Tag: comedy

Obvious Child

Date #348 – Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A: B’s bud told us to check out this movie called Obvious Child so we made a plan to go. It ended up only being B and I because his friend was late and it sold out! Well, he missed a great flick. This film was so cute and good and progressive and funny. I wrote about it on my blog because I loved it so much. Basically, sitting beside B during the opening skit made me giggle a lot. Go see it and then we’ll talk.

B: I’ll just tell you…the opening skit talks about what really goes on with women’s underwear. It was a revelation for me and, based on the way many of the women in the theatre were laughing, it was totally true.

I thought “yeah, I always figured it would be kind of messy down there…it just makes sense,” and finally someone was de-mistifying it for me. 

Anyways, the movie was hilarious and I am so happy I saw it with A. I was sad my friend missed out. I really like when A and I get to hang out with other people. We’re so busy it doesn’t happen much.

Short Film work

Date #328 – Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A: I asked the 8-ball if we’d ever finish this short film and the answer was “unlikely.” Well we’ll show you!!!

B: OK, while writing this post I can admit I am behind in working on a draft score of the film. A has trusted me to write all the music for this film and I don’t want to let her down.

Do you ever procrastinate on a project because you feel an intense pressure to do really well? 

French Improv Finals

Date #300 – Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A: Our friend does French Improv and it was the finals for the season so we went to support her. B went to French Immersion but, to be frank, he was a poor translator this night. I didn’t really know what was going on and when I asked him he just stared and me and smiled. So I was pretty lost. But the red team won so at least I could say I was there!

B: It’s hard translating OK!! Alright, freakout over. Yes, I could have done better. It is hard though. Improv moves fast and translating jokes in an interesting way is tough. It was a lot of fun to go and support A’s friend. It was our second time, but I didn’t get to sit next to A the last time

At one point A’s friend did a sketch where she was a translator and spoke English, French, and Spanish. It was great because I could tell she made this character just for A.

A night of French Improve

Date #182 – Jan 28, 2014

B: In Toronto there is an all-French Improv league called Les Improbables. A’s friend competes in this league and so we decided to go. The way the competition happens is two teams of six compete in various short improv games over an hour. Like a hockey game, the competition is divided into 3 equal periods and there is a ref. 

I was nervous about not understanding to much but I was super excited for Improv. As the show progressed I felt confident in my bilingualism and was able to get many of the jokes. I helped translate for some of A’s friends (which is a tough thing to do during 3-minute improv skits).

After A had a beer and I had a “sit” with her improv friend and some others. The best part was when her one friend and her spoke about working in film. He just finished working on the Oscar-nominated All Is Lost as Post-Production Supervisor and he started asking A about her career and her aspirations. Hearing A talk about her work with someone else in the industry (and someone who is very supportive of her future) was very inspiring.

A: Allez rouges!! It was so fun and funny. I didn’t understand much but I luckily had friends who would translate and B is pretty French too! I had no idea!!

This night was so fun to put ourselves out there. I’m no bilingual but being there made me want to better my French. It was definitely a bizarre experience hearing everyone laugh while I sat quietly, not understanding what’s going on. And I love to laugh. Must get better at French.

Also my friend was amazing. She’s so talented and brave and, obviously, funny!

Rapp Battlez + Panzerottis – Date #172 – Jan 17, 2013

B: Another week another long evening in the studio at CBC. OK, that sounds more like ennui that intended. A was going to review a play for Toronto Social Review while I was working and I called her from the studio. While talking I felt awesome thinking, “we are one of those busy urban couples and I love what both of us are doing.” I also feel great when I’m in a studio behind a mic.

I knew A would be rushing to meet me at this hilarious comedy show our friends run, so I stopped at Bitondo’s for the best Panzerottis I’ve ever had. We sat outside eating them and chatting. It was this perfect balancing act of deliciousness.

Then we went into the show. To give you an idea, it is basically a comedic take on traditional Rap Battles. The two MCs (our friends Miguel and Freddy) bring up two rappers to face-off and then the crowd votes. But in this version everything is a spoof. So the hosts are kind of clueless and the rappers are some sort of charicature of historic figure. 

Things started with Steven Spielberg vs Martin Scorsesse, flinging insults about each other’s movies or various addictions. There was also a hilariously awkward Boys’ Puberty vs Girls’ Puberty (which essentially asked “who has it worse?” – Girls’ won)

It was awesome and, despite being extremely tired, we laughed a lot.

A: The street pizza was amazing. Best surprise. I want it now. I’m so glutenous. 

We met awesome people there and biked in the snow and laughed at the ridiculous talent and hilarity and slept like LOGS. Yawn. Is it nap time yet?