Yeah. Hello. Hi, I’m alive.
Yeah. Hello. Hi, I’m alive.
Just wanted to share with you a fun experience I had last Friday night… a few gents from my UCB 201 class plus a token female (me), decided to participate in an Upright Citizens Brigade open-mic of sorts: “Liquid Courage.” This is a late-night opportunity for up and coming sketch groups to try out their sketchy skills in front of a not-so-sober audience. Actually, it should be noted that some of the sketch groups were also in this “not-so-sober” category. The five of us prepared a sketch about a crazy party-guy who hits on all the ladies in the office (writing props to Sydney). We rehearsed Thursday and Friday, and were ready to go by midnight – complete with two of the guys dressed in skirts and wigs as ladies. I think all our nerves were a little haywire before the show started, but by the time we walked on stage we were pumped and ready to go. The sketch ended up being a lot of fun, and seemed to be well-received by the audience! Though we weren’t out of the theater until after 2AM, we decided to still celebrate with a beer down the street. This is definitely something we will be trying again!
I needed to brag to everyone about the incredible improv show I just attended! The founding group of Upright Citizens Brigade, Asssscat 3000 (don’t assssk), performs two shows every Sunday evening – one at 7:00 and a second (free show) at 9:30. We opted for the latter and headed to the show, hoping that in arriving at 9:30 we would still get a seat… AND we did…. ON the stage. [Sidenote: When reading that last sentence, the words in all caps should be in a sing-songy voice at a higher pitch than the words that follow.] So, once in our stage-side seats, we were graced with top of the line improvised comedy, featuring Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Seth Myers, Jack McBrayer, Paul Sheer, and others from UCB, SNL, and The Colbert Report. Not only was the comedy fantastic, we had a great audience! I mean… really great. Chevy Chase sat in the second row sipping red wine, and we remarked at his graciousness when he rose from his seat to greet a few fans. A couple seconds later, we realized that the group he approached was actually Macaulay and Kieran Culkin with Mila Kunis. What a night for star-gazing – and great laughter!
That I love you? For reading this blog, that is. The funny thing about my page is the counter at the bottom. I think it’s past 1000 hits now… but I guarantee you that at least 300 of them were from me – because that’s how I link on to see and work on the page… probably 3-400 were my Mom… a couple hundred from Oma/Opa… and some honorary hits to other friends who I harass to read the blog and make comments. (Sidenote: I invented a word: comments on blogs = blogments.) If my page was only tracking unique hits, the number would probably be more like 18 or so. Maybe I’m wrong but probably not. So… what have I been up to lately? LOTS. Living and loving this city, basically. I have gotten way way way into my improv school, Upright Citizens Brigade (check out yesterday’s article in the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/28/nyregion/thecity/28come.html?_r=1&oref=slogin.) I apologize… I haven’t learned how to successfully and easily add links into blogs. Feel free to blogment or blogscold me. The people in my class at UCB are amazingly brilliant and hilarious… we are all amazed at how well we get along, and frequently are commenting that we all remind each other of our friends from college. Tonight I went to a show at the UCB theater with some friends from the class – and I can’t complain about the $2 PBRs at the show! In other news, I have been attending as many dance classes as possible… though I’m not always the brightest star in the room (aka never). Tonight we did a dance from “Cats,” which was fun, but I looked like a feral amputee or something. On a totaly unrelated note… do you watch Lost? Because I just finished season 3 and ohmygodicantbelievehowgoodthatfreakingshowis! That’s really the reason I haven’t updated this page in so long (I know, pathetic). Hey, I had my first true NY celeb siting yesterday (I am not counting the not-quite-sure if that was Roger Bart running around the Jackie-O reservoir)… I saw Jeremy Sisto of Six Feet Under, Law & Order, and of course – Clueless! “Rollin’ with my homies…” I was downtown exploring the East Village after a failed attempt at Trader Joe’s, and nearly ran into him with a dumbfounded look on my face! So great. Okay… this entry is completely A.D.D… it’s time for bed.