Archive for January, 2008

Drink at Work Extended Family – Tonight

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

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I’m performing at the Drink at Work Extended Family Show tonight at 10:30. Here are the details:

Drink at Work Extended Family
Tonight (Jan. 31st) at 10:30 pm
The Green Room
45 Bleeker Street
Cost: $12
BYOB

Starrring: DRINK AT WORK’s Sean and Carol, KISSING BOOTH’s Brandy Barber and Sara Jo Allocco, GIANT TUESDAY’S Rob Gorden and Mark Douglas, GET PSYCHED’s Rob Lathan and Adira Amram, MATT AND KATINA’s Matt McCarthy and Katina Carrao, I EAT PANDAS’ Glennis McMurray, COMEDY IGLOO’S Kevin Janus, HER MAJESTY’S STAND UP’s Lucas Held, with performances from comics Dan Allen & Anthony Devito, as well as human-one-man show Will Franken.

I will be performing a brand new sketch I wrote centered around a new character named “Permanent Nut Face Gary.”

Allergic to Felt

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Last September, I filmed a commercial for U.S. Cellular. I never, ever book these things. So I was excited to film it. Plus it was filmed at Silvercup Studios, where 30 Rock is also filmed. So during my break I got to check out the surprisingly enormous set of 30 Rock with my main man, Anthony Atamanuik.

I still haven’t seen the U.S. Cellular spot on TV, but apparently it is airing somewhere out there. And today, while I was looking around on YouTube, I somehow stumbled upon the spot on the web. And here it is.


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That Guy

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Will Hines, Mitch Magee and I made a video last week called “That Guy”. It was on oldie from our days on the sketch group, Game Face. It’s not the usual crazy, whacked-out premise, but it was fun to film. And hopefully it will be kinda’, sorta’ funny for you, my good friends. Plus it even makes reference to one of my favorite movies of all time. Enjoy…

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Get Psyched Featured on ComedySmack.com

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

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Get Psyched has been featured on the comedy website, ComedySmack.com. The blurb was about the launch of UCBComedy.com, and of all the great videos available now on UCBComedy.com, it somehow featured a video Dr. Lanny Latham did with Nate Shelkey and Bill Buckendorf simply called Get Psyched. Dr. Lanny Latham is so thoroughly excited about this shout-out that he has already performed 27 Shuttle Runs, several “Quick Hands” exercises, and a few “Kegels”.

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UCBComedy.com Has Launched

Friday, January 18th, 2008

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For those of you who don’t know about this already, UCBComedy.com has launched. This is a site full of tons of videos from the UCB Community. I originally made the short, “Lost Jogger” specifically for the site. And now it is featured on the front page of the site as “Stuff We Like”, so hey, that’s pretty cool, right? Right.

I also have a few other videos I made up on the site, and even have my own page on it. And I’m no expert on video technicality, but it’s easy to tell that the quality of the encoding is better on ucbcomedy than on youtube. Also better: the quality of the content. Stay tuned for several other videos I’ve made to be put up on the site.

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Crazy Legs Get the Best of Me

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

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(photo by Kyle Supley)

Over the years I have traveled far and wide on my shiny, red stilts – brand-named by the manufacturer as “Crazy Legs”. From a stint on the Today Show, to a SugaBabes music video, to a battle with the inventor of the Electric Slide – my trusty stilts have never let me down. Until last night.

After performing a stilt routine at the show, High School Talent Show in which I do the electric slide, break-dance, and hip-hop dance on my stilts, I decided it would be a good idea to end my routine by making a dramatic crash landing backstage. Only when I fell off my stilts, my head nailed the back wall and blood gushed everywhere. On the bright side, I did manage to cap off my routine, backstage as blood spurted out, by giving a shout-out to the school’s fictitious mascot: “Go Wizards!”

I wasn’t in great pain and I’m definitely fine now, but the gash was big enough to require stitches. So at about 9:30, I headed to the emergency room. Once there, I checked-in, filled out my paper work, and took a seat in the waiting room. And wait I did.

I felt like I was back at a 5th Grade “Lock-In” at the YMCA. Only instead of playing indoor soccer and watching the John Candy/Eugene Levy classic, Armed and Dangerous, I was forced to “play” with the broken vending machine that kept taking my dollar and watched the only thing they had on TV: Jay Leno. Luckily when Conan started up, things brightened a bit. But then depression hit in for good when Carson Daly came on the air. Not only would I now have to labor through Carson Daly’s show for the first time ever, I also realized that I was in for the long haul.

Finally, at around 2:30 am, a nurse called my name, “Samuel Latham,” and I made my way into the actual ER: where the big boys ate. And by big boys, I’m talking of course about screaming, moaning senior citizens. Every other patient in there was at least 80 years old. Not that there’s anything wrong with 80 year olds of course. But they do tend to talk a lot. As I tried my best to get a little shut-eye, I was surrounded by a chorus of jibber-jabber coming at me from all directions, in all sorts of languages, and all sorts of tones. The patient right next to me was shouting out words in a foreign language at a mile a minute and to no one in particular. When the nurse asked the woman who she was talking to, the patient simply replied, “Oh I don’t know. God I guess.” But judging by her constant spitting and angry tone, if she was indeed talking to God, they must’ve had a recent falling out.

Finally the doctor stitched me up, and after a little more waiting, I was free to go. It was 6 am. On the way home I was reminded of another time, several years ago in Chapel Hill, when I had to go to the emergency room to get stitches in my head. But that’s another story for another time. Today I had more important things to worry about. Like getting back up on my “Crazy Legs” as soon as possible, and showing her who’s boss.

Dr. Lanny Latham on Sirius Radio

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

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Our good friend, Dr. Lanny Latham, was a special guest on a Sirius radio show today. The show was called “Sex Files,” and was part of the Maxim Radio Channel, which is Channel 108 for any of you subscribers.

Huh? Wait, back up. How did this happen? Good question. The host of the show emailed Dr. Lanny out of the blue and asked him to come on the show. Apparently, the host and everybody involved with the show truly believed Dr. Lanny Latham was a real person and more importantly, a real life coach. That’s because he is one.

Dr. Lanny arrived on set in his usual get-up: dark suit, dark t-shirt and head-set. The show was mainly about sex and relationships. And Dr. Lanny was introduced as the resident life coach on hand to give advice to any callers.

When the discussion touched on the Kegel exercise, Dr. Lanny Latham immediately jumped in and announced that he practices “The Kegel” all the time (even though he wasn’t really sure what it was.) After that, several listeners called in and kept asking Lanny specific questions about his experience with “The Kegel”, to which Lanny did his best to b.s. his way through, and even got in a quip about his Psych-odometer. Perhaps “The Kegel” will now be a vital addition to the Lanny’s patented “Get Psyched” exercises, to go along with Puppetry, Shuttle Runs, Quick Hands and Stiltwalking.

Dr. Lanny asked his trusted associate, Brandon Bassham, to film the radio gig. We got a few shots outside of the office, but they wouldn’t let us film inside the office. But hopefully I can get the audio clips of the gig. If so, I’ll post them here.