So, CRUMBS had another radio show, and this is what i can remember.
The "Joker" copy cat crime, please do not do copy cat crimes, be original, and don't stab babies.
The African armed robber who turned himself into a goat to escape capture... it didn't work.
Poor Encyclopedia Brittannica, you are going to go out of business. There is just no way they will be able to beat Wikipedia at their own game. They were just too slow out of the gates.
Thousands of people (maybe even more) have fought on both sides of this war. There are no winners and no real victim. You see, writing is improv.
There is a show that runs weekly in Toronto called Ghost Jail that does an improv/writing form. They are quite cool.
I first ran into this type of format through Becky Johnson while we were doing some improv in Toronto years back. She then did a version in Winnipeg while she was doing the Fringe with Kevy G. We then produced our own version at the Winnipeg Improv Festival in 2005 and in 2008.
The way it generally works (with variations of course) is the audience gives a suggestion. A couple of improvisers are sitting with pens and paper. The rest of the improvisers on stage start improvising scenes. Whenever an improviser has finished a bit of writing they take the stage and read their piece. The "writer" then joins the acting cast and one of the "actors" becomes a "writer". The written piece then inspires some more scenes. And so on and so on and so on...
Here is one of the improvised writing pieces that was produced:
(stethoscope was the suggestion)
at the end of our rope
it's frayed at the end
around the bend
around the corner
over the rainbow
under the table
over the counter
over the shoulder
under my skin
take a sample
put it on a slide ... microscope
reach for the stars ... telescope
from under the sea ... periscope
to the beating of my heart ... stethoscope
So I am going to try and update this inspired by what has happened on the radio. As you no doubt know, CRUMBS does a live radio show every Monday at 5pm CST in Winnipeg (101.5 umfm or on www.umfm.com). So this will be a sort of summary of what went on.
The Next CRUMBS show is Tuesday January 20th with Outside Joke as part of the FREE LAUGHS series of Comedy shows happening at the King's Head every Tuesday night.
The show will be starting at around 9pm and will feature the amazing improv of CRUMBS and Outside Joke and the musical stylings of DJ Hunnicutt. Yes, the show should start at 9pm though the shows always seem to be starting later and later. Why is it that people hear that the show will start at 9pm and then think that it would be okay to leave their house at 9pm and stroll in at 9:30 or later? Is it just the Winnipeg mentality? Do Winnipeggers not understand that a start time means the time something starts? Or is it because shows now wait for the audience to show up, meaning that audiences are then showing up later and later as to not be the "suckers" waiting for everyone else to show up?
There are no easy answers, but let me tell you, if you show up before 9pm you are ensured a good seat, and you are ensured to understand the beginning of the show because we are starting as close to 9pm as we can.
See y'all there,