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Tuesday
Oct042005

Astonishing News from The Big Sell

Went over to Otto's Shrunken Head last night to see The Big Sell, a new show featuring NYC comics spinning humorous yarns about their current and previous day jobs, produced by Lianne Stokes (pictured) and Suzie Felber.

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Astonishing news was discovered
--Pretty much all comics who are not temping or making a living in their desired field, work in advertising--more specifically at McCann Worldgroup
--Someone suggested a kinda neat idea of starting an advertising company made up completely of comedians.
--Anthony DeVito once lost an audition for a Total breakfast cereal commercial because he looked "too ethnic."
--Brian Finkelstein once lost an audition for a play because he wasn't 22 years old... which caused him to whirl into a tempestuous rage.
--Carolyn Castiglia is MERE SECONDS away from releasing a baby from her womb.
--The actions and the words spoken by the AFLAC duck are carefully chosen by a bureaucracy of writers and subcommittees.
--Rob Paravonian revealed he is no longer doing the Pro Shop at the Sin Sin lounge on Sundays. Does that mean the Brooklyn Comedy Club folks are merging into Liam McEneaney's new FREE Sunday show at Rififi?

Reader Comments (9)

The answer to the last question:Do you mean The Million Dollar Bash at Rififi, Sundays at 7:00pm?

No, BCCo. will not be merging with us.
October 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLiam M.
That "someone" who came up with the brilliant comedian/ad agency joke was me! I suggested we could call it "Childish, Desperate. Needy & Partners." And I must say, it's as golden in type as it was on stage.

p.s. Ask Liam about the Crazy Old Lady from Sunday's MDB.
October 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony DeVito
Actually, the BCCo folks will still run Sundays at Sin Sin I believe, I'm leaving it in their capable hands. Just couldn't take all the "world" music :P
October 4, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRob P.
The most shocking news? Rob Paravonian uses that sticking-out-tongue emoticon. :-O
October 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLiam M.
CDN was an awesome joke Anthony, and so true. Lianne and Susie - you should host another night like this, it was awesome. Maybe then my photography lessons will have come to fruition and I'll have some good photos to share.
October 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Rob: Speaking of World music, your tale of the guy who played turtle shell at Sin Sin was hee-larious.

Liam: why you got to be playa (who uses emoticons) hater?

Rachel: Don't be a (your own photography skills) hater. And OMG you smelled amazing that night. Not too strong, but when I got close, you were like a warm freshly-baked something delicious.

Ant'ny: You so funny.

Apiary: Rock on!

October 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSusie
Susie - It's vanilla from the Body Shop, which I have worn since I was 15. I am working on the photo magic - Nate was showing me something about shutter speeds but kindof lost me at "F-stop" though. Next time though, all candid photos of the comedians in embarrassing poses.
October 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
Rachel, F-Stops are tricky. The last time I took one I got knocked up. Be careful.

Nate, you are too f'ing cute!

Loved the show, kids.
October 6, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn
I could see Anthony DeVito on a box of Kashi Goodfriends cereal. There's still hope.
October 8, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSkip

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