The winter months have passed us by, and we’re quickly approaching the summer. The last few weeks presented us with tons of rain, but that didn’t damper our spirits. Our weekly meetings have been fabulous, and we ran past midnight on a few occasions. That’s what happens when you combine creativity with a touch a madness. Here a few updates for ya:
The Return of Eric Owusu:
Eric stopped in town recently to pay us a visit. He’s one of the founding members of our group who move to NYC to chase his comedy dreams. Currently based in LA, he dropped tons of comedy advice as we discussed his adventures in performing and writing comedy. At that particular meeting, we skipped testing out new material and interviewed Eric that evening.
If you want to watch some of Eric’s work (including his 4 part mini-documentary on the DMV comedy scene), check out his Youtube page:
Favorite Writing Exercise of the Month:
One of our writing exercises this month was “The Fake WMATA Town Hall Meeting”!
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is finally ready to address the public about their crappy service. I created “Mr. Horace P. Soultrain” to address angry questions from the audience. Performed this writing exercise in costume, I didn’t realize I would actually answer some of those questions. Dammit…we were rolling on the floor with laughter!
Just a reminder that we are working with all forms of comedy. You don’t have to be a standup comedian to attend or participate in our meetings. We tackle all types of humorous writing!
Upcoming comedy shows from some of our members:
Ralph Cooper: Awesome Thursdays Comedy Show
Kandyce August: Funny Mondays:
Leon Scott: The Power of Positive Drinking:
Stephen Joseph Campbell: Jokes at Judy’s:
Reminder: We are *NOT* meeting on Monday, May 30th. We’ll see ya’ on June 6th at 8:30 pm here:
Judy’s Restaurant & Bar
2212 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Keep writing, and keep ‘em laughing!
Wayne & Mandy