Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Hallelection is Tonight!

It's time! The week is here! The Feral Chihuahuas present HALLELECTION! All the frightening horror of politics and the half-truths and circular logic concerning Halloween. We will see some regular folk try to dethrone Joe SixPack in a sketch called Average Joes. You'll know who has the best candy and where in Halloween Stategery. Faux News is resurrected for a special election edition. We will see some some hauntingly hip and funny Halloween Slam Poetry. Candidates Douglas Munson and Terry Doyle make last minute pleas for your votes. We see costume popularity put to the test in Everyone's a Joker. And we give a salute and homage to exiting president George W. Bush with some music from The Clean Skies Act. So that is this Thursday October 30th at 35 Below Theater. (35 E. Walnut St - Underneath Asheville Community Theater) Showtimes are 8:00 and 9:30 PM. Tickets cost $10 and are available at Wink Heads and Threads (18 Brook St in Biltmore Village) at Adorn Salon and Boutique (82-B N. Lexington Ave) and at the door. There are some tickets still available so get them fast, they are selling quickly! Show up in Costume! For Ticket Info respond call (828)-280-0107.

Peace, Love and Teeny Piles of Poop,

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Hallelection is coming!

The show you've all been waiting for - all the spookiness and scares of an election combined with all the muckraking and debating you associate with Halloween. All new sketches and film pieces, musical guests and much more.

I've done some writing for this show, but due to other committments, I won't be performing in it - so you can guarantee the acting is going to be better than in the usual Feral Chihuahuas show!

More Live Chihuahuas on the Youtubes

Mr Tibbles British Invasion - this was the opening sketch from the season finale. Watch it through to the end, there's a rare bit of George the Bastard doing some acting as a policeman at the end.

Back to a blog delusge

The last two weeks have been so busy with other projects that I've been neglecting the blog. So here come a bunch of updates - I'm taking a break right now from filming segments for the upcoming Hallelection show. This morning we were filming a trick-or-treating sketch, and South Asheville was treated to the sight of Chihuahuas in costume roaming around. I had to grab a picture of Drew in his racecar gear...


And Tommy and Drew trick-or-treating as a tag team


Wouldn't you just want to give them candy?

I've been having a few McCain/Palin moments - I completely misread the time and thought that Nathan Adams' play reading was going to be last night at 7, so I missed it (there's another reading today, but I have to get back to filming). This means I'll also miss the zombie walk (I was working on a costume to go as a Zmobie.

Friday, October 10, 2008

And more YouTubey goodness

"Bro Hugs" from the season finale - written by John Moore, performed by Andrew McCammon and Tommy Calloway.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Feral Chihuahuas live on the YouTubes

The first of the live videos from the 2008 Summer season - "Autoerotic Asphyxiation", written by George "the" Bastard and performed by Sarah Erickson (as the Mom), Tommy Calloway (Officer Robinson), Drew McDermott (Jason) and featuring John Moore as the unfortunate victim.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


My ears are still ringing from last night's show (earplugs are for those who care about their hearing).

Amusing start to the evening, I had a craving for some Mo Daddy's chicken, so I headed downtown to get something to eat and wait for Dickie "Ricardo" Davis. I fell foul of the "Closed on Monday" syndrome that hits a lot of bars, and all that was in front of Mo Daddys was some tool trying to impress some kids that he knew GWAR. Classy.

Ed Boudreaux was the back-up stop (love their red beans and rice), so a food-and-wedge-brewing-beer pitstop later, we're ready to hit the show. Looked like there was still ahuge line to get in about 15 minutes after showtime, but that wasn't the case, they'd just excommunicated smokers to Biltmore Ave, and woebetide any cars that were thinking of making a right-hand turn onto Hilliard.

I missed the first opener, but the second one, Kingdom of Sorrow were hysterical on many levels. They are apparently members of Hatebreed/Crowbar/Puddle of Mud who weren't feeling satisfied with the amount of posturing and sludge guitar playing they could get in their own bands. They were loud, and really did sound like three guys doing their own thing kind of with the drummer. The frontman, who I think had stolen Fred Durst's bandana and was wearing it like a talisman, was encouraging the crowd to circle dance and make fist signs. They weren't that bad, but I wouldn't want to see them as a headliner.

GWAR were pretty amazing. I wished I'd seen them while Slymenstra Hymen was still there, but the return of Sleazy P Martini is a good thing. How Flattus Maximus manages to stay upright for the whole show and climb up on stage is a mystery. They stuck largely to the grind/sludge stuff, and hardly did any of the more theatrical numbers, but the stage acts were awesome. Plenty of public figures got destroyed (the end of Hillary Clinton was my favorite), and blood of several colors gave the audience a good soaking. I took a turn in the mosh pit to get a good blood coating - moshing now is more a surge and swell deal - moshing went on during the theatrical bits, so it wasn't as much fun, I sneaked back to the bar (occasionally a few moshes broke out at the bar - not cool, bar for drinking, pit for moshing).

As to be expected, absolutlely nothing from "We Kill Everything" (am I the only one who likes that CD)? But all the classics - "We've got the Bomb", "War is all we Know", "Reaganator", "Gor Gor" and many more. The blood has a slightly sweet smell, and made my bath towel look pretty cool when I got home.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Are you ready for some Chihuahuas?

The Hallolection Spectacular is coming to 35 Below on Thursday, October 30. We went through the scripts last night and there's going to be a lot of exciting new Halloween and Election material, a musical guest and some crazy moments.

Tickets will be on sale soon - we won't be selling through the ACT box office this time, so check back here (or look at the posters that will be dotting town soon) for ticket details.

There will be no George "the" Bastard in the show, but I've written some material for it - those of you who caught my "Zombie Stand Up" at LAAFF last year may recognize one of the themes.

I am planning on being at No Shame Theatre on Saturday with some material to work on - if your life's ambition is to play a part in a Bastard piece, show up at 10pm.

I'm also excited about GWAR tonight - if you're going, wear something disposable!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

More Feral Fotos

Another album of photos - this time from the sold-out season finale of the Feral Chihuahuas.

October 30 - the Feral Chihuahuas Halloween/Election special - one night only.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Relive the Feral Chihuahuas season in camera-captured moments

Tommy has posted some awesome pictures from the 35 Below run this summer

Next Feral Chihuahuas show is going to be on October 30th - and for those of you who don't like me, I won't be performing in this one, but I'll be doing some writing for it.