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CLOSE THE NIGHTCAP and Other Miscellany      
10/27/07: A Halloween Song - a song by Richard Levinson
 4/05/08: An Easter Song - a song by Richard Levinson
07/12/08: Patrick Duffy Pays Tribute - Patrick Duffy pays tribute to fallen serials at the 3rd Annual Thurstys
07/12/08: The Proposal Song - a song at the 3rd Annual Thurstys becomes a real marriage proposal!
10/18/08: Biting Political Satire - a song by Richard Levinson
 2/21/09: High Five City - celebrations at our 100th episode
 4/04/09: All The Leaves Are Brown - Terry helps us pass time at vote count
 4/11/09: Dear Back Pain - Joe Hernandez-Kolski wites a breakup letter
 5/02/09: Klagdor & Keely - Klagdor the aspiring-actor robot auditions for "Louis & Keely"
 4/02/11: Send in the Carnies - a song by Richard Levinson
 5/28/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Bad Karma
 6/25/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Cannibal
10/08/11: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hell on Heels
 2/11/12: Elvis Prestello: Tramp the Dirt Down
 4/21/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Backstabber Lady
 6/09/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Do It Like a Dude
10/06/12: The Serial Killers Dancers: Promises
10/20/12: The Hip News: Vote Dizzy - The Hip News swings the election!
 2/23/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Hey, Big Spender
 3/02/13: Bela Lugosi's Passion - Cabaret act For Lovers Only combines two great songs.
 4/27/13: The Serial Killers Dancers: Black Sheep
 7/13/13: Joe Dances Dirty - Joe Hernandez-Kolski talks about wanting to be Patrick Swayze
 7/20/13: The Engagement Dance of Walter Trey Perkins & Donnelle Fuller - Our second live-on-stage real-life proposal!
 9/28/13: Russell Sings - Cub Sinatra
10/19/13: Only a Lad - Marz Richards sings to round out your evening.
11/23/13: Karl and Little Joey - Karl describes an outrageous act to his pal Joey.
12/07/13: Karl and Little Joey Apologize - An abject Karl apologizes for last week's act.
12/14/13: Smooth Movementz - The dancing sensation that's sweeping the nation.
02/15/14: For Singles Only - Marz Richards will turn you into a lover.
02/08/14: Khan Khan - A musical number from China: The Whole Enchilada.
02/22/14: Roar and Jump - Michelle Gardner performs dances in American Sign Language.
03/01/14: Smooth Moviementz - Smooth Movementz returns with a salute to the movies.
04/12/14: Lovers Dance Apart - "For Lovers Only" presents a lovers musical mashup.
04/19/14: Giter Brider Itzik & Better Off Without a Wife - The dulcet tones of Bryan Krasner.
04/26/14: Rhune Kincaid - Songs of love and doom.
05/03/14: Zachary Bernstein - Zach sings "I've Got My Eye on You" and "Crispy Crispy Clementine."
05/24/14: Devil Doll - Disturbing doings from Marz Richards.
05/24/14: An Encounter with Sates - Sates sings "Encounter."
07/05/14: Tribute to America - Smooth Movementz presents a July 4 weekend patriotic tribute.
07/19/14: Big Finish - A big finish as many of the Season 9 Nightcaps combine for one mega-Nightcap.
09/13/14: Maral Adams - Stand-up comedy from Maral Adams.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Make Whoopee - Thoughts on the most important part of matrimony.
09/20/14: Mr. Snapper & Mr. Buddy Cowboy Up - An old cowhand on the Rio Grande.
09/27/14: Glen Frazier - Stand-up comic Glen Frazier.
10/04/14: Milo Martin - Utopian nihilist and master of poetry Milo Martin performs a new work.
10/11/14: Korey Simeone - A short history lesson about fiddle music.
10/25/14: Your Host, Birthday Clown - Birthday Clown performs Renfield's "Stuntshow."
01/31/15: Karl Herlinger & Little Joey's Dating Tips - Questionable advice.
02/21/15: Michelle Gardner - Lip-sync sign language dance.
02/28/15: Before Dawn - Musical duo from Austin, Texas.
03/07/15: For Lovers Only - "Thunderbass" - Another musical mashup from "For Lovers Only."
04/04/15: A Word From the Producers of 99 Seat Theater - We're in the money.
04/11/15: The Awesome Gentleman's Society - Gentrifying the hip-hops.
04/18/15: Zachary Bernstein & Friends & Enemies - A "No Scrubs" musical interlude.
04/25/15: Jeremy Gayhorse & Uni - Famed stallion Jeremy Gayhorse visits with insight and poetry.
05/02/15: Orange Blossom Special - Korey Simeone (fiddle), Ryan Johnson (keyboard) and Chris Novicki (drum).
05/16/15: Smooth TV Movementz - Smooth Movementz returns with their tribute to television.
09/20/15: The Radioactive Chickenheads - Punk band The Radioactive Chickenheads rock the Nightcap.
09/26/15: Tyler Tyler - The magic of Tyler Tyler.
10/03/15: Red Light District - Red Light District perform a stripped-down version of their music.
10/10/15: Korey Simeone - Maybe - Korey Simeone may or may not be our entertainment tonight.
11/21/15: Nikki Muller - The Cole Porter of vagina songs.
12/05/15: Dinah Steward - A jazzy "Ghostbusters" and an original song from this classy vocalist.
12/12/15: Ari Radousky's Game Show Thing - High-speed trivia, loud and lightning-fast! Can YOU keep up with Ari?
12/19/15: Smooth Movementz - They're back with a salute to one-hit wonders!
02/20/16: Einstein's Girl - Science and romance collide in this musical performance.
02/27/16: Brendan Sings Bowie - Brendan Hunt and Zachary Bernstein pay tribute to the Starman.
03/12/16: Smokey Miles - Three bespoke songs from the human alter-ego of cult-favorite Count Smokula.
04/16/16: Brandon McCulloch - Three songs from balladeer Brandon McCulloch.
10/08/16: Doa Oxford - Doa Oxford sings "Something You Got"
10/15/16: Nate Shelkey - Nate performs the seasonally appropriate "Halloween 1987."
10/22/16: les petits guignolers - in "La Petit Mort" (The Little Death).
10/29/16: SKULLDUGGERY: "Eight Phases" - A musical number from our mainstage show, a prequel to Hamlet.
11/12/16: R.J. Comer - The Gentleman Outlaw sings "Smothered," "Leave Your Light On" and "St. James Infirmary"
02/04/17: Host Segment: Victor Isaac - Handsome can't compensate for some things.
02/25/17: Michelle Gardner: "Creep" & "F*** You" - w/Rodnesha K. Green, Monica Greene & Cj Merriman.
04/08/17: Amir Levi w/Brenda Varda - Excerpts from Amir Levi's cabaret show, with Brenda Varda on keys.
04/15/17: Joe Hernandez-Kolski: "Letter to My Future Wife" - Award-winning Spoken word artist Joe H-K returns.
04/22/17: Ian Smith - Original music.
04/29/17: Tina B. - Spoken word artist Tina B.
05/06/17: Fire Chief Charlie - Local band Fire Chief Charlie perform "Boris" and "We On the Radio."

written & directed by Joe Gressis

You think acting is tough now?
Wait until after the Apocalypse!

4 Episodes
Original Run: 3 Eps, 10/11/14 - 11/15/14
Playoffs Run: 1 Ep, 4/4/15

EPISODE ONE (10/11/14)

SUMMARY:  Hollywood is still up and running after the apocalypse, and Martin is tired of competing against mutants for roles.  However, he is horrified to learn that he has become a mutant himself - although he looks human, he can project his thoughts, a power he can't always control.  After a particularly embarrassing and awkward audition overseen by a slavering yet reasonably polite man-eating horror, he considers coming out as a mutant to his agent so he can get roles, but quickly learns that his human friend Ursula - now a fierce mutant-hating warrior - would not hesitate to kill him if she learned the truth.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez

EPISODE TWO (10/25/14)

SUMMARY:  Martin has developed the power of voiceover flashbacks. Avi, Martin's agent, gets him and fellow client Sheila a big audition for a Woody Allen film.  However, Allen has taken up necromancy and taken over Sony Studios, and is now the Necromancer Warlord of Culver City, able to raise the dead and turn them into a zombie army.  When he proves more interested in having his zombies kill his auditioners then in casting them in his post-apocalyptic sequel to "Annie Hall," in which he makes clear that he had always meant the story to be about mutants (and Mia Farrow's army of Falcon Men), Martin uses his powers of flashback to reveal Allen's rise to power and his weakness.  Upon having his powers negated, Allen pleads for his life, but all Martin and Sheila want is a role in his film.  A relieved Allen happily acquiesces... but Martin's still pretty sure he's going to kill them anyway.

Photos by Aaron Francis

EPISODE THREE (11/15/14)

SUMMARY:  Avi gets Martin and another client of his, Ralene, a straight offer the "Entourage" movie, though Ralene's character is just called "the box" and egomaniac creator Doug Ellin can't hear a word Ralene says because he can't hear women's voices.  Avi - who is a terrible actor and has a hard time remembering his lines - also ends up with a bit role.  The only surviving original cast member of "Entourage" is Adrian Grenier, who has mutated into a grunting, skull-faced green monster who becomes murderously angry when anybody forgets their lines and improvises.  Within short order, Grenier is strangling Avi, and to save him, Martin must use his newest mutant power - the power to make music from films play when he strikes iconic movie poses.

Ralene (Jessica Sherman) and Martin prepare to audition for "Entourage: The Movie" as Doug Ellin's assistant Janet (Lisa Anne Nicolai) looks on. A scene from the "Entourage" film. (L-R: Donald Thoms Cappello, Erik Engman, Bryan Bellomo, Dana DeRuyck & Jessica Sherman) Enter mutant Adrian Grenier (Scot Shamblin). Adrian's pissed - and Avi's in mortal danger - when Avi forgets his lines and starts improvising.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez


SUMMARY:  As Martin prepares for a big audition, he runs into a couple of friends in the waiting room.  Fellow mutant/actor Hillary demonstrates her power to create dramatic music, while Alice has the power of dramatic lighting.  But when Grady, another auditioner, says his power is to make actors think they have mutant powers - just before Martin is called into the audition room - Martin is thrown into doubt about his own abilities.  And the role is for mutants only, on pain of death.  Back in the waiting room, Grady admits he was just messing with Martin; his real power is being a dick.. literally, as his left hand has morphed into a gigantic phallic appendage.  So Hillary and Alice enter the audition room to help the now-floundering Martin.  With their assistant, Martin kicks ass at his audition... and wins not the role he thought he was auditioning for, but the role of "Waiter #4."

Audition waiting room. (L-R: Scott Golden as "Grady," Carrie Keranen as "Hillary," Julia Griswold as "Alice" and Bryan Bellomo as "Martin") Martin freezes up in the audition room. (L: Will McMichael as "Blob") Grady is both a figurative dickhead and a literal dickhand. Martin aces his audition with surreptitious help from Hillary and Alice.

Photos by Marian Gonzalez


Bryan Bellomo

Martin (Eps. 1-4)

Mark Whitten

Perry (Eps. 1-2)
The Reaper (Ep. 2)

Joe Gressis

Hideous Voice (Eps. 1 & 4)

Donal Thoms-Cappello

Avi (Eps. 1-3)

Amy Vorpahl

Ursula (Ep. 1)

Garrett Mendez

Waiter (Ep. 1)

Julia Griswold, Travis Snyder-Eaton,
Erik Engman & Friends

The Diners (Ep. 1)

Lisa Anne Nicolai

Stella Adler / Zombie (Ep. 2)
Janet (Ep. 3)

Rick Steadman

Ronald / Zombie (Ep. 2)

Lauren Van Kurin

Sheila (Ep. 2)

Corey Klemow

Warlord Woody Allen (Ep. 2)

Erik Engman & Perry Daniel

Zombies (Ep. 2)

Jessica Sherman

Ralene (Ep. 3)

Bruno Oliver

Doug Ellin (Ep. 3)

Scot Shamblin

Adrian Grenier (Ep. 3)

Erik Engman & Dana DeRuyck

Audience Members (Ep. 3)

Carrie Keranen

Hillary (Ep. 4)

Julia Griswold

Alice (Ep. 4)

Will McMichael

Blob (Ep. 4)

Scott Golden

Grady (Ep. 4)