Sunday, June 26, 2011

Improv history in the remaking

Last night was a revival of what used to be an extremely popular staple at The Loose Moose, late on Saturday nights - Hot Nuts & Popcorn. It was a variety / talk show hosted by Moose alumni Derek Flores and Eric Amber, with head-banger Terry Cahill (the character from Fubar) working as the stage manager from the balcony. Word has it that this show was so popular in its day (it had a 3 year run every Saturday night that ended around 1999), that people used to come to Loose Moose at 6:30pm to buy tickets for the 11pm show, then go to a bar and get drunk before coming back to witness the madness.

Last night's reunion had Calgary hockey hero Theo Fleury, country musician Matt Masters, comediennes Amanda Brooke Perrin and Megan Fraser and Cancer, a character created and performed by Bruce Horak. The show's band was Corndog, the one man band fronted by Dan Duguay. It was 90 minutes of very adult-oriented fun and I hope we don't have to wait another 10 years to see it again. [fingers crossed]

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