Episode 90 — Live at SF Sketchfest
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:03 AM
Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:42 AM
I sure hope the Vancouver Playhouse and their upcoming tours will be packed with ACTUAL Professor Blastoff listeners. What a brutal crowd. Loved the way Kyle came out during his stand-up time.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:25 PM
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:19 AM
Also, did anyone else think audience member Travis sounded like he could be Aaron's older brother?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:46 AM
I think not having a real topic or a guest made it a little unfocused too. Not that they didn't do a good show, but there were lulls where it seemed like no one was sure where to go next.
And, not to be cruel, but Aaron's stand-up act was not that strong, so I think it's unfair to blame the audience for him "bombing," which I wouldn't even say was totally true.
So I hope I'm not sounding too critical of the Blastoff crew, I liked the episode and thought it was funny but I wanted to address those points.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:05 AM
I love these guys and the show was super fun. BUT. To be fair, there wasn't a guest and we had no idea they were going to ask us for topics. Had we know the show was going to be audience-driven, I'm sure we would have all come up with more interesting ideas. YOU have a few drinks and try to come up with a science-themed question when your heroes are staring at you in front of a room full of fellow fans.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:29 PM
Tig and the gang DE.LI.VER. every single week! Is it too much to ask you, the fans, to be on for just one night!?
Posted 06 February 2013 - 09:24 PM
I will also be in the tenth row; letting the gang from the hatch know that I'm enjoying myself because I will be smiling. At least now I know to start thinking of questions for the show.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 04:34 AM
It sounded like the crowd was not miked well, but that didn't bother me. I loved listening to this show. I smiled and laughed through the whole thing. I love the slightly nervous energy that Tig "putting people on the spot" produces. And she is so sweet, it's not like Don Rickles going after you.
Kyle's stand-up is so great. I thought the whole crew did great ensemble work on an "improv" basis.
I did not think Aaron "died". He has a low-energy delivery and he opened. I thought he did fine.
This was a greatest hits show with swamp rock, Punky, Trump, Happy Birthday Dan, wrangling, you name it!
Professor Blastoff conquers the world!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
It was kind of amazing that Tig's brain somehow found one that rather than 1) the correct "Ms. Pac-Man" or 2) the usual-pattern-following "Pac-Woman". I think I'm going to say "Ooorrr She-Pac" to myself every time I hear "Tupac" from now on.
It was pretty weird not having a guest or a topic, but of course the wall-to-wall riffing was fun. Boring texts is a great new feature.