In the tradition of National Lampoon, Monty Python, Firesign Theatre, Cheech and Chong, Nichols and May and other greats, Blasto Podcast Network presents Soft Spots and Bald Spots: A DAMSEL Sketch Comedy Album. DAMSEL brings the best of sketch comedy in New York City today and puts it in…
Here’s a sketch comedy album a bunch of wonderful people and I made, and it’s up on iTunes now! Follow the link and download it and give it listen!
Oh man. This sketch was a crazy, ridiculous experiment, and I can’t thank Absolutely and Matt Mayer enough for letting it happen. I think parts of it were successful, and parts of it I would have done differently having seen it play out, but the sound of the audience realizing what was happening when Ashley started calling their names is, to me, priceless. It’s not really a sketch, but I’m so glad to have put up this joyful and weirdly spontaneous piece of theater. Or, at least, that’s how I hope it came off to everyone there.
This sketch features everyone on Absolutely and was directed by Matt Mayer. And a huge, giant special thanks to Mary Jo Stilp and the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra, David Bluvband, David Guzman, Alyssa Work, Dylan Snowden’s Mom, Chuck, Justin, Shannon O’Neill, and the taxi driver who stopped for me while I was carrying all those balloons.
Check out this great Absolutely sketch written by Madalyn Baldanzi that I got to be in! I play Gilbert Barrymore, proud high school senior.
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I got to meet Mike Myers briefly, told him I write sketch comedy and what an influence he’s been. Thinking quick, I thought it’d be appropriate that he sign my writing notebook. I hope he wasn’t weirded out by the barely legible handwriting and the sentence “those 95 children were who were vaccinated with the alien/human hybrid DNA went renegade” right above the space he signed.
In early December, Dan Chamberlain and I shot a Christmas music video for Funny or Die starring R. Kelly. No. Really. While we sat in holding for hours and hours (“Hey, guys. Thanks for sitting tight. R. Kelly was supposed to be here at 4. Now apparently he’ll be here at 6, but when he gets here, he’ll be having a lobster dinner first.”), we got a little loopy and started singing “I’m Like A Bird”, except with real bird specifics in the chorus. Like idiots. After shooting the video, we pitched it to our Maude Team, Legs for Days. Matt Starr wrote it up. So even though the R. Kelly video will apparently never see the light of day, it wasn’t for nothing.