Sunday, April 6, 2008

Go See Rob And Tony

This Saturday, April 12, marks the anniversary of the day when the simple-minded masses shut down a group of talented people. Enraged and entitled, the easily-swayed throng ensured that no Imus employee would ever, ever work in public again.

What better way to mark this anniversary than to watch some Imus castmembers onstage?

Rob Bartlett will be at the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury, CT this Saturday, at 7 PM and 9 PM. Tickets are on sale here, and directions to the theatre are here. Tony Powell will be the opening act, so you'll get to see two Imus castmembers for the price of one. (Incidentally, you might want to bring Tony some nice hors d'oeuvres or a baked dish. He's only paid in food, and the backstage buffet might be sub-par.)

Rob and Tony will also be performing at the Gotham Comedy Club the following Saturday, April 19th, at 8 PM. You can buy tickets here and find directions here.

18 comments:

Phyllis said...

Dear CollegeGirl,

While I'd love to go see Rob and Tony, I can't get up "north" on Saturday. I do hope others will be able to go -- I suppose I could send up a couple of pies...didn't realize the "will work for food" policy was in effect.

I will be going with the husband up I-75 to Knoxville on Tuesday. That's right -- Levon will take the stage and we'll have our own celebration of the I-Man's Greatness with Levon.

I'm trying to figure out a way to watch the Lady Vols National Championship game, which unfortunately is being played at the same time as Levon's concert. Do you know if those "wristwatch TV" thingies work? Remember, CollegeGirl, it was the Lady Vols who defeated Rutgers last year to win the National Championship..and then, there was the 'unfortunate unpleasantness' which is turning into the 'well, Imus wasn't really that bad - can't we just all understand context and keep kicking the ball down the road' stage.

So, a tip of my Tennessee Smokey Dog mascot hat to our Imus -- the strongest, bravest, smartest and smart-a**est Cowboy Radio/TV Host ever to don (bad pun intended) the airwaves.

Congratulations on a job well done, I-Man. I'm glad I somewhat know you! -- and, I'm very glad I get to see the program every day courtesy of RFD and DirecTV. Here's to a Very Great '08 ---

Your Southern Friend and FakeFan,
Phyllis

Pat said...

The BF and I will be there. Straight run up I-84. Rob is a known funnity, and Tony, well, we will see. Although I can't see Tony in a blonde beehive wig and spangly dress. Gotham would actually be closer, but that night is also the first night of Passover, and if we attended, we would eat those "big crackers" and drown out the laughs at our table.

Al said...

Take one of those little digital voice recorders and record the Rob and Tony Show! Then play it back here!!

and whatever you do, stay away from those 'funk-a-tated tomatoes'..

Hey....anyone know how you can get your dog to IMMEDIATELY come to you when you call him?


lol

laree said...

The reaction was over the top to a media hyped soundbyte that was placed there by a marketer who knew what they were doing...They behaved like they were swatting at hornets and all they hit were honeybees. I hope they are all proud of themselves getting them fired, they couldn't wait a day till the Imus childrens charties radiothon was over...And now when asked for Interviews because of Obama's split posistion on Imus and his own Pastor Wright inflamatory words....Imus keeps telling them I don't do interviews. Interview my wife to discuss childrens wellbeing in this country...has anyone taken them up on this offer yet?

Al said...

Imus called Obama a 'half a phony' today? Imus keeps calling out Obama on Obama's Wright/Imus position....

Sooner or later, Obama is going have to address this issue, if he wants to get elected...

Anonymous said...

College Girl,

Will you marry me?

You're too kind! Thanks for supporting the Starving Comic's Society. (Okay, so I don't exactly look like I've skipped too many meals, but...times IS tough)

Tony is one of the funniest comics I've ever worked with, and I'm so looking forward to sharing the stage with him again after 20 years or so. It's going to be kind of a 'homecoming' in a way. Anybody who attends...

A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Thanks again for all your support, not just of me and Tony, but Karith and Chuck and Bernie and Lou and Warner...and, oh yeah, the guy in the cowboy hat.

Love

robio

CollegeGirl said...

Mr. Robio - thank you for your kind note. It's my pleasure to put up the tour schedule, and I wish you and Tony the best of luck this weekend. :-)

CollegeGirl said...

Phyllis and Pat, you two have the weekend plans to die for. My schedule for this weekend was booked long in advance (I'm going to a concert with a bunch of friends), but I am very envious (in a good way!) of your plans.

And Go Lady Vols! (Sorry, Stanford fans). I hope Ms. Summitt gets her recognition this year, unlike last year, for being a great coach...

And Bo Dietl and Fred...what a pair...:-)

Pat said...

Mr. Bartlett knows me well enough, heck any comedian does, by the fact that I am a hell of an audience for them ( my laugh gives me away). (I'm even a good audience for my own material...but not onstage) If my car stops asking for $$ by way of dying parts here and there, we will be going.

But I always wanted to front a Bartlett appearance. Guess not unless I bark his appearance outside the theater. :)

Queenpat said...

Lessee...I don't think the theatah will allow recording devices of any kind. I really do wish Rob recorded his shows and then release a "Best of" CD, with all proceeds going to the Bartlett Split Ranch for College Age Children. (after all, charity begins at home)

But I can put up a review afterward.

Al said...

Plese DO post a review, Queenpat!

You know, those little digital recorders aren't that big...maybe you could put one in your...um, well, never mind.

No need in taking the chance of getting bounced out of the show, before it even begins...

laree said...

College Girl,

This momentous occasion is not being reported on widely in the MSM. I am getting the message out why so quiet I expected the MSM to be all a buzz.

http://thecanessacorner.blogspot.com/2008/04/jesse-jackson-joins-imus-for-mlk.html

Anonymous said...

I'll buy a Rob CD.

Queenpat said...

If the rain don't go far away,

We'll go see Rob and Tony another day...
(Saturday's forecast looks nasty)

Al said...

Rain, rain go away..

people wanna see Rob and Tony play...

'Drinkin' wine in the alley, drinkin' wine in the alley....' All of a sudden that NEW Van Morrison CD is getting played all over XM Satellite radio now that the CD has been 'officially' released...

and of course, the I-Man was the FIRST to play stuff off that CD..about a month ago.

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Fake Cardinal Egan, bejeez. said...

Rob is awesome. I got to meet him when I saw his show in Morristown about a month ago. He was running around in the audience and people were asking him to do the dogs at a cocktail party joke (which I haven't heard, btw :( ) and I yelled at him "DO CAMILLA!". A few other people suggested things, and he snapped at mine and goes "HOW ABOUT WE DO ALL THE CHARACTERS WE HAVEN'T DONE IN FIVE YEARS?!", rolled his eyes, and went back to the stage. I got a Rob CD later and he signed it. He's fun. :)