The 10th Annual Del Close Marathon Live Blog-a-thon: Sunday

Sunday

8:58am I took like an hour nap and woke up in time to see Fat Penguin perform an awesome mono scene about john edwards, very nice job. Kromf Breakfast prep beginning.

10:30am Walked back over from Urban Stages, left Kromf to see “Hot For Gym Teacher,” which had two people from my improv classes from last two summers, Tim De La Motte was not there though, Brandon did an awesome job though, and I stayed to see “Bad Luck Rising presents ‘The Hot Board'” because Matt Fried was in the cast, he of course did not make an appearance which made for two shows in a row with people I came to see who did not show up to perform. Officially settled into the UCB Theater for the rest of the marathon and now have the power squid plugged in on the side, not sure how long till someone notices and the reaction, I can now be a little more verbose in my blogging, and will be adding more to the official timeline of the show that I did not have to time to blog about at the time due to circumstances

11:00am Moonshine is on and the suggestion is polygamy.

11:30am Moonshine ended, lots of great performances, Ben was hilarious, but his sister Amy was probably the least shy improvisor of the group, the girl did not hesistate to join a scene or walk out to start one, she did a great job as well so it worked.

1:55 Cheetarah Performing, Jeff Hiller’s mind visibly blown.

5:50 Scheer McBrayer is always awesome!

7:30 Scored a Front Row seat to Asscat, totally pumped.

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The 10th Annual Del Close Marathon Live Blog-a-thon: Saturday

Shows seen today: Rondo, Pass The Mic, MakeOut Clinic, Mailer Demon: Our Nuts Are Full, Hot Sauce, Penny, Derrick, The 1986 Mets’ Extravaganza, No Posers, To Catch A Predator: Improv Edition Volume 2, Working Girls, Worst Heckle Ever, UCBW: Kicking Ass and Taking Suggestions, Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz

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Comedy Link Round Up / Future Show Notes

Funny Videos

Dave Hill: Jedi Master – Dave Hill

Events

10th Annual Del Close Marathon August 8-10 2008

Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival

Paul Sills, a founder of Second City, dies at 80

Soce Featured on the Apiary

Amy Poehler Takes Viral Marketing Very Seriously

Kristen Schaal Kills Australia, Wins Top Prize at Melbourne Comedy Festival

GTA4 Makes With The Funny

Gamers debated which comedians should be in the game

Ricky Gervais performance at GTA IV’s Split Sides

Katt Williams performs in GTA 4

Lazlow talks about writing the game’s comedy

GTA’s talk radio station WKTT

Comic-Con happened…


Special thanks to improv group Start Trekkin (Myspace) for being such awesome willing volunteers.

Yeah I know, big surprise huh? It was “super” and I had a blast, I went for a lot of reasons, but what cemented it of course was the appearance of Jonathan Coulton

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I also decided to do this photo project for school where I would try and recreate as many possible classic moments with people in costume for me to photograph, it was quite a sucess, as you can see from above.

But besides comics there was some appearances by some people in comedy and podcasting including MC Chris and Scott Adsit of 30 Rock who was interviewed by the guys from the Comic Book Club

DVD Recommendation: Undeclared

I was hanging out at a friends house last night, she put on a DVD of a show that I hadn’t thought of in years.  The college based comedy sitcom, Undeclared, ran for one season in 2001 (this just happened to be my freshman year of college).  I remember catching bits and pieces of it here and there.  Last night, I laughed my ass off watching the first three episodes. 

The show was created by Judd Apatow (Freaks and Geeks) and sports an all-star cast ranging from Seth Rogan (Knocked Up / Superbad) to Amy Poehler, Charlie Hunnam and Timm Sharp.  Not to mention cameo appearances from Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller.  I feel as if the characters in this show are so much more relateable than previous college spoofs and it’s definitely part of the charm. They capture the insecurity of first getting to school, meeting your roommates, the girl that’s always on the phone with her boyfriend from home. It’s fantastic.

Anyway, after the jump you can check out a pretty great clip!

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Olde English Sketch in the New Yorker

Olde English’s recent video “Akon calls T-Pain” is featured on The New Yorker website. Well, credit isn’t exactly given but it is in fact an OE video.

I’ve been an Olde English sketch comedy fan forever, well since 2003. I’ll never forget when I saw them for the first time at the National College Comedy Festival at Skidmore that year. Continue reading