Wednesday, July 30, 2008

July is Movie Month

It seems like we've been seeing more movies than usual this summer, both in the theaters and rentals. Let's see, so far we have seen the following just in July:

and now Tropic Thunder. We were the recipients of some preview passes to see this one tonight. It's got an incredible cast including Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Tom Cruise, Nick Nolte, Matthew McConaughey, Bill Hader and Robert Downey, Jr. I'm not going to go all Siskel and Ebert on you, but trust's fantastic. The movie opens in wide release in a couple weeks and it needs to be on your "must see" list. You won't regret it, I promise.
- Corey

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Union - Friday Night!

Your next chance to see The Union has arrived! We'll be performing Friday night, July 25 at midnight at The Playground. It's part of the "Late Night, Good Times" show and tickets are just $5. Don't forget, as always The Playground is BYOB. So grab a six pack, stay up late, and catch some great comedy. If you show up and tell me you read about the show on this blog, I'll buy you a beer at the Town Hall Pub after the show.



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Giganto food! (now updated with pictures)

We spent this past weekend in the Wisconsin Dells doing shows for a bunch of youth group kids. The shows were fun, but one of the best parts of the weekend was the all-you-can-eat Paul Bunyan breakfast.
The place was pretty much what you would expect. We sat under exposed wood rafters, at checkered cloth covered picnic tables and sat on long benches. Another difference between this and a typical buffet meal is that a Paul Bunyan meal is done family style. For the authentic frontier experience, we chowed down eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, etc. and ate off of tin plates and mugs. And dear Lord, Mrs. Bunyan knows how to cook. Also, in the complete opposite of Vegas, the meal was only $10! Holy crap!

Unfortunately the weather wasn't great, so we didn't get to enjoy the water parks, but we did go for a ridiculously hard run on an off road that was really hilly. We rewarded ourselves by going shopping at the Outlet Mall. I'm proud to say I got a pair of shoes for 80% off. $65 value for only $13! Corey got a $4 polo shirt and some awesomely ugly shoes. That's right, cheap and proud of it.

- Mo

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Movie in the Park

Sorry we haven't blogged in a while. It's been super busy lately. Briette's staying with us for a while, so we've been out enjoying the city.

So far, we've enjoyed many picnics, the Folk and Roots Festival, long bike rides and lots of work. Tonight we enjoyed the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival with our buddy Freddie, his girlfriend Laurel and their neighbors.

We brought our own picnic. Yum, turkey!
Welcome to Chicago, Brie Tonight's movie was the classic 1950's film, "All About Eve".

The Bette Davis movie was a ton of fun, lots of great lines, including the famous quote, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Though there was some brilliant dialogue, it was also a little rough. Way too long and too many endings, but that's not really important. It was just a beautiful night with a cool view of the city and a nice classic movie. Yay Culture!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Next Up: Milwaukee

So this is pretty cool: Monique and I submitted our sketch show to the 3rd Annual Milwaukee Sketch and Improv Comedy Festival and were accepted. Our sketch group, The Union, will be performing there on Thursday, August 7th at 7:30pm. We're the last group to go up that night, so that's nice, too. We'll be doing about a 25-30 minute set of some sketches we wrote, some of which we did in Rock Island, along with some new stuff, and some revamped pieces. If you are going to be in or near Milwaukee the first week of August, you should come check it out.

Next we'll be working on getting a longer run somewhere here in Chicago. We'll be submitting to The Annoyance, and also maybe Donny's Skybox at Second City. Down the road, it will be nice to play more festivals, do more runs, etc. There's even been talk about a KC appearance this fall. We'll keep you posted.

- Corey