"Curvemaster" (written by Nic Wegener) was made for October's edition of The Midnight Show at UCB LA. The video stars Mr. Show alum John Ennis (our October guest host), as the "creepy, brilliant entrepeneur" Richard Richards, inventor of exercise product "The Curvemaster". The video also features Andie Bolt, Kulap Vilaysack, Nic Wegener, Cale Hartmann, and Danielle Vasinova.
We wanna congratulate our Abby Elliott for joining the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured performer! If you came to our last show, you might remember Abby from playing Bonnie Hunt in "JELL-O Comedian Auditions", and Anna Faris in "Anna Faris Leafs Through The World Almanac".
Guest Host: TJ Miller ("Cloverfield", ABC's Carpoolers)
Musical Guest: The Voyeurs
COLD OPEN: McCain/Palin
(written by James Adomian)
OPENING MONOLOGUE: TJ Miller
(written by Zach Paez, Chad Fogland, Michael Busch and TJ Miller)
JETS vs. SHARKS
(by Nic Wegener)
Old gang rivals, The Jets and the Sharks, tried really hard to show up the other one...but they keep coming up with new gang logos that are way too similar...because there's only a few ways to make Jets and Sharks look different on a T-Shirt without EVERYBODY gettin' confused.
Featuring: Nic Wegener, Andie Bolt, Chad Fogland & the entire cast
VIDEO: Orson Welles Wine Commercial Out-takes
(by James Adomian)
A parody of the drunken, 1980s Orson Welles debacle during a commercial shoot for California sparkling white wine.
Featuring: James Adomian, Nic Wegener, Mary Newman, Eric Moneypenny, Ashley Friedlander, Megan Reeves, James Ross, and Michael Busch.
THE DISCOVERY OF DINOSAURS
(by Heather Campbell)
1800s intellectuals have discovered 'Dinosaurs', and try to figure out what in the hell 'Dinosaurs' are supposed to be in front of each other, whilst deciding on hilarious names for these enormous, ancient boney lizards who simultaneously ate everything while having sex with it, then disappeared for no reason.
Featuring: Heather Campbell, James Adomian, Ben Siemon, Hal Rudnick, and cast.
(by Ben Siemon)
Making fun of that part in "Mrs. Doubtfire" when Robin Williams' character came up with the name...but way funnier. It's good stuff.
Featuring: Ben Siemon & Andie Bolt
THE GARY BUSEY INTERRUPTION
(by Michael Busch, improv by T.J. Miller & James Adomian)
Gary Busey and T.J. Miller try to deconstruct whatever theories that Busey espouses.
Asshole kids think they've pulled one over on ol' Dad this time...but Mom's straightening this out until their father gets home...
Featuring: Ben Siemon, Jeff Sloniker, Heather Campbell
VIDEO: "Are You a LAWYER!?! Probably Not..."
(by Eric Moneypenny)
A late-night TV lawyer commercial for a lawyer that's helping people who aren't lawyers!
Featuring: Heather Campbell, Josh Fadem, Eric Moneypenny, Jeff Sloniker, and James Adomian.
(by Chad Fogland)
THE key witness in an important murder trial is an actual parrot, who says everything...but mostly anything.
Featuring: Brandon Johnson, Hal Rudnick, Jeff Sloniker, James Adomian, and Eric Moneypenny.
JEFF SLONIKER DRIVES AROUND in A FAKE CAR
(by Jeff Sloniker)
Originally, it was "Jeff Sloniker Fake Drives 'Drunk Charles Bronson' Home in a Fake Car"....but "Drunk Charles Bronson" couldn't make it....it still ruled.
Featuring: Jeff Sloniker
Vacation Stories: "THE SWAMP"
(by Ryan Perez)
Everybody around the office has cool vacation stories to tell, from all around the world...but not like the guy who visited "The Swamp" (Adomian)
Featuring: James Adomian, Andie Bolt, Heather Campbell, Eva Anderson.
"BELL BIV DEVOE or WILLEM DAFOE!?!?"
(by Eric Moneypenny)
A game show where contestants have to figure out whether we're talking about 1980s R&B sensation Bell Biv DeVoe...or 1990s character film actor Willem Dafoe. However, it wasn't an easy TV game show...but a prank TV show on the fake game show host who thought he was hosting a real game show...and the whole thing wound up as a Psychology experiment conducted by Stanford University. (SPOILERS!!!!)
Featuring: T.J. Miller, Andie Bolt, Jeff Sloniker, Cale Hartmann, Moneypenny, and James Adomian as "Gary Busey".
Here's our newest video, from last week's show....hosted by Steve Agee (Comedy Central's "The Sarah Silverman Program"). It's a video where a former MLB umpire (Jeff Sloniker) baby-proofs things for a couple (Agee & Abby Elliott). Written by Chad Fogland & made by Matt Johnson.
More videos and posts from The Midnight Show coming soon...
The FIRST ever "Midnight Show" happened at UCB Theatre LA on August 2, 2008 with celebrity guest host Jerry Minor w/musical guest The Rolling Blackouts in front of a sold-out crowd. Here's what happened...(and thanks to Megan Berru for the photos).
OPENING: LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
(written by Hal Rudnick)
Our overexuberant Mayor tells the audience about important happenings in the city of Angels.
Featuring: Hal Rudnick
HOST MONOLOGUE: Jerry Minor
(by Eric Moneypenny, Cale Hartmann, Zach Paez, Michael Busch)
Guest host Jerry Minor tries to do a monologue, but The Midnight Show writers think it's an SNL opening monologue, so they try to interrupt by asking him questions, but Jerry won't let them, so everybody's arguing about whether or not to ask questions. Sounds boring and complicated on paper, but it went great.
Featuring: Minor, Moneypenny, Hartmann, Paez, Nic Wegener, James Ross.
"Hype Man" for a Stand-Up Comedian
(by Nic Wegener, James Ross, James Pumphrey, and Brandon Johnson)
Everything's better with a hip-hop hype man, even a bad stand-up at a depressing, run-of-the-mill open mic.
Featuring: Ben Siemon & Brandon Johnson.
"Red Dawn" Film Teacher
(by Hal Rudnick)
This film course will only deal with the 1980s Cold War classic "Red Dawn", and absolutely nothing else.
Featuring: Hal Rudnick, Kulap Vilaysack, Stephen Hale & the cast.
(by Heather Campbell)
Two U.S. tourists check into a Japanese hotel, turn on the TV, and are treated to the most insane Anime ever.
Featuring: Campbell, Jeff Sloniker, Hal Rudnick, Andie Bolt, Josh Fadem, Kulap Vilaysack, etc.
VIDEO: AXE for Women
(by Andie Bolt)
AXE is supposed to have an awesome effect on the opposite sex, but when girls start using it, it gets creepy.
Featuring: Andie Bolt, James Adomian, Hal Rudnick, James Ross, Nathan Barnatt, and many more.
"The Man That Can't Tell the Difference Between Men & Women"
(by Eric Moneypenny, Cale Hartmann, and Zach Paez)
At a swingin' cocktail party, a single dude hits on only dudes. He isn't gay, he just has absolutely no fundamental understanding of the difference between men and women.
Featuring: Jerry Minor, Brandon Johnson & the cast.
(by Ryan Perez)
A man wears mirrors on his shoes to look up his wife's skirt. Every day, and all day long. For 15 years.
Featuring: Josh Fadem & Andie Bolt
HBO's "John Adams"
(by James Adomian)
Commercial spoof of actor Paul Giamatti trying to play one of America's forefathers.
Featuring: James Adomian & an Eric Moneypenny voiceover.
A late night variety show written and performed by a regular staff of some of the best young sketch writers and performers in Los Angeles. Each month's show features a new celebrity host and musical guest. It's dangerous sketch comedy. It's the new best thing.
Next Show: Saturday, Dec. 6 @ 11:59pm UCB Theatre LA 5919 Franklin Ave
Guest Host: Dax Shepard ("Idiocracy", "Baby Mama", "Let's Go to Prison", MTV's "Punk'D")
Starring: James Adomian Andie Bolt Heather Campbell Abby Elliott Josh Fadem Stephen Hale Brandon Johnson Hal Rudnick Ben Siemon Jeff Sloniker Kulap Vilaysack
Written by: Joe Chandler
Chad Fogland Cale Hartmann
Ann Maddox Eric Moneypenny Zach Paez Ryan Perez James Ross Nic Wegener