Show Discussion--Thursday, February 28, 2008

pudgeyt

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Here's a summary that I worte for last night:

This was the first time I went to the DC Improv to see the Funniest Sports Celebrity thingy.  I was waiting for my friend, but got held up, so I came in solo.  The only reason I came in is to see Marc ?Nigel? Sterne.  If you remember last year?s contest, there was controversy and mayhem when Lindsay Czarniak won last year, but the applause meter went to Nigel.  I can tell you that it was justified.  Lindsay is not a good comedienne, but has ?other? talents that make up for it, especially bending.

Anyway, here was the rundown:

Judges were Dexter Manley, Lindsay Czarniak, Dan Hellie, the Marc Burch dude from D.C. United, some woman from SportsTalk 980 in DC with the last name Fantaskey (not kidding), and Cheese Boy (Dan Steinberg).
Professional comedian came up to warm-up the crowd.  Not so much.
Nigel was the first contestant.  I?m going to give little details of his routine:
The personal massage known as ?Dexter.?
The British routine
?The Triangle?
Singing ?Semen and Yogurt?
Funny crap!!!
Levan Reid from WUSA 9 here in DC wins the Peter Rosenberg Award for the worst performance of the night.
Some stupid intermission with singing from cue cards and another comedian.
SportsTalk 980?s Frank Hanrahan was next and did ok.  Nothing really popped out.
Former D.C. Divas running back Monica Livingston was the last contestant and had some funny material about Lesbianism.  She was very good and should do local comedy acts.
Last act of the night was Robert and had funny material about cereal brands trying to one up not only each other but themselves.
And the winner is?

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[Anticipation is killing you, huh?]

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MARC ?NIGEL? STERNE!!!

Why this is bolded?  It was worth $35, plus the dinner I had and satisfied going home.

Other observations from tonight:

I was surrounded by members of the D.C. Divas.  Yes, I was scared, but somehow hold it in pretty well.
Some old guy (late 50s-mid 60s) in the middle was trying to hit up on Lindsay and order her a drink.  You sly dog.
Cheese Boy can drink beer, even two in the same night.
Notable celebrities: Rick ?Doc? Walker.  That?s all I have.
The turkey sandwich is very good.
For this whole event, this made me wonder:  I deserve credit to use ?Zornado? in the lexicon of sports.  I don?t want money or fame, just recognition.  If you want proof, listen to Tony Kornheiser podcast from February 10, 2008.
 

Rob in Arlington

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pudgeyt said:
I was surrounded by members of the D.C. Divas.  Yes, I was scared, but somehow hold it in pretty well.
Some old guy (late 50s-mid 60s) in the middle was trying to hit up on Lindsay and order her a drink.  You sly dog.
Cheese Boy can drink beer, even two in the same night.
Notable celebrities: Rick ?Doc? Walker. That?s all I have.
Just asking the question.
 

djcobra

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Rob in Arlington said:
Honestly, did this need to be made?
It depends on what you mean by "need."  From an artistic standpoint, the answer is no.  However, if you look from a commerce standpoint, which is what Broadway is about these days, it made sense.  The Producers made a HUUUUUUGE amount of money, and it was only inevitable that he was going to turn another movie into a musical...and that was the one that made the most sense. 

That being said...I dont' really care for what I've heard from it...but I didn't really like The Producers either.
 

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djcobra said:
That would be my guess...hopefully Mel will die before then.
Just so long as he doesn't get around to Dracula: Dead and Loving It: The Musical...

BTW, has anyone actually seen that movie?
 

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Penfold said:
Just so long as he doesn't get around to Dracula: Dead and Loving It: The Musical...

BTW, has anyone actually seen that movie?
Yes, and the Musical would actually be much better than the movie.
 

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Penfold said:
Just so long as he doesn't get around to Dracula: Dead and Loving It: The Musical...

BTW, has anyone actually seen that movie?
In my senior year of college, 3 of us sat the GRE general and subject in the same day, and we tasked our other roommate with renting a complete no-brainer stupid movie for the evening as that's all the intellectual stimulation we would be able to stand.  That was his choice.  We complemented him on succeeding at his task.
 
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