Day: November 29, 2010

The Magic Meathands at the Westside Comedy Theater

This Friday at 8 PM, the Magic Meathands and I will return to Santa Monica for another show of improvised comedy at the Westside Comedy Theater! Also performing: improv groups The Waterbrains and Mission: IMPROVable. $10 gets you in for all three shows! Click on the big meaty hand for more.

Friday, Dec. 3, 8 PM
Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica CA 90401

Tickets: $10

Improv is stalking me

This past weekend, Nahleen and I drove a couple hours east of Los Angeles to the 7th Annual Apple Butter Festival in the Oak Glen community. Located about 5,000 feet up the San Bernadino Mountains, there is a definite New England small town vibe, especially with the changing autumn leaves. (Yes, certain parts of southern California can actually get that cold, if you know where to go. In fact, the area had snow on the ground the following night.)

Amidst all of the apple-themed shops and food, there was also a Wild West style stunt show that we were able to catch. The True West Stunt Team does staged gun play and fisticuffs around a 5-building shanty town set (saloon, bank, jail, etc.).

We were told early on that we were seeing a brand new show. (We were later told that it had been choreographed about 20 minutes prior to us sitting down, which didn’t quite seem to add up right. They had been performing two or three times a day since Friday, and we saw the last show on Saturday. Maybe they do a different show every time?)

Anyway, they had a good start, and it looked like they would be good enough to pull this off. And they would have too. But then Murphy’s law decided to smack everyone upside the head. Just about everyone’s guns failed to fire. So we had people standing on the roof of a buildings where they were supposed to be shot off and fall to their “death”. But no “bullets”.

So at this point, as performers, they had two choices. (more…)