Jason Specland: An Occasionally Funny Software Guy

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CANCELLED: Show at The PIT: Vorpal and Friends

UPDATE: The snow has abated from the sky, but not the streets or subways. This show is CANCELLED. See you in January for “Through the Laughing Glass IV!”

Once the snow abates, you will need to poke your head out from beneath the tons of accumulated powder. You’ve been snowbound in your claustrophobic New York apartment for days. You will be desperate for mirth and merriment. Perhaps of the improvised kind…

That’s where we come in.

VORPAL! Monday, December 27, 2010 at the People’s Improv Theater!

Where’s that? 154 West 29th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave.* Here, let me draw you a map:

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*It won’t be here for much longer, but it will be there for this performance.

With special guests:

Kelly Davis
No Laugh Track Required
The Heat Miser (booking still tentative)

$5 buys you all this comedy in a heated theater! Why, that’s cheaper than heating oil!

Vorpal is:

Kathryn Dunn
Jason A. Specland
Colin Longstaff
Daniel Operman
A Partridge in a Pear Tree (booking still tentative)

Awesome Things My Friends (and Spouse) Are Doing: The Icky House Club’s Next Ridiculous Thing

I am very fortunate to have married an extremely talented and beautiful woman. You, too, can have a tiny fraction of that fortunateness rub off on you.

“How can I get even the tiniest bit of that supernova of awesomeness to rub off upon me?” I hear you ask.

I will tell you: Her band, The Icky House Club, is performing this Friday at Don’t Tell Mama.

You… don’t believe me? You will, Doctor Jones. Or, to reference another 80’s movie entirely: You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well listen to this!

The Icky House Club on Myspace. (Please note that I’m posting a link to a musician, the only valid use of Myspace in the year 2010.)

Now that you’ve been infected by their infectious infectiousness, here are the relevant concert details from Don’t Tell Mama.

I’d tell you to buy your tickets now, but according to the link they’re only accepting cash at the door. So what you should do is this: Get a Ball mason jar, put an Avery or Brother P-Touch label upon it that reads, “Icky House Club, Friday November 12, 9:15 PM,” and put $20 in the jar to cover admission and the two drink minimum. By the time Friday rolls around, it’ll be like found money! Woo hoo!

Reminder: Vorpal Halloween Show Tomorrow

Tomorrow’s the big show at Wonderland! Seriously, folks, I think you should all come see it. It’s not just Vorpal, but a whole bunch of other awesome performers including:

The Dream
John F O’Donnell
Martin Sheen Shower Hour

Not only will the comedy be awesome, but there will be a Halloween party, too! Spooky decor, oddly colored booze, haunting music, the whole nine.

$10. $8 if you’re in costume.


You’re still not coming?

You’re going to make me whip out the big guns:

Right now, as I type this, Paula is making pumpkin cupcakes.

I thought so. See you tomorrow at 7.

Halloween Show: Through the Laughing Gas II: Laughter Never Sleeps

What could possibly be better than a huge, awesome lineup of improv and sketch performers in a converted warehouse in Astoria? How about the self-same huge awesome lineup, in that very same warehouse, with a massive Halloween Party afterwards!

Join us, won’t you?

This month on Through the Laughing Glass…

Vorpal and Wonderland present an eerie assortment of comedians who’ll be rockin and rappin for your laughing pleasure on Friday, October 29th!!. Two hours of performances, followed by a Halloween dance party!! DJ, hula hoops, costumes!!

The Dream
John F O’Donnell
Martin Sheen Shower Hour

Cash Bar! Beer, Wine, Cocktails!

$10 admission. $8 if you’re in costume!!!

Wonderland is located on the corner of 23rd Ave and 38th St. in Astoria.

  • Take the N/Q uptown to the last stop, Ditmars Blvd.
  • Follow signs to 23rd ave and take a left
  • Walk to 38th St.
  • Big factory building, Wonderland is on the second floor, Ring 201 to be let in.

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See You Soon!!!