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”
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.
“It was really unclear at first what was even happening. Because, you know, it is an open mic and it’s a performance,” the shop’s co-owner Rhonda Ealy told local television station KTVZ. “People at first thought it was some sort of theatre.”