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.
“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!