Fools Play Improv: The best of all Hogwarts Houses!
Saturday, July 30th, Fools Play Improv participates in Tacoma’s huge block party celebrating the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. See us live for free at Destiny City Comics at 7:00 PM alongside an entire block’s worth of entertainment and spectacle!
Harry Potter Midnight Release Block Party (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, 7/30 7:00 PM
@ Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
To make a traumatizing story very short: On Monday while Carrie, Avery, and our dog Suki were on vacation in the middle of BC, Canada (I stayed home with the cat) with family friends, Suki got spooked bad by a thunderbolt and ran off into the woods in the middle of nowhere (basically). NOBODY could find her, and they were forced to come back to the States without Suki.
On Thursday Carrie & I drove 9 hours back up to Canada and got our darling pup back after almost 72 nightmarish hours!
What a survivalist pup this Suki is.
Suki is home now and is fine, everyone is fine. We’re beyond thrilled (and frankly a kinda surprised) to have Suki back. But we’re a little traumatized and emotionally drained. Except for Suki; she’s like nothing ever happened.
She just keeps rollin’ (around on the ground).
I can’t thank enough everyone who spent countless hours tromping through the woods looking for her. I’ll try to find a way, though.
This Saturday Night (July 16th) is Fools Play Improv’s 2nd show of the summer! It’s gonna be a Metric Tonne of Funne™!!! I’ll be performing in it as the Purple Fool as per usual, and I’d heart to see all y’all’s laughing faces in the audience this weekend.
If’n you can’t make it to this show, we’re also having a show the 3rd Saturday of August. Also, it looks like there might be a couple of extra shows at different venues coming up over the horizon. You’d BEST BELIEVE that I’ll keep you posted about those, too!
Well, the band AJJ has created one of those 1-take videos that blows all other 1-take videos out of the water. This is the greatest 1-take music video in the history of music videos. Watch it below, and keep watching after the video ends for some mind-blowing behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. You’ll lose your mind from overwhelming amazement when you watch this:
The timing is just exquisite.
Oh, and the song, “Goodbye, Oh Goodbye” is from AJJ’s upcoming new release, The Bible 2. Check it out!
The rare sequel that’s even better than the original!
Video Game of the Month:
Yoshi’s Woolly World
This game is frikkin’ adorable, and it’s actually a good bit of fun to play. It’s got a good balance of puzzle-solving and platforming action, and in fact it can be played either way (you can storm the levels and just go for the goal, or you can methodically choose to pry out every last secret from each level). The graphics are 👍👍👌. It keeps surprising me in delightful ways, like how rivers of lava are represented by knitted red-and-orange scarves being dragged across the ground. I also enjoy when the yarn aesthetic becomes important to play, like when you create a Chain Chomp by wrapping yarn around an empty wireframe. GOOD GAMES.
Movie of the Month:
IT’S FUNNY, ALRIGHT!? F**K OFF! Seriously, I don’t know when I’ve laughed this hard in a movie theater. It holds up pretty well on repeat viewings; though the initial shock-value laughs are much diminished, the movie has an infectious energy and surprising charm. Ryan Reynolds nails the character. Just flawless. My only very-minor quibble is that I wish there had been more of a personality difference between the (presumably sane) pre-transformation Wade Wilson and the absolutely-nutty, post-transformation Deadpool. But that is a minor quibble in an otherwise excellent piece of entertainment.
Tweeter of the Month:
Devlen_Goaway is a very funny and occasionally bitter tweeter who styles himself “Moon Mayor” and frequently ruminates on how he would run things on the Moon were he to be made Moon Mayor:
I am shocked by the lack of #StarTrek knowledge that the general populace has. That will change when I become #moonmayor