Tonight is the last performance together as HomeGroan Sketch Comedy. Like any romance I've had for the past few years, we got it on, got over it and it all lasted about 2 hours. Great knowing ya, bitches! Okay, it's actually just our last show at least for this year! We were invited to be a part of a sketch comedy showcase at Stand-Up NY, a local, well known comedy club. It could be a pretty big deal since representatives from various comedy festivals (like the big Aspen one), managers, agents and possibly people from the likes of HBO and other big wigs are supposed to be in attendance. Info below, so you best be coming!
Where: Stand-Up NY Comedy Club (236 W. 78th St., right off Broadway)
When: Thursday, December 15th at 7 p.m.
How Much: $12 + 2 drink minimum. Drink up!
Reservations: 212 595 0850 (You MUST call and make a reservation and say you are seeing HOMEGROAN SKETCH COMEDY. So we gets the credit!)
Now, the way a showcase works is that we are one of several groups performing. We get about 10 minutes of stage time. Which roughly gets us to do about 4 skits. We picked 3 from our last show and 1 from the 2 shows before. It's still relevant and it's a solo. For me. That's right. Calm down! It wasn't my idea this time! I swear! The girl who wrote it, Lara, thought it would be good and it is still timely and let's face it....I'M FUCKING BRILLIANT IN IT! I got proof on DVD! People laugh. They likey. It's the same number that I'm doing up there in the picture. Yeah, that's me as Kim Jong-Il. The North Korean crazy man dictator. I'm singing "Don't Try to Fight North Korea". (To the tune of "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from EVITA.) Funny stuff!
We'll also be doing a sketch called THE REALITY OF REALITY TV. A behind the scenes look at a reality show and the grips who work on it. Brilliant stuff. Also, we'll be doing 1 of a 3 part quick skit spoofing Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Finally, we'll end with our big group musical number that spoofs RENT. To the tune of "Seasons of Love", the skit, TOO OLD FOR RENT is penned by yours truly. It's timely. Crazy. And hysterically funny! Just look at us over there. I'm peeing my pants right now. That's why I always wear a condom.
The group has been having some technical difficulties lately. And by that I mean we fucking hate each other. Creative differences indeed. There is some frustration going on, but I gots mad love for all of them. In all seriousness, hard to believe...I know, I'm really not sure if we will continue in the same capacity after this showcase. So, my joke at the beginning was laced with some truth serum. Of course, the big joke will be that HBO will throw a ton of money at us to do our own comedy special and we will break up before the contract is signed. Hey, it's not TV, it's HBO. And that's irony.