Invite Them Up Recap and Gay Robot
I just got back from Invite Them Up and thought I would share the highlights of the night.
-Chris Jurek gave out great prizes, including Super Bowl tickets (two pieces of paper straight out of his printer with the words "Super Bowl XLI- Row 1 Seat 1") and tickets to the Oscars (same as Super Bowl tickets, but with "The Oscars" printed on them).
-Laura Krafft did an excellent job of staying in character as a French comedian throughout her entire set.
-Brett Gelman was in character as child entertainer Klaus Van Fun, a scantily clad German man with a blonde mullet wig. He read an amazing original story, "Scadoodle, you poodle," or something like that.
-John Mulaney talked about his recent gig on Best Week Ever, and said he promised himself before he went to the studio that he wouldn't make any Lindsay Lohan jokes, then caved as soon as he got there.
-During the break we spotted Zak Orth (Wet Hot American Summer) in the crowd and talked about the awesome job he did playing a college student-turned-rapist on Law and Order: SVU. Then, minutes later, Eugene Mirman read aloud his answers from the "21 Questions" feature he's doing for an upcoming New York magazine. The last question was "What makes someone a New Yorker?" Eugene's answer: "Being on Law and Order." We looked at each other and laughed, and then noticed the girl next to us poking the guy she was with in a "Hey, that's you!" kind of way. And I wondered, how many people in this room have been on Law and Order?
-And finally, Jon Glaser closed the show by reading the last e-mail his father sent him before he died, a collection of vagina nicknames (our favorites include vertical smile, roast beef curtains, and ever-lasting cum stopper). After the show I asked Jon about "Gay Robot," Nick Swardson's pilot for Comedy Central, on which Glaser plays the professor. After seeing clips from the show several months ago on Myspace, I was looking forward to seeing more of it on TV. Unfortunately, Jon says the show has been canned by Comedy Central. This might be old news to a lot of people, but it was devastatingly fresh news to me. Hopefully we haven't seen the last of Gay Robot.
Gay Robot - PILOT CLIP 2
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-After the show about half the audience stuck around to help out with Jon Glaser's new pilot for Adult Swim. Our job was to sit and watch Eugene do Russian stand-up. We didn't understand a word he said, but that didn't stop one drunk guy from laughing too loudly (maybe you'll hear him on the show!).