Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Midnight Show's "Curvemaster" Video Featured on Front Page of YouTube's Comedy Section

"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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Midnight Show's Abby Elliott gets on SNL!!!

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".

Pretty cool news, huh?
Saturday Night Live Adds Two New Women

The Midnight Show 9/6/08 (w/TJ Miller & The Voyeurs)

Guest Host: TJ Miller ("Cloverfield", ABC's Carpoolers)
Musical Guest: The Voyeurs

COLD OPEN: McCain/Palin
(written by James Adomian)

(written by Zach Paez, Chad Fogland, Michael Busch and TJ Miller)

(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.

(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

(by Michael Busch, improv by T.J. Miller & James Adomian)
Gary Busey and T.J. Miller try to deconstruct whatever theories that Busey espouses.


(by Ben Siemon)

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.

(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 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.

(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".

NEW VIDEO: MLB Baby-proofing Umpire!!!

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...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Midnight Show 8/2/08

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

(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.

Sugar Chan
(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.

Mirror Shoes
(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.

Rosie O'Donnell Makes Prank Phone Calls
(by Jeff Sloniker & Michael Busch)

MUSICAL GUESTS:  The Rolling Blackouts

GUEST PERFORMER:  Nathan Barnatt

VIDEO:  "How to Use An Elevator"
(by Michael Busch, Stephen Hale, and Jeff Sloniker)
1970s Instructional film about how to use these new people-elevating machines they keep putting in buildings.
Featuring:  Hal Rudnick, Jeff Sloniker, and Ben Siemon.

...Brandon Johnson Counts The Minorities in the Audience

(by Brandon Johnson & Michael Busch)
There weren't many.   And Brandon Johnson kicks ass, as usual.
Featuring:  Brandon

The "Most Inspiring" person at the L.A. Marathon
(by. Ryan Perez)
A young, vibrant marathon runner tries to get last place to be the "most inspiring" story of the marathon, just to beat out a 90-year old dying guy.
Featuring:  Jerry Minor, Josh Fadem, Hal Rudnick, Heather Campbell.

Mark Gastineau:  Video Professor  
(by Eric Moneypenny)
1980s NFL NY Jets sackmaster tries to teach people how to use Mac computers.
Featuring:  Stephen Hale, Ben Siemon, Heather Campbell, Kulap Vilaysack & Eric Moneypenny.

VIDEO:  "Omnibus Globes"
(by James Adomian)
In our global world, there needs to be more globe commercials.  
Featuring:  James Adomian, Cale Hartmann, James Pumphrey, James Ross, Eric Moneypenny, Angela Hindley.

"Mark Rumley:  Black-Out Drunk Detective"
(by Eric Moneypenny, Zach Paez & Jeff Sloniker)
A detective that can solve every crime...once he figures out where in the hell he was last night when he passed out wasted.
Featuring:  Jeff Sloniker, Stephen Hale, Ben Siemon, Andie Bolt.

Dr. Warrior
(by Michael Busch & Josh Fadem)
Dr. Phil's show, but with guest host and former WWF Champion, The Ultimate Warrior.
Featuring:  Josh Fadem, Stephen Hale, James Adomian & cast.

The Midnight Show is directed by Joe Wagner, with executive producer Michael Busch, and co-producer Megan Reeves.