Day: May 14, 2008

Gong Show audition info

So you want to be on the new version of The Gong Show with Dave Attell this summer on Comedy Central, do you? Well, then, you might want to know how to go about doing that. The open call specifically cites NBC’s America’s Got Talent as "too tame" and seeks the most unusual, absurd, bizarre, twisted and unique performers around. Sound like you? You can email your name, phone number, type of act plus links and/or videos showcasing your act to gongshowcasting@aol.com. You can send that info via regular mail to: The Gong Show c/o Hedda Muskat — Casting Producer, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. Or you can call 310-840-5721 and register for one of three open call auditions, where you’ll get 1 minute to impress the casting scouts (they note they will have a "boom box" (now that’s a phrase I haven’t thought of typing anytime this century) for your CD playback needs): May 19, Las Vegas (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at The V Theatre inside Planet Hollywood, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South May 22, New York City (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St. May 24, Los Angeles (time not specified) at 10601 W. Washington Blvd., Culver...

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Video: Fung Wah Theme Song

David and Chris Walsh, brothers from Charlestown, Mass., known as, well, The Walsh Brothers, returned home last week from Los Angeles to perform at the inaugural AltCom fest. And they brought the show home early and large with this rendition of their proposed theme song for the Fung Wah bus company, backed by The Grownup Noise. My apologies for jumping into the song halfway through. Fung Wah Theme SongUploaded by...

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Video: Comedians National Anthem

Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman opened both shows at last weekend’s inaugural AltCom fest in Somerville, Mass., with their harmonious rendition of the Comedians National Anthem. Here’s how it looked and sounded from the wings Saturday night. Enjoy. Oh, it’s also NSFW. Unless you’re NBC’s NYC news anchor Sue Simmons. Of course. Comedians National AnthemUploaded by...

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Coming soon: “Wasp Cove” live at Comix

Soap opera comedies are all the rage in 2008, aren’t they? We saw the first season of "Horrible People" earlier this year online at My Damn Channel. But how about a live production? That’s where the cast of "Wasp Cove" enters the picture. They’ll put on a show for you about estranged sisters in Connecticut, thanks to creators Julie Klausner and Rachel Shukert. The cast also includes David Rakoff, Chris Caniglia, Megan Stern, Ryan Karels and Jodi Lennon. First show is May 19 at Comix. Future episodes at the club on June 16 and July 28. Here’s the opening credit montage to get you interested…just follow the...

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