About a month ago, I made my way down to the Lynn Redgrave Theater on Bleecker Street to see Mike Birbiglia’s one man show, Thank God For Jokes. It was awesome. Birbiglia was fantastic as always and I got a glimpse of some other comedians like John Mulaney and a chunk of the cast of The League hanging out in the lobby of the small theater before and after the show. Continue reading “What I Learned From Seeing Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Thank God For Jokes’ Three Times”
Things I Remember From Seeing The Book Of Mormon A Few Months Ago
I saw The Book of Mormon on Broadway a few months ago. If I tell people that, they’ll always be like, “Oh! What did you think?!” This is what I think.
- Definitely get someone else to buy tickets for you.
- There’s a lot of singing in musicals. Like, most of the time I’d say.
- The characters don’t all talk in South Park voices.
- Every mormon boy in the world is insanely fit except for Elder Cunningham.
- A lot of the performers have comedy-related backgrounds.
- The dudes who play mormon boys are like 57 years old, so theater is more about musical talent than accuracy.
- There are many jokes in it.
- Mormons wear weird pajamas.
- The “The Book of Mormon” props they use on stage are all filled with blank pages – it is a ruse. Here’s an idea: put the script in there. Whoa. You’re welcome, Broadway.
- There’s lots of AIDS in Uganda.
- Typically, there are two main acts in a Broadway musical.
- After Act I, I was like “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen in the entire world.”
- After Act II, I was like “That was pretty good.”
- It’s a satire of a musical that’s still totally a musical, i.e. it’s guilty of things it’s trying to satirize sometimes.
- I liked it.
Did You Know? I Run A Comedy Show
Dear people of the internet,
I’m excited for this month’s edition of the show I co-host, Night Cheese. I made a website for it. Check it out…join the mailing list…or don’t. I don’t care. I just like that the website kind of looks like cheese and I wanted to show that off. I clearly have an eye for design.
How To Get More Compliments On Your Set
Eli Sairs is a great comedian in NYC and I see him at The Creek and the Cave all the time. He wrote this funny piece for the The Interrobang about how you can get people to compliment you after you have a monster set. I like it.
As he says, “New York comic Eli Sairs runs a free comedy show called Wildcats with Joel Walkowski and Jeff Wesselschmidt every second Friday of the month at 8 pm at The Creek and The Cave (10-93 Jackson Ave, Queens). The Wildcats are a street gang that surprises audiences by invading a respectable event or charity and using it as a playground for their offensive comedy anarchy, like a punk rock 3 Stooges.”