Louis C.K. is coming to Toronto for Just for Laughs!
I am so excited I honestly can’t write about anything else.
If you haven’t heard, he’ll be doing four shows at the Sony Centre on September 27 and 28, 2012.
Tickets start at $99 for a guaranteed spot to see Louis C.K..
As though that weren’t enough, you also get four credits to see some of the 41 other cool things the festival will offer.
And in a fit of democracy the Just for Laugh people will let the ticket purchasers decide the festival schedule. Madness! You, and all the other ticket purchasers get a smart phone based app that will help determine what the most popular events are so if they need to move to a bigger venue, etc., they can. The app will also let you interact with other festival goers and performers in other cool ways.
To buy your tickets or find out more, go to the JFL42 website.
The website also has a promotional video that is really a not so hidden excuse to have an extended boob shot on a model with less than 10 per cent body fat. Ironically, she looks unhappy, probably because she hasn’t eaten in days.
Frankly, I think it would have been more innovative to have an extended boob shot of Louis C.K. being drawn on, plus it would be a hell of a lot more relevant.
I’m sure a ton of comics will be rushing to have extra medical experiments done on them so they can get more money to see Louis C.K..
I also know quite a few comics who will be a part of the 41 other events, maybe of whom have also performed at the Comedy Cabaret. Congratulations to everyone who is a part of Jfl42!
Recently I was invited to join Cowbird, a by invitation only storytelling website.
The idea behind Cowbird is that you are able to post short stories, and sometimes collaborate on group developed stories with others.
I’ll be posting some short prose pieces on Cowbird periodically. Admittedly, this will mostly come from a wealth of material I already have stored up. I’ll be starting with stuff I wrote in high school, which, based on the surprisingly great reaction I’ve received in a single day, still holds water, at least five years later
I will also need to come up with pictures for each piece, which will be the challenge for me. I’m actually an above photographer and am used to using my photography skills for work, but I generally don’t take a lot of pictures and the photos have to be original. I figure this means that just about everything in my apartment will now be subject to a photo shoot.
For my first submitted piece, “Movie Theatres,” I took a photo of some of VHS tapes on my guitar case. Ahhh, the creative mind. I think it turned out pretty well.
While Cowbird isn’t a comedy related website, it does enable me to showcase my more creative writing skills in a different way. It also seems to be perfectly suited to a lot of my pre-existing material.
To see the piece on Cowbird, go here.