This past Living Room was chock full of coincidences. Everyone in our line up had a name that begins with J! And everyone else's name begins with L! (File it under irony that J.L. Cauvin did not perform on this fated night!)
The hardest working man in pro-bono showbiz Lance Weiss hosted this amazing group of talent:
Luke Thayer and
Lance opened the show and warmed up the crowd to just the right temperature. They were instantly transported to a restaurant where Luke and Abbi performed another original sketch. This time about the blind date gone wrong that goes right but then really is wrong when you think about it.
Jeff Cerulli grabbed the room by its horns and made it listen! The room doesn't even have horns, so how's THAT for a second appearance on the show?
For the first time at The Living Room, we offered free haircuts to everyone in the crowd when Coney Island wonder Jacob D'Eustachio juggled actual knives inches above their heads! That'll teach 'em to be too scared to sit up front!
Luke Thayer brought sweat shirt truth to his performance and dropped some biblical knowledge. A church lesson within a comedy show? Two for one!
The fresh-faced and many-friended Jason Roberts taught us all a boat-full and kept us laughing heartily. Like a hearty stew. I'm hungry.
Special (and by that we mean obscure) guest Doo Wa Diddy--a.k.a. half of P.Diddy's twins--came by to read the news, and that is impressive that she can read because she's only a couple months old. She was escorted by Fonsworth Lukely.
Jiwon Li closed the show with flashbacks to cheating on tests in high school and the woes of being a daughter.
From The Golden Box of Knowledge someone selected a carefully crafted question, and the winner with the right answer took home two movie tickets! Get over to our show, and get there early to submit your trivia question. You can play even if your name doesn't start with J.
In honor of the upcoming Oscars, Jiwon Li was awarded a statue! A turkey statue with a pilgrim's hat. Why? Cause she's the Funniest Comedian of All Time, ya heard? Oh, you're asking why was it a turkey. That's our secret. Have to come to a show to understand!
See you March 9th!
For more photos of this night's show check out our Flickr.com site here!
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
The heart of The Living Room was a-flutter with construction paper decorations (in addition to the artwork by P.S. 124), but that didn't stop us from keeping it real. Our candy heart/wall ornaments doubled as anti-valentines for that less than special person in your life.
Lance Weiss is our honorary host this month and opened the show by offering hygiene tips including the proper way to shower.
He introduced the squeaky clean and sparkling fresh talent of
Maria Shehata and
Gravel-voiced legend Carol Channing gave us her take on the young person news as well as a little shong and dansh.
Jon Lang made his second appearance at the show and dazzled the audience with his winter-time beard.
Crystal Valentino introduced a segment called, "Y'all Feel Me" where she related to the the crowd about everyday annoyances like stale marshmallows your mom makes you bring to pass out on Valentine's day in grade school, you know?
Mike Ennis had one eye on the crowd and one eye on his car outside to keep it from getting towed.
Luke Thayer dug into his childhood to share the wonders and horrors of muscle bound motivational speakers.
Maria Shehata made new friends in the crowd as she recounted her relationship tales. But new friends just means more tales in the future...
Abbi & Luke performed their first sketch at the show! One woman's study of the homeless lifestyle leads to a fast friendship with a man missing three toes. Just wait until Lifetime picks it up.
Closing out the show we had Neil Charles relive his relationship mistakes and take us back to the early '90s. (Baritone voice) Aw yeah, Girl.
The beards have it! Jon Lang won his first Funniest Comedian of All Time Award, just in time for Valentine's day. His copy of The Improvised Woman: Single Women Reinventing Single Life will certainly help him score some jaded ladies in their 40s.
Then this handsome young man and his date answered our Love Story trivia to become the proud recipiencts of a delicious, hand-tossed pizza from Albanese Pizza on 5th avenue!
And now, a Valentine's Poem by the Living Room:
Roses are red
Brown is a turd
See our next show
For more photos, check out our Flickr.com site here!
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Thanks to the talented writer/editor/literary series curator Cheryl Burke, we are publicized on the World Wide Web! Read her article about The Living Room on Until Monday: BKLN.
In addition to writing for Until Monday: BKLYN, Cheryl produces a unique variety show called Poetry vs. Comedy on which both Luke and Abbi (and many other past Living Room stars) have performed.
Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to come to the show tomorrow, February 9th for the Spread The Love at the Living Room special!