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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Item of Last Year

posted by on December 12 at 12:21 PM

Every year, The Stranger sells off chunks of itself—the cover, a guest-expert slot in Savage Love, reviews, feature stories, etc.

My favorite thing about last year’s Strangercrombie was the bunch of comedians who got together, pooled their money, and bought Suggests so they could publicize The Week of Fun, their big push to publicize the new comedy scene in Seattle. They collectively paid $610 for the Suggests and were terrified their gambit would fail and they’d all lose their money (which they couldn’t afford to spend in the first place).

They didn’t. The Week of Fun was a huge success with performances by the People’s Republic of Komedy, David Schmader, Charles Mudede, Sabzi from Blue Scholars, and a bunch of other funny fucks.

It was a coming-out party for Seattle’s comedy scene. It was a coup.

You know how much Suggests is going for right now? Forty-six threadbare dollars.

Even the theater review is going for more money than Suggests. I’m the theater editor, and even I have to admit that’s pathetic. Nothing in this paper should be less valuable to the city of Seattle than a theater review.

How about this: You bid on Suggests, and the winner will get a dozen cupcakes from Cupcake Royale. Deal?

(In good news: As of this very second, you all have raised $36,672. Which is fantastic. Three cheers for FareStart, three cheers for you.)

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Wait. Charles did comedy?

Posted by Gloria | December 12, 2007 12:25 PM

wait, did you just say Charles and Comedy in the same sentence?!?! WTF.. i mean i know we all laugh at his attempts to Slog, but up on stage.... *shutter*

Posted by ddv | December 12, 2007 12:40 PM

Ya'll, if you ever meet Charles in person, I bet you $10 he will make you laugh within 90 seconds. He's hilarious and his laugh is insanely infectious, too. Come to Slog Happy Thursday and see what I mean.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | December 12, 2007 12:56 PM

I have heard that before from Strangerinos I have known...that Mudede is a master of dry humor.

or was that a dry martini?

Posted by michael strangeways | December 12, 2007 1:04 PM

I agree with @3 - Charles is wonderful!

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 12, 2007 1:06 PM

I saw that comedy. He was indeed funny.

Posted by Clint | December 12, 2007 1:16 PM

@3: Yeah, I just had a pause there for a moment; I think Charles is a humourous guy, but I don't really picture him as a stand-up guy.

Is Slog Happy Thursday some kind of live get-together? I'd love to, except I'm a shy nerd and I live on the other side of the country, in another country.

Posted by Gloria | December 12, 2007 1:20 PM
Even the theater review is going for more money than Suggests.

I bet John Longenbaugh is bidding on it.

Posted by keshmeshi | December 12, 2007 1:38 PM

Yeah, Slog Happy is our first f2f meetup:
Wish you could join us, Gloria.

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | December 12, 2007 1:40 PM

Thanks, Amy.

Posted by Gloria | December 12, 2007 1:53 PM

When I think about that gathering, my stomach tightens up and I get all nervous. So I'm not sure if I'm gonna actually make it, although I do want to meet some of you! Can I bring my affable housemate?

Posted by Katelyn | December 12, 2007 2:19 PM

Sure, Katelyn.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 12, 2007 2:33 PM

I'm holding you to those cupakes, Kiley!

Posted by Dartanion | December 15, 2007 2:39 PM

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