Only wanted to add two things to Nick’s awesome remembrance here.
1. All of us UCB kids are lucky. The early UCB days were all about the DIY because it wasn’t even in most of our minds that comedy was a career. Luckily, even though so many people have proved that it is by now, that DIY spirit is still alive and well. Awesome people from (I’m gonna guess) the 80th generation are still putting up funny shit for no money that THEY like to please THEM.
2. And I want to give a shout-out to people who always seem to miss the best shows! To the tired people, those who “need to go home” and miss the awesome show/experience that everyone will be talking about. I saw a lot of the cool things Nick described but I missed a lot more of them. And someone out there right now is missing another cool thing today, so here’s to you buddy!
The Brooklyn Paper did a little article on me and on my show Doug Moe is a Bad Dad. It’s a really nice profile and a funny distillation of a twenty minute conversation. I think Kate did a very good job actually of making sense in a short article of my weird references to improv theory, scrawny dogs and taxi drivers.
I’m not entirely sure that I am “milking” the UCB Theatre (are they “milking” me? It feels like there’s a perpetual milk-making machine in place. I am as tired of this disgusting metaphor as you).
This is not me. This is a comedian and actor named Doug Moe who you may recognize from roles on shows such as 30 Rock and Rescue Me. Or not. Maybe you’re more of a book person. I don’t know. Anyway, he Tumbls about dad-like stuff at manvchild.
There are various bits of detritus from the spawning of my new show (Doug Moe is a Bad Dad: one more show in August on the 19th!). I tried various things and had ideas that didn’t pay off. I tried to be open to things that Phoebe and I already were doing that might be able to be used for my show.
I had read about a fun puppet app for the iPad called Puppet Pals. Basically, they provide little characters and various backgrounds and you can make your own little puppet shows. The beauty part is that you can also import your own backgrounds and pictures and make shows. These shows can be recorded and made into videos.
So I wanted to make a video with Phoebe and see how it went. It didn’t make it into the show, but it’s sufficiently weird to make it into the Internet.
She picked out all the backgrounds from requested google searches.
Yes, there is a part where I accidentally scare her because I am trying to move the plot along.
One of the reasons/excuses I have for not writing on this blog as much as I’d like to be has been that I have been busting my ass on a new stage show. I’m super-proud of this show and it’s going to debut on the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre stage next Friday at 7:30pm. It’s called Doug…