Posts tagged Dave Rankin
Posts tagged Dave Rankin
This is going to be an AMAZING show tomorrow AND YOU SHOULD COME AND GET KISSED ON THE HEAD BY ME LIKE A PRECIOUS BABY
GUYS I LEARNED PHOTOSHOP (ELEMENTS) FOR THIS FLIER
Seriously, come to this show Saturday, it’s a brand-new comedy reading show Doug Mellard and I are starting. It features LA’s best comics reading and riffing on unintentionally funny things - anything from bad books, ads, and song lyrics to diaries, love letters, eviction notices, etc.
I CAN’T WAIT SOMEONE PHYSICALLY RESTRAIN ME
I feel like responding to Adam Carolla at this point will take away time I could be spending on writing comedy projects I adore and have to work hard on, so instead I will leave you with what Rob Delaney thinks, which I happen to agree with 100% - the funniest shit is men and women together.
And here’s me putting my money where my mouth is: I produce my stand-up show Gonzo with Dave Rankin, a balls-haver. I produce my variety show SURPRISE! with nut-possessor Rob Buscemi. And my comedic reading show Book Klub, which starts in July, will be produced with delightful man-mango-haver Doug Mellard. I didn’t purposely look for a comic of a particular gender for any of them, nor did my partners - the ideas for the shows we wanted to have were born organically during friendship-making, and cracking each other up. Because unless their idea of the perfect woman is some big tittes on a trampoline, men think women are funny all the time. That’s how we all agree to make beautiful laughter together. So mostly, I just feel bad for you, Carolla. You could be having a lot more fun.
The New York Post published an interview with Adam Carolla on Sunday in which he said, among other things, “dudes are funnier than chicks,” and, regarding writing for television, “they make you hire a certain number of chicks, and they’re always the least funny on the writing staff.”
Gonzo 4: Born This Gonzo is this Thursday June 23rd at 8pm at Club L! FREE AND AWESOME. Featuring:
Will Ard (Comedy Store)
Amy Dresner (Laughs Without Liquor, The Improv, my heart)
David Zasloff (The Complete Book of Everything, Part I, Blood Bath)
Taylor Williamson (Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson, Last Comic Standing)
Dave Rankin (cat enthusiast)
Sofiya Alexandra (soft crier)
Kimberly Clark (Lopez Tonight)
Ron Lynch (Tomorrow! Show, Bob’s Burgers, Sarah Silverman Program, Your Television All the Time)
GONZO 3: BRIDE OF GONZO WITH ILIZA SHLESINGER!
There actually won’t be any reckoning, but there will be a bunch of kickass free comedy in a sweet bar in Hollywood!!! This line-up will blow you out of the water. The best part? The love of my life, rainbow of my spleen, my favoritest comedian is headlining: the bitter Buddha himself, Mr. Eddie Pepitone Esq. He’s not a lawyer, but he will warrants titles and fanciness.
Here’s the poster, drawing by me (a knockoff of an old poster for The Sound, with a pinch of Groucho, obviously), photoshop by the sensual Michael Bilow.
Next Thursday at 8, please allow us to penetrate you with humor*.
*We will not be using protection. I hope you’ve been taking antibiotics.
So tomorrow’s is the birth of the stand-up show I’m co producing with my writing partner Dave Rankin. I’m very excited to really make it our own. To that effect, there will be Angel City Derby girls, bubbles, a (possibly) homeless (we’re not sure) aging rocker who can really fucking rock it out, and other cool shit in the HST spirit. The L bar is awesome, and the line-up is out of control. Here’s the poster:
Here’s the original drawing - original in the sense that I obviously copied Ralph Steadman. Great big thanks to Michael Bilow for making the below look like the above.