Oh, right. This is from that Kickstarter thing you were going on and on and on about a little while ago, right?
What's it about?
The story, set against the backdrop of my desperate attempts to become an extra in the first Transformers movie, explores the meaning of Optimus Prime, framed around my relationship with my best friend.
Okay, that explains the whole Fully Grown Woman Raving About Giant Robots thing.
I also talk a bit about alligator hunting, and whole lot about Michael Bay!
Family friendly! I get through an entire hour without saying "fuck" once.
Fringe Family is one of the new programs at #HFF11 this year. If it all works out, I'll be highlighting three other Fringe Family shows next week. Here are a few questions I answered at another outlet supporting family friendly #HFF11 shows.
Also, my show is storytelling, not a showcase. I'm not an actor, I'm a storyteller. Just fyi...I'm reading in that video because that event is a reading show. I do not stand on a stage for one hour and read ! Death 40-Feet Tall ! at you.
Again, alligator hunting?
LALALALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU BECAUSE I'M LISTENING TO THE TWO SONGS JOHN BOSWELL COMPOSED FOR MY SHOW. LALALALALALALA
Go here to buy your tickets! Suggested price is $10, but I'm taking the advice of the magnificent SavitriD and doing "pay what you can" for all nine performances. In these times of economic strife, that's the right thing to do. Why should only people who aren't broke have all the fun?
Even better, some of my awesome Kickstarter donors contributed at levels that came with tickets to the show, but because they live far away in places such as New York City, Ireland, Texas and Wales, they're not coming. Many asked that their tickets be handled Pay It Forward style. Those tickets are going to underserved youth of diverse background here in Los Angeles, and (almost) each will also get a HotSpot button. Again, I love The Kickstarter 106!
I will also be participating in the Fringe Caberet soometime during the festival's run. Details to come, but I'll probably tell my Prom story for that - unless they say that's not allowed. That one's about 10-15 minutes long, depending on how fast I'm talking.
Schedule details! I will participate in the Fringe Caberet on June 20 during the 9:30 p.m. slot (for 10 minutes) and on June 23 during the 8 p.m. slot (for 15 minutes). June 20th will be a slice from my Fringe show. June 23rd will be a stand-alone story about my Prom.
Fringe Caberet is another new program for the #HFF11. All of those are free performances that will take place in the outdoor pop-up bar, so it should be fun.
Aren't they? Those delightful, handmade letterpress works of Pure Art are for my Kickstarter backers, media and Hot Spot/venue outreach only. I can't stop you from "liberating" one once I start putting them around town, though. Last year several were "liberated," which was kinda cool, actually.
But the 1,000 postcards Amos Kennedy, Jr. made along with the posters are just as amazing, and those will be available at various venues throughout town, free for the taking! (Psst: ComedySportz is getting the best ones.)
If I see these things on eBay, I will have you killed, just so you know.
Now I would like to talk about -
And, as ever unto the end of all time, thank you Molly Prather.