This flier is ridiculous.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done an 8pm show at either of The Improvs. I think it’s going to sell out, but I’m still working my ass off to get people to this show.
Very excited and honored to take part.
Improv for the macbre! Ghostlight explore the tropes of horror and science fiction, spring-boarding off of audience suggestions. Mostly, I get to use the art of “Yes and…” for evil.
Once a podcast, now a live show every month at STAGEStheatre! Standup! Music! Improv! Brought to you by Erik Wargo and Steve Lozano!
The SIP feels more like an edgy morning radio show. On-air pranks, stunts & revelations featuring the best comedians in SoCal. Hosted by Shaun Lewin & Josh Nicols. I operate cameras and occasionally chime in.
The last show I did with Justin Tranz was one of the craziest live performances I’ve ever seen.
I’m not kidding. He brought up my brother and his girlfriend, two people who would never dare step foot on stage, especially without being in control. I was pacing throughout the back of the club in complete disbelief.
I can’t wait to see what happens this next time.
Get on my RSVP for free tickets. You won’t regret it.
Made the show template for Dustyn Willoughby so he could switch out names and dates. The updates are seamless!
Stoked to be doing a show with Thomas Kellogg! He’s the guy that pushed me into the standup scene. Better catch him now before his [adult_swim] show takes off and he becomes all famous n’ stuff. Cate Gary and Robert Tran are two of my favorite local comics as well. This is going to be great.
Look at this! Look deeply!
If you add the $80 handed to me in cash by bankophobics, we’re at $946! Nearly $300 over the goal line! 145%! Math! Huzzah!
It’s really hard for me to express how amazed I am that this was a successful campaign. I’ve never done anything like this before. It’s crazy and new and I love it. There are far better success stories on crowd sourcing sites, but this is directed at such a narrow demographic – Orange County open mic comics – who, let’s face it, don’t have much money to toss around to begin with. And then there were those who aren’t comics that donated anyway, because… I don’t know why. They just did! That’s awesome!
And now we have to deliver.
Brett Wheeler and I have been in a bit of a holding pattern until the campaign ended. We’ll soon be putting in an order for actual awards. The trophy store employees are going to be so confused.
We have our host, categories, trophy lady, announcers, keynote speaker, lifetime achievement award recipient, musical act, presenters, special guests, sponsors, catering, media, and a swanky venue. This is happening!
Thank you to everybody that pitched in and offered their services. It’s very weird walking a line between being transparent for funding’s sake and secretive for the joke’s sake. But I’m very confident this is going to be a great show!
Speaking of transparency, half of this will be going towards ulcer medication! Stoked!
Countless Thousands and Alligator Arms are two very different musical acts that I’ve recently managed to make aware of each other and now I’m doing a show with the both of them! We’ll be joined by an array of other awesome entertainers for the Nerdrocker’s Ball! Holy crap! It’s only $5! B.Y.O.Food+Beverage!
I wish there were more variety shows like this!
It’s also the first time I’ll be doing standup at STAGEStheatre – the place I mainly do improv at. It’s like I’m bringing football gear to a baseball diamond. A little nervous but that’s all the more reason to do it. Excited! Ahh!
I’ve decided that ever since DC Comics moved to Burbank, I’m just going to use Batman in all of my Burbank Flappers gigs.
I’ll say it again: Flappers has been super awesome to me. Great crowds and it’s nice to get out of my comfort zone. Meet/See a lot of new comics too.
Message me @ErikWargo for free tickets.
Website was down for a couple of weeks. Hardware issue. But we’re back! Huzza! Lots of shows coming down the pipeline! Stay tuned!
One day I was bored and checked into the “OC Comedy Scene” group on Facebook.
The comments and interest did not let up all day. Something had to be done.
Smash cut to three weeks later and I’ve got an IndieGoGo campaign up and running.
1 day in and we’re over 50% funded. 23 more days to go. We haven’t even announced the nominees yet.
We’re going for it. All the trimmings of an actual award show. Red carpet, photographers, media, a host, presenters, a slideshow, trophies, a trophy lady, an announcer, a lifetime achievement award and most importantly of all, catering. The more funding this gets, the crazier we intend to go.
While we fully intend to handout trophies, these are not real awards. They are all predetermined by whatever is funniest. Nominees will be known, but the categories won’t be made public until the presenter presents them.
The downside is that this is a very “inside baseball” event. I can’t imagine anybody other than standups in the Orange County area giving a damn about this campaign. Still, I have all the confidence in the world that this is going to surpass the funding goal so long as I don’t let up.
I’m co-writing the majority of the show with Brett Wheeler. Robbie K is hosting and there will be an array of category presenters and special guest speakers.
Starting my first day of 2014 off on the right foot. Very excited.
Yeah. There was no way I was actually going to write that year-end review. 2013 was fun. Looking forward to the next trip around the sun.