Hey gang, Morning Show is going away for a little while.
We’ll be back! No biggie! But things are nutty these days, so we’ll be on hiatus until sometime in the summer. We’ll keep you posted, mainly through use of the very blog you are reading right this second.
Also, we realize we completely dropped the ball on letting you know about this before last night, which would have been a show night, and we heard some people showed up expecting to see us and ended up being totally bummed instead. Please let us know if you were among these people and we will make it up to you the most!
Thanks for everything and we’ll see you soon, bro dawgs!
… if you weren’t at the show last night.
Yeah. That’s right. Well, look on the bright side, now you know how important it is to come to the next one, Friday April 20th at 11PM.
Thanks to Kevin Allison, Everybody Nose NYC, Ben Lerman, Jen Curran, and our pals Jamie Cummings and Chris Roberti (pictured) for making it special!
Just added to tomorrow night’s lineup: Musical guest BEN LERMAN!
Who could resist that face?
Well, when we promised you info about this week’s show in the last post, this isn’t the info we’d hoped to bring you.
Unfortunately we had to cancel this month’s show, due to a perfect storm of evil forces conspiring against us. Yeah, we’re bummed about it too.
We’ll see you back at the PIT in March! Thanks for being you.
…That BOTH Hobart and Grace’s PIT improv teams have moved to Friday nights at 8 PM.
Which means you can now see both of them in the same hour, and on the third Friday of each month, you can see them AND Morning Show in one night. Convenient!
It ain’t free anymore though. It will now set you back $10 to see these two powerhouses yuk it up together. Check out the schedule at thepit-nyc.com.
Info about next week’s Morning Show is coming soon! Hang tight!
Photo by Keith Huang
Last night was a great time! Thanks to everyone who came and to all who took part!
I want to acknowledge something, however, that went unaddressed during the show itself. You see, last night’s will be the last Morning Show to feature Beowulf Jones, our longtime technician, writer and frequent sketch player. We decided not to do any special tribute to his legacy in the show, because we didn’t want to embarrass him and also because those kinds of things can often wear out their welcome pretty fast. But on Tumblr, no one can hear you blush.
I want to make one thing 100%, crystal clear to everybody: Beowulf is as responsible as anyone for establishing the unique voice of our show. By far our most prolific writer, he showed up to every one of our writing meetings not only with ideas to pitch, but with fully-written, printed-out scripts which rarely required any editing. He’s the man behind some of the funniest and most original moments the show has seen, and a guy whose commitment to quality and uncompromising taste inspired all of us to aim higher.
He also functioned as an uncredited producer and talent booker through most of our run thus far, demonstrating a level of dedication that was never demanded of him, but which he volunteered just because he’s such a good guy.
He’s leaving us for the greener pastures of L.A. next month, but we will keep a piece of him with us here forever.
Specifically, his ear. I cut it off to display as a warning to all those who might also try to abandon us.
Good luck, Beowulf! We’ll miss you!
Hey gang! Morning Show is back!
Grace is out of town for a few months, and you know what that means in the daytime world: Celebrity guest co-hosts! For our first Grace-less edition, our own Phil Wells steps up from his role as sidekick-cum-fake-stage-manager to fill in at the table with Hobart.
But that’s not all! We’re also pleased to announce our guests: Actor/comedian Taylor Negron (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Better Off Dead), twin comics Stone & Stone, and musical guests Function for Fiction!
It’s gonna be a humdinger!
Hey, Morning Show-keteers!
There’s no Morning Show in December, but you can still get your monthly fix of Hobart in The 38th Annual J Hobart B All-Star Christmas Spectacular, coming up at The PIT on Friday, December 16th at 8PM!
The classic Christmas special will also include a number of familiar faces to Morning Show fans, including our friends Carla Rhodes, Shonali Bhowmik and The Pendulum Swings, Featuring Jason Trachtenburg (plus sketch comedy troupe FUCT and short films by Kevin Scott and The Upset Triangle, too)!
You can get your tickets in advance here, and we suggest you do, as this show has a tendency to sell out!
Happy holidays, and we’ll see you back in our usual slot in January!
If you missed Morning Show writer/technician Beowulf Jones’s solo show the last time around, now’s your chance to redeem yourself in the eyes of God: He’s bringing it back tomorrow night!
Get your tickets in advance here, and prepare yourself for pure show-watching satisfaction.
Don’t be the idiot who misses this show!
Tickets available now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/158521! Go get ‘em!