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Aug292007

Hard 'N Phirm @ The Hudson Theatre - 8.26.7

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Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman played at the spacious and grand Hudson Theater to tape their first television special, Comedy Central Presents: Hard 'N Phirm.

NOTES
--The taping was split into two sets: Lavell Crawford & Hard 'N Phirm. Larger than life Lavell--who looked just like Spidey archvillain, The Kingpin, in his grey suit and salmon shirt--is on THE FAST TRACK TO SOMETHING with an appearance at Aspen, a finalist slot on Last Comic Standing, and his own half-hour special all within the same year.
--At the end of Lavell's half, the stage manager shuffled around the audience members in the first couple of rows. The emcee said CCP doesn't want the same folks on camera twice... which appeared to actually mean: Brown people OUT, White people IN.
--But did the nerdy tunes of Hard 'N Phirm go over with this MALTSTREAM crowd? Yes! Melodicas + reciting the decimals of Pi + waving American flags to ditties about dinosaurs = UNIVERSAL APPEAL. Commitment goes a long way.
--Chris & Mike have a funny song called Love is Like a Simile in which they belt out obvious and redundant lyrics with all the passion and idiocy of rockers Savage Garden. "I wrap my arms around you... cuz that's the only way I know how to have you in my arms." You can hear it at the end of this AST Radio podcast featuring Hard 'N Phirm..
--SPOTTED: Television star Scott Adsit was seen amongst the crowd, laughing and cooing at the things that were funny. Just like us!
--One last thing worth mentioning: we thought it was pretty cool that Hardwick was personally putting H'NP superfans on the VIP list for this show.

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While Scott Adsit has guest starred on The Office, please tell me you watch 30 Rock, the best show on TV!
August 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlindsay
And...my comment now makes no sense.
August 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterlindsay
I knew my Post First-Edit Later approach would catch up with me some day.
August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterNate
I'm pretty sure Scott Adsit was there with Jessica Makinson from Comedy Central's "Halfway Home". If it wasn't her it was definitely her doppleganger.

Also, this show was awesome. Thank you Hard 'N Phirm for puting us ASTers on the VIP list. For Posehn's show the night before (in which Nick Thune also performed and fucking killed), we had to wait outside in the heat for a long time and sit upstairs in the hot as balls balcony with no leg room in our row. Thanks to Chris, we walked right into the theater, were seated in posh seats downstairs, and recieved a complimentary gold watch. True red carpet treatment right there.
August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick
Ooooh, they got a nice background. Robert Kelly only got blue drapes.
August 29, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterScott Bateman

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