REVIEW: Comedy Jamm

Comedy Jamm at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase last night was interesting, as always. 12 comedians took the stage, bringing with them the good, the bad, and the ugly of comedic attempts. Only a few of the 12 were really funny, a few were somewhat painful to watch, and the rest were somewhere in between. For the most part, the night was anti-climactic. I always hope to find a comedian who is really funny, who gets a genuine laugh from me and the rest of the crowd. People who go to comedy clubs love to laugh–that’s what we’re there for. There were a few jokes that made me sincerely burst out into laughter, but for most of the show the audience gave a courtesy-laugh so  the comedians would feel comfortable.

Even though I didn’t find a new favorite comedian last night, I still really enjoyed myself. With 12 comedians all giving their stories and observations, you’re bound to find a few jokes to be laugh-worthy. I realized that the search for good comedy is half the fun, and Comedy Jamm is a great, cheap way to hear new comedians do their thing. Through all of the bad jokes, the uncomfortable sexual or racist jokes, the awkward comedian who refers to the scribbles in his notebook on stage, it feels really good to finally see someone with a good sense of humor, who points out what’s funny about everyday life.  The comedy club is a great place to get away from the pressures and stresses of being a student and remember that life isn’t meant to be taken so seriously.

Preview: Heart Bared?

Tonight is the first showing of the musical, “Bare,” a Basement Arts production. I know some of the people in it and it just so

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happens to work perfectly into this busy last two week schedule that we all have. The show is set at a Catholic boarding school and uses an exciting contemporary musical score to play out a plot of sexual and social exploration. The students are struggling with countless questions and tonight I, at least, will see if they receive answers.

The show is completely free and is showing Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm, and Friday at 11pm in studio 1 of Walgreen Drama Center on north campus. Doors open at 6:45pm.Please come support your fellow students and see what they have to offer us!

I hope to see you there!

Sending you love and light,

Danny Fob

(Coffee is on me if you can name the show that my sign off is from!)

PREVIEW: Lizzie Hutton, poetry reading

Feeling poetic? Tuesday, December 6th at 5pm, you can marvel at the talents of UM alum, Lizzie Hutton. I heard about this event because I’m on the mailing list for the English Dept. stuff, being an English major, and it is part of the Zell Visiting Writers Series. I went to the Ghost Writers one, a seminar that they are actually bringing back next week I think, and that was really interesting and slightly spooky (if you’re into that, definitely attend). I’m excited to go to another one in this series considering how entertained I was by the Ghost Writers event. As an aspiring writer, these events are of course appealing, but even if you just enjoy good theatre, good stories, or in this case poetry, I suppose, definitely consider going. Since you hear the story/poem from the mouth of the author who wrote it, you really get swept up in the emotion that was intended by the author. I look forward to hearing Lizzie Hutton read some of her works for this same reason.

The e-mail I received as part of this Zell Series subscription says, “[Hutton’s] poetry has appeared in the Harvard Review, Yale Review, and Antioch Review…in 2009 she won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize in poetry.” Along with that prize and other awards mentioned, Hutton has proven herself as someone worthy of notability in the literary world.

So, Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 5pm in 3222 Angell Hall, come and check out Lizzie Hutton for FREE! Hope to see you there!

PREVIEW: Basement Arts and The Spectrum Center present BARE

Sponsored by World AIDS Week, Basement Arts presents “BARE: A Pop Opera.” I’ve heard so many great things about this show, and I’m so excited to finally get a chance to see it. And it’s FREE! Basements Arts with support from The Spectrum Center is putting on this sure-to-be-stellar musical at the Walgreen Drama Center on North Campus, Studio One. UM Events website says, “A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school faces issues of sexuality and personal identity…they struggle to come to terms with who they are, and who the world thinks they should be…” (UM events). It is sure to be a fantastic event; especially since the other event I went to sponsored by the Spectrum Center was absolutely amazing. I don’t think we will be disappointed.

The performances of “BARE” run December 1st 7pm-9pm, Dec. 2nd 7pm-9pm and 11pm, and Dec. 3rd 7pm-9pm. Attending is free and more information regarding World AIDS week can be found at their website: worldaidsweekum.wordpress.com

Hope you can make it!

PREVIEW: Comedy Jamm

The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase hosts its Comedy Jamm night every Wednesday at 8 p.m. For only $5 you can see 12 up-and-coming comedians perform live, most from the Detroit area but others are from various places all over the country. I’ve been once before, and I am looking forward to going again and writing a review for all of you! The one show I attended was pretty interesting–one comedian actually cussed out the crowd and stormed off of the stage because no one was laughing at her jokes! Never a dull moment. Even if the jokes aren’t funny, you can still have a good laugh! Especially if you’ve never had the chance to go to the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, you should definitely check out Comedy Jamm on Wednesday night, if not this week, then sometime in the weeks to come. It certainly makes for a cheap, fun night out on the town, and a great way to de-stress on a Wednesday night! Hope to see you there!

Review: Whoops! sorry :(

Though I did write a preview about the Beijing Guitar Duo and had tickets and the full intention of going, I also attended Cabaret on Sunday. It was part of my very busy art weekend.

Playing guitar can be much fun gitaar leren

And I was not aware that Cabaret would go as long as it did. Cabaret was absolutely fantastic, but it went longer that i thought, so it overlapped the concert and I was unable to attend. I’m sorry to disappointing you. I too was disappointed to be unable to attend. I’m sure it was wonderful though!

Sending you love and light,

Danny Fob

(Coffee is on me if you can name the show that my sign off is from!)