Monday, December 11, 2006

Show 12: You Are What You Eat

What a fantastic show we had! The audience was treated to an hour of edible imagery from references to Hostess Snoballs to Shower Coffee to tainted Taco Bell. Afterwards, Renaissance Man Chris Serico drew this homage on a restaurant paper tablecloth to commemorate the theme.

Comedian Jason Roberts held hands with his lady at a cozy table in anticipation of one amazing lineup:

Carolyn Castiglia,
Dan Frigolette,
Jacqueline Novak, and
Joe Larson!
Brendan Fitzgibbons kicked off this show with his book of wisdom and a fool proof plan for a pain-free breakup.

Carolyn Castiglia brought breast cancer awareness to a new level in head-to-toe pink, but it was her news headlines that kept us informed and giggling.

Behind the scenes exclusive: These are the very notes that crafted Dan Frigolette's tell-all set. A stand-up is a writer first!

Clay Aiken picked up where Carolyn left off and offered his rendition of today's current events. He even treated the coffee shop to some superb a capella!

Luke took the mic to speak his mind on what he really knows about...and what he doesn't. And weiners.

Cat-comedian hybrid Jacqueline Novak purred her mind during an impromptu segment of hilarious riffing.

Celebrity sighting! You've seen him on soaps, but actor Jason Peterson holds back no fake tears tonight as he unwinds for a night of loose laughter.
Faithful Taco Bell employee Yolanda Riley swings by to clear her employer's name, dance a little and resist the temptation of a cinnamon twist.

Joe Larson masterfully closes the show but not before sampling a drink from one nearby audience member! It's tight like that at the Living Room. Backwash happens.

But success only happens to one talented artist, and this evening, for her SECOND time, Jacqueline Novak took home the title of Funniest Comedian of All Time! Jason followed suit by answering a trivia question and won Nickelodeon's Scene It! It took a whole box of Trix, but seeing the smile on his face made it all worth it.

Put on your jingle bells, and come back December 22nd to hear the holiday hijinx at the Living Room Christmas Special!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Show 11: The Packed House

There was standing room only at Postmark Cafe this time around!

Comedian Brendan Fitzgibbons applied his pre-show Chapstik because cracked lips can make or break a set. He read excerpts from George W. Bush's diary to warm up the crowd and prepare them for the stylings of:

Kevin Murphy
Jen Dziura
Carla Rhodes and
Keith Alberstadt

Kevin Murphy brought Boston to the shop and reminded us the importance of carefully naming a baby.
Then Sister Jen Dziura made a mini stage out of the coffee table and preached to the congregation!
Abbi wore eye shadow to class up the joint and taught the value of trying before you buy.

From the page to the stage, George Bush shared What's New In The News as only he can.

Classic Vaudevillian team Carla Rhodes and Keith Richards shared their wisdom, but only one of them knows how to tap dance.
Abbi and Luke stopped the show to settle a long-standing bet over whose grandmother is funnier. Let's just say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree's original apple.

Keith Alberstadt closed the show with his tales from the road--the Middle Eastern road--and became the night's recipient of the Funniest Comedian of All Time award. This Bruce Roberts album has a song called Starmaker.
You're welcome, Keith!

We gave a comedy trivia question to the audience, and this lucky gentleman answered quickly and correctly. He came for the hilarity but stayed for the Lilac soaps and Juniper Breeze hand lotion. No show for Thanksgiving Weekend, but we'll see you December 8th!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Show 10: The Halloween Scare-avaganza!

I'm Condoleezza Rice, and I approve this message.

To begin a Scare-avaganza, you must have the right ambiance.

Creepy pumpkins (because what's creepier than a harelip?), some cobwebs, and a crowd of masked strangers ready to have a great time!

The comics that made everyone howl with laughter:
Wes Connely
Carolyn Castiglia
Ari Voukydis and
Darryl Purvis

Brendan Fitzgibbons kicked off the night and introduced Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who, in turn, introduced her back woods sister, Condosleazza.

Abbi exorcised her inner politician and came on stage as herself to host a night of wicked fun. Wes Connely had his first performance on (but not his first visit! to) the show, and dropped it like it was hot.

Then Rocky came out to tell us the news and not to be a crumb-bum.

Carolyn graced the stage for a second time with her publicist Asa, and cleverly parodied pop tunes without sounding White and Nerdy.

UCB representative Ari Voukydis brought a bag of tricks mixing the political and the Halloween-specific. Check him out and vote for his new Jib Jab clip "Small World" directed by John Landis (Thriller, Three Amigos)! There is no shortage of ghosts at the Scare-avaganza,

and deceased artist Bob Ross came back from the grave to offer better therapy than Dr. Phil's son.

Canadian Darryl Purvis bragged about life in L.A. because he's such a big shot and closed out the show for us.

Best Costume prize would have gone to Abbi's sister since she's the only one who dressed up. But nepotism is frowned upon in the workplace, so the audience prize went to whoever guessed the winner of the F-CAT award.

This young lady got a trick instead of a treat and went home with a healthy bag of celery-flavored Crispy Delites!

She accurately presumed that the winner would be Darryl Purvis! In the bewitching spirit of rituals, he took home a book of spells by Aveda.

P.W. Herman from the film about Pee-Wee's Big Adventure stopped by to say good night. If you're a loner, Dotty, a REBEL, then tune in November 10th for even more fun!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Show 9: Friday the 13th Spooktacular

CRASH! What was that? Why it's the sound of a mirror breaking--from laughing too hard at our ninth show a.k.a. the Friday the 13th Spooktacular MWAHAHAHA! What a rough night for our hostess. Poor if being trampled on the subway weren't bad enough, she later suffered from E.Coli-induced stomach cramping, a hump back, a unibrow, and lost her coveted break-out role to Angelina Jolie! Ever the trooper, she adamantly refused to believe in bad luck. Then she died.

We had a great line-up of brave souls, a great crowd, and nary a black cat in the room. Performing before the lucky, upside-down Living Room sign were:
Nick Turner,
Lang Fisher,
Laura Mannino and
Matt McCarthy!

Nick busted out of the gate with plenty of energy and helped us ward off evil spirits with raucous laughter. Lang followed with hilarious (yet disturbing) anec dotes on mother-daughter bonding.

Like seconds on dessert, Laura's second time at the show was tastier than the first. She even gave us all a tip on smart-shopping for costumes this Halloween...

...and Tom Jones swung his pelvis like a weather vane to deliver the weekend meteorology report.

On his Confession Tour '06, Mark Foley read the news and foresaw the consequences of the sinners there within.

Speaking of repeat offenders, Matt McCarthy came back for his second appearance on the show! With his wicked Nosferatu fingers, he singled out various audience members until they howled with laughter (the full moon helped), riffing on European pop hits and scary movie contradictions.

Every audience member got a prize for daring to come to the show on this most doomed of autumn evenings. But only ONE person walked away as the Funniest Comedian of All Time, and that genius was Lang Fisher!

Maybe her prize will give her a hint at a Halloween costume to wear to our HALLOWEEN SCARE-AVAGANZA on October 27th. Everyone is invited to dress up, and we'll have even more fun in store...

Do come. It will be a SCREAM! (What? These guys think it's funny.)