Friday, February 13, 2009

Show 52: Anti-Valentine's Day Show!

Photography by Aemiessence Fine Arts

Hey Bad-Looking Candy Heart

A holiday that makes people feel guilty stinks! So we decided to joke about it. Forget sweet nothings--the walls were adorned with mean somethings; candy hearts with all the messages you've been itching to give your admirer.

Host of Honor Dan Fontaine introduced the following bitter lineup:
Abbi Crutchfield
Jena Friedman
Barry Rothbart
Helen Hong
a sketch by Camp Wayne

With special guest appearances by Joaquin Phoenix and Bradley Winford, Crisis-Survivor!

Abbi Crutchfield and Luke Thayer
Abbi and Luke welcomed viewers to the fifty-second show by temporarily calling off their engagement.

Dan Fontaine
Dan Fontaine kicked off the show exploring unconventional names and the noisy kids that live above him.

Abbi Crutchfield
Abbi Crutchfield took an uncomfortable walk down memory lane, telling a story of heartache in France, which gave new meaning to the term Les Miserables.

Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman confessed to being unlucky in love as early as the second grade. Kids can be so cruel. Especially when they grow up to be comedians.

Luke Thayer as Joaquin Phoenix and Abbi
As if he hadn't cause enough of a stir on The Late Show with David Letterman, Joaquin Phoenix stopped by to add more awkward pauses to live comedy shows.

Barry Rothbart
Barry Rothbart popped in for a guest spot to teach us lessons in love from strangers and the crappy gifts they yield.

Luke Thayer as Bradley Winford, Survivor
Bradley Winford, survivor of the miraculous flight 1549, came to relive his ordeal and sweep your leg.

Helen Hong
Helen Hong returned to the show to speak on the trials and tribulations of online dating. And the bland doctors that lurk behind attractive profiles.

Josh Sankey and Jacob Mustian of Camp Wayne closed the show with a sketch about one man's love (and another man's fear) for Mrs. Butterworth.
Camp Wayne

Winner!  Jena Friedman
The Hat of Chance is not picky about who it dates but definitely gives careful consideration to The Funniest Comedian of All Time. Jena Friedman was the winner! She can take stalking to a new level with this photo calendar of a random family's memories.

Forget your own problems, and get ready to relish celebrity anxiety from the Oscars at our next show February 27th!

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