I got to see Marc Maron with Mike Drucker opening tonight! It was SUCH a riotously good time!
I first saw Drucker open for Dan Telfer, then opening for Kumail Nanjiani, and tonight for Marc Maron. Every time he’s somehow magically 10 times better than the last show. Given that I initially found him to be a fucking hilarious nerd, you can imagine my wonderment at his exponentially increasing skill. I hope this means his success trajectory is skyrocketing! I was sad to see he wasn’t at the signing after the show, but I did run across him on the way to the bus. It was exactly long enough to hand him art, but where I just moved to it is catch a bus or stay on the street in a crappy area of town until morning. So.
Aaaand on to the headliner!
Maron and his growing pile of detritus.
I assume by now if you are a fan of comedy or podcasts, you’ve been listening to Marc Maron’s podcast. I was pretty excited to see him just do his thing. Really, from the time Drucker got on stage to the end of Maron’s set I don’t think I stopped laughing. With Maron’s show, I find it appealing on so many levels, it isn’t just funny, but there is something much deeper in terms of anger and frustration and the many ways in which he presents it. Too often anger in comedy feels a bit hollow and more spoiled-brat than a fully formed emotion, but the way Maron presents it… I understand it, and it only makes it that much funnier. I’m also glad that his new romance is learning (well, I assume she must be) to separate the act from the man’s life. My partner has joked many times about wanting to make a webcomic based on our daily lives, but boy oh boy could I not handle that! It’s hard to let someone else make art based on you – and then show it to the world. The way Maron talks about his new relationship feels a bit like a missing piece to his anger puzzle. ^_~
I’m also a little sad the audience didn’t push for an encore. They were so close to tipping into it! I wonder if this is just The Neptune effect. It seems like people get really, really excited there, and eager to show the love – for which I am glad, as it may entice people to perform out here more often.
And of course, after the show I gave him art (including the one I made specifically because of this show!).
P.S. Sorry about the number of click throughs you need to do to get to full sized photos and art. I’m not sure how to improve that on the back end of this. Eventually!
I went back and revisited my Legend of Neil fanarts, hoping to maybe be considered for DVD inclusion. Do they seem worthy of doing something similar to what I did with the GeekGirlCon Concert fanart? I mean, medical stuff that isn’t covered by insurance ain’t cheap, we’re being forced to move due to construction, and there’s just a lot of crazy stuff going on I can’t do anything about. Needs just keep piling up. *shrug*
Speaking of the concert…
I’m really hoping I can get tickets to see Marc Maron in November. He’s playing at The Neptune, a sea-themed theater so…
There’s a neat little restaurant nearby called “Nook“. I kind of love them (locally owned, tasty, cheap-ish, friendly couple who make/run the place), so I made this for them…
Steamcon! This weekend! I don’t know if I’ll be able to get printer ink, but if I can, I will try to make 50 or so buttons to have as freebies for people checking out my art at the art show! I feel like I made 100 last year, and they obviously evaporated. I would like to do more, but I made not have enough supplies left. I also may not be able to, because my ulnar nerve entrapment is going cray-zeee (the machine is all manual).
I wanted to illustrate the kerfuffle from the recent interview Marc Maron had with Gallagher. Gallagher is… he’s like every old man on the bus who wants desperately to drop some knowledge, but is nearly incoherent and also very, very angry at everyone ELSE for, well, everything. You know, just like me in about 10 years *ba-dum-tch*. Except I probably still wouldn’t be willing to make racist, sexist, offensive jokes for money. Yes, Marc Maron absolutely did get angry and accusatory and became a rude host, but I can completely understand it. I wouldn’t want to be patronized and yelled at for a half hour either. I know it was a rough episode to listen to, but like pretty much all of Maron’s podcasts, there is so much to be learned not just about comedy, but about people and human interaction. Even when it doesn’t go quite as planned, I often feel better and more positive after listening.
Sometimes I feel like Hollywood missed an opportunity by not casting Nicholas Brendon as Superman ever. He can do sweet, and guileless so well. Obviously I’ll always have a soft spot for Xander, but I also enjoyed the character of Seth on Kitchen Confidential. I wish that series had gotten at least a full season. (And at least I can get my John Francis Daley fix on Bones.) I’m looking forward to his panel at ECCC this year!
A little fan art of “The Guild”, featuring Amy Okuda, Felicia Day and Wil Wheaton (hey, he got 2 fan arts this week!). I call this one “Stiff Breeze”. *cough*
During Hollywood Babble On‘s New Year’s Eve episode, there was a brief mention of Kevin and Ralph in dresses. If you know me, you know that I don’t need much prompting to imagine boys in dresses ::grin:: Ralph has a tendency to make somewhat out-of-date references to pop culture, so it seemed only natural to draw them as Mary Ann and Ginger from Gilligan’s Island.
I have trouble not declaring my love for Mike Phirman daily. I have never been disappointed with anything I’ve seen of him. After the JoCo Cruise, he was called “The Human Smile”, possibly by Kevin Murphy. It is hard to disagree with that assessment! It was also his birthday recently, this was to celebrate it.
Greg Proops has a new podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. It is delightful!
In a not-podcast related bit of art… Dolce and Gabbana’s Spring/Summer line is GORGEOUS, and I wish they had plus sized versions (not that I could ever afford it, but I love the line).
In other news: I will be attending ECCC, I’d love to hear if anyone else is going! I don’t know if I’ll be up to a meet-up or not (dunno yet programming schedule or how long it’ll take to plot of the help I’ll be getting with disabled access), but who knows!
Jasika Nicole as Astrid from Fringe! I love Fringe. I hope they stay on the air long enough to finish the story!
My BFF’s little kid said, referring to her fist, “this is the train because you are the train track. Choo choo!” and proceeded to beat her mother in the face.
Having done some parenting, I sympathize with how painful it is when very little kids do things like this, but at the same time, it is so darn hard not to laugh until you cry at something so outrageous from a little kid.
So… now this is an in joke with my other friends, when we get mad at each other in a silly way, we just yell “CHOO CHOO MOTHER#@&*$#”… It amuses us at least. *cough* I bet Sam Jackson would be proud.
Do you listen to Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast? Of course you do. This was inspired by a morning rant Marc had on Twitter.
In Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier’s SModcast #149, Kevin talked about the effects during the Quidditch scenes of the most recent Harry Potter movie being really believable. I immediately picked up a pencil.
I was inspired to draw a little Fatshion.
That’s it for today! Have a lovely Holiday!