Thanks for bearing with us as we went off the grid for the July 4th holiday. I hope you enjoyed any vacation you may have gone. The last show we did live was The Night of Zero Laughs 2 and it was super fun. Lots of funny, interesting people torturing themselves via not laughing on purpose. On top of that, we just recently put up the live broadcast we did from a dorm room at Asbury University in our archives. It was an impromptu but super fun show. If you haven’t checked them out, those are two new hours of comedy for you to download and enjoy.
This week will be THE GENUINE SADNESS EPISODE. I only want to hear from people who are genuinely sad about something and who think a shoddy public access television show is an appropriate venue for them to talk about their problems. No bits, no fake calls, and I promise we won’t make fun of you.
I know this is an insanely emo fucking bullshit show for a 32 year old man to stage, but here’s the bottom line on this one – I know I have a good life and I’m very thankful for it. Recently I’ve had a bunch of stuff happen in my life and it’s changed my overall game plan about where I’m headed pretty drastically and it’s got me down! That shit happens sometimes! And being that this is the state of mind I’m in, I’m just not in the mood to get hung upside down or beaten up by a dominatrix this week. I could sit around going “What game can we build for the audience? Maybe something where every time someone says a verb a guy in a shark outfit runs out and bites me.” or something like that, but it would just come off as fake and unenthusiastic. So rather than mask or run away from the fact that I’ve been climbing out of being a fucking bummer human being lately, we are going to embrace it and talk about it honestly and give any viewers in a similar place a chance to call us up at 212-757-1393 and get their own shit off their own chests. It will be Genuine Sadness at its finest, funniest, and most empowered.
We’ll see if this one works. I bet this show will be kind of grim and maybe not funny. But that’s ok. On our own website, we proclaim ourself “the most bizarre and often saddest talk show in New York City”. I think we’ve owned the shit out of “most bizarre”, but this week we’re gonna put our money where our mouths are with the sadness part of it.
It won’t be a mope-fest, it won’t be a bunch of people with good lives whining, it will be people currently having a tough time hopefully helping themselves reducing the amount of time it takes them to get over that tough time by being honest and getting that shit off their chests on a show where a guy dressed in a parrot costume often dances alongside a guy in a banana costume while a half man/half fish watches from a directors’ chair.
I am VERY PSYCHED that Xray Eyeballs will be joining us as this week’s musical guest. Heidi, one of our esteemed music bookers, sent me a bunch of links to their stuff and they seem to be right up my alley and the alley of this show. They’ve got a fun but dark, electronic and maybe a little gothy but still danceable sound, and seem to know how to have a lot of fun, as evidenced at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiWvuxpzC0s , where they play a dope song while dressed as zombies, looking like they’re having a good old time. I can’t wait to welcome them to the show and I hope the sad thing doesn’t ruin the episode they’re on. I think this shit will be FUN and CATHARTIC for a whole lot of us. Call in and get in on that action.
If you want to attend live, email [email protected] for tickets.