Saturday, May 24, 2008

Show 41: Summer Send-Off

Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts
Hat of Chance

Summer time summer time sum-sum-summertime! We kicked off Memorial Day Weekend with a bang! Get out your Kool-Aid pitcher and water wings, because we're gonna tell you about the refreshing and splashtastic show called a prelude to warm weather. FCAT Award-winner Ruhbin Mehta hosted:

Rachael Parenta
Andy Hendrickson
Luke Thayer
Jaime Martin
Ray DeVito

with special guest appearances by absent-minded movie mogul Connie LaSource and WNBC's foul-mouthed Sue Simmons.

Abbi and Luke welcomed viewers to the forty-first show and listed things they plan to do this summer. Unfortunately the show is taking a break for two months(ONE FLAG), but it will be back and better than ever by August 8th (SIX FLAGS!)

Abbi Crutchfield and Luke Thayer

Ruhbin Mehta took the stage and told the harrowing tales of hours spent in foreign prisons for petty non-crimes.

Ruhbin Mehta

Rachael Parenta returned, this time discussing dates and drinks...lots of drinks on said dates. And settling. And growing older. But also the positive outlook of supportive friends. Who knew she had so much in common with Sex and the City? Cute shoes!

Rachael Parenta

Andy Hendrickson made his Living Room debut, and it was definitely worth the wait!

Andy Hendrickson

In the wake of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hollywood screenwriter Connie LaSource fielded questions from her sequel-writing class in rainboots and with a bowl on her head. The she took a call on a banana and left. Write on!

Abbi Crutchfield as Sequel Screenwriter Connie LaSource

Luke Thayer gushed over the joys of interracial dating and how they lead to interracial engagment. He just can't let it go.

Luke Thayer

The Living Room welcomed its first comedic spoken word poet Jaime Martin who took the invisible podium to preach a tribute to nerds. Two Wired magazine page-turning thumbs up!

Jaime Martin

Fresh out of anger-management classes, WNBC News Anchor Sue Simmons joined the show. She tried to repair her reputation of having sworn on live television by creating and reading "light-hearted comedy news". When the jokes fell flat, however, things got ugly. Old habits die hard.

Abbi Crutchfield as WNBC's Sue Simmons

Returning funnyman Ray DeVito intrigued us with musings on famous inventors' not-so-famous siblings.

Ray DeVito

His take on underachievers who see the glass of life half full inspired the Hat of Chance to select him as the Funniest Comedian of All Time!

Winner!  Ray DeVito

He will play many a squealy tune on his new push-button xylophone.

An honorary prize was given to Jaime Martin for boldly going where no man had gone before.

Winner!  Jaime Martin

He will spend hours racking up minutes on (or minutes chewing up bites of) his new banana phone!

So you didn't win the Indy 500. You can still zoom over to our very special one-night only performance of

Abbi and Luke: Character-Building
Sat June 7 8:00PM ($5)
Gotham City Improv
48 W. 21st Street
New York, NY 10010

And don't forget to come on back to Postmark and show us your postcards on
August 8th!

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