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Friday, June 03, 2005
Do the Twisted
My austin360.com review of WarioWare Twisted! is up.
New York so far: Great food (best pastrami sandwich ever) good show (The Producers was awesome; we're seeing The Pillowman tomorrow), celebrity sightings (Hank Azaria and David Hyde Pierce behind the Spamalot theater; Jeff Goldblum and Billy Crudup right next door -- sadly, no Tim Curry), lots of Macy's shopping and tons of walking.
Edited to add: I forgot to link to this last week. My review of the third season DVD set of Six Feet Under.
Thursday, June 02, 2005
We're in New York! It kicks ass. Lots of stories to tell and we've only been here a half day.
Anyway, for now -- the Austin Chronicle reviewed our LCP show. It's quite a different review than we're used to in that instead of just saying, "It's funny; go see it," this guy tries to figure out why it's funny.
It's good reading, anyway. Check it out here.
I won't be in the show this last week (see: New York City), but go check it out if you're in Austin.
If you in the New York area, why not come see this tomorrow night?
(borrowed from M. Giant)
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
What's the worst videogame you've ever owned?
Join the comments-discussion here.
It took me the better part of a three-day weekend to process what happened Friday night and to really absorb it.
We did our show, the one that was running into its third week. This was my last weekend with the group. I'll be in New York starting tomorrow and the few parts I have in this performance will be re-cast.
Friday night, we had a large audience for the new show and the "Best Of." It was packed, and as Adrian later said, we rose to the challenge. It was one of the best shows we've ever had in our entire seven-or-so years. The crowd was into it. We were into it. It just felt pretty flawless, and believe me -- we're a group that is acutely aware of even the most minute flaws in our performances -- that's all we talk about backstage.
I did something I haven't done in quite a while -- stayed out way past my bedtime. I had some drinks, had a late, late breakfast at Magnolia Cafe and crawled into bed just before dawn. Then I got up and performed again that night. It was the closest I ever get these days to rock star living.
This show, above anything we've done in quite a while, feels very complete. We missed doing a few sketches, but they would have made the show too long. We even pruned two sketches last week that weren't quite working as well as the rest of the show. What's left is a very streamlined, but truly cohesive show that just works in the best way. This is why I do this; for these moments when months of work pay off for us and for the audience. This is why we put up with long rehearsals, weekend shoots, low, low, low pay, personality conflicts and long writing process. It does pay off and it is wonderful when it does.
Monday, May 30, 2005
On Mr. Goodbody
You may know him better as "Slim Goodbody."
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