the DLM we taped last night may forever be known as the INTERVENTION episode.
The Benson Intervention?
if you will.
Just got home from a double-bill of D.B. Goodness in San Francisco:
Thursday, April 19
8pm Doug Loves Movies @ Cobb's
w/ guests Dan Gabriel, Graham Elwood, Pete Holmes, & T.J. Miller
Packed house, enthusiastic crowd, lots of name tags. Just looking at that lineup you can imagine who dominated the show. Pete and T.J. kept "making it weird" on the stage opposite Doug who was like a substitute teacher trying to keep his classroom in order. Graham came off as the reasonable one for once, and poor Dan hardly got a word in, but played Build-A-Title pretty well. I was overjoyed that Pete & T.J. came to town for this, as the two of them are my favorite DLM regulars, and I got to tell them as much later in the night (they were very cool and appreciative).
Doug said this would likely be released as a regular episode, so look out for it. There are plenty of Alan Rickman and John Malkovich impressions. Also Pete doing T.J.…and T.J. doing Pete doing T.J. — very meta. Oh, and Graham miming jerking off ghosts was one of the funniest sight-gags ever that will not translate well to an audio podcast.
10:30 pm Countdown To 4/20 @ Punch Line
standup comedy w/ Graham Elwood, special appearance by Pete Holmes & T.J. Miller
Started on time, and ended on time (midnight). Doug came up first to start the show. He introduced Graham who was happy to perform to a stoner crowd in S.F. joking about bike lanes and organic, locally grown hemp microphones. He pulled out "Evenflow," palm-strike, and even discussed his recent divorce. Afterwards I told him I first heard him on NNF to which he replied "Bag O'Corn Friend," and signed his Live DVD "Han Shot First." A very funny gentleman.
Doug prefaced his own set by explaining this was his final run-through before recording his next CD in Bellevue, WA tomorrow (today). He's already shot the cover and has a title (has it been made public yet?) but is worried it may be taken in the wrong way. I say don't worry — any potential controversy will probably be good for sales, and make good fodder for discussion. The concept of recording/releasing a double CD of one sober set/one stoned set of the same material is brilliant. The new jokes and tweets are solid, and mix that in with some crowd work (which he did a lot of tonight) and I think it'll be fine. But I am glad I got to see him on the eve of recording as he was giddy and perhaps nervous, giving us a glimpse behind the curtain of how a standup works.
The last ten minutes were a shit-show as Graham, Pete, and T.J. came onstage and the four of them did an impromptu tweet-off with only two microphones. Countdown to midnight happened (the ghost of Dick Clark was invoked) and the room emptied to the outdoor smoke-out. I hung around for a bit and got to speak to Doug. He was very kind, saying I look a bit like my avatar (Uatu the Watcher, BTW).
Final thought: In addition to a lot of dudes wearing baseball caps, D.B. attracts some extremely attractive female fans.
This might be the most exciting Build-A-Title yet... infact I find myself increasingly getting more excited about a strong B.A.T. game than a round of Maltin.
Silverman came to play!! I actually burst out an involuntary "OHHHHHHH!" after "8 Mile-and of Dr. Moreau."
Is there any difference between the two different files for episode 537 (DLM537.mp3 and DLM537a.mp3) besides the size?
Sarah Silverman touched one of them to her asshole.
Sarah Silverman is a national treasure.
One thing that might help the guests to understand build-a-title is a quick example. Just a quick "like this" in the intro to the game. It could be the same example every time, perhaps "Stuart Little Man Tate Mile."
They might still not get it, but it'd be even funnier when they didn't.
i've given the guests an example backstage, and it's hard for them to process it most of the time. if they'd just listen to a few eps, they'd know how to play. but, as i say on the show sometimes, "low stakes, doesn't really matter."
Listening to this episode was like watching a found footage movie. I could tell something intense was going on but I couldn't figure it out. Turns out a table was flipped. Hilarious. Great episode. Ti West got more involved than usual (or at least my memory of usual) which was nice.
What was the "intervention" aspect of this episode? I was expecting something weird to go down, but it just turned out to be another awesome episode. What gives?!
I got in trouble at work for laughing too loudly at the latest episode. Worth it.