Wednesday, April 23, 2014
gtpomella:

The all time most adorable performance I’ve ever seen is #MalBlum and #ChrisGethard performing Crying at the Wawa.

gtpomella:

The all time most adorable performance I’ve ever seen is #MalBlum and #ChrisGethard performing Crying at the Wawa.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
drujohnston:

Tonight is the last night of Don Fanelli and my show Sketches from an Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Show, at the UCB Theatre. I’ve had such an amazing time running this show the past six months and am so proud and so thankful that we got to share this stupid little show with the people of New York.
Last March me and Don were on a tour up at UMass. And like every tour ever we listened to some Billy Joel on the drive back home and all sang along. I think it was Captain Jack, but it honestly could have been Pianoman, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Allentown… any of his songs. God he is so good.  
When we got back Don and I took the subway home. We were lamenting the fact that we were feeling complacent, that all too common feeling that you’re doing too much to get any sleep but you always should be doing more. Writing a one man show is what we should both be doing, but it just wasn’t as fun… and we both wanted to work on something that both made us remember what we love about comedy in the first place and also pushed us.
The next day I texted him what you see above. Sketches From An Italian Restaurant was a joke title for a show that I was telling people about for a year. “What are you working on Dru?” “Oh Sketches from an Italian Restaurant. It’s my one man show about Billy Joel.” Never in my wildest dreams did I think that show would see the light of day. Don even admits to getting my text and thinking it was a joke. I suspected as much and sent the follow up text: “I’m very serious about this.” 
From there we started getting to work. And we really dove into this show the exact way we wanted. We’d meet for hours listening to Billy Joel songs and pitching the sketch ideas that they inspired (two favorite really dumb ones: You May Be Right I May be Crazy, but it just may be a lunatic your looking for. But the guy saying it is ACTUALLY a crazy person AND We watch the music video for Keeping the Faith and then just look at the audience and say WHAT?!). We’d write shitty first drafts and then just improvise off of them. We’d send sketches back and forth, constantly rewriting them… One of our sketches in the current show is on draft 30-something… we stopped keeping track.
We then went through seven months of rigorously writing and rehearsing and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting with the help of our directors Dan Klein and Will Hines. We moved sketches around. We added animations to a powerpoint. We wrote a dance number. We cut a dance number. We sat in a room with Will for four hours pitching black out after black out after black out. We came up with over 20, we cut that down to 9. We cut that down to eight. If it didn’t remain funny after an hour it was out.
It was a brutal machine of Sketch Darwinism at it’s finest. The only thing that stayed constant throughout were three videos about Captain Jack and masturbating. Even after we got the run we spent two more months rewriting. Our current pianoman sketch has maybe one line from our third spank… and that line is “Sing us a song you’re the pianoman”. My favorite thing about working with Don is that he’s never satisfied. It can always be funnier. And working on this show brought that out in me. If you’re bored of the show the common idea is to say let’s fuck around on stage. No. Make it tighter. If we had the balls to title a show Sketches From An Italian Restaurant, we better make it undeniably funny and tight.
We went through one workout and three spanks, not to mention many sketch open mics and variety shows. We had an amazing run of six months. We got to take this show out to Los Angeles. And it’s still so fucking fun to do. I’m genuinely sad that the show is ending… but So It Goes. Let’s end this show with a fucking bang, the way Billy Joel would. Let’s celebrate this god of a man through the long night. 
Thank you to everyone who’s come out to see it. Thanks to everyone who’s told us you enjoyed it and who supported it. It truly means the world to me to hear that people like it. It was just a silly joke title over a year ago, and now it’s the thing I’m the most proud of in my seven years of being here in New York.
And special thanks to Dan Klein and Will Hines, without who’s guidance and advice this project would never come to light. They pushed Don and I to reach a standard we never dreamed possible but something we should all be striving for. I could write for hours on how amazing they both are. And also special thanks to Alex Adan… who for six months has pitched great jokes for us and has NAILED this tech heavy show every single night without fail. 
One last show. Tonight. If you have a girlfriend, tell her about it.
RESERVATIONS


I’ve said this before but this was such a great show, I loved it. I hope all you guys that could see it got to. Can’t wait to be back at the UCB to see some more crazy amazing shows like this, New York’s comedy scene is so kickass!!

drujohnston:

Tonight is the last night of Don Fanelli and my show Sketches from an Italian Restaurant: A Billy Joel Sketch Showat the UCB Theatre. I’ve had such an amazing time running this show the past six months and am so proud and so thankful that we got to share this stupid little show with the people of New York.

Last March me and Don were on a tour up at UMass. And like every tour ever we listened to some Billy Joel on the drive back home and all sang along. I think it was Captain Jack, but it honestly could have been Pianoman, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Allentown… any of his songs. God he is so good.  

When we got back Don and I took the subway home. We were lamenting the fact that we were feeling complacent, that all too common feeling that you’re doing too much to get any sleep but you always should be doing more. Writing a one man show is what we should both be doing, but it just wasn’t as fun… and we both wanted to work on something that both made us remember what we love about comedy in the first place and also pushed us.

The next day I texted him what you see above. Sketches From An Italian Restaurant was a joke title for a show that I was telling people about for a year. “What are you working on Dru?” “Oh Sketches from an Italian Restaurant. It’s my one man show about Billy Joel.” Never in my wildest dreams did I think that show would see the light of day. Don even admits to getting my text and thinking it was a joke. I suspected as much and sent the follow up text: “I’m very serious about this.” 

From there we started getting to work. And we really dove into this show the exact way we wanted. We’d meet for hours listening to Billy Joel songs and pitching the sketch ideas that they inspired (two favorite really dumb ones: You May Be Right I May be Crazy, but it just may be a lunatic your looking for. But the guy saying it is ACTUALLY a crazy person AND We watch the music video for Keeping the Faith and then just look at the audience and say WHAT?!). We’d write shitty first drafts and then just improvise off of them. We’d send sketches back and forth, constantly rewriting them… One of our sketches in the current show is on draft 30-something… we stopped keeping track.

We then went through seven months of rigorously writing and rehearsing and rewriting and rewriting and rewriting with the help of our directors Dan Klein and Will Hines. We moved sketches around. We added animations to a powerpoint. We wrote a dance number. We cut a dance number. We sat in a room with Will for four hours pitching black out after black out after black out. We came up with over 20, we cut that down to 9. We cut that down to eight. If it didn’t remain funny after an hour it was out.

It was a brutal machine of Sketch Darwinism at it’s finest. The only thing that stayed constant throughout were three videos about Captain Jack and masturbating. Even after we got the run we spent two more months rewriting. Our current pianoman sketch has maybe one line from our third spank… and that line is “Sing us a song you’re the pianoman”. My favorite thing about working with Don is that he’s never satisfied. It can always be funnier. And working on this show brought that out in me. If you’re bored of the show the common idea is to say let’s fuck around on stage. No. Make it tighter. If we had the balls to title a show Sketches From An Italian Restaurant, we better make it undeniably funny and tight.

We went through one workout and three spanks, not to mention many sketch open mics and variety shows. We had an amazing run of six months. We got to take this show out to Los Angeles. And it’s still so fucking fun to do. I’m genuinely sad that the show is ending… but So It Goes. Let’s end this show with a fucking bang, the way Billy Joel would. Let’s celebrate this god of a man through the long night. 

Thank you to everyone who’s come out to see it. Thanks to everyone who’s told us you enjoyed it and who supported it. It truly means the world to me to hear that people like it. It was just a silly joke title over a year ago, and now it’s the thing I’m the most proud of in my seven years of being here in New York.

And special thanks to Dan Klein and Will Hines, without who’s guidance and advice this project would never come to light. They pushed Don and I to reach a standard we never dreamed possible but something we should all be striving for. I could write for hours on how amazing they both are. And also special thanks to Alex Adan… who for six months has pitched great jokes for us and has NAILED this tech heavy show every single night without fail. 

One last show. Tonight. If you have a girlfriend, tell her about it.

RESERVATIONS

I’ve said this before but this was such a great show, I loved it. I hope all you guys that could see it got to. Can’t wait to be back at the UCB to see some more crazy amazing shows like this, New York’s comedy scene is so kickass!!

Saint Rob of the Malone

Saint Rob of the Malone

(Source: dancingwithleland)

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014

cloakthedagger:

gifintcgs:

Hey guys I just wanted to share with you my latest hobby :)
I’ve never been able to get the store page on the TCGS site to work. At
first it was OK cos although I was going to buy that Jersey Dave shirt and
gave up, when I moved to the city it had changed to the cum rag which was
even better - my plan was to attach the rag to my backpack then wear the
broken shirt over my t-shirts in the autumn. That way you can still see the
t-shirt but my arms are toasty :) But even on a different computer it still
wouldn’t work! My browsers have always been hopelessly out-of-date.
But I really wanted something themed to wear to Sketchfest, so I made a
Saddlebee Neigh-T Hive shirt! I love SNH and I’m kinda proud of that one,
even though the faces didn’t exactly turn out quite right :P
It is seriously addictive though. So this is my new one, Human Fish themed!
It’s a bit rough but presumably so is the life of a half human half fish.
(And one day, ONE DAY, I will get that cum rag. And then never call it that
in front of my parents.)

TL;DR: here is thing I made

This needs to be something I can buy

Wheeee! At some point in the future I’ll figure out how to print on shirts properly rather than just scribbling on them with a Daiso marker and then I’ll give you one!

I am obsessed with this song.

Satellite by Kiss Kiss

Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I’ve managed to get sick again! But combatting Sydney’s current gloomy
weather with some Island Flavours :P

I’ve managed to get sick again! But combatting Sydney’s current gloomy
weather with some Island Flavours :P

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Well it’s official, I’m going to New York in May! When I heard that TCGS was coming back to MNN I knew I couldn’t pass up a second opportunity to see a live taping, so I set aside some funds for a return visit!

I really wanted to arrive on the 2nd, because I think there’s also going to be some sort of George Lucas Talk Show event on the 3rd at 11.30PM but the flights were SO EXPENSIVE and it turned out if I just went a few days later it would be way cheaper so I had to make the sacrifice. :’(
Gonna celebrate May the 4th at home instead with my time-honoured tradition of a watching the trilogy and making Star Wars themed food.
This year: Death Star shortbreads!

Friday, April 11, 2014

gifintcgs:

JUMP KICK

andreastreeter:

Let’s do this!
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andreastreeter:

Let’s do this!

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gifintcgs:

# ComedyCentralGethard on Twitter LET’S GET THIS SHIT TRENDING