two shows.

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Blogger Eli Wilkinson said...

The Order:

1) No Shame Manifesto

2) Spooky Post-Halloween Ghost Story that also happens to be true- Alex Carter

3) What Do Beagles Want? - Dick Roberts

4) Art by Travis

5) I've Had Jobs Part 2 - Evan R. Schenck Esq.

6) Mariana - Leigh Mather

7) Gwoom Tiggles Search for Himself - by Gwoomtiggle, the gods, & your lack-of-mercy

8) Just Some of the Peculiar Things I ponder -Dick Roberts

9) Hey! It's Improv time with Luke & Eric - by Luke, Eric, & YOU!!!

10) Nothing Good Begins with the Letter "L" - Sammi Levine

11) Do-over Piece: Road to the West - by Eli Wilkinson

12) Notice to Tenant George W. Bush - by America

13) Invisible Rhythms - Eric Landuyt

14) Two Grumpy Old Men - Chicken and Biscuits that was inspired by Cold Apple Cider

15) The Most Reasonable Explanation- Katy Baggs

11/16/2008 4:00 PM  
Blogger luke said...

man, I loved this show. I wanted to take it home with me and make it eggs and bacon in the morning.

11/16/2008 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woot YEAH! This show was tops! Thank-you Alex for coming- great first piece!

GOLLY, everyone. This show was FANTASTIC! Great mix, too- not overwhelmingly comic or dramatic or commentative... very balanced. Seriously. I am so excited.

Leigh

11/17/2008 5:12 PM  
Blogger Snotnosed said...

BACON RAPE GOATS

11/17/2008 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've just discovered No Shame. Very cool.

11/18/2008 1:50 PM  
Blogger sclevine said...

This was my first time back to No Shame in a while, and it felt really good to be back. This show was fantastic and made me remember just how much I really do love it.

My favorite piece of the night had to have been The Most Reasonable Explanation. It combined 2 things that I truly love- mindless shows on TLC and zombies.

I tired to explain the brilliance of this piece to a friend... she just kinda stared at me. I seem to get that a lot.

11/18/2008 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A review from a mystery banana man.

1) No Shame Manifesto - I think the piece had a good message. I actually didn't like Eric's randomness. It made it to chaotic to follow and lost message at the end.

2) Spooky Post-Halloween Ghost Story that also happens to be true- Alex Carter

Pretty cool. I hope Alex comes back for more. I didn't know if this was actually true but it would be cool if it was.

3) What Do Beagles Want? - Dick Roberts

-My favorite Dick Roberts piece. Hands down.

4) Art by Travis

-I like this art more that the last art.

5) I've Had Jobs Part 2 - Evan R. Schenck Esq.

-Okay. I just wish Evan would write some pieces again. He seems kinda down. Come on Evan!

6) Mariana - Leigh Mather

-Very good. Kinda started the theme of depressing girl stories for the show.

7) Gwoom Tiggles Search for Himself - by Gwoomtiggle, the gods, & your lack-of-mercy

-Tee hee. Funny and very crazy.

8) Just Some of the Peculiar Things I ponder -Dick Roberts

-Not as strong as piece as his first but still had some good observations.

9) Hey! It's Improv time with Luke & Eric - by Luke, Eric, & YOU!!!

-This went dark in a hurry. What is it with improv and eventual if not accidental homosexual tendancies?

10) Nothing Good Begins with the Letter "L" - Sammi Levine

-Pretty darn funny. Some of those things do suck major! I don't know about love though. Sometimes you hate love and sometimes you love love.

11) Do-over Piece: Road to the West - by Eli Wilkinson

Also good. The second of the depressed girl theme. It was a good counter balance piece to much of the show. Eli writes dark well.

12) Notice to Tenant George W. Bush - by America

-Weakest Eric piece in quite some time. Should've been read by a stronger voice as the landlord instead of W.

13) Invisible Rhythms - Eric Landuyt

Pretty good. Kinda stayed at one level though.

14) Two Grumpy Old Men - Chicken and Biscuits that was inspired by Cold Apple Cider

-Funnier once everyone finally realized the joke. The idea of two men not leaving a house since 1952 is pretty good.

15) The Most Reasonable Explanation- Katy Baggs

Best piece of the night. Hands down.


All in all a really good show. It was spaced and paced well and delivered good old fashioned No Shamage

11/18/2008 10:06 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

1) No Shame Manifesto
I started throwing shoes because I was worried the audience was tuning out the message of why live theater is important, so I thought they needed a jolt to hold their attention. Just be glad I chose not to drop my pants (that's just what they'd be expecting!)

2) Spooky Post-Halloween Ghost Story that also happens to be true- Alex Carter
Interesting tale. It made me think of people I've met and then never seen again. I wonder where they are now.

3) What Do Beagles Want? - Dick Roberts
I loved the Neuticles reference! When I first heard of them, I thought it was one of the goofiest things in the world.
I have also wondered what dogs talk about. This piece gives me new hope that their conversations are interesting.

4) Art by Travis
I liked the artwork, and I like that this piece served as a changeup in the order; keeps the audience from getting complacent.

5) I've Had Jobs Part 2 - Evan R. Schenck Esq.
If these stories are true, Evan's life is both very entertaining and somewhat pitiable. He's met some interesting characters, but many of the things that happen with/to everyone in his stories leaves me feeling sad, like Evan is isolated and finds it difficult to connect with the people around him (although that meth-head is not the type of person one should connect with).

6) Mariana - Leigh Mather
I liked that Leigh tried a monologue rather than a song. She was also able to avoid the "let's pity the poor exploited girl" rut that similar stories fall into because her narrator is also pitiful, and she can also be held accountable to certain degrees for both the girl's situation and her own.

7) Gwoom Tiggles Search for Himself - by Gwoomtiggle, the gods, & your lack-of-mercy
This was a lot of fun for everyone. Luke has great stage presence, and since he didn't know what I was going to do with the onions and raisins, he rolled with it very nicely.

8) Just Some of the Peculiar Things I ponder -Dick Roberts
Some were very funny, some were just okay, but all around, I liked this piece.

9) Hey! It's Improv time with Luke & Eric - by Luke, Eric, & YOU!!!
I think Luke and I started out with divergent ideas of where we wanted the scene to go, but we played off each other pretty well. Sometimes just going with what someone else gives you is the best thing to do.
As for homoeroticism in improv, some people think it guarantees laughs because of all the associated taboos. I don't know if Luke being in his underwear made it easier to go in this direction, but he jumped on me, so that's where we went.

10) Nothing Good Begins with the Letter "L" - Sammi Levine
Funny in a bitter way. As the piece went on, I wanted to know what the true source of Sammi's bitterness was, and when it ended, I wanted to hear why she hated love so much. But maybe it was better to leave us wondering.

11) Do-over Piece: Road to the West - by Eli Wilkinson
I hope I delivered this well.

12) Notice to Tenant George W. Bush - by America
Yeah, this one was a mixed bag. I think I talked on the blog a while back about how I'm tired of making fun of Bush because his incompetence has gone beyond funny and into the realm of atrocity. But that's just my opinion.

13) Invisible Rhythms - Eric Landuyt
I think this is one of the best things I've written in quite a while. It's based on a jazz song by New Beat Society (their music is harder to find, but it's excellent).

14) Two Grumpy Old Men - Chicken and Biscuits that was inspired by Cold Apple Cider
I screwed this one up with the voice I was trying (and failing) to do. Good writing and nice job by Luke, but I think my performance was the weak link.

15) The Most Reasonable Explanation- Katy Baggs
Katy, I don't know where you come up with these things, but I am so glad your mind works the way it does. This piece was so beautifully ludicrous.

I had fun. I hope you all did to. Keep coming back, everyone.

11/19/2008 7:34 PM  

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