Sunday, November 23, 2008

Iowa City No Shame Best Of Nominations

Right now it looks like our next show on Dec. 5 will be our Dead Week show - probably, we are still working things out. Dead Week is the show before the Best Of show, where pieces will not be eligible for Best Of because the Best Of order will have been decided and then will be announced at the end of the Dead Week show. But we have realized we are nearing the end of this season and we haven't yet announced Best Of nominations. So look through the archives for this season at and tell us which pieces were your favorites!

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Blogger Jot Smasher said...

"Eric and Luke do an Improv Game Where You Pull Random Lines out of your Pocket and Say Them" by Eric and Luke

"The Passing of Pickles the Clown" by Mirri

"Museum Tour Audiotape" or "NYT Obituary Errata and Corrections" by Evan Schenck

"You Only Wish This Wasn't A True Story" by Leigh

"Why Was Six Afraid of Seven? Because Seven Eight Nine!" by Katy Baggs

"One Man Jeopardy" by John Bates.

I'd nominate more, but that seems to be what a full order consists of these days.

11/23/2008 11:48 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

You know what would be great? If we could have just one more Greg Machlin piece. And if NoShame could fly Greg Machlin back to Iowa. That would be *awesome.*

Signed, someone who is of course not Greg Machlin.

11/24/2008 2:36 AM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

I've only been to three No Shames this semester, but here are the pieces from those three nights that I wouldn't mind seeing again.

Why Was Six Afraid of Seven? Because Seven Eight Nine! by Katy Baggs

Your News. No Seriously I Don't Fucking Want It by The No Shame News Team

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

La Fuerza by Leigh Mather

Hey Baby by Theresa Heitz

Use Your Head, or How to Save a Marriage by Eric Landuyt

I got this Coat from my Brother
by Evan Schenck

What Do Beagles Want? - Dick Roberts

My Girlfriend is a Bartender by Adam Weinstein

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

11/24/2008 8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick Roberts really enjoyed the following (in no particular order):

La Fuerza -Leigh Mather

Why Was Sixc Afraid of Seven--Katy Baggs

You Only wish this Wasn't a True Story -- Leigh Mather

Song 2 (blues song about a catfish) - Adam

The James Boys: A Tale of the Old West - John Bates

Use Your Head, or How to Save a Marriage - Eric Landuyt

Ulimate LAmb Fighting - Eric Jesteadt

Nothing Good Begins with L -- Sammi Levine

I've Had Jobs Part 2 -- Evan Schenck, Esq.

Song by Mirri 10/3/08

Hey Baby - Theresa Heitz

Two Grumpy Old Men inspired by Apple Cider

11/25/2008 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leigh's nominations:

She is some kind of fish
-Adam Weinstein

Hey Baby

Water You Have Betrayed Me
-Eric Jesteadt

An Attempted Seduction in Kalona
-Amish Dick

Why was Six afraid of Seven? Because Seven Eight Nine!
-Katy Baggs

Shakespeare Made Up Real Good
-John Bates

The Passing of Pickles the Clown

11/26/2008 3:40 PM  
Blogger ERIC L. said...

I just realized I didn't nominate any John Bates piece for Best Of (shame on me!). I liked the improvised "Jeopardy" piece best out of the ones I saw, but I'd be glad to see one from another week (it'll be new to me).

11/30/2008 12:21 PM  
Blogger sclevine said...

The Most Reasonable Explanation- Katy Baggs
--I saw a commercial for that show the other day. The 18th kid has been born, and the mom is now pregnant with twins. It is madness.

Any song by Leigh.
--I think she should pick whichever one she is feeling most at the time. Cause when she is really truly into a song, her performance is fantastic.

Water you have betrayed me- Eric

The Passing of Pickles the Clown- Mirri

There is more I liked, but my mind is drawing a blank at the moment. So... yeah.

12/02/2008 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH, DUDE! Totally forgot about dead week from last semester! That was an awesome show, and there are many that I can't nominate because the writers/performers have moved on (your prom is so small, for example), but I really enjoyed all of these...

Seduction Through Distraction
by Andrew J. Daniels

Therapy Session #147
by John Bates

Dave Matthews
by the Bougm Fellows


12/03/2008 2:19 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Hey, I had an idea for Best Of this semester! Since, it has kind of been a whole different show this time around with a new space and almost none of the "regulars" from previously maybe we could try switching it up a little?

I know traditionally we pick the best pieces from the season or whatever which is cool, but since it seems like there really haven't been very many pieces this semester, and I know there were some pieces, but even still they just weren't all that good so what if we had a Best of NS of ALL NEW material? I think that would be really exciting!

We could bill it as pieces written SPECIFICALLY for this special show, and maybe we could even try to get some former No Shame members to contribute something to it! It's just an idea, but I think the audience might be a lot more excited to go if they knew there was going to be something really cool and special for that night! Does anybody want to try and get this orginized? Do we have a contact sheet for people at all?


12/05/2008 2:34 PM  
Blogger luke said...

A best of that's all new material?

What's the difference between that and a normal show?

12/05/2008 5:58 PM  

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