Beating the cold night, end-of-January odds
Most of all it was a reminder of how much the performing community can accomplish by supporting each other. We are working hard to accomplish the same with What's My Line, tapping into the opportunities to collaborate with other performers and events to boost each others' audience and awareness. Perfect examples; in February one of our sponsors will be Danger Dame, whose founder, the gorgeous and brilliant pin-up/burlesquer/chanteuse Veronica Varlow, will grace our show to display her, ahem, wares during our onstage commercial for her company; and in March Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School will provide free admission passes for our contestants in exchange for some to our show to give away as prizes. Dr. Sketchy's, which I am very proud, in these very pages a year ago, to have predicted would take over the world, has in fact...taken over the world. It's kind of an astonishing example of what a small, independently produced event with a really clever concept can accomplish! Molly Crabapple's little, quirky figure drawing session at the Lucky Cat bar in Williamsburg (where Clams was in fact the model in December) has truly become an international phenomenon, with franchises around the country and literally the world, a book, and loads of fantastic press coverage. All thanks to a fun hook that crosses over the hipster disciplines, and a tireless, smart promoter in Ms. Crabapple. She honestly should be an example to anyone who has wanted to start their own creative project but don't think anybody wants to come to it.