(Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts not available for this show)
A packed house, a fantastic lineup, delicious drinks...there was nothing to worry about for this Living Room show! And yet, during the welcome, Abbi confessed to Luke that she was self-conscious about a lot of things and feared they would ruin the show. To stop her from sobbing Luke offered to make fun of his mistakes.
J-L Cauvin, past Funniest Comedian of All Time winner and Living Room regular, took on the role as host for the first time and introduced this parade of stars:
John F. O'Donnell
Adira Amram for a music/theater mash-up
with special guests Lois Flagel of Bear Stearns and news by game show contestant Martha Gibbs (not to be confused with 227's Marla Gibbs)!
J-L carried on the theme of confessions by announcing his most recent and costly break-up, and dissecting the power of air quotes.
Mo Diggs made his Living Room debut and served up our first spoken word comedy performance, a rap that had been aged 8 years and was ready to breathe.
We interrupted the show to bring an important announcement by Lois Flagel, head of HR, to discuss the repercussions of the acquisition of Bear Stearns by JP Morgan Chase. Employees had not yet been informed of the guerilla rebels that would break into their homes and recuperate unauthorized office supplies.
John F. O'Donnell, also a past F-CAT award winner sang half of his set and then analyzed the hidden layers of sex bomb Tom Jones.
Jason Weems came all the way over from the Nation's capital to grace the stage! He reminisced about the magic of 1980s basketball and divulged that our spotlight was capable of warming cornbread.
He returned to the stage to serve as a contestant on the $25,000 Pyramid News, a game show based around the current events. He lost to returning champion Martha Gibbs, who has a skill of giving awful clues to keep people from winning.
Don't be fooled by his wholesome sweaters--Josh Filipowski is a confessed party thrower and goer. He shared his views on partying in the good ol' days and today. He is also a past Funniest Comedian of All Time award winner. Does he become a two-time champ?
Co-producer Luke Thayer admitted to growing up portly and evaluated the woes of a wealthy politician.
Adira Amram closed the show with a confession about the cause of the leaky ceiling of the tenant under her. She finished with an incredible musical explosion involving a stick of beef jerky and a cameo by Paul Rubens. You really had to be there.
Skibbedy bop bee bap, the Hat of Chance likes rap! And in the face three former champs, Mo Diggs became the evening's Funniest Comedian of All Time! If he sets his new alarm clock to 5:00AM, he will re-live the same day over for the rest of his life.
Bring your secrets to our next show April 11th, or we will have to let you go.