On November 12, 2009, fellow improviser Dawn Akemi was inducted into the Magic Meathands‘ Century Club. It’s an honor bestowed upon those who perform 100 shows with the company. Being that the director is the only one who knows how many shows the players do, this came as a complete surprise to Dawn, who had convinced herself that another player would be next. (She’s only the third inductee, following Andrew Pari and Nikki Turner, who you can see in the background of the video below).
Here is Dawn being roasted by her fellow player Shane Boroomand, who has a little fun with Dawn’s… um… shyness? (Yeah right)
(My best guess is that Shane is next for the Century Club. But it could also be Heather Brumley.)
The Magic Meathands main company, which I’m currently studying under, was recently featured in a CNN Headline News spot by Jeri Reeder. Director Bill Johnson and Meathand members Heather Brumley and Andrew Pari were interviewed. There’s footage of the group’s performances at The Spot Café & Lounge, as well as a performance for the Hope for Homeless Youth. The latter is part of the community outreach goals of the company.
No, I’m not in this, but I’m happy to be associated with the Magic Meathands. And it also kinda-sorta gives you an idea of what an improv show with this group is like. There’s also several videos of their live improv shows at the Magic Meathands’ YouTube channel.
As I did this past Saturday, I’ll be performing with some members of the main company again next month at The Spot. I’ll post with show info once we get closer.