Captain Jack? Is that you?

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 by Pat Gaik


I had mentioned on the show (or was it on Terminally Single when we talked about Torchwood) that I didn't think John Barrowman was right for the role of Albin/Zaza in 'La Cage aux Folle' - too young and good looking. I heard him talk on a recent podcast - here, if you're interested - about doing the role and how people might think we was too young but that he got Jerry Herman's blessing (in fact Jerry said it was written with 40ish characters in mind, it's just usually been cast older, but that could be spin). I gotta say, he looks pretty good, if a little "Anne Margaret on steroids" - look at those arms! The blonde shot looks like it's been photoshopped to give him thinner arms and legs - and airbrushed to death.

DQYDJ 86: Quoth The Vagina, "Nevermore"

Posted on Monday, September 28, 2009 by Melanie

(40:41 - 46.59 MB)


Welcome to Episode 86 of "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Podcast!" where Stacy is hiding in her basement while "Twister" is being re-enacted near her home, Patrick receives a special request, Melanie comes back from a weekend in LA (yes, again), and Jerry is en route to a secure location. Meanwhile, we welcome our special guest host Taylor the Latte Boy from Pod is My Copilot.



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STEVE ALLEN THEATER
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8/2/09 through 10/31/09

DQYDJ 85: The Strawberry Douche Women's Club

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Melanie

(41:20 - 47.3 MB)


Welcome to Episode 85 of "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Podcast!" where Jerry is sucking face down on the farm, Stacy is in mourning over the cancellation of her favorite reality TV show, Patrick is being bombarded with hilariously inappropriate singles ads, and Melanie gets to the bottom of her stuttering.

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Jeffrey Combs in
NEVERMORE
STEVE ALLEN THEATER
at the Center For Inquiry
West 4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-4268
Fridays and Saturdays
8/2/09 through 10/31/09

We Anen't Podfading

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Melanie

And yes, that's a deliberate typo and a nod to Sir Terry Pratchett. You know, the insanely successful British fantasy writer? Creator of the Discworld? All-around funny guy? Oh, never mind.

Anyway, Stacy and her Mini-Me came down to the clavicle of Texas last weekend, where much fun was had, much alcohol was consumed, and many movies starring Johnny Depp were viewed (despite Stacy's comments about what Mr. Depp passes in his stool and her continual harassment of my cat, but I digress).


We even planned on recording a podcast Monday night, but prior engagements prevented that from happening (she said, looking at Patrick and Jerry meaningfully), so we decided to record Tuesday night instead, and I would finish editing Ep 85 and put that up.

At which point we ran into a wee problem, namely Time Warner's decision to push a software upgrade to their cable modems at 1:00 AM Tuesday morning (apparently in order to prepare the way for faster service). Unfortunately, our cable modem is about 5 years old, and took to the software update like Thermite to oxygen -- AKA it kinda 'sploded.

After I stopped shrieking at the modem, I called Time Warner bright and early Tuesday morning and informed them of this contretemps. The nice lady on the other end of the line said the earliest they could get a repair guy out to the Fletcher manse was Thursday -- would I like the 8-11 slot?

Well, YEAH, if that was the soonest we could get the internet back. And then I had to explain the situation to Lyndon, who was not a happy camper as he often works from home and kinda needs a broadband connection to do that. We made do with trading off his AT&T wireless connection for the next 36 hours (shades of Holland), and this morning a TW repair person showed up, checked the modem under Lyndon's expert supervision and explained what happened. He replaced it with a new one, and voila -- we had access to the intertubes again.

So Ep 85 will go up tonight, and hopefully we can record the next ep Sunday or Monday night, depending on everyone's schedule. Hang in there, people -- we WILL be back!

I heard it through the grapevine...

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 by Pat Gaik

I'm a little late putting this up, considering we opened last week! Maybe my attention-whore needs are abating? Nah....

Miranda Axsom, April Wyant, Dan Challacombe, John Johnson, Mary Simon, Bob Lane Jr., Sara Flanders and Pat Gaik in Neil Simon's "Rumors"

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Neil Simon’s “Grapevine” Reaps Laughs at Conklin’s

Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre is very happy to announce the opening of the Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy “Rumors” starring Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon on Thursday, September 17 and playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches through November 8.

“Rumors” is Neil Simon’s only true farce and it’s a riot of hysterical activity from the moment the curtain goes up on an elegant New York home where an anniversary party is to take place for Charlie and Myra Brock. Unfortunately, Myra and the servants are missing and Charlie is upstairs alone, apparently suffering from an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Ken Gorman, Charlie’s lawyer, and his high-strung wife Chris are on the scene trying to sort out what happened before the other guests arrive. Charlie’s accountant Leonard Ganz and his gossip-prone wife Clair are next to arrive and be caught up in the web of intrigue, followed closely by Charlie’s analyst Ernie and his wife Cookie, as well as State Senate hopeful Glenn Cooper and his jealous, crystal-clutching wife Cassie. Things get heated enough to arouse the suspicions of the police, who arrive in the form of Officers Welch and Pudney, forcing the other guests to come up with a last-minute solution that will save their reputations and have the audience in gales of laughter.

Barn headliners Bob Lane Jr. and Mary Simon, who also directs, are teaming up as Len and Clair to lead the troupes through this comedy of outrageous fortune, including John Johnson and Miranda Axsom as Ken and Chris Gorman, Pat Gaik and Sara Flanders as Ernie and Cookie Cusack, and Dan Challacombe and April Wyant as Glenn and Cassie Cooper. Police officers Welch and Pudney are played by Tom Weber and Diann Thompson.

Set design is by Tom Weber, technical direction is by April Wyant, and publicity is by Pat Gaik. Conklin’s Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn’s renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting, homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $31.00 on Thursday evening, $33.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $35.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. Conklin’s is also BYOB for wine, beer or cocktails. Glasses, ice and ice buckets are provided at no extra charge. For reservations, call the box office at 309-965-2545. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet at www.barn2.com.

Not a happy Emmy camper at all

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 by Melanie

First Neil Patrick Harris loses to Jon Cryer, and now this?


Feh, and feh again.

Kanye Protests Patrick Swayze's Funeral

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 by Stacy

Kanye West shows up at Patrick Swayze's funeral.

He goes up to the podium, shoves the cleric aside and says into the microphone:

"Preacher....I'ma let you finish.....but MICHAEL JACKSON HAD THE BEST FUNERAL OF THE YEAR!!"

-unknown internet poster

Well, that was nice

Posted on Sunday, September 06, 2009 by Melanie

The Bodacious Brit just wandered over and said, "You know, you should record extra bits when you're all on and really on a roll, so that you can splice them into the podcast when it's just you and Jerry. That way, you can maintain your consistency."

"What do you mean?"

"Well, it's just that from listening to your latest podcast, it's more like the ones you did when you were just starting out, very chatty and writery."

"And your point?"

"Well, it's gotten much zanier with Patrick and Stacy, and when they're not on that could throw off your audience."

*blink*blink* "So you're saying it's not as funny with just Jerry and me."

"Well, yes."

"..."

"Um, I'll go upstairs now, until you're not mad at me anymore."

"Yeah, you go do that."

DQYDJ 84: California, Here I Come

Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 by Melanie

(31:09 - 35.68 MB)


Welcome to Episode 84 of "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Podcast!" where Melanie heads back to LA with Stretch to bask yet again in the gloriousness that is Jeff, Jerry announces the winners of the Me Want Some Bubba contest, Stacy is, well, somewhere, and Patrick is busy portraying a kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing hitman.



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(323) 666-4268
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8/2/09 through 9/26/09

DQYDJ Videocast 04: MOSES! Or: Touched By An Actor

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 by Melanie

(9:33 - 110.7 MB)


Welcome to Videocast 04 of "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Podcast!" where Melanie heads to the Left Coast to take in some more theater with her friend Theresa (aka Stretch). Wildfires, That's What She Said and laying on of hands ensue!



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HELP- I'M LOCKED IN THE BASEMENT!

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 by Stacy

This Labor Day, we will be doing the 2nd annual Single Sad Bastard Bake Sale and Telethon!

Unfortunately I haven't written a single thing....*and* I haven't baked anything.

Melanie, knowing my strong work ethic and dedication to the show, handed me a nice Starbucks caramel frappuccino, and next thing I knew I woke up in the sub-basement with a chain around my neck next to a stake in the ground.

I have just enough chain to get to the computer and a small toaster oven. There is cupcake mix here, too. Apparently I'm supposed to write and bake for the next few days.

This is how Melanie treats her family members.

Once in awhile Jerry, the universally beloved member of the podcast, sneaks down to check on me, feed me a few strawberry Twizzlers and give me vitamin water.

There has been no sightings of Patrick, and I fear for what she might have done to him as well.

Therefore, dear listeners, I will begin writing, baking and playing Scrabble on Facebook until the script is complete...and we have enough cupcakes to rent Pat a gigolo.

DQYDJ 83: Stacy Is NOT In The Dungeon, Dammit

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 by Melanie

(34:02 - 39 MB)


Welcome to Episode 83 of "Don't Quit Your Day Job: The Podcast!" where Patrick plays with his mute button -- a lot, Melanie explains why she ate powdered creamer as a child, Jerry is boggled by Starbucks Instant Coffee, and Stacy is not, I repeat, NOT locked away in a dungeon.

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Jeffrey Combs in
NEVERMORE
STEVE ALLEN THEATER
at the Center For Inquiry
West 4773 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-4268
Fridays and Saturdays
8/2/09 through 9/26/09