Day: June 13, 2009

Mike Huckabee and Patrice Oneal at the same comedy club tonight!

This should be interesting. The Full Ginsburg, makers of short comedy films on the YouTube, are putting on a live comedy show tonight called "I Heart Huckabee," featuring Huffington Post writer and comedian Lee Camp, and former Arkansas governor, Republican presidential candidate and current FOX News host Mike Huckabee. At Comix comedy club in NYC. Not the mainstage, mind you. Downstairs. The basement lounge, Ochi's. Capacity: 4. OK. I kid. More like 44. Somehow I have a feeling that this will be a crowded, messy affair. I would especially enjoy seeing the crowds for Patrice Oneal's show on the mainstage trying to shuffle through the Ochi's crowd to make their way to the bathroom, and maybe catching a glimpse of Huckabee onstage and thinking, WTF? UPDATED: OK, not too messy, perhaps. Here is one of the photos taken by the lovely and talented Kambri Crews, who, along with coming up with the bright idea to hold shows in Comix's basement, also is writing her memoirs and puts up with Christian Finnegan on a forever, married full-time...

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Midol + stand-up comedy + PMS jokes = ?

I had heard about these new ads for Midol, but until last night, I had not actually seen any of them on my TV. That's when comedian Lynne Koplitz showed up in high-definition plasma, depicted onstage in a comedy club setting, to say this: Nice to see Koplitz get the national commercial. Also interesting to see Midol go directly to stand-up comedians for the sales pitch, instead of some indirect humor. Less interesting? PMS jokes that could be construed as either hacky or as a setback for the womenfolk. Both Amelie Gillette, writer of The Onion's Hater column, and the ladies who talk about comedy at Wisecrack Magazine aren't exactly overjoyed about this campaign. I'm neither a lady nor experiencing PMS, right now. I can relate, however, to the notion of taking a gig because you need/want money and exposure, even when you realize it's not something you may want to put on the highlight reel for your lifetime achievement award. After the jump, watch Midol Comedy's other short stand-up comedy commercial, featuring Lauren Ashley...

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