From one interview, two journeys. We now take the path of Aaron Wassermann. Mysteries revealed include experience vs. stage time, what his green aura makes people want, and why he is an aficionado of murderous cities. The conclusion of the Schroeder Wassermann Chronicles.
Have you seen Comedy Central’s @midnight yet? Deftly hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hard nerdin’est man in showbiz, it’s a game show format where a revolving panel of legitimately hilarious comedians riff on internet-based pop culture. The points and prizes are meaningless. This show is a vehicle for talent to shine, displaying diverse, dynamic panels of comics that comedy fans go “Finally ____ is on the tvs!” and non-comedy fans go “It’s that person!”
“Hold on Daniel, it’s 2013. Why would I watch something that has nothing to do with me?” You millennial-ly ask. Of course you’re involved! The nightly segment #HashtagWars has contestants riff on a set hashtag, and the audience tweets along. For #CrappyRappers I submitted Andre 2000 Flushes. For #StonerNovels, Finnegan’s Wake and Bake. Viewers all vie for The Chosen Tweet – to be shown during the next show for all to follow. RIFFS! Riffs for all! Riffs for the people!
Bringing everyone together to tweet riffs is tweet-riff-ic.
The initial run was thankfully renewed for new episodes January 6. Until then they are keeping it going with off-air hashtag wars and competitions such as this weekend’s #BoringVideoGames Photoshop Challenge. I felt compelled to competing. Here is my entry, fresh and barely clinging onto relevancy. Behold, a mix of my childhood nostalgia and pop culture disapproval…
Pixel sprites know all about Blurred Lines. The sequel was Cyrus Trigger.
Click for full detail. I even gave her the horrific demon goddess tongue waggling thing she does, and the wistful look in her black pixel eye. Even if they don’t use it, chances are I would not have made this on my own and for that I thank ye, @midnight.
Of course I coordinated my trip to Denver to be on Adrian Mesa’s live show and podcast 3 Course Comedy. Adrian and I started the Casa de Haha Podcast together, so 3 Course is our sister podcast. Can I say that? Is that a thing? SIS!
Here is the full episode from that fateful night. As part of the show I prepared mini caprese salads on toothpicks for the audience. Comedy, food, interviews, and a heaping serving of my restaurant material.
It’s the 1st of the month, you know what that means!
… no not soul-smothering bills to pay, something mildly more entertaining –
It’s a new episode of the Casa de Haha podcast!
In my recent investigatory jaunt to LA an audiomaster called Ernie conveyed unto me the importance of releasing podcasts on a consistent schedule. As nice as it felt to keep hitting snooze, now I’m up. Consistency attracts consistent listeners, and I suspect the dual effect of a looming production deadline to keep me Greek yogurt regular.
Enjoy a whirlwind (sorry for the occasional wind) tour of my trip to Denver with podcast co-founder and now Denver-based comic Adrian Mesa as he performs at the first High Plains Comedy Festival.
All of the music is from a random jam by Adrian, me, and Denver’s nicest and most creative dynamo – Brandi Shigley.
Credentials, notebook, and D original album pre-order cock sock.
This was no ordinary music and comedy festival, this was Tenacious D’s music and comedy festival, and therefore the best music and comedy festival in the world. I covered this grand congregation of rhythmic hilarity for the Miami New Times. Please read my easily digestible, list-formatted, video punctuated, this is what they want because it’s all you’ll read, lovely article on the fest!