Robot Saves City returns to Norman this Saturday, March 23rd, at Othello’s. We got a monologue from Seth Joseph, comedy from BradChad Porter and James Nghiem, live drunk storytelling in the style of drunk history by Bryce Sulatis and Mama Meemaw, music by David Nghiem and a slew of other appearances. Hosted by James Draper, the show starts at 10 p.m. It’s such a stacked show and there’s no cover : ).
Shirts are $17.50 and that includes shipping. Get em while they’re hot! : )
“The Escape from Open Mic,” a 100 disc short-run release, entered the world in February 2008, five years ago this month. It was equal parts comedy compilation and audio documentary, which followed the lives of ten aspiring comics at the very beginning of their careers. In retrospect, hearing this concept now, I wonder who would want to listen to a crop of brand new performers talk about a craft they’d yet to master or their mundane lives.
They wouldn’t have any perspective on what they’re talking about. They wouldn’t have found their voice. They wouldn’t have been hardened by the crowds or the industry. After realizing all of this, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is precisely the reason to listen to this album now.
I started recording this piece in 2007, six months into performing at open mics. Six months is nothing, but in 2007 I couldn’t imagine doing this through the year. This album was supposed to be something I could look upon fondly when I was old, something to help me remember all the talented people I’d met that year and the friendships I’d made. Now seeing where the comics on this disc have gone and how far Oklahoma City/Norman comedy has come as far as a scene, I feel really thankful to have documented this era and captured it’s innocence. Here’s a list of the people who made this album special and what they’ve been up to in the last five years. This is the Escape from Open Mic, for real.
Another great show. Josh Lathe, Heather King, Jessica Kyle and James Draper comprise a murderers row of opening comics followed By James Nghiem performing 30 minutes for a taping. : )
This is going down Monday February 11th. The show is $5 at the door. Listen for us on The KATT and the SPY this sunday plugging everything. Thank you Sam Higgins for the poster design!