Posts tagged philly
Posts tagged philly
When I finish a morning shift, this is where I sit and do my phone internets. It’s always shady and breezy and no one else ever hangs around. I love it.
The Philly Throwing Shade show at Johnny Brenda’s yesterday was so magical! #tspod Check out the lovely and stunning and face-hurtingly hilarious Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi.
These are the least blurry shots of the show. They don’t quite capture the true wonder of Bryan’s emphatic gestures, but hey, nothing short of being there could.
And bonus! A selfie of Bailey, me, and Lisa after the show. I look like a demon and you can see all my dental work. Pretty great.
(If you haven’t yet, listen to the Throwing Shade podcast on maximunfun.org, you fucks. What are you even doing with your stupid life?)
Finally someone took a picture of me onstage so I can have it as my profile pic like all open mic comedians SHOULD. Thanks, Chrissy! This was taken in the upstairs room at L2 on South Street in Philly. The rest of the room is Moulin Rouge themed and as crazy as the stage, which you will notice has a disco ball, three different velvet drapes, a lighted picture of nothing, and a gilded cage with a vaguely menacing toy parrot inside.
I have to say, Dirty Frank’s delighted me, because not only was the special was both irresponsibly cheap and surprisingly fruity, but it’s also referenced in one of my favorite standup bits ever told while sitting down. Nobody else took my reference.
Anyway, I got real drunk, but a particular kind of drunk where you wake up with a sleepy hangover and a bunch of new friends. A MaxFunCon kind of drunk, which is the best kind.
So. Earlier this week, Hodgman posted on Tumblr about a meetup after his show at Temple. The time and place were roughly set to 10ish and Bob and Barbara’s on South Street. They actually ended up being 11ish and Dirty Frank’s. This had the unintended effect of uniting everyone attending, because we’d all been hanging out in seperate little clusters at Bob and Barbara’s and were delighted to recognise all the same people with cool clothes and hair at the second venue. (You really must admit, our clothes and hair are all inescapably cool.)
These are my favorite pictures from this week’s Tight Six.
Caitlin watching the show
Dan Scully about to sing into the secondary mic (no band or recorded music in the second half of the show—all intros and exits were a cappella)
Brandon sitting down and yelling for pretty much his whole set, in a picture that looks like a buzz marketing campaign for Fergie’s Pub and Narragansett
19. Joe Bell
20. Mike Alloy
21. Mikey Garcia
22. Alex Pearlman
23. Garret Smith
24. ROCKING HORSE!!!!!!
11. Brandon T. Gorin
12. Brandon T. Gorin again, staring directly into the withered soul of anyone looking at this captured image
13. Pete Steele
14. There is a rocking horse on stage, by the way
15. Aaron Nevins
17. Dan Vetrano
18. Alex Grubard
Tonight, I went to the awesome open mic No. 2 (#2) (Number 2) at St. Stephen’s Green, went up fourth and did a short set because I didn’t actually realize I had way more time than I used. I did realize that, for someone aiming in the general direction of whimsy, I sure do write a lot of stuff about violence and murder and horror. Huh.
Anyway, I got tired and left after about 2 hours into the show, but I did take some sweet pics. I don’t actually know everyone’s name on here.
1. The band opening up, being all smoldering and guitar-weilding
2. Robert X in character as the man who invented Twitter, with a portable speaker he used to go into the crowd and rap about Twitter
7. Bobby Lorello
8. Again with the Bobby Lorello
9. I swear, I could not get an unblurred pic of Chris O’Connor the whole time
21. Chris O’Connor taking over for Aaron on guitar
22. Carolanne Mitchell
23. Carolanne again, but with more attitude
24. The remainder of the Tight Six crew, closing out the show
25. The Spicy Angels
26. Things were getting kind of loopy at this point
27. Hey, Matt Pass!
28. Joe Murdock singing a downbeat version of the Flintstones theme song onstage after everybody left
Apologies for any fuck-ups and misattributions. I’m only a human.