“Thank you for your support! I was frankly fed up and thought ridicule was the best approach.”—
Senator Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) responded to an e-mail my roommate sent her thanking her for her proposed amendment to the mandatory ultrasound bill for women seeking abortions that suggested men be given unnecessary medical treatments (i.e. rectal exams) when requesting medication for erectile dysfunction.
A high-five to you, Sen. Howell. Keep being awesome.
My sketch team, Neighbor Boy, was mentioned in this New York Times article(along with other fellow Maude teams Onassis and Fambly and of course SCF). Oh look a picture of our own Kate Hess in a sketch written by Melinda Taub. Are we famous yet?
Yes! We are famous yet. This means we are famous. (And rich?)
(Why do these cities want to abbreviate so differently? NYC hates dots, but L.A. has to have them, lest it be confused with Louisiana. Nice cold open, huh? God fuck me.)
Anywhichway, I’ll soon be hopping back and forth, across venues and time zones, like some kinda less spectacular form of space lightning! Might add or subtract shows — check back here hourly!
Tony & Johnny Show @ UCBeast (E. Village) TONIGHT! 1/24 - 10 p.m.
Big Terrific @ Cameo (Williamsburg) Wednesday 1/25 - 8:30 p.m.
Nearly Naked Lady Hour @ The Creek and the Cave (Queens) Saturday 1/28 - 10 p.m.
Sacapuntas @ Bowery Poetry Club Wednesday 2/1 - 8 p.m.
James Adomian’s Darlin’ Dude Show @ The Creek and the Cave (Queens) Saturday 2/4 - 10 p.m. A cavalcade of extravaganzing jamborees!
LOS ANGELES (California’s Gold Tour):
Nick’s Big Talk Show @ UCB Theatre L.A. Thursday 2/9 - 9:30 p.m. Thuning it up with the bigshots again.
The Paul F. Tompkins Show @ Largo Saturday 2/11 - 8 p.m. Swine!
Super Serious Show @ Fais Do-Do Thursday 2/16 - 8 p.m. Cut my way deep down into Culver City — never to return!
Mapping the Heavens @ UCB Theatre L.A. Thursday 2/16 - 9:30 p.m. Starring famous guys Dave Holmes & Rob Delaney!
The Opal Obelisk Awards @ UCB Theatre L.A. Saturday 2/25 - 10 p.m. Join hosts David Duchovny and Jeremy Irons for the live gala telecast, celebrating the triumph, the magic, the scandal and the hubris of cinema. And also television. Presented by Messrs. James Adomian & Drew Droege!
Today, I am launching something I have been thinking about for a while: Women Improvisers Trust. This is a forum for women in comedy to talk and share and get to know each other. I am inviting EVERYONE (men, women, other) to participate in the discussions and the fun.
I would very much love to hear from you all - so feel free to share your thoughts! If you like the idea, feel free also to spread the word! Coming soon, our first video interview with Megan Gray, Artistic director of the Magnet Theater in New York.
There will be many more of these interviews… if you have anything fun you feel like sharing, just go ahead and submit! And don’t be afraid to express views that are controversial - we are here to talk, not to censor ourselves (well, we will not post personal attacks or things like that obviously).
Looking forward to connecting with you all on the interweb or in person soon!
There are a lot of us out there. Each of the big three improv schools in New York has hosted ladies nights. We perform at many venues around the city, and many of us have formed all-female teams with our close friends (or sometimes classmates who have become close friends). Yet there are still women out there who don’t feel the love.
I’ve heard, read, and participated in a lot of discussions lately about women in comedy. A lot of us come from improv or have been involved with improv in some way or another. Do we still have to prove that we are funny? Why is the ratio of men/women on the main stages so uneven? Are we loud enough? Do we feel empowered? Do we eat cupcakes? Let’s talk and see where this goes!
So, this is what Women Improvisers Trust (WIT) is: a forum to talk and share and explore. A safe place to express our frustrations and move the discussions forward. A place to make new friends, and to have fun and laugh. A place where we can all connect and get to know each other, no matter which “school” we are coming from.
We will share interviews, articles, videos, music, etc. on this blog, but also YOUR submissions. If you have anything to say, feel free to submit here. We want to hear from you! Of course, EVERYBODY (men, women, other) can submit - we are not discriminating against anybody.
We are launching WIT because everybody knows women are not funny. They are smart. They are witty. They are strong. They are gorgeous inside and out. They are generous. They are so much more than JUST being funny.
I am more than excited to be co-hosting this show tonight!! Thank you Keisha Zollar for offering me this opportunity!
The Soul Glo is coming back with an amazing line up! Join us, as usual, for our comedy variety show featuring a diverse cast of performers, and bringing to the stage the very best stand up, sketch, improv, video, dance, and music.
This month’s line up:
- Character by James Adomian (!!!) - Musical improv by North Coast (the best rap musical improv team out there; winner of 3 consecutive Indie CageMatch!) - Stand up by John Murdock - Music by SD-3 (Sammy Davis Jr. the Third) - Improv by the dynamic duo that is rocking New York right now: RuBin
Reddit announces black out in protest of SOPA/PIPA
Let’s not let this happen. Freedom of speech is the first amendment because it is KEY to democracy. Also, we’re not in Iran, are we? So why are we acting like the f**ing totalitarian regime of that country???
The freedom, innovation, and economic opportunity that the Internet enables is in jeopardy. Congress is considering legislation that will dramatically change your Internet experience and put an end to reddit and many other sites you use everyday. Internet experts, organizations, companies, entrepreneurs, legal experts, journalists, and individuals have repeatedly expressed how dangerous this bill is. If we do nothing, Congress will likely pass the Protect IP Act (in the Senate) or the Stop Online Piracy Act (in the House), and then the President will probably sign it into law. There are powerful forces trying to censor the Internet, and a few months ago many people thought this legislation would surely pass. However, there’s a new hope that we can defeat this dangerous legislation.