Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts
It was a toss-up: watch the presidential debates on television or view live comedy and experience some of the great orators of our time! Fortunately we had a wise audience.
Host of Honor Emily Epstein introduced the following lineup:
With a special comedy short and news segment by Abbi Crutchfield.
Something was missing this week as Luke welcomed the crowd to the forty-fifth show alone. Luckily Abbi was able to make some appearances via satellite, and our lineup of great comics helped ease the pain of not having the founding mother of Living Room comedy in the house.
Emily Epstein had to dig deep and use all her womanliness to balance out the unusually high level of testosterone on the lineup.
Unfortunately, Abbi was under the weather and had to deliver the news from home, as she was quarantined. Dollitis is a terrible thing to catch.
Kyle Grooms was preaching to the Park Slope choir and making them double over with laughs using his dead-on Barack Obama impression.
Ryan Conner let us know that living in The Garden State is not all roses.
Phil Kessell made his stand-up debut. Many of you have seen him helping out around The Living Room. Now you got to see him be funny!
Wil Sylvince showed us all why he's one of New York's hottest comics by keeping the crowd in stitches and capping it off with a little super hero action.
For the love of crazy names, The Living Room presented a comedy short about a conversation overheard in an L.A. Daycare. Click here to watch the video on youtube!
Matt Ruby hipped us on the musical side of comedy. Make sure you ask him how his is like jazz.
Matt McCarthy popped in to tell us the dangers of buying comic books on the streets.
Luke capped the night off with a talk about politics. He may not know much, but at least he knows he's right.
He did it again folks! Matt McCarthy walked away with the grandest of all comedic awards: The Funniest Comedian of All Time!
This is his fourth or fifth, and it's getting ridiculous. So he gets a pair of old flip-flops.
Fall is here! Be sure to put on a sweater before our next show Friday, October 10th!
Also watch for Abbi on the 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors!