Movember at Monday Night Tease!

New Material. Every time. mic drop.

It's fake. Can you tell?

Friend and fellow performer Scot Nery once told me, “If I were you guys, I’d get a regular gig and work out new material every night.”

Taking that advice to heart, Mr. Snapper and Mr. Buddy made a handshake agreement with Lili VonSchtupp, producer of the Monday Night Tease! to do a monthly stint as hosts of her weekly show. That was back in July. Since then, we’ve relied less and less on our established repertoire of insanity. This past Monday night, was practically all new material, with two notable exceptions.

As we’ve done for the past few shows, we brought Jeremy Gayhorse onstage for a bit (no pun intended).

Story time with Jeremy Gayhorse as Red Snapper and Mr. Snapper listen, rapt. From "The Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Rumpus Revue in: 'Ten-Gallon Giggles.'" Photo by Jason Kamimura Photography
Story time with Jeremy Gayhorse as Red Snapper and Mr. Snapper listen, rapt. From “The Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Rumpus Revue in: ‘Ten-Gallon Giggles.'” Photo by Jason Kamimura Photography

Jeremy Gayhorse was created for Die Gruppe, a sketch comedy troupe Phillip (aka Mr. Buddy) started at our old theater company. It started, as most things seem to start between Phillip and me, with a stupid joke. “What if we have a gay horse who comes onstage to dispel hurtful stereotypes? He could say, ‘Not all gay horses eat ha-a-a-ay.'” I abandoned the idea almost immediately, but Phillip loved it, and wrote a monologue with the brilliant Jim Blanchette. Since then, Jeremy has snowballed — both literally and figuratively.

Monday Night, Phillip revisited that original monologue, and I revisited another piece from the same sketch show, a little song I wrote called “Gay Men Don’t Find Me Sexy Blues.”

We haven’t performed these two pieces in a couple of years, and there were folks in the audience who had never heard them. It’s weird. We’ve been doing this stuff long enough, we are developing a depth of material. Doing new stuff every week just adds to that depth.

Great advice, Scot!

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