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The Stranger Than Fiction Show at the Comedy Store 8/25/10

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Phoenyx rockin the Comedy Store

Phoenyx rockin the Comedy Store

What’s up my babies?  Just wanted to drop a quick note about The Stranger than Fiction Show invading the Main Room of the Comedy Store tomorrow (August 25th, 2010). The STF crew will do what we do best and bring the funny.

Unfortunately (and fortunately), I’ve had to pull out of the gig since I’ll be out-of-town working on another project.  It’s a big one and I’m psyched to be working on such a big project and hopefully “leveling up”.  Shout out to casting director Bonnie Gillespie for adding that term to my vernacular.

But that doesn’t mean the rest of the crew doesn’t want your support! Show ’em some love when they hit the stage at 9:30pm.

In other news,  you may have noticed the new look of the blog and the increased functionality.  Lord knows it’s helped my eyes and I think it actually lends itself to readability. And at the end of the day isn’t that what it’s really all about?

I’ve also been on a tear recently by refreshing — but I’ll put out another post when we’re out of beta.


Written by ZekeIsAwesome

August 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

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Annoying Neighbors

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We’ve all had them.  They come in all shapes and sizes and bring a wealth of diversity and idiosyncrasies to the community.  Since moving to Venice I’ve had a few choice neighbors already. Here are my top three starting from the bottom working my way up:

Number 3) The meth-head who plays guitar for hours on end, playing the same pentatonic scales in between fits of yelling at the television. This guy is not only annoying, but he also brings an element of danger to the table.  Don’t get me wrong, I love blues inspired pentatonics and they are every guitar player’s bread and butter.  However, After hour four of the 12 bar blues in the key of A, I’m about ready to take my own life.  Save the fact that baseball season is ramping up and my only reprieve will be his random screams of agony as Manny goes down swinging with the bases juiced.  As a side note this neighbor may have allegedly accidentally discharged his shotgun in to the skull of a neighbor he was having an argument with.  I could devote an entire blog to this incident.

Number 2) The coked out sex fiend who nails skanks through out all hours of the day and night. Whoa! Hold on there Zeke! Why are you hating on a guy who’s getting his grove on?  You should be happy for him, right?  Wrong.  At some point I need to sleep, write, and masturbate and I sure as hell can’t do that while I have Ron Jeremy banging it out at all hours of the night.  Wait, I guess I could masturbate . . .

Number 1) The guy who sub-lets a sub-let from a friend of the guy who’s sub-let the sub-let and enjoys house music. This guys is perhaps the worst offender of all since he doesn’t belong there in the first place.  Forget about his crappy choice in music for a second.  He hasn’t been pre-screened and more importantly sub-lets usually attract the dregs of society.  I can’t remember the last time Thurston Howell the 3rd (much less his half-brother Graham Wellington) was looking for a sub-let for the summer, but I can tell you its not on his bucket list.

However, none of these compare to the neighbor that the Stranger than Fiction Show deals with in the embedded clip.  Check it out and share it with your friends.

This week’s shows

I will be performing twice this week with The Stranger Than Fiction Show.  Wednesday night March 31st, I’ll be at the Comedy Store in Hollywood, CA.    It will be a night of improv comedy with some of the top improvisers from The LA Connection Comedy Theater.  I go on a 945pm with the STF crew.

Friday night April 2nd The Stranger than Fiction Show heads over the hill to our home theater, the LA Connection in Sherman Oaks, CA.  As usual, we will be doing 90 minutes of our own brand of improv comedy starting at 9pm.  This show will feature our newest addition to the show, STF Bingo!  E-mail me at for details on either show.

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