Simpler times

February 5th, 2014 by OddBot · Be the first to Comment

Getting old sucks.

Actually, I’m lying. Getting old is pretty fantastic except for the whole container for your soul falling apart thing. Other than that, it’s pretty fantastic. One of the downsides is that both with age and marriage, I’ve gathered up a number of accessories that I hadn’t intended… And no, my wife is not an accessory, contrary to what I will tell you over beers and nachos that I punctuate with my secretly held anti-feminist views. I do a great impersonation of Betty Friedan as a phone sex operator that only works if I have sour cream and salsa.

The accessories that I mention are attire. 5 years ago, life was simple. I had one pair of shoes and one pair of flip-flops, all my pants were jeans – excepting my one suit that I presume I had in case I had an ‘event’ (job interview, court, etc) and all of my shirts were either for painting or reinforced the bohemian world view that came with owning shoes and flip flops. Sure, most of that clothing probably had some sort of food-based stain on it (wing sauce and mustard being very hard to get out), but it was simple.

Sex, Lies & Videotapes’ Graham explains the complexity of multiple keys.

Here I am, five years later with 2 pairs of dress shoes, a pair of running shoes, walking shoes, boots, work boots, flip flops and miscellaneous foot-beshodment. I have multiple hues of khakis, dress pants, casual pants and … fuck, I don’t even know. All I know is I have a fucking closet, which is not to say a closet for fucking, because you can’t fuck in there. There’s too many clothes.

I mean, sure, I’m happy, but what consolation is that?

At any rate, we were putting together our show for this month and all the sketches we ended up picking were inadvertently some of our ancient stuff from 6 years ago. If I were a marketing person, I’d call these ‘deep cuts’. We’re really excited about it since we’ve gotten much more talented over the last half-decade and we’d like to show it to you.

Also, if you have a minute before 2/9, you could vote for us for the Charlotte Magazine Best of the Best award for best “Improv/Sketch Comedy Group” (under Arts – Best Local) and “Twitter Personality:Humor” (under Media – Best Local). Not that you’re not all attractive to look at, but we have vague dreams of getting new fans eventually… perhaps better, more attractive ones.


(who feels vaguely terrible at being slow to update the blog sometimes)

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Cat Fancyin

November 15th, 2013 by OddBot · Be the first to Comment

Every once in a while, we have a prop that outshines the sketch. This is one such prop.




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Hiding in plain site

September 25th, 2013 by OddBot · Be the first to Comment

Sometimes, being hidden is difficult. I mean, we live in Charlotte, so hiding is not really something we place a lot of emphasis on. I mean, we have a giant light up penis in the middle of our city and radiant pink towers. We left subtle behind years ago. But sometimes, being hidden is to be desired. A few examples of how not to hide.


I only noticed the kid hiding underneath because he is not paisley-colored. And yes, I realize paisley is not a color. It’s a colour. There is a difference.


I realize sometimes a call center has to stay hidden for security reasons. I mean, if I ever find out where Time Warner hides their employees… Or those fuckers at the Butterball Turkey Hotline who think they’re better than me… But seriously… Putting ‘Call Center’ up on the doors doesn’t help. Your employees know where you are. Other people don’t. Put up something like Premier Worldwide Advantage, Inc LLC. No one knows what that shit means.


And ye shall know the Anti-Chhrist by the mark of the beast. And ye shall know where he doth park by the mark of the beast and the reasonable rates and affordable long-term options (call for details).


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New shows, Promo events for the Blumenthal

September 9th, 2013 by OddBot · Be the first to Comment

Howdy loyal blog readers,

As the literally dozens of you know, we’re running monthly shows at Upstage in NoDa these days and it’s working out for us rather nicely. People can find us on a reasonably predictable schedule and we can enjoy the bit where we don’t have to remember our own show dates when strangers ask us when our next show is and we just say ‘next month on a Friday and Saturday’. It’s much easier on us and marginally not-unhelpful (which is kind of our goal).


Also, we’ve got a couple of promotional events with the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to promote the touring show Potted Potter. Potted Potter tells all 7 books of Harry Potter in 70 minutes. We’ll be discussing Potted Potter, Sketch Comedy and Harry Potter in general. There is a lunch & learn event on Wednesday, Sept. 11 (Yes, delightful date) at noon (RSVP here) and one on Sept. 17th at 7pm (I’ll amend the location closer to the date).

If you’re reading this, odds are you have nothing else going on in your life and you can make it to these events. Also, I’ve been told that I don’t relay information in a sensitive manner.


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A new show and reasons why your mother (who is fat) is fat.

July 17th, 2013 by OddBot · Be the first to Comment

Lets get the boring bit out the way up front. We have a new show this weekend. It’s going to be awesome. Seriously, if you don’t know what an awesome show we put on, you really have no reason to be reading this blog (unless you’re my mom, in which case you’re doing this to make sure I haven’t become completely homeless or so degenerate that my prostitute-induced diseases have finally driven me so mad that I can’t read any more). Come to the show. It will complete you.


That being said, I do not get what some people do with their car stickers. You’ve seen them. The kidnapper to-do list that soccer moms and poetry major fathers put on the back of their minivans.


What the heck does this even mean?


This I can appreciate. This person tells other people not only are they lazy, they are an advocate of laziness, perhaps having written a blog about their endurance training up to an 18 hour long couch-riding binge TV watching marathon.

Or they are handicapped.


Sure, it could be an Autobot… or it could be a Decepticon claiming to be an Autobot. That is exactly the sort of thing a Decepticon would do. Because that’s what they do. They Decept. Its right there in the name.


I’ve got nothing.

Come on out to the show this weekend at Upstage people. We look forward to seeing you.


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