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!
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.
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!
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!
Thanks for coming to the show last night, pals! It was another raging, throbbing, screaming success.
Thanks especially to our guests Mark Malkoff, Sara Schaefer and The Bad Parts, and to our funny friends Josh Wells, BJ Thorne, Michelle Thomas, Erick Hellwig and Gary DeNoia for their special appearances.
We’re two weeks away from the next Morning Show! Our guests will be fitness expert John Basedow (Fitness Made Simple), rock n’ roll ventriloquist Carla Rhodes (30 Rock, The Continuing Story of Carla Rhodes), and unclassifiable musical act Pancakes O’Malley (dive bars and showcases all over NYC and NJ)!
This is going to be, as the kids say, off the flippin’ chain.
In a little over a month (Friday, March 18th @ 11PM, to be exact), Morning Show with Hobart and Grace will kick down your door, shake you out of bed and throw hot coffee in your face (figuratively).
Believe us when we tell you, you will want to punch yourself SO HARD if you miss it.
So start watching this space, follow us if you’re on Tumblr, and buckle your fucking seatbelts, because in a matter of days, we’re gonna start updating the living heck out of this thing with all manner of IMPORTANT INFORMATION.