Wednesday, April 19, 2006

4/19 All things comedic...

Last night Megan and I went to Open Improv at Bucketworks. If you are a member of BW ($35 per year), Open Improv is free. It was a real experience. Eight of us there, with really different levels of experience. It was the first day for one guy. Some others were new as well. Megan and I have several years of ComedySportz training under our belts, but wanted to learn some long form improv. When we got to that, it wasn't so much instruction as it was just doing it. The leader did give some pointers. And I had fun with it (I think Megan did too...).

The coolest thing (for me) is that for once I wasn't surrounded by comics in their twenties and thirties--making me the oldest one by far. This time the ages went from 20s to 70s (I estimate, anyway). So I wasn't the oldest. And I definitely loved that.

We got a lot of stage time, and we enjoyed that. I'm pretty sure I'll go back next week, and hope that some of our other pals will join us.

AND, I'm actually working box office at ComedySportz this weekend. It's been a few months since I've worked, so I'm looking forward to it. After this weekend, it will be a while until I have a free weekend to work. Will be out of town a lot again.

Talked to Russ three separate times yesterday. It was great. Lots of long-distance on cell phone plans is definitely a good thing. :)

13 comments:

Russ said...

Just can't wait to "talk" face to face. See and who said I could not be politically correct.

Jer said...

You're a riot. Any wonder I'm smitten?

Karen said...

Smitten hmmmm??? Uh-oh.. Welcome Russ!

Karen

Jer said...

Karen, I'll talk to you privately about everything. :)

Russ said...

Thank you Karen, I hope to be around for a long time.

Beata said...

Welcome Russ, and I hope you stay for good! :-) I wish you guys all the best!
Still very loyal - Beata.

Jer said...

Beata, I think you and Russ would get along very well. :)

Russ said...

Beata
You are such a sweetheart, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Jan and Jane want to know who in the hell is Russ and why is he being "welcomed"

Anonymous said...

what does smitten really mean

Jer said...

See--my two sisters know nothing about this deal. That's what you get for never calling me. (I'm the one who usually calls.) I'll tell you in an email.

Oh hell, I'll tell you now. Russ and I were married in Cozumel two days ago. We are deliriously happy. He's a long haul trucker and so all our travels will be tax-deductible. He has 18 children by 10 women, only seven of whom are ex-wives. He's a little hairy--kind of like bigfoot, but only 6'2". When asked, he says he's from the planet Jupiter, but it's hard to understand him because of him speaking Jupiterese. I'm pleased that he's trying to learn English, and can now say, "Please pass the biscuits" without an accent.

Jer said...

Smite, smote, smitten. The way I meant "smitten" was "captivated."

Cindy said...

first, I am sorry Karen..it sounds like Jer is about to break up with you....I hope you find love again, but in the meantime try to be brave during your "private" conversation about "everything" As for Russ...the first part of his description sounds like you might have married your brother Jeff in disguise, but the Jupiter part might be off, though didn't you mention being captured(smitten)by him? An alien abduction may top the lotto story!