Okay, I know it’s been a while since another original piece, but bear with me: it has been a busy week. I’m off to Chicago for the weekend, and I’m sure something worth talking about will happen out there. Anyway, I did want to post this video, which has been making its way around the internet for the last few months. Some of you probably know it as the infamous “gay marriage” vlog from this kid YouTube user, Simondeansmilk.
Why am I posting it? One, because it’s unintentionally hilarious. Two, because where the hell are this kids parents? Especially since it’s spawned such a venomous response from other users and Simondeansmilk. You want to feel bad for this kid for obvious reasons, but then again: why does he have a webcam and an internet connection in his room?
Tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. at Under St. Marks Theater, The Matt Fried Hour with Chris O’Neil returns!
So, guess who has to go back to the State Supreme Court for day 2 of jury duty? This guy. Apologies that my blogging trends seemed to falter this week – between a sketch comedy show on Monday and jury duty on Thursday, I’ve been spending my week getting as much work done as possible before I had to go do my patriotic duty.
Sketch comedy show? What’s that Matt Fried? Yup folks, I was finally in one of those. It was directed by Kevin Allison of The State (for all you non-comedy nerds, it was a very popular alterna-comedy group in the mid-’90s; they had a show on MTV). Anyway, it was a lot of fun and I got to work with some really great up and coming writers and performers. Here’s one of the sketches I was in: a parody of Top Chef. Since this was a class show, keep in mind we produced it with no budget and 12 hours of rehearsal (or, one lost weekend). Plus, my British accent is fake (I know, you would’ve never guessed). More to come, enjoy!
The Matt Fried Hour, my late night talk show, returns Friday, January 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 p.m. to The UNDER St. Marks Theater. With my sidekick, Chris O’Neil, we interview the coolest New York celebrities, comedy’s up-and-comers, and the best music in the five boroughs.
And then, there’s mine and Chris’s classic chemistry.
For more videos, please check the show’s YouTube page.