Saturday, June 23, 2007

Show 25: Summer Blowout!

The Living Room is hibernating for a couple of months (as you can see on our performance schedule to the left), but we're putting some great ideas into the slowcooker so we can serve up an even better quality show. We're also coming back with our very own theme song by New York musician Aubrey Hart! So if you're wondering, "Whatever happened to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, even t.v." then join us in the fall and find out.

Speaking of a Full House, we had one! We had people in from D.C., Baltimore, and even Indiana come out to party with us and support our last show of the summer. Abbi's college buddy Mike was the Honorable Guest of Honor for the evening, and he brought his gaggle of girlfriends. He's like the Robert Palmer of Baltimore.
Abbi openend the show and introduced her mother.
Abbi Crutchfield & Mom
They agreed on everything until her mom started nagging her, and it became time for her to leave. (We get more mileage out of a bad wig than Ricardo Montalban!)
Speaking of wonders of the world, check out our lineup!
Liam McEneaney
Carla Rhodes
Greg Tito
Lisa Kaplan
Luke Thayer and
The Straight Men

Our host for the evening, Brendan Fitzgibbons launched the show with crowd pleasers like the topic of presidential assassination.
Brendan Fitzgibbons
Liam McEneaney left quite an impression for his first trip to The Living Room! By the end of his set he got every woman in the room to agree never to go out with him.
Liam McEneany
With her famous head of curly hair, Carla Rhodes became an honorary family member of Abbi's. She re-introduced the world to her old Vaudevillian partner, Cecil.
Carla Rhodes
Taking time off from promoting her film (in costume), A Mighty Heart,

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie came by to shed light on her baby collection, I mean family.
Pinch hitter Greg Tito went to bat on stage and hit a homerun! He even became our Funniest Comedian of All Time! Wait...that's for the end of this post.
Greg Tito
Exclusive! You've seen him on Best Week Ever! You've seen him on CNN! Now the 13 year old genius Evan O'Dorney is having an interview at The Living Room! But this time he messed with the wrong reporter...

Lisa Kaplan also had her Living Room debut and talked about fashion and roommates. Bad fashion and worse roommates.
Lisa Kaplan
We had another guest sketch troupe throw down, this time in the form of The Straight Men...
The Straight Men
teaching us the special code to read in case of an emergency. Like robot insubordination.
The Straight Men
Luke Thayer closed the show with his masterful style and in-your-face comedy. It's something new he's trying. Actually getting in the face of an audience member.
Luke Thayer
There's our winner! Last one of the season, meaning Greg Tito will hold this title longer than most!
Winner!  Greg Tito
See you September 14th!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Show 24: One Year of Living it Up!

Audience seems to know our show through and through. Just look at the accurate interpretation they drew after viewing our One Year Anniversary!

Take time to pull out the photo albums and review the miraculous changes you've witnessed in your [show] this past year. Incredible! Most important, revel in all [The Living Room] can do as she celebrates her first year. [Living Room] has a delightful sense of humor, and she takes great pleasure in teasing [blog readers]. She loves to [create memorable characters], and she most likely has mastered the art of [delivering laughs] and [showcasing talent]. What a great year it's been -- and what an amazing adventure your [audience attendance] has [elicited]!


Your [host] now drinks from a cup without assistance.
Jeff Cerulli served up a stellar standup set as well as his very own short film called Sausage Party! Talk about doing fings AW by heem suff!
Jeff Cerulli
He then ushered on the tremendous excellence of
Luke Thayer
Keith Alberstadt
Carolyn Castiglia
Nick Cobb
Jiwon Li
Matt McCarthy and
Perv Griffin!

[Abbi] engages in gibberish conversation.
In a public service announcement, a crazy subway lady with her underpants on the outside taught us not to waste half-eaten yogurt we find on the seats. It may taste like cigarettes, but it's a free snack!
Public Service Announcement
In a fit of guilt, Abbi removed her wig
Abbi Crutchfield & Luke Thayer
and revealed that she and Luke create all characters based on their own personal problems. It was a healing moment for everyone.

[A co-producer]can stand alone for several minutes.
Luke Thayer kept the crowd laughing with his solid stand-up, or lean-forward as it's becoming these days.
Luke Thayer

[Keith] expresses his wants with gestures and words instead of cries.
And oh what words! Mr. Alberstadt delivered hilarity in the form of wildlife information and fun facts about his mother's cat.
Keith Alberstadt

The sketch troupe Perv Griffin had an extraordinary debut with lessons on avoiding a mugging, hiding a head in your fridge and splitting rent with a Roman emporer.
Perv Griffin
Perv Griffin

[The show has an honorary] "mama" and "dada."
Living Room regulars Carolyn Castiglia and Nick kept things popping with their witty commentary and Dominoes delivery.

Nick Cobb
[Your special guest] says one-syllable words.
Commenting on the newsworthy topics, mystery novelist Lucinda Wentworth-James spoke few words and insinuated much. She couldn't help but be suspicious of the potential for a murderous plot in the minds of Paris Hilton, George W. Bush and the cast of Grey's Anatomy.
Lucinda Wentworth-James

[Jiwon] waves good-bye.
Jiwon Li celebrates the beauty of being single and the woe that it brings when announced to your parents.
Jiwon Li

[Matt] walks well.
Matt McCarthy is looking trim and saucy now that he's sworn off alchohol. He skipped and jigged his way to a masterful closing of a fun show
Matt McCarthy

[Nick] responds to simple commands.
Nick Cobb couldn't believe his ears when he learned the Hat of Chance selected him as the Funniest Comedian of All Time, but after much persuasion, he finally came on stage. You see, Nick hasn't won ever. He was the first person to subscribe to our blog on myspace, he kills every time he comes, and yet, the Hat was always cold to him. As a warm pardon, he took home a beautiful, expensive, fragrant (albeit used) candle!
Winner!  Nick Cobb
You light up our life, Nick!

This lucky guy took home a delicious, hot pizza from Albanese Pizzeria!
Audience Trivia Winner!  Pizza at Albanese!

If you're bummed you missed this amazing anniversary, your last chance for fun will be at our Summer Blowout on June 22nd! We're taking a break until September after that, so come see what L Magazine's givin' props about!

After the Show

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Round Round Get Around We Get Around


We are digging this poster because the center star, comedian Chad Weiss has listed a very important show as his credit! For the entire month of July, Chad's kids eat free at The Living Room!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

A Show Grows in Brooklyn

One year anniversary that doesn't matter:

One year anniversary that DOES matter:
one year

It's small, but click on it to see what this homemade flier has to offer! If you know the show, you know we're all about homemade signs.

All two-time Funniest Comedian of All Time Award winners* go head to head and toe to toe and butt to butt to compete for the deluxe championship belt!

Keith Alberstadt (National Lampoon)
Carolyn Castiglia (VH1)
Jiwon Li (Check Your Cool)
Matt McCarthy (The Matt and Katina Show)

with a video by Jeff Ceruli (The Jeff Show)
and a sketch by Perv Griffin!

See you this Friday!
*Jacqueline Novak is also eligible for this title. But she ain't one to brag.