Thanks to everybody who attended the first ever show of SEXY NERDS &D IRTY WORDS — we had a killer line-up of guests (pictured below) and a sold-out audience filled with cool people. (They kept an open mind and stayed “with us” as performers like to say.)
Here are some photos from the event (courtesy of ace photographer Matthew Glasson)
I opened the show with some of my filthiest material: nasty jokes, stuff I refused to tweet, and a collection of my “dirty alliteration” (which was co-written by my wife.) These jokes were a perfect way to open the show, and the audience dug it, but I really can’t share it on the web, as a potential employer might object to jokes like: “I just ate a bowl of diarrhea. And the worst part is, I wasn’t even hungry.”
Then Matt Wilson joined me for a staged reading of a classic sex-talk titled “The Roommates Hatch a Plan.”
Spoken Nerd poet Jared Singer
read his first piece of the night, a very funny and moving autobiographical poem that touched on action figures and Saturday morning cartoons. I love being at a show where one of the acts makes a passing reference to Yusagi Yojimbo. Click here
to see Jared performing at the Bowery Poetry Poetry Club.
Next, the noted nerd, wit and long-time friend M. Sweeney Lawless
revealed the conspiracy theory about putting gorillas on comic book covers. In the 1950’s, DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz observed that the best selling comic books were ones that featured primates on the cover. Meg examined several examples, many of which you can see here
with commentary by Meg and me.
Then the audience was treated to a video-game inspired routine by burlesque performer Iris Explosion
. You can watch Iris work the room as Ms. Pac-Man. (note: I first saw this act at Tom Blunt’s amazing show MEET THE LADY
. If you like my shows, you should see what Tom does.)
Come to think of it, Ms. Pac-Man was always pretty racy for a kids’ arcade game.
Next up was a high-concept act: Mark Douglas
performed as ANDREW 12-SIDED DICE CLAY
. He’s the bad-boy of the comic shop, telling jokes that are obscene, obscure and observational.
We videotaped his set and a few days later it screened at New York Comic Con during a panel on “Geek Humor.” The live-act was a hit and the video killed at Comic Con. Watch the video HERE
and please donate money to our kickstarter campaign so we can make more videos about the 12-Sided Diceman.
Also that night we played GEEK BINGO (photos not available.)
Related: here’s the 3-D trailer for Mike’s new book….
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Then we got a return visit from ANDREW 12-SIDED DICE CLAY
, who did some of the same jokes — but from a different camera angle. We got great coverage (you can see the 3-minute trailer here
), the video was shot by Jeremy Carr and edited by Eric Hendricks, the same team who joined me on most of my videos, from AMC’s Sci Fi Department to Comedy Central’s Puppet Rodeo. But unlike those web-series, Dice won’t get financed by a corporate entity. The material is too dirty and too nerdy. So we need the support of people like you (specifically, YOU!) You can pledge here
and learn more about our Kickstarter campaign
Also, in the video I play a hack comic who is too cool for school. Here I am wearing a hoodie, with my hands in my pockets, not trying very hard — because cool people don’t try very hard.
Lastly, closing out the show, Matt Wilson did some racy balloon art and he closed with a “sword swallowing” routine, set to AC/DC’s “Back in Black.” We taped his set, I hope he puts it online. In the meatime, you can see the photos here….