Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts
We had an informal theme of the 90's (so informal, none of the other comedians knew about it), and the show was radical!
Carolyn Castiglia was a big hit as the host and Honey, she shrunk these kids:
and improv by I Eat Pandas (Glennis McMurray and Eliza Skinner)
with special guest Marybeth Goodwinn reporting the news.
Abbi & Luke opened the show, and Abbi was decked out in her Kids In The Hall t-shirt, her tribute to the 1990s. Luke tried to explain that they started in the 1980s. She argued that she watched them growing up, and they, like Karate Kid, are as 90s as The Brady Bunch.
Carolyn Castiglia was in on the bit and played a musical tribute to Wilson Phillips.
She then went over the absurdity of flashback pop-culture shows. "Remembering the '90s is like reminiscing about YESTERDAY." Then she and Abbi parodied Frangela for no other reason but to give crazy looks to the audience.
We welcomed Randy Epley to the show for his first time, and he regaled us with the woes of his childhood. Not in the '90s.
Making her public debut, Marybeth Goodwinn spoke on being the only black member of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Then she alerted the room that their oracle is missing. If found please contact them at the eleventh wheat silo off Highway 10.
Del shook up the room with stories of relationships gone bad. Like Milli Vanilli.
Luke discussed the dangers of being lured into social work by posters that use reverse psychology.
Abbi returned with her fake one-woman show, "She-Lebrity", making a horrible attempt at accents and disguises. Here she is as J-Lo, nursing twins who only LOOK like cabbages in comparison to her beauty.
All the way from Europe, the lovely Irish lass Polly Pyne treated us to jokes and a workout regimen of 15 "press-ups"!
It was our first show with a toddler (Carolyn's), our first show featuring a girl in striped tights (Polly's), and our first to feature the quick wit of Josh Homer. He worked his magic by detailing "things that have happened in the show so far" and topped it off with the other stuff he's working on.
Completely having forgotten any notion of a theme for the show, Abbi shouted, "Pickles" as a suggestion for our very first visiting improv troupe, the immensely talented Glennis McMurray and Eliza Skinner of I Eat Pandas.
In a tiny space they created scenes of farmer's market sales-turned-one night stands, a park rendez-vous-turned-baby hunt, and a make-up refresher in a ladies room-turned-battle of the minds.
Perhaps it was this gift of invention that caused the Hat of Chance to randomly choose them as the week's winners! Listening to their Barbara Streisand record will inspire new improvised musicals with their pianist Frank Spitznagel!
Closing the show in her classic way, in such a manner that would make Queen Latifah proud, Miss CKC freestyle rapped while Abbi beatboxed.
Bring your Mom to our next show on May 9th, right before Mother's Day!