For the first time in months, the fellas from the Shark Show all found themselves in New York City at the same time and Gabe, Nick, Dan and Ari decided to celebrate with a special reunion/holiday show back in the Parkside Lounge on Dec. 13. As Ari said up front, "We killed Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction! Shark Show is like a virus. We’ve been around for six years, going from club to club, slaying!" Methinks he meant that in the good, comedic way, right? Actually, both ways.

Nick Stevens trotted out several oddball characters, including toy inventor genius Lester Frank, old-school comic Noodles O’Reilly and one-half of gift-wrapping specialists Ribbons and Bow, which involved a lot of audience wrapping and wrestling mayhem. Pete Holmes, the Drink at Work crew, God’s Pottery, Seth Herzog and Shark satellite member Jeffrey James all got in on the act in a show that lasted what seemed like three hours but actually clocked in a minute or two less than that. But since this was the first full Shark Show in ages, and a holiday party to boot, they get a pass on this one.

Managed to snap a few photos, displayed in a photo album on the right-hand side of this Web site. Enjoy.