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quake [Aug. 5th, 2006|03:32 am]
Roy Janik
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Last night I performed for over 1000 people at QuakeCon.

I performed with the Sinus Show, ripping a new hole in the movie Footloose.


It was incredibly fun, and it went over really well. The best part was getting to make new jokes/tailor old jokes to fit the gamer culture. Some of the biggest laughs of the night came from throwing in references to lan parties, n00bz, etc...

It was also really cool to have a VIP pass and all the perks that go along with that.

Today Kaci and I went to Six Flags Arlington today. all day. It was stupidly fun, but I am way pooped now.

Much more to say on all these topics later.

Tarantulas on a Hovercraft.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2006-08-05 09:56 am (UTC)
Hey, so are you the official Sinus understudy or something these days? Because that'd be cool.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-05 05:37 pm (UTC)
Nah, just a fill-in when there's a need.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2006-08-05 06:20 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the definition of "understudy?"
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-06 06:00 am (UTC)
I *guess*. but it's a lot more random and sparse than that. This could very well have been the last time I'll ever do the Sinus Show. Who knows.
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[User Picture]From: yiddishsoul
2006-08-06 06:52 am (UTC)
Well hey, if it is, it's been a great thing to brag about and be proud of.
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[User Picture]From: chris2342
2006-08-05 09:58 am (UTC)
Can you get the guys to perform on a night other than Thursday Friday or Saturday? And... can you get me reserved seats? It's worth asking.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-06 06:13 am (UTC)
Man, if I could, I would. I'm almost always doing improv on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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[User Picture]From: munchor
2006-08-05 11:33 am (UTC)
ToaH rules!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-06 06:58 am (UTC)
It took me 30 seconds or so to figure out what you were talking about. :)
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[User Picture]From: munchor
2006-08-07 01:32 pm (UTC)
But you did figure it out.
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[User Picture]From: flounderphil
2006-08-05 12:00 pm (UTC)
yay for Roy!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-06 06:14 am (UTC)
yeah, yay for me. Now if only the jokes were actually written by me. My proudest moments were the ad-lib jokes I did that got big laughs.

I hear your uke playing went phenomenally. You've inspired me to sign up for a TNA slot in October.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-06 06:15 am (UTC)
Also, did you plug in the uke to an amp or play acoustically?
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[User Picture]From: flounderphil
2006-08-07 07:33 pm (UTC)
used an amp and the microphone, but it would work just as well acoustically, depending on the audience. (I tested both before the show).
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From: hetchjay
2006-08-05 05:21 pm (UTC)
By the way, I can't help but notice that Footloose, along with many other movies, has come to resemble a swissed cheese. It seems like they haven't done any (or many at least) new movies in a while. WHAT IS UP
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-05 05:25 pm (UTC)
Well, they just unveiled Point Break, which they're doing now. But yeah, I agree. I just do what I'm told, man.
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[User Picture]From: space_princess
2006-08-06 03:13 am (UTC)
What does a VIP pass get you?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2006-08-06 04:58 am (UTC)
1. access to an open bar (which I didn't ever get to partake of)
2. respect.

Better yet, The Sinus Show has been performing at QuakeCon for the past 5 years, so they're well known and loved as a staple of the convention. So just getting to be on the inside of that was great.
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