Although I produce and host every Cavern of Whimsy — alongside my trusty sidekick / confidante / tech-booth-babe Jill — it’s the featured performers who make the night, and Cavern of Whimsy #7 was no exception.
–Standup Avery McKinney recounted his personal struggles as an ethnically ambiguous man, then riffed on everything from Al Qaeda training videos to how food works.
–“The Hip-Hop Holiday Showdown” happened, with guest performers Brenton Trueblood, BJ “Honkey” Lange, and Derrick Matthew Gary. Each free-styled to their own holiday-inspired beat (from Bing Crosby’s “Mele Kalikimaka”, Gene Autry’s “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, and Dean Martin’s “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”, respectively). When the audience was unable to decide a winner, Brenton and Derrick went on to compete over a remix of Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby” while BJ beat-boxed for a surprise bonus round. Brenton finished 1st and received a DVD copy of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, but we all walked away winners.
–Little Red Feathers performed their one-act play “Baptize the Devil” a second time, after their smash debut at Cavern of Whimsy #3. Wisely I made them the headliners of the night, because the show is so off-the-wall as to be impossible to follow. If I explained it to you, you wouldn’t believe me; luckily I got it on video.
Speaking of “video,” you may notice the site now features two new links in the column on the left: “videos” and “poster art.”
“Videos” aggregates all the video content from past shows, including “Christmas Party” (An Outrageous Animated Short) from this show, plus live content.
“Poster Art” is poster art; but it’s nice to have it all in one place, don’t you think?
I’m leaving for the holidays mid-December so I’ve got a lot to do before January 5th. What’s January 5th, you ask? The next Cavern of Whimsy, stupid!