Friday, April 27, 2007

Show 21: First Things First

Celebrating 21 with an ice cold O'Douls, The Living Room was full of anticipation for a lot of firsts. First time comedians, first time to the room-pros, and first muppet-eyebrowed characters gracing the stage!

Coca Cola front man and barely legal comedian (he's Canadian) Ruhbin Mehta is back from the North to share new tales of parent-induced trauma.

It was just what the audience needed to feel better about themselves and embrace the amazing comedy talent of
David Minksy
Sue Ball
Luke Thayer
Kiley Tracy
Ari Voukydis and
Sara Schaefer!

David Minsky had a great set at his first time to the Living Room. Although he worked for free he still kept perspective and told of the horrors of jobs that actually pay. Does he look like Bill Hicks to anyone else? Just us?

In light of a recent custody battle, Hollywood Dad John Davis came to give a lesson in Good Parenting. Points like “Get a Paternity Test” and “Don’t Kill Your Kid’s Mom” did not fall on deaf ears. Unfortunately, John had a meltdown when he couldn’t reach his 4 year old on her cell, so we’re gonna have to classify his advice as only somewhat helpful.

Celebrating her debut as a stand-up, Rochelle taught us you’re never too old to (ignore your disgruntled husband and) follow your dreams! We’re sure it’s that same self-confidence that elected to wear a mumu in public.

Wearing the first and only home made Dumb and Dumber shirt we’ve ever seen,
Luke Thayer graced the stage with new gripes about kids crying. Is someone trying to say he’s ready to be a dad?? Awww…

America’s first loser-turned-less of a loser, Idol sensation Sanjaya came by to sing “Besame Mucho” and give his take on the news. Ruhbin was kind enough to conduct the interview but had a hard time keeping the young and inexperienced celebrity still. Candy worked. If his appearance brings about half the questions as the one by Clay Aiken , we pity the fool. But don’t let that stop you from commenting! Especially YOU, Anonymous.

The first Aaron Neville impressionist we’ve had at the show, Kiley Tracy, took the stage and didn’t leave without discussing what’s on everybody’s mind: parents and forwards…enough!!

Ari Voukydis told a creepy highway story like it was Halloween, only this one had a hilarious ending. The weird part came when an audience member recognized him as a possible distant relative! They chatted after the show, compared details on napkins, and called family members. The Living Room is proud of its Big Fat Greek Coincidence!

Celebrity Sighting! Comedian, writer and producer Jon Friedman of The Rejection Show stopped by for his first visit and judged the Living Room mercilessly. We interpret body language in lieu of asking directly. Furthermore, his elbows say he wishes he could win the audience triva. Does he? Keep reading...

The inimitable Sara Schaefer closed the show and showed us why she’s not the first (gotta stay consistent) person to hate infomercials. Right on! Down with ads. We’ll still take two of whatever she’s selling.

Le Chapeau de Chance decided that the Funniest Comedian of All Time is Sue Ball! We couldn’t agree more. She took home a freshly found copy of Legends, Lies, and Cherished Myths of American History. It’s no National Treasure, but like Voigt and Cage, it is old and musty!

Two audience members correctly answered the trivia question and were treated to two coupons to the fabulous restaurant Alaturka!

Come check out our next show May 11th and try your hand at winning a prize. Think you have what it takes? See if you can answer the trivia questions below!

Q: How tall is Robert Wadlow, the tallest man ever?
A: 8'11"

Q: Who wrote this question?
A: "I did" (or "me" is also acceptable)

Q: What type of cream cheese do I have in my refrigerator?
A: vegetable-flavored.

Q: Deal or no deal?
A: Deal.

Q: What did the leper say to the whore?
A: Keep the tip.

Check out our photos of the event on Flickr here.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Show 20: Friday the 13th Spooktacular des Femmes

Alternative title: Luck Be a Lady Tonight!

It's ladies night, and the feeling's who better to kick off the evening than a man with the hairstyle of Tatum O'Neal in the Bad News Bears?

Luke Thayer led the lineup as host and captivated another full house!

Our brave crowd chose to press their luck and put superstition aside this dark and cloudy Friday the 13th! They were not disappointed as the night rolled in the talent of:
Lang Fisher
Robin Cloud
Becky Ciletti and
a sketch by Delusions of Spandex

Lightning struck twice as Lang Fisher made her second appearance on a Friday the 13th show! The odds were excellent that she’d give another solid set, and it tickled us pink. Then she turned into a toad and hopped away.

America’s least shocking shock jock Honest Warrd came out to support his fallen hero Don Imus. He tried his best to offend as many groups as he could, but in the end it was his plug for his advertiser that proved the most appalling.

Embracing her new neighborhood, Del reminisced about the horrors of her old one. Her musings on the evolution of bodies led to an impromptu booty-off with one of the Postmark staff. YES!

The blondest bombshell Connecticut has to offer, Marsha Peterson swung by to give her two cents about the latest current events. Then to prove she’s not out of touch with society, she left to hand the rest of her cents to “the poor people who eat at McDonalds.”

It was time for the no-nonsense wit of Jerri Beige, a bus driver with more sass than a mess of school kids. She shared her wisdom on race relations, and the room’s interracial couples were better for it.

Don’t cry for her unless you want to make out…Becky Ciletti is back, this time with a helpful visual to demonstrate her dating angst.

We closed the show with Phaea Crede and Becca Jones who comprised our first ever guest sketch troupe, Delusions of Spandex! Hey gals! Want a mascara that will last as long as your self-esteem in a high pressure environment? Then get hip to their new product!

The Hat of Chance selected Robin Cloud as the new Funniest Comedian of All Time! After a very emotional trip to the stage, she proudly accepted two tickets to see Donald Trump Live in November 2006 (time machine not included)!

From the Golden Box of Knowledge we picked the night’s Audience Trivia Question. One man knew the answer and took home FIVE delicious meals from Willie’s! He’s a regular at the show, so we’re glad to see a fan’s dedication pay off.

There was more trivia we didn’t get to read, so we're going to post the funniest questions here some day so you can laugh at them properly. We have more of EVERYTHING in store for the next show on April 27th. That’s a month before Abbi’s birthday. Celebrations, y’all! See you there!

Check out our photos of the event on Flickr here.