Monday, December 15, 2008

PianoFight in SF SketchFest - Comedy Awesome in Jan

PianoFight is proud to announce that we have been invited to perform in the San Francisco Sketch Comedy Festival. We will be comedying it up on two nights, Friday January 23 and Saturday January 31 at 10:30 at the Dark Room theater alongside Elephant Larry, 3 Actorteers, Things We Made and The Freeze.

So in honor of this honor, we finally put out video from the PianoFight's first SHIT Show and here they are. Please feel free to forward them to every person you've ever met and talk about how awesome we are to everyone who will or will not listen. Thanks for all the support, we hope to see you at SketchFest, have a great holiday and enjoy the videos ...

Dude's Live Assembly

Dennis the Menace to Society

Freestyle Wedding Singer

Friday, December 5, 2008

Teddy Bears, Crazy Laws, Push Ups, TV, and Drunk MPs

It's Friday, which means that it's time for a recap of the weirdest shit that happened this week - let's go!

1) To get kids interested in science, a British university asked four grade schools to design space suits for teddy bears then blasted those bears into space to see which one worked best.

If you really want to get kids excited about science, lie to them. And/or tell them science wrote Harry Potter.

2) British member of parliament Chris Huhne accused the Liberal government of passing ridiculous laws since 1997 including laws against "disturbing a pack of eggs," "causing a nuclear explosion," "selling game killed on a Sunday," and "impersonating a member of parliament."

Huhne was then promptly arrested for impersonating a responsible member of government.

3) Washington DC passed a law allowing bars and restaurants to stay open 24-hours and serve alcohol until 5:00am during Barack Obama's presidential inauguration.

Finally, change I can believe in.

4) A British teacher was suspended from his job after it was revealed that he had been forcing students to do push ups as punishment for being late.

The teacher thought this was a great punishment, until one of those students became strong enough to whip his monkey ass for being punished.

5) A German study found that people who are abnormally into watching shows like "House" and "ER" are also more likely to be afraid of hospitals.

The German study also showed that people who watch abnormally long hours of shows like "House" and "ER" have abnormally shitty lives. The German study also revealed that German researchers have crappy jobs.

(except for this guy, he clearly has an awesome job)

6) A call went out in New South Wales, Australia to have members of parliament breath-tested for alcohol before being allowed to vote. The idea came up after one MP resigned for shoving a female MP, and another MP danced on his desk in his underwear.

This all leads to a more fundamentally pressing issue ... Australians are fucking nuts.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Smart Girls Have More Fun

A blog I frequent turned me onto this awesome new show created by SNL's Amy Poehler. "Smart Girls at the Party" is a digital TV series powered by ON Networks, which basically celebrates young, smart and passionate girls just being themselves. The show itself is great. Lighthearted, straightforward with a significant message. But the fact that it is a web series made me think... Would this ever work on TV? We probably wouldn't get the opportunity to produce such a show that lacks the frills or stereotypical messages of mainstream culture, if it weren't for the internet. Basically anyone can produce their own stuff and put it online and call it a show- hell, even us. You can create and share your own work cheaply and quickly. Only problem is, with the gazillions on the internet and the fact that pretty much anyone can post their own stuff- how do you get people to notice YOURS? Does Amy Poehler's show mean anything online? Or, because she's of SNL fame, people will watch? Are the successes of Internet shows more genuine because they pretty much spread word-of-mouth, and therefore are more valuable? Maybe so. I mean, I just made anyone who is reading this blog watch the show. And the blog before me who posted it made me watch it and I'm thankful for that. enjoy.