Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts
It's a new year, Baby! Our first show celebrating 2008 brought performers who were new to the room and some old favorites. Dave Lester hosted this fresh-tastic lineup:
with a sketch by The Straight Men
and special guest Otis Perlman the Dixiecrat and news by Ricky Labit.
Dave Lester kicked off the show by sharing some Brooklyn love.
Abbi Crutchfield wore a black and white shirt in solidarity with her ancestors (both sides).
Did someone beat Dave up in the green room and rob him of his gear? No! He CHOSE to return in socks and a bathrobe because that's how dedicated he is to the Living Room ambiance! Why didn't we think of that?
Reese Waters anticipated Black History Month by dismantling stereotypes while cracking up the crowd.
Luke Thayer brought his gut out as Ricky Labit, an American who recently made headlines for getting kicked out of an all-you-can-eat restaurant. He defended his position by darting in and out like a mongoose and showed us his fast, viper-like techniques. Then he rattled off some news stories. And made hissing sounds before he left.
The Straight Men delivered a splendid bebop performance that unraveled into a violent and angry exchange, and then blossomed into a moving family reunion. You WISH your dysfunction was so well choreographed.
Becky Ciletti brought more wit than a Whitman's Sampler box of chocolates.
Luke returned, this time as Otis Perlman, an old Dixiecrat who was torn between voting for Obama and following his gut to discriminate.
Rob O'Reilly graced the stage once more with his own stand-up set and wowed the gals with his tales of suave hipsterosity. The gals with glasses and kitten heels.
The Funniest Comedian of All Time was none other than Becky Ciletti! She'll never have to shout to get attention again now that she has this eye-catching, flashy, fake zebra handbag. This bag lady's got style!
Hey Stud, come back and take a gander at our next set of stars performing on January 25th!