Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s show – we had calls from all over the world, over a dozen languages represented, and I am pretty proud that our dumb little public access show served as one hour as an international hub of stupid comedy. And big thanks to Big Digits, our old friends who always rock the house when they roll through the studio.
This week we are trying something new that is potentially disastrous – WE GOT NOTHING. We are intentionally going into this one blind, with literally zero things planned. Usually, our best shows are the ones where we think up a cool in studio activity, match it with a phone topic or task that compliments it, and bring surrounding bits to the table that help add to the ridiculousness of the night.
This week? None of that. We are actively turning off our brains in order to come in with as little of this show planned as possible. What will happen if we truly give ourselves a full hour with nothing else planned? We’ll all find out together. It’s going to be one of two things, with no middle ground – a complete clusterfuck of the highest caliber, or a show that gets even more honest, trippy, and free form than usual. Call in at 212-757-1393 and talk to us literally about anything.
One important thing in my mind is – ideally, I don’t want this show to just be a bunch of random calls and random crap. I’d love if by the end we all walked away – panelists, studio audience members, and callers – with the feeling that things built in a cohesive way and we pulled off as unified a show as we usually do. I just wonder if we can do this with completely no planning beforehand.
The ONLY thing I know about this week’s show is that we will be joined by ELECTRIC MONDAY. I couldn’t be more psyched for this. This is going to be nuts. Here’s the backstory -
A month or so ago, I was asked to participate in an event called The Bushwick Book Club by my friend Susan Hwang of former musical guest The Debutante Hour. It was super fun. After the show, I was hanging out with my buddy Zane, who also happens to be one of the music bookers here at TCGS -
- well, while we were in the venue, the act that followed the Bushwick Book Club took the stage. They were called ELECTRIC MONDAY and frankly I have never seen anything like them in my life. First things first – fun music you can fucking dance to. Secondly – the coolest LOOKING band I’ve ever encountered. To quote the next day email I sent to Heidi and Kiri, the other two members of our badass music booking team -
“Electric Monday is a GOD DAMN GAME CHANGER. Also, their guitar player is BY FAR the coolest looking human being I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”
I am so psyched to welcome the funk/rap/dance stylings of ELECTRIC MONDAY to the TCGS stage. It’s going to be super fun and I can’t wait to see how their style helps fill up an otherwise completely undetermined show.