Friday, March 25, 2005

...and then a big brown shark came...

[] How much of a good stand-up routine is the material and how much is the person delivering it? Could someone else do Eddie Murphy's Delirious or Raw justice? Could a petite blonde do Margaret Cho?

I just came across this Wired News report on a kareoke spin-off: joke-e-oke. Basically, someone gets up on stage and delivers another comic's material. Some try to mimic the original delivery, intonation, timing & mannerisms, while others play with it. The audience doesn't even have to think of heckles; they're provided by monitors.

Might be a good competition; start with someone easy like, say, Ellen DeGeneres or Paul Reiser in their early days & then work your way up to something frantic like Robin Williams' Night at the Met. Hopefully the good contenders would take their successes and try their hand at original material & get onto the club/festival circuit.

Coming up next: Theatresports players act out weblog posts... You never know...

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Posted by Dean @ 3/25/2005 08:11:00 pm

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How about a bloggeroke meet-up? At maybe the Braddon Bowlo on a Friday night?

Posted by Blogger Zoe @ Friday, March 25, 2005 10:16:00 pm #

For bowls or interpretive readings?

Posted by Blogger Dean @ Friday, March 25, 2005 10:25:00 pm #
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