Oct 29, 2013

Episode #107: We Try to Talk About World Issues, Like Chris Brown

In this episode, The JellyVision Show team takes a break from our usual boss format to have a real conversation with each other. So, we try our best to be serious and talk about ObamaCare, distractions, elder abuse, Chris Brown and most importantly,  our upcoming show in New York City as part of the second annual Bad Theater Festival that takes place at The Tank in mid-town Manhattan. This is our first ticketed show in front of a live audience and we are both excited and big city nervous. Luckily, we will be joined by some seriously talented folks from The Punctual Drunks as well as our good friend, actor, producer, Chris Griffin.

After listening to the episode 5 times before posting it unedited, Jelly is swearing off martinis prior to recording since they clearly eat her brain cells. If you count the number of times she says "ridiculous" and "sure", you will wish you had a nickel for each time she repeats herself. To further embarrass herself, she completely misuses a word while trying to sound smart about Obamacare. She knew it was the wrong word but the martini is an evil beast that gets a kick out of spewing nonsense from your mouth before you can do a thing about it. So, just to set the record straight, Jelly knows that she should have said "Lambasted" instead of Land Blasted. This was a learning lesson all around.

Oct 22, 2013

Episode #106: Stand-Up Comics, Jon Yeager & David Carter with Boo Boo Cooper

Four Costco Jelly Jars! This week, Tim and Jelly get friendly with local stand-up comics, Jon Yeager (J&J Productions) and David Carter. We get to know them, as well as their alter egos; room mates, Christopher Walken and Woody Allen. Really. We also learn the 1000 myths of being a comedian among other things...

In addition to performing all of the DC area, Yeager is the promoter and producer of monthly comedy shows at the Rhodeside Grill in Arlington. His next show, Brash Vol. 2 Thursday Oct. 24th featuring Brian Kerns, Petey Sugg, John Herr, and Mike Quindlen! $5 for blue comedy! Open mic from 8-9 and music by RockEmSockEmRobots!  That is a lot of entertainment for just $5. Maybe you should pay more. Follow Jon on Twitter to keep up with all his amazingness. 

In addition to stand-up, David is also a working actor. So much talent! He is currently starring in Vienna Theatre Company's production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin. David promises to sneak in a JellyVision Show plug on stage to prove he is a true visionary. Keep him honest and report back to us by seeing the show this weekend or next at The Vienna Community Center!  Please stalk David on Twitter--he really likes the attention.

We are joined by the well-preserved Boo Boo Cooper who is the DC area's biggest stand-up comedy fan. She shares her shocking anti-aging secrets while showing us that Flash Cards have a double meaning. Go Boo Boo go.

The JellyVision Show is now sponsored by Big Fun Shine!

Special thanks to improviser Tice Rust from The Improv Imps for bringing Boo Boo Cooper to life.

Oct 10, 2013

Episode #105: Hand Poured Sketch & Our New Sponsors!

Tim and I get totally inspired by our talented guests from  Hand Poured Sketch in this super episode of The JellyVision Show. We chat about their sketch writing process, their goals, upcoming projects and personal philosophies. And by philosophies, we mean what tattoos they would get if they ever decided to get inked. Hand Poured Sketch hosts a monthly sketch jam at Black Fox Lounge. Bring  your sketches and meet people to play the parts. Or, come and play a part in someone's sketch. Or both! If you pee your pants, they will accept you. See us at their next Sketch Jam Oct. 27th!  In addition to their famous sketch jams, they have written a radio play and are planning a full show in January, The Christmas Procrastination Show. Deets TBA. Cool beans. And you can catch their radio play on the DC Futon Cast. Give it a listen too!

You've heard us whine for months about our lack of sponsors. Well, we got busy and in this episode you will enjoy our bounty of new sponsors who are quite unique. (Not Bounty as in paper towels) You have never heard of these products, but you will be wanting them like a second cheese puff.

We know you will enjoy them because our sponsor spots were written by Jon Menaster, Anne Polsky, Gabe Getzie and Sarah XXX of Hand Poured Sketch

Oct 1, 2013

Episode #104: Hope Operas & Teen Dad, Jett Jones

Not to be theatrical, but our conversation with  Chris Griffin and Amy Baska of Hope Operas will change your life (for the better).  This will impress you: Hope Operas may be the world's first serialized theatre festival. What?!?  Every year, since 2009. Hope Operas brings together approximately 60 DC area theatre artists to create five original works to raise money for local non-profits. This year's theme is "Cartoons for Adults" #Monday Night is the new Saturday Morning@HopeOperas  Follow them and have fun with that hashtag!

Hope Operas was founded by Chris Griffin and in a JellyVision Show exclusive, he crowns the highly medicated Amy Baska as the 2014 Artistic Director of Hope Operas! Wow! Congratulations Amy Baska!
And get this! The shows are presented in serial format: On the first night, the audience sees the first episode (10-15 minutes) of all five. A week later, they see the second episode, and so on. Audiences vote for their favorite show each evening--the show with the most votes raises the most money for its nonprofit. So freaking cool. Get entertained and feel good about yourself.

It's theatre, it's competition, it's for a good cause... and it's hilarious! 2013 Hope Operas begin Monday Oct. 7th and continue every Monday in October. Shows start at 8pm at The Comedy Spot in Arlington's Ballston Mall. Just $15--small price, big impact! Pow!

We are soon joined by Jett Jones, my teen dad neighbor. He is working all the angles to capitalize on his poor baby. His reality show, Teen Dad has been pitched to the EPT Network and negotiations are in the works. In order to promote the show, Jett is letting the public name his four month old son via an online poll. Please cast your vote and Name Jett's Baby. The name in the lead at the time of this post is Shitt Baby. Yep, double T's are on purpose.

After casting your vote, check out Hope Operas upcoming shows. Don't miss opening night on Oct. 7th! And don't forget to have a few drinks before and after.

Special thanks to DC Improviser, Bryan Jackson, for playing Jett Jones, teen dad of Shitt Baby.