Don’t ask me how I found this, because I’m not really sure. You know how it is, you’re looking up one thing on the Internet and end up somewhere completely different. That’s what happened to me last night. And it’s why I went to bed way to late, because once I started watching, I couldn’t stop.
Warning: If you all didn’t already know I was a total geek, well, the secret is out now. This is probably one of the geekiest things I’ve ever seen. And yet…so much fun!
So there’s this improv show in New York called Don’t Quit Your Night Job. Here’s the show’s description:
DON’T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, the critically acclaimed comedy variety show featuring a revolving cast of Broadway’s brightest performing without a net, is presented monthly at The Zipper Factory Theater in New York City. DON’T QUIT is where Broadway goes to let its hair down. The late night happening of improv, music, sketches, stories, games and surprises was created by its stars: industry mainstays Steve Rosen (The Farnsworth Invention, Monty Python’s Spamalot), David Rossmer (Fiddler on the Roof, Titanic), Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and music director Dan Lipton (The Coast of Utopia). It is, truly, where Broadway and improv meet… and make out.
So one of the things they do is bring out these Broadway actors to perform songs (usually from the show they’re in currently), with one twist: Beforehand, the audience – with no prior knowledge of the song – is asked to replace words, Mad Libs style. The result: Well, based on the videos I saw last night, varies (like any Mad Lib), but when it works, it’s hilarious. Here are some of my favorites:
I Know Things Now
When I’m Not Near the Girl I Love
And my (thus far) absolute favorite (it’s all in the performance)
I Can’t Take My Eyes off of You
Note to self: Go see this the next time I find myself in New York!