UCB Myspace & Cage Match
My Spree of shows at the UCB continues, and things just get crazier.
So I wander over somewhere around 9pm last night to get ready to stand in line for an improv show called MySpace. I’ve been noticing there’s a lot of regulars pulling this improv every night schedule, and I’m slowly picking up names to go with faces. I average trying to learn at least one regulars name and one performers name per night.
That’s neither here nor there, so I’ll just explain how Myspace works. A member of the audience is selected and brought up on stage next to a guy with a laptop which is projected on a screen. They then talk to the victim for a few minutes about different things on his/her page. They run through some of the pictures etc. and then they do improv scenes based on everything for 15 to 20 minutes.
Then they grab another audience member and do it all over again.
So they grab some guy who it turns out works for the Ellen Show and suddenly I’m stuck trying to remember the name of my friend of a friend that works there. Unfortunately it’s not till just now that I remember her name is Robyn. oh well.
The interview is pretty amusing, I wish I could remember the guys name so I could show you the hilarity of his pictures. But I don’t. A key note was every picture was both tagged with his name and a caption (on the pic) like “Posing” or “bringing sexy back”. Hilariousness.
So after the first round the gang called for a second volunteer and nobody raised their hand. So I stepped up to the plate and they called me up. Pulled up my profile and we talked. We talked about all the girls in my top friends, having worked on beauty and the geek, My Cat making videos, my own videos. We watched a video, a live room of maybe 50 people watched my head.
And then after what seemed like 15 minutes in itself they did their improv thing. It was pretty cool, pretty funny, and pretty awkward.
But I had a good time, people laughed at things I did, and I could see it happening. Not to mention, and most of all I was on stage and I didn’t lock up, or freeze, or come off like a moron. I don’t remember being able to see the audience very well, which I think helped.
After the show I hung outside and shook hands with a few people from UCB, from the show, people I’d seen around when this guy came over to me. A giant guy and his giant friend and he asked…
“Hey Raz, can we get a picture?”
So of course I said yes, I asked him his name. He said Zack. I think that’s officially the first time a complete stranger has recognized me and asked for a picture with me. It’s pretty amusing. So Zack if you’re out there and you got that picture from your friends cell phone to somewhere online, let me know cause it’s kind of historic to me I’d like to see it.
Oh yea as a final note I went back to UCB last night and a couple of people told me they enjoyed my myspace 🙂http://www.samproof.tv/2008/04/11/ucb-myspace-cage-match/Lifeautographs,comedy,improv,myspace,Raz,tim and eric,UCB,video,zackMy Spree of shows at the UCB continues, and things just get crazier. So I wander over somewhere around 9pm last night to get ready to stand in line for an improv show called MySpace. I've been noticing there's a lot of regulars pulling this improv every night schedule, and...SamProofSamProof email@example.comAdministratorGoogle+ | twitter Sam Proof is an Actor, Writer and Filmmaker.Sam Proof