Sunday, March 29, 2009

Show 55: Big Changes

Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts


With a wedding on the horizon for the co-producers, this show was about rolling with the big changes life brings us.

Host of Honor Dave Lester introduced the following lineup:
Brendan Fitzgibbons
Yannis Pappas
Luke Thayer
Elon James White
Mike Dobbins

With a sketch by Abbi Crutchfield and a special guest appearance by Erykah Badu with the news.

Abbi and Luke welcomed viewers to the fifty-fifth show and then Luke stepped aside to let Abbi work on her crowd work. It's still as uncomfortable as ever.

Past funniest Comedian of All Time winner and new father of twins Dave Lester took the stage and told us all why he loves Target.

Brendan Fitzgibbons talked about the country's big change and shared his thoughts on the Obama administration. Like how hot the First Lady is.

Abbi Crutchfield changed her M.O. and gave us her third installment of her Fake One-Woman Show, this time re-living the chilliness of office icebreakers.

Yannis Pappas made a big change by making his debut to the show! He gave an in-depth analysis of drug use the likes you might find in a Paul Haggis film starring Michael Douglas.

Luke Thayer took his turn and told us how he needs his space, especially now that he's about to get married.

Elon James White
Elon James White hates going to weddings and spent most of his set warning Luke. His big change is his diet, resulting in a more svelt, angry man.

Erykah Badu emerged from the shadows to give us the scoop on where she's been and what she's been badu-in.

Mike Dobbins treated us all to his particular brand of comedy, giving us the skinny on catty goats. The big change comes from the crowd as each member cracks up at different times.

Don't call it a comeback, the Hat of Chance elected Elon James White the Funniest Comedian of All Time! He can stay fresh and so clean with his new soap on a rope!

Wash up for our next show on April 10th! It's the only show for the entire month, so make sure to wish Luke and Abbi well as they get married at the end of April!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Show 54: Preaching to the Choir

Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts

Luke Thayer as Paul Lynde

Get out your tambourine and paper fans, it's time to congregate for another fun Living Room show!

Host of Honor Jon Lang introduced the following lineup:
Mark Normand
Abbi Crutchfield
Sagar Bhatt
Keith Alberstadt
a character by Ann Carr

With special guest appearances by Kirk Cameron and Paul Lynde!

Abbi Crutchfield and Luke Thayer
Abbi and Luke welcomed viewers to the fifty-fourth show while Abbi tried desperately not to let Luke reveal it was Friday the 13th. She was afraid of the negative repercussions of saying it out loud. Then she was dragged to hell by the shadow monsters from Ghost in a horrifying homage to a 20 yr old reference.

Jon Lang
Jon Lang hosted our show for the first time and took special care to get to know everyone in the room. He spoke on his religious parents and memories of church: spacing out and having pie.

Luke Thayer as Kirk Cameron
Kirk Cameron visited for the first time, and fortunately did not have time to preach on evolution. Instead he gave us a sermon on a good marriage. Abbi took notes.

Mark Normand
Mark Normand made his debut on the show and, like Jon, also talked about early parental influences. He has the world's greatest dad with the world's worst habit.

Abbi Crutchfield
Abbi Crutchfield shared her traumatic trip to the gynecologist which resonated with none of the men in the room.

Sagar Bhatt
Sagar Bhatt believes in fate, looks stuff up on Wikipedia and makes calls from baggage claim. Somehow he tied all of those normal scenarios with being creepy. And Luke could relate.

Luke Thayer as Paul Lynde
Blast from the past Paul Lynde took center square--er stage--to gives us the news, according to his People-magazine perspective.

Keith Alberstadt
Keith Alberstadt is back from Nashville and tells us what he's got against catfish.

Ann Carr as Marilyn
Ann Carr returns with another brilliant character performance, this time as Luke's sweatshirt-clad aunt Marilyn. Maybe she can get them a deal at her job at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Winner!  Sagar Bhatt
He had his first time on our stage and he was instantly selected by the Hat of Chance as this week's Funniest Comedian of All Time! Give Sagar Bhatt a hand! Now give him a hand bag!

Get your things ready for our next spring show on March 27th!