Kind of a mish-mash this week of different stuff for the end of DC’s sleepy August…
First, a video (above): Jewish Guilt vs. Catholic Guilt go head-to-head in the 1976th annual Guilt-Off, starring Jared Stern and Chris White. The infographic is cracking me up all on its own.
Second, a show: Friday September 4, DC Improv Lounge, Drag Me To Hilarity, featuring, well, almost everyone who ever made me laugh. Hampton Yount, Jake Young, Aparna Nancherla, Eli Sairs, and Mark Reiss. The Improv Lounge has been quiet lately, so it’s nice to see a solid show in there.
Thirdly, some improv: Washington Improv Theater’s Neutrino Video Project, in which they take a suggestion, and then the cast and crew runs out onto the street to script, shoot, and assemble a video in the time it takes to watch the finished product. When they say, “The only way to see how it all comes together is to be there when it all goes down,” I tend to believe it. In any case, it’s a far cry from tired old improv games, so this looks like something to check out. It’s only running another couple of weekends, so don’t miss it.
Finally, another video: Seaton Smith’s “Pimpin’ Referee,” made in cooperation with the Sierra Mist Comedy Lab, which supports new comic talent. Who knew sugared water could be so hilarious? Seaton has been posting this one to Facebook for a while and I just got around to watching it, which I assure you was my loss.