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The best fake musical ever is real now

19 May

A year at an arts heavy college lead me to find musical theater excruciating, but damn if I don’t absolutely adore comedy musicals. Avenue Q? Dr. Horrible? The musical episodes so many awesome shows find obligatory (Daria‘s is still 100% perfect)? This is something I have found repeatedly in comedy duo Jon & Al’s crumbelievable “Put the Fucking Lotion in the Basket”, a Silence of the Lambs parody with SINGING LEGOS that you must watch if you haven’t:

Now wasn’t that perfect and beautiful? Don’t you wish it was real? Well, this summer, IT IS.

After successful runs in London and New York’s own Fringe Festival, Silence! The Musical is hitting Off-Broadway for real from June to August. New Yorkers averse to the price of Book of Mormon (which I’m still sure is worth it, but I understand), you now have something fun to do in the mess that is midtown. All the hits are sure to be present, from Hannibal Lecter’s tender ballad “If I Could Smell Her Cunt” to Buffalo Bill’s sassy new jaunt “I’d Fuck Me”.

With this and the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opening, summer in the city is sure to be ridiculously great. I’m so jealous of you.

Silence! The Musical hits Theatre 80 from June 24th to August 14th.


LA Readers: Man-Size approved shenanigans afoot!

10 Mar

To know Man-Size‘s very own Erika Paget (above, right) is to adore her. She’s my girl. She’s my inspiration. She does it ALL. And, hell, on March 27, she is making her goddamn SKETCH COMEDY DEBUT at LA’s Westside Comedy Theater with partner-in-crime Courtney Barnett (above, left) under the name Fancy Business. Sounds amazing, am I right? Yes. I’m right.

Dudes, if you can go and don’t, a) we’re gonna be mad and b) you’re gonna miss out. But mostly a. Most of our staff can’t make it because fuck distance. Hit this up so we can live vicariously through you.

RSVP on Facebook because, whatever, that’s where everybody does stuff now.