Tim & Jelly learn all about the upcoming interactive, outdoor art festival, Figment DC from their outreach coordinator, Rebecca Proch. Figment DC is coming back to DC Sept. 28 & 29 to The North Field of Anacostia Park, Washington, DC. Figment welcomes artists and performers of all kinds to bring their projects to the people. Entry is FREE. the only stipulation is that everything submitted must be interactive. This is a festival all about playing, creating and involving people with a variety of art experiences. Pretty cool. Find Figment DC on Facebook and Twitter. Submit your project HERE!Figment is always looking for volunteers as it is run by 100% volunteer power. Attending is also free! You don't have to wait for the festival to get involved. Sign up for the Unleash Your Inner Artist event at Wooly Mammoth Theatre. Also free, but you need to register.
Impressed by the open nature of the Figment DC Festival, Tim & Jelly introduce Rebecca to cheese sculptor, Kip Formaggio. We met Kip after hearing about him being expelled from several art shows for praying to and then eating, his prized creation, Baby Cheesus. He also received criticism for his Gouda Buddha, Mormonzola and his Blue Jew sculpture inspired by Woody Allen. Thanks to Rebecca brainstorming with him, It sounds like Kip will be welcomed at Figment DC. Look for Kip's Roquefort Forts for Military families at the festival!
Tim & Jelly sit down with Tony Lazzeroni, Jamal Newman and Mike Visser from Crowded Elevator Films to talk about movies, film making and their recent entry into the DC 48 Hour Film Project. Things get wild when we introduce them to our bonus guest, Ricky Rosario (pictured above), a world renowned monkey jockey trainer. He literally trains monkeys to ride dogs. Ricky, brother to Kentucky Derby champion jockey, Joel Rosario, initially followed in his brother's footsteps as a successful Ostrich Jockey, but after getting his eye pecked out by an ostrich named Keith, he turned to monkeys and dogs. We all learn a little too much about his unusual and controversial training methods. Fortunately, it looks like Crowded Elevator will be making a movie with Ricky.
Here is Ricky riding Keith, before the eye incident.
We took a ride in The JellyVision time machine to bring you a retro-episode! No wild characters here. In this episode from February 2013, Tim and Jelly have an intensely candid conversation with comedian and virgin James Grayson (AKA Jym Boucher) founder of LaughDC. James is extremely open about his spirituality, virginity and mental illness. The talk turns to religion after learning that James hung out with Mormons for a year after they knocked on his door one day. Tim encourages James to sin more and lose his virginity. Jelly has her own advice for James in one of our most personal interviews to date.
"I want to release steak" Justin TenPenny, vocalist Grey Sky Eternal
Tim and Jelly sit down with the guys (minus Patrick) from Grey Sky Eternal. They learn a lot about their individual passions for music and their desire to bring a fresh, innovative sound to their fans with NO EMO! Tim & Jelly get beyond the music and learn about Will's strip club obsession and some general rock and roll life stylin' in hotel rooms. Listen in for some great stories and even better music.
ABOVE (Left to right) Ferret Bueller by Spirogyro, Ferret Fawcett, John Wayne from Ferret Daily, Seth Yavit as a Ferret by Didier Hawthornwithazed
This was quite an episode. Jelly will never double book guests again. DC area improvisers Jeff Hughes and Seth Yavit joined Jelly & Tim to talk improv. Their newest project, Small Car, Porn Star will debut Friday April 19th in a District Improv Presents show at 826DC! Jeff is the Big Buddha at Happy Buddha Productions which in addition to comedy variety shows, produces The Charlie Visconage Show. Jeff is also in the DC troupe, Jungle Fever. Seth, a former Jungle Fever member, shares his Charna Halpern stories from his time in Chicago. And helps define the different improv scenes at I/O and Second City. Seth's improv CVV impresses Tim & Jelly.
Everything was going great. The guests even seemed to like Jelly. But then, she has to confess that she double booked the show and brings out Didier Hawthornwithazed, a famous Extreme Ferret Grooming Artist and his friend Dodie Levinson, a world-renowned Ferret Breeder. Some of Didier's artistry is pictured above. Unfortunately, Seth took an instant dislike to the ferrets and 30 minutes of unpredictable violence ensued. RIP Seth.
The most controversial and enlightening episode to date!! Tim & Jelly interview Giancarlo Farfalle, former janitor at The Vatican. Giancarlo was employed during the last four papacies. Tim & Jelly learn that Giancarlo barely escaped sexual abuse beneath the robes, performed exorcisms because "nobody else wanted to do them" and regularly fantasized about being the Pope by secretly wearing the papal hats and robes . Plunging with the Papal Plunger was a celebratory event at The Vatican. Who knew? Risking his own death for The Jelly Vision Show, Giancarlo talks freely about being a member of the Illuminati and the Twinkie conspiracy.