Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Drop your weapons, you're surrounded by armed bastards!
Labels: Life On Mars
I didn't even remember Roddy McDowell was in it
Monday, July 28, 2008
What song is she doing? Some people call her the space cowboy...
Friday, July 18, 2008
The things you see while gluing and painting a big fucking gun out of styrofoam, at midnight on a Thursday.
Last night, working on finishing the props for Clams' new number at Pinchbottom this weekend (Clambo. Seriously, you don't want to miss this show!) and we were watching the debut of the new version of the Gong Show on Comedy Central. Suddenly, appearing on the stage: Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey! They performed their usual amazing, acrobatic and hilarious stuff, and I'm happy to report did not get gonged. It's always so funny and surreal to see burlesque performers we know on reality TV, and mainstream television never quite knows what to make of it. On the Gong Show, which is going for a rowdy, late-night vibe, they went over pretty well. And on America's Got Talent earlier this year, the Slippery Kittens, a troupe we saw perform at Exotic World in June, got a surprisingly positive reaction, considering Michelle L'Amour had been famously booed on the same stage a couple of years ago.
Anyway, Trixie and Monkey will be in town next week from Baltimore and you can see them onstage at Monday Night Burlesque in Williamsburg, they are crazy talented, amazing performers and I can't recommend enough that you come out for it! Plus, Clams is there too, making it a chance to see the two performers who tied for Most Innovative at this year's Exotic World Weekend, on one stage!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Oh, and did I mention Pinchbottom?
And this is certainly, certainly the last time they'll do this particular show, since this war theme won't be relevent much longer, right?
This week's Pinchbottom show, Pinchbottom Declares War! (Or, Full Frontal Jacket) is part of the Underground Zero theater festival, and luckily they've had the opportunity to move around the corner to a great theater called the Flea. This is also the first time that Pinchbottom has presented a show for a three day run, Friday through Sunday. So, here's the message for patrons of not only great burlesque but independently produced live entertainment in new York: buy your tickets now! Not only will you be seeing a great show, with a great lineup of performers and a really hilarious script, but this is the show that proves that burlesque can look with a real satirical eye and real emotional heft at the issues of our times. No, seriously! As the producers of Pinchbottom look to land in a new home, a sellout weekend will help a whole hell of a lot. So we'll see you there!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The summer of shows continues
We took the Jersey shore by storm again this Saturday at Asbury Lanes, and now it's time to gear up for more great shows coming up this summer. Of course, this Thursday is the next installment of Gameshow Speakeasy, the last of the summer before we take an August hiatus. And of course, coming up in August, AM GOLD! Above: the greatest flyer ever, thanks to the genius of photographer and designer Ted D'Ottavio. (click for the large view)
The new name of the place isn't too inspiring, but that's ok
Labels: Monday Night Burlesque
Friday, July 04, 2008
It's on ESPN right now, everybody!
Labels: Dear god so many hot dogs