CoW #7 – December 1st, 2014

CoW - December 1st

Little-known fact: up until this month’s poster, I’d drawn all the text completely by hand. Except for the title “Cavern of Whimsy,” I’d sketch words and phrases like “Ruby Theatre at The Complex” and “Featuring” anew each and every month, as I’d done the month before and the month before that. This process took hours, and, if I did it properly, it wouldn’t look any different than the text from the previous month.

Why did I do it? Because I have no common sense.

This month I got smart. I created a show font template so I can copy and paste each letter into place, because no one really cares that I did the font by hand (send all hate mail to As a general rule of thumb, if you can streamline things and repeat what works, it frees you up to try new, bigger, better things.

Which brings us to this month’s show:

–Repeating what works, there’ll be a new edition of “SoCal SlideShow Tours”, the segment where I walk around different districts of LA and take photos and we all laugh at them. Also, after the success of last month’s “Outrageous Animated Short,” Costume Party, I’m making another of those too.

Little Red Feathers are back! You may remember them from CoW #3; I sure did — I named it my #1 highlight of the first five shows — so I booked them again, because I didn’t have the heart to make their performance a “one-time-only” deal. If you don’t offend easily, you need to see their show.

–What’s completely new this month? Avery McKinney is a seriously popular comic in my NoHo neck of the woods, and I’m thrilled to have him at the Cavern.

–And finally, there’s The Holiday Hip-Hop Showdown. What is it? I’m remixing Christmas and Hanukkah songs, getting two battle rappers to freestyle over the beats, and having the audience declare a winner. Why? Because I have no common sense, and I saved all that time by making the new poster font template.

This is the last Cavern of 2014, and it’s going out with a bang. The facts are on the poster, and here:

At 8:30, Monday night, December 1st, at The Ruby Theatre, inside the double doors at The Complex, on the right, Cavern of Whimsy will begin for a 7th time.

Pre-order tickets on Brown Paper Tickets, or pay $10 cash at the door. Your choice.

Something old, something new. Something cavern, whimsy too.