Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #34 - Movie Minute Mailbag: The Squeakquel

We answer another letter from a loyal listener.








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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Whim Quarterly Has LAUNCHED

Whim Quarterly had its launch last night at the Three of Cups Lounge on the Lower East Side, with a night of great stand-ups, free(ish) magazine copies, and discount drinks.



















To go along with its official launch, the Whim Quarterly website is now up and running with more than just magazine ordering information (although that's still the most important part - ordering a copy is the only way you'll get to read the two pieces written by me, along with all the other fantastic content*). Why don't you go check out the website. We'll wait right here.

*Why not give some for Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or The Feast of Cthulu?

Monday, December 14, 2009

9 AM Meeting Wins at the Channys

My webseries 9 AM Meeting won two of the four categories in which it was nominated, at Thursday's NYC Channy Awards. I picked up a statue for Best Animation or Special Effects and my collaborator Matt Koff and I got the award for Best Writing. It was a fantastic show, and many thanks to everyone who organized and put it together.

The Writer's Guild of America East put out a press release about our win here.

And you can read a summary of the show and get a list of all the winners on The Apiary.

Here are some photos of the event:

















On the red carpet. (photo by Mindy Tucker)













Our wordless Best Writing acceptance speech. (photo by Mindy Tucker)















With our alter egos. (photo by Becky Griffin)

Lastly, there were several original videos shot specifically for the awards show, and I appeared in a couple. Check out the Craft Services video, written by Matt, and the Alibis video featuring all the nominees. ALL of the original Channy videos can be found here

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Flop House Episode Fifty-One is ONLINE!

To borrow a line from Patton Oswalt: You like Wolverine? Well, in my movie you get to see Wolverine as a little kid! Meanwhile, Stuart suggests an alternate Wolverine history of the United States, Elliott suggests some novel super-villains, Dan makes Elliott do a spit take, and contest winner Dash has the decency to be a really nice guy and not a serial killer we were foolish enough to let into the apartment.

0:00 - 0:32 - Introductions and Theme
0:33 - 1:37 - We introduce our special guest, Flop House contest winner Dash.
1:38 - 43:35 - As four comic book nerds, we find far too much to say about X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
43:46 - 45:55 - Final Judgments
45:56 - 51:55 - The sad bastards recommend.
51:56 - 54:19 - Goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Thanks again to our contest winner for coming out from New Jersey to Brooklyn to be on the show. He has A PODCAST OF HIS VERY OWN. It's called "We're Friends!" Why not check it out?









FLOP HOUSE SIDE PROJECT PLUG CORNER:

If you live in NYC, then you should come to the launch party for the all-new print humor magazine Whim Quarterly. Dan and Elliott have two pieces each in the inaugural issue, and both will be in attendance - Elliott onstage doing stand-up, and Dan at the bar taking advantage of the discount drinks.

Whim Quarterly Launch Party: Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 8:00pm - 10:00pm at the Three of Cups Lounge on 83 First Avenue, New York, NY (map)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #33 - Writer's Guild

Our most self-indulgent movie minute yet!








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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Not One, but TWO Mr. Whitepants Shows This Weekend!

If you can't make the amazing, wonderful show that is the Mr. Whitepants Comedy Hour this Friday 12/4 at The Magnet Theater, you will have a second opportunity to come see the amazing, wonderful show that is The Mr. Whitepants Comedy Hour this coming Saturday 12/5 at The Creek in Long Island City.

Wait...WHAT!? Did we really just give you not one, but TWO opportunities to come see the amazing, wonderful show that is The Mr. Whitepants Comedy Hour this weekend?!

Yes. We really did:

THE MR. WHITEPANTS COMEDY HOUR

FRIDAY 7 PM @ THE MAGNET THEATER
29TH ST. @ 8TH AVE WWW.MAGNETTHEATER.COM
$5

AND

SATURDAY 6 PM @ THE CREEK
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS!
Joe Randazzo (editor of The Onion)
Asterios Kokkinos (contributor for Cracked, National Lampoon's)
10-93 JACKSON AVE, LONG ISLAND CITY WWW.THECREEKANDTHECAVE.COM
FREE

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Mr. Whitepants Video!



The second video from my sketch group, Mr. Whitepants (appearing at at The Magnet Theater on Friday, December 4 at 7pm, $5 and also at The Creek in Long Island City on Saturday, December 5 for FREE).

Starring Matt Koff, Roy Koshy, and Dan McCoy.
Written by Matt Koff.
Directed and edited by Brandon Lisy.
Sound by Steve Horak.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Flop House Episode FIFTY is ONLINE!

When a podcast reaches a certain age--say 50--it may find itself susceptible to a midlife crisis. It might buy itself a shiny red convertible mixing board. It may dump one of its hosts for a hot young blonde. Or maybe it just regresses, with an animated kid's film like Delgo. Meanwhile, Elliott tries out some of his Jabberjaw molestation jokes, Dan reveals the surprising owners of the Delgo website, and Stuart is having none of it.

0:00 - 0:34 - Introduction and theme
0:35 - 3:40 - We devote a little time to patting ourselves on the back for reaching fifty episodes.
3:41 - 28:51 - We celebrate our fiftieth anniversary by discussing Delgo, the movie most likely to inspire blank stares in our audience, followed by the phrase "What the fuck's a Delgo?." Maybe we'll get our shit together for the 100th.
28:51 - 29:58 - Pause for station identification
29:59 - 35:55 - Final judgments
35:56 - 40:40 - Flop House Movie Mailbag, plus some discussion of a wacky cross-country adventure.
40:41 - 47:40 - The sad bastards recommend.
47:41 - 49:19 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.









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Wikipedia synopsis of Delgo

FLOP HOUSE SIDE PROJECT PLUG CORNER:

Elliott's next 92Y Tribeca screening: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, with guest co-commentator, Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show, Flight of the Conchords). Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 8 pm - $12.

Dan's sketch group, Mr. Whitepants, at The Magnet Theater on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 pm, AND at The Creek in Long Island City, on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 pm - Free!

Also: come see the Channel 101 NY Channy Awards at 8:30pm, Thursday, Dec. 10 at 92YTribeca ($6). Dan's webseries 9 AM Meeting was nominated for four Channys!

The bar of Stuart's heart and his favorite watering hole: Sharlene's. Stalk him after our recording sessions!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #32 - Twisted Trailers 4: Through the Portal of Time

Who doesn't love trailers and shaggy dog puns?








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Friday, November 13, 2009

My Video on Comedy Flashback

Hey guys, take a look at Comedy Flashback, "The #1 Internet festival on the Internet," which specializes in posting out-of-date topical comedy -- a real boon to lazy writers like me who often wonder, "Why I gotta be writing new stuff all the time?" Check out my Silence of the Lambs video there.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Flop House Episode Forty-Nine is ONLINE

Does the failure of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li mean we'll never get that long-awaited Blanka biopic? We fail to answer these and other questions. Meanwhile, Stuart discusses how thugs benefit from Outlook and multi-tasking, Elliott explains how this movie would be right at home in classic Hollywood, and Dan reveals he knows far too much about lesbian vampires.

0:00 - 0:37 - Introduction and theme
0:38 - 39:10- We dive right in and discuss a movie based on Chun-Li - a video game character that was only popular because preteen boys are too scared to talk to real girls.
39:11 - 40:10 - Final judgments
40:11 - 41:33 - A CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED, for the contest everyone (even the hosts) forgot was happening.
41:34 - 47:47 - The sad bastards recommend.
47:48 - 50:17 - Plugs, goodbyes, theme and outtakes.
50:18 - 51:17 - Station identification.









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Wikipedia synopsis of Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

FLOP HOUSE SIDE PROJECT PLUG CORNER:

Elliott's next 92Y Tribeca screening: The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, with guest co-commentator, Kristen Schaal, from The Daily Show, Flight of the Conchords, and many other cool things. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 8 pm - $12.

Dan's sketch group, Mr. Whitepants, at The Magnet Theater on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 pm, AND at The Creek in Long Island City, on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 pm - Free!

The bar of Stuart's heart and his favorite watering hole: Sharlene's. Stalk him after our recording sessions!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Channel 101 NUMBER ONE!

For the third month in a row, 9 AM Meeting has taken the top spot at Channel 101 NY. Thank you so much to all who voted. We are so astounded by (and appreciative of) the continued support.

For all of those who weren't able to make it out, please enjoy the latest episode:

9 AM Meeting at Channel 101 TONIGHT!

9 AM Meeting, the webseries I do with Matt Koff will premiere its third episode tonight, in competition at Channel 101 NY. Come out! Laugh! Vote!

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009, 9:00pm
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (Directions)
$6.00 - on the 92YTribeca Mainstage

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mr. Whitepants Ends Its October Run Tonight!

Come see the FINAL hi-SCARY-ous performance of our Halloween show. Then participate in our Halloween costume contest for the chance to win a prize which may or may not be a snuggie!

$5 tickets / $1 beer / free candy!










Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 11:00pm
Magnet Theater
254 W 29th St between 7th and 8th aves.
Manhattan

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Flop House Episode Forty-Eight is ONLINE

Flop House's annual SHOCKTOBER celebration concludes with the most obscure movie we've ever tackled (and that includes Memory)--a ecologically-minded Saw knockoff called... The Chaos Experiment. Meanwhile Dan sets himself up for one-upmanship failure, Elliott explains why some topless scenes are created less equal than others, and Stuart struggles with technologically-induced laryngitis.

0:00 - 0:56 - Introduction, APOLOGY, and theme
0:57 - 4:00 - The return of Dan's least favorite reoccurring segment.
4:01 - 41:41- Dan, Stu, and Elliott make vicious fun of a movie you've never heard of, giving the lie to their claim that they're too nice to kick a film when it's down.
41:42 - 44:53- Final judgments
44:54 - 51:54 - Our second and final SHOCKTOBER sad bastards recommend of 2009.
51:55 - 55:00 - Plugs, goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of The Chaos Experiment

A link to Dan's sketch group, Mr. Whitepants, with a show this Thursday the 29th.

A link to Elliott's next 92Y Tribeca screening, The Gunfighter.

Lastly, Stuart's plug -- his friend Alex Smith's short video: "Bring Back the Bishop's Sack"

Monday, October 19, 2009

Terry Jones

This weekend I got to attend a small Q&A / writing seminar with Monty Python member Terry Jones. Suffice it to say that, as is almost certainly the case for anyone who does comedy, Monty Python means more to me than I can express.

Afterward, some members of my sketch group Mr. Whitpants (Matt Koff and Roy Koshy), a friend-of-the-group (Mike Yoder), and I got a picture with the man himself:














Hmmn. That's nice, but it looks a little cluttered with all those people in there. Let's see if I can...


















Well, that's better, but there still seems to be something... off about it. Maybe I can fix it if I just...













HEY, EVERYBODY! LOOK AT ME AND MY BEST FRIEND, MONTY PYTHON'S TERRY JONES!

It's Halloween, Mr. Whitepants!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #31 - VIDEO! - The Flop House LIVE

Our first ever video podcast lets you join us at midnight in NYC, at the UCB Theater, for the Flop House's guest appearance on Andy Rocco's Hipster Show.



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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mr. Whitepants TONIGHT!















(a sketch show)
11 PM @ The Magnet Theater 
254 W. 29th Street, NY, NY
Tix $5 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Our First Mr. Whitepants Video

A classic from our stage show gets the video treatment.



Credits: Directed by Brandon Lisy.
Sound by Steve Horak.
Starring Dan McCoy, Rob Morrison, and Meghan O'Neill.
Written by Matt Koff.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Flop House at the UCBT Tonight!

Andy Rocco's Hipster Show
featuring The Flop House live and in person

@ The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater

307 W. 26th Street

New York, NY 10001

12 Midnight - $5

The Flop House Episode Forty-Seven is ONLINE

Flop House's annual SHOCKTOBER celebration begins with the only horror movie we can think of featuring a dybbuk: The Unborn. Perhaps writer/director David Goyer should have learned the old vaudeville lesson--words with a K are funny (not scary). Meanwhile Stuart reveals his complete ignorance of celebrity scandals, Elliott shows how he passed the bar in Ape Law, and Dan admits we basically choose movies based on whether they have a panty shot in the poster.*

0:00 - 0:34 - Introduction and SPOOKY theme
0:35 - 2:27 - The usual off-topic nonsense up front.
2:28 - 30:44- Finally, the pro-abortion, anti-holocaust, Jewish demon story you've been waiting for! The Unborn.
30:45 - 34:04- Final judgments
34:05 - 39:29 - Movie Mailbag
39:30 - 47:11 - A special SHOCKTOBER sad bastards recommend (the first two links aren't horror movies, but the rest are).
47:12 - 48:37 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of The Unborn

*For comparison's sake, here's the original, panty-centric Unborn poster:

Thursday, October 08, 2009

All In a Day's Work



















TONIGHT!
MR. WHITEPANTS' COMEDY HOUR
11 PM @ The Magnet Theater
254 W. 29th Street, NY, NY
Tix $5 - Cheap beer too!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The Flop House Live at the UCB Theater NY

Hey everyone who love the Flop House podcast and also lives in New York City and also doesn't mind going to a comedy show at midnight (we realize this is an ever-shrinking segment of our audience) -- the Flop House is gonna do a LIVE appearance* at the UCB theater in New York on Saturday, October 10.**


So come on out to Andy Rocco's Hipster Show, and see the Flop House in person. Is Stuart's penis as big as he claims? Does Elliott walk around with his Emmy around his neck, like we say on the show? Is Dan the devilishly handsome, snappily-dressed, raw sexual magnet that you're probably imagining? Is it true that Dan is the one who updates this website? There's only one way to find out.

Andy Rocco's Hipster Show
featuring The Flop House live and in person

@ The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater

307 W. 26th Street

New York, NY 10001

12 Midnight - $5


*Sorry about the short notice. We weren't sure this was happening until this week, which is why we didn't have time to announce it on the show.

**This is also Dan's wedding anniversary, but his wife is still letting him spend part of the evening talking about bad movies in a basement theater. Dan's wife is a very nice lady.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Flop House Episode Forty-Six is ONLINE!

How can an erotic thriller with horrible racial politics, starring Beyoncé Knowles, be what founding Flop House co-host Simon Fisher would call "a real snore factory?" Who knows, but somehow they managed it. Meanwhile, Stuart reveals a surprising fact about sex in public bathrooms, Elliott explains how Beyoncé is like a Looney Tunes character, and Dan decries the film's no-fault attitude to the sexual assault of Idris Elba.

0:00 - 0:33 - Introduction and theme
0:34 - 4:14- We engage in a hilarious bit about how everyone spent last weekend.
4:15 - 28:26- Race-baiting mixed with Fatal Attraction seems like a recipe for trashy film fun. And yet, count the times that Dan sighs wearily, while discussing Obsessed.
28:27 - 30:30- Final judgments
30:31 - 34:30 - Movie Mailbag
34:31 - 39:24 - Inspired by the final letter, we segue directly into a special older "bad movie" edition of sad bastards recommend.
39:25 - 43:37 - Which, in turn, devolves into a discussion of T&A comedies.
43:38 - 46:15 - A plug from Elliott, goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of Obsessed

Here's that Flop House contest entry. Get yours in before the end of October!



And here's the info for Elliott's next movie screening.

Friday, September 25, 2009

9 AM Meeting Number ONE at 101!

If you weren't able to attend the Channel 101 screening, then you can still see the new episode of my and Matt Koff's webseries online. (It was the number one vote getter again this month with a 96.77 / 100% share!)

You can either watch it via YouTube (below) or on the Channel 101 site (101 site might be better, since the YouTube version has a glitch I can't get rid of).



Also, apparently we're Spanish-language radio stars.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9 AM Meeting at Channel 101 TONIGHT!

Tonight! Wednesday, September 23,7 pm at New World Stages (stage 2) -- 350 W. 50th St. b/w 8th and 9th Aves, come see the Channel 101 screening (this month it's part of the New York Television Festival)!

Last month, my and Matt Koff's show 9 AM Meeting was the TOP VOTE GETTER. Can we repeat? Come! See! Vote!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, ELLIOTT!



















From John Hodgman's Twitter feed: "I can't believe Elliott Kalan is on stage and i'm stuck back here twittering. Revenge of the nerds indeed."

To one of my very best friends in the world, and someone just as kind as he is funny--congratulations.

The Flop House Movie Minute #30 - New Web Address

A commercial for our new, more convenient web address.








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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Congratulations to Sara Schaefer, Emmy Winner

I'd like to congratulate my friend and occasional collaborator Sara Schaefer on winning an Emmy for "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media." I've known few people who combine talent with so much drive and hustle, and you deserve every golden, pointy inch of that statuette.




















You've certainly come a long way from the days when we got blackout drunk on comically large goblets of red stuff.













I'm kidding, of course. I meant "falling down" drunk.

Congratulations again, on your Emmy win. If anyone reading this has never gone to see Sara perform, jump on your very next chance. Just watch out when she pulls out a straw and starts eying your drink.

9 AM Meeting at the New York Television Festival

Last month, the first episode of my show 9 AM Meeting (edited/illustrated by me, written & performed by me and Matt Koff) premiered at Channel 101 and was the TOP VOTE GETTER.

This month, Channel 101 is part of the New York Television Festival, which means a bigger, cushier screening venue; more attendees; media attention and probably other exciting things that I haven't bothered to figure out. We'll be having our WORLD PREMIERE of the second episode as part of this screening (this episode is totally different than the second episode currently available on YouTube--which both Matt and I both liked, but didn't think was the strongest representation of our work to showcase in the festival. So if you've seen that one, this one will STILL BE ALL NEW).

The screening is at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 23, at New World Stages (stage 2) -- 350 W. 50th St. b/w 8th and 9th Aves.

If you're unfamiliar with the Channel 101 concept, then this explaination, stolen wholesale from their website, should help:

"Every month, five-minute TV shows are screened for a live audience in New York City. The audience votes to renew some shows and cancel others. The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup; losing shows are banished forever. The next month, prime time shows return with new episodes, pitted against each other and a crop of fresh new pilots."

So, clearly it's in our interest to encourage you to come out and vote for our show--but don't worry, they've smartly arranged it so that it's not just a numbers game. Each voter marks down their top FIVE shows, so people can shill for their friends, but merit still rules the day.

If you want to come, the show is FREE, but you'll probably want to reserve tickets online to ensure that you have a seat. There's a nominal $3.50 fee for reserving online, but that fee is per reservation, NOT per person, so if you get together with other people to reserve a block, you're still only paying $3.50 in total. One thing to note (if I'm reading my own reservation confirmation correctly, and I may not be), you need to pick up will call tickets by 6.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Flop House Episode Forty-Five is ONLINE

Sometimes you eat the Skinwalker, and sometimes the Skinwalker eats you. For our first ever five man podcast, we bring in some experts -- specifically, the authors of the book The Werewolf's Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly-Bitten (available for purchase Tuesday, September 15) Bob Powers and Ritch Duncan. Perhaps they'll be able to explain this Navajo werewolf opus. Meanwhile, Dan is uncharacteristically lewd, Elliott reveals his unexpected martial arts skills, and Stuart discloses his secret identity as a vigilante stripper.

0:00 - 0:31 - Introduction and theme
0:32 - 3:58- We introduce our guests, lycanthropy activists Ritch Duncan and Bob Powers.
3:59 - 35:58 - What are "Skinwalkers?" Are they ancient legendary beasts? Are they sufferers of a terrible curse? Are they nudists? Or, perhaps they're just a way to tart up a lousy werewolf movie in Native American garb.
35:59 - 41:51- Final judgments
41:52 - 48:21 - The sad bastards recommend.
48:22 - 50:09 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of Skinwalkers

If you've recently been bitten by something suspiciously large and hairy, you may want to purchase Ritch and Bob's book:



And read their WEREWOLF BLOG.

You also may be interested in some of Bob's solo books:

You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series

The Terrible, Horrible, Temp-to-Perm Debacle: Book Two in the Just Make a Choice! Series

Happy Cruelty Day!: Daily Celebrations of Quiet Desperation

Or, if you want something you can surreptitiously read at work, then why not follow Ritch's blogging at TruTv.com?

And we leave you with this short video, starring Mr. Duncan:

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #29 - Movie Minute Mailbag

More letters from our loyal listeners.








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The Flop House Number Forty-Four is ONLINE

Combine the number-based thrills of The Number 23 with the Nicholas-Cage-sees-the-future thrills of Next and what do you get? We discuss Knowing. Meanwhile Dan reveals his competing film "Number Quest," Stuart reveals his knowledge of afterlife mythologies, and Elliott reveals the Egypt-born, Australian-raised Alex Proyas' surprisingly French accent.

0:00 - 0:33 - Introduction and theme
0:34 - 33:52 - The original Peaches unearth a time capsule with a warning for all mankind: avoid Knowing.
33:53 - 36:27- Final judgments
36:28 - 37:34 - A break for station identification.
37:35 - 42:50 - A Very Norwegian Flop House Movie Mailbag
42:51 - 47:59 - The sad bastards recommend.
48:00 - 49:17 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of Knowing

More information about the Elliott-hosted screening of Love Me Tonight.

If you enjoyed Stu and Elliott's discussion of the imaginary Drew Struzan poster for Dan's re-imagining of Knowing, "Number Quest," you may enjoy this blog post about Mr. Struzan's lesser-known work.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mr. Whitepants at Ochi's TOMORROW

From Ritch Duncan (the host)'s promo release:

Third Friday's comedy show is back with a vengeance, and by that I mean "back."

There is never a cover charge, and if you haven't come by in a while, this one will be a great one- performing Friday night:

Patrick Borelli
Rob Lathan
The Sketch Comedy of Mr. Whitepants
Jane Borden
Peggy O'Brien
Charles Starr

Just a one item minimum per audience member, this free show starts at 7:00, ends at 8:30, and will be greatly enhanced by your presence!

Friday, August 21
7:00pm - 8:45pm
Ochi's Lounge (Downstairs at Comix)
353 W. 14th Street (between 8th and 9th)
New York, NY

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Flop House: Episode #43 is ONLINE

Robert Deniro. Al Pacino. Co-starring together at last, as the result of an cruel prank, in which they are cast in a terrible, terrible (terrible) movie. We talk about Righteous Kill. Meanwhile Dan lets us in on why he sees everything as the set-up for an erotic cat-and-mouse game, Elliott talks about the most effective treatment for a coma, and Meghan unwittingly reveals Elliott and Dan's secret life as sex workers.

0:00 - 0:37 - Introduction and theme
0:38 - 5:20 - We spend some time discussing Stuart's penis and introduce our guest host, Meghan O'Neill.
5:21 - 36:59 - How many lousy movies do two of the greatest actors of their generation have to make, before we give up on them? Just one, if it's Righteous Kill.
37:00 - 38:06- A break for station identification and all things Flop House.
38:07 - 42:45 - Final judgments
42:46 - 43:52 - We tease letters but cruelly do not read any this episode.
43:53 - 51:27 - The sad bastards recommend.
51:28 - 53:20 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Here's a link to the sketch group Mr. Whitepants (NOT Mrwhitepants.com, which is NSFW).

And here's a link to Story Pirates, which helps keep Meghan off the streets and performing.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Channel 101 Winner

9 AM Meeting, the video short I did with friend and fellow Mr. Whitepants-member Matt Koff, was the #1 vote-getter at this month's Channel 101. You can now see it on their website.

Thanks to all who voted, and come out to see episode two, which will be part of a special Channel 101 screening at the New York Television Festival.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

9 AM Meeting at Channel 101

Hey, why not come out and see my web-series 9 AM Meeting--you know, the one you can already see for free on the Internet--at the live Channel 101 NY screening this Wednesday?

For those not already in the know, what is Channel 101? According to their website:

Every month, five-minute TV shows are screened for a live audience in New York City. The audience votes to renew some shows and cancel others.

The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup; losing shows are banished forever.

The next month, prime time shows return with new episodes, pitted against each other and a crop of fresh new pilots.

At Channel 101, your entertainment destiny is in your hands. If you like a show, nurture it with your votes and it will bloom into a series. If you don't like a show, it goes away. Wouldn't it be great if "real" television worked this way?


So drop by and vote for my show. If nothing else, it'll expedite production of new episodes since, if our ratings demand it, I'll have to keep cranking these things out.

Channel 101 Screening
Wed, Aug 5, 2009, 8:30pm
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street
$6.00

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Flop House Episode Forty-Two is ONLINE

Ask not for whom the Paul Blarts. It Blarts for thee. Meanwhile, Brock advances a novel theory about why the mall hijackers use non-lethal force; Dan is baffled by the contortions the screenwriters go through to explain normal, everyday things; and Stuart talks about his penis.

0:00 - 0:30 - Introduction and theme
0:31 - 3:09 - We introduce our guest host, Brock Mahan.
3:10 - 30:55 - We watch that mall cop movie. No, not that one. The dumb one.
30:56 - 34:00- Final judgments
34:01 - 39:42 - The sad bastards recommend.
39:43 - 40:50 - Goodbyes, theme and a special message about Stuart's penis.








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Wikipedia synopsis of Paul Blart: Mall Cop

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #28 - Criterion Collection

Lou Fernandez of Loureads.com helps us out by lending his melifluous pipes and his sophisticated producing style to this advertisement.








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Friday, July 24, 2009

Tonight! FINAL SHOW of the Run!















7 PM @ The Magnet Theater
254 W. 29th Street, NY, NY
Tix $5 - Cheap beer available too!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Flop House: Episode #41 - 12 Rounds

Dan was out of town this weekend, so he didn't have time to write full show notes for this episode, but he did have time to post it, and HERE IT IS!








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Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Flop House Movie Minute #27 - Oscars Double Down

Thanks to recording in advance, we're a little late to the party discussing the Oscar Best Picture change.








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Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Flop House Episode Forty is ONLINE

We come not to bury Jason Voorhees, but to praise him... or as much as you can praise anyone whose only purpose in life is to machete teens. Meanwhile Dan criticizes one of the victims' masturbation technique; Elliott gets schooled, Woody Harrelson-style; and Stuart reveals a fondness for womens' breasts that he has somehow managed to keep completely under wraps until now.

0:00 - 0:35 - Introduction and theme
0:36 - 39:20 - We apparently have more to say about Friday the 13th than any movie we've watched previously.
39:21 - 43:40- The most shocking final judgments yet.
43:41 - 51:24 - Listener mail
51:25 - 56:06 - In lieu of film recommendation, a slew of plugs, for a zine, Elliott's film series, and Dan's sketch group.
56:07 - 56:42 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.








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Wikipedia synopsis of Friday the 13th

Again, if you want to buy the I LOVE BAD MOVIES zine, with writing from both Dan and Elliott, you can do so HERE. (We get no kickback.)

Here's a nice article about Elliott's film series.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I Can Has Birthday

My brother John sent me this LOL Birthday card that he threw together. It's a startlingly accurate depiction of my lifestyle.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Flop House Episode Thirty-Nine is ONLINE!

This week we take a look at the movie that made us famous... or at least led to this interview. That's right, we tackle Bride Wars. Meanwhile guest host Amanda explains Candice Bergen's magical powers, Stuart reveals his commercial catchphrase, Stuart nominates Kate Hudson to star in the film "My Slightly-Puffy Matthew McConaughey Love Interest is an Alien, and Dan fills in for Elliott's golden pipes at an unexpected juncture.

0:00 - 0:31 - Introduction and theme
0:32 - 2:22 - We introduce our guest host: stand-up comedian and comedy writer Amanda Melson.
2:23 - 31:20 - In Bride Wars, there are no winners. Only bloodstained white tulle.
31:21 - 34:23- Final judgments
34:24 - 39:02 - Listener mail, and a revelation about Dan's slumlord background.
39:03 - 45:40 - The sad bastards recommend
45:41 - 47:24 - Goodbyes, theme and outtakes.

If you like Amanda Melson in this episode, check out this Comedy Central stand-up clip. VIDEO! FUN!










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Wikipedia synopsis of Bride Wars

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Flop House Episode #38 is ONLINE

Seemingly produced to answer the never-issued challenge, "can Disney make a movie to simultaneously appeal to kids and Paris Hilton?" this week we talk about Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Meanwhile Stuart reveals his commercial catchphrase, Elliott despairs over the sexualization of dogs, and Dan repeats several actionable celebrity slurs.

0:00 - 0:41 - Introduction and theme
0:42 - 31:36 - We discuss Beverly Hills Chihuahua, the movie that made talking Chihuahuas a national sensation. Wait... I'm thinking of Taco Bell.
31:36 - 38:38 - Final judgments
38:39 - 46:00 - After some hilarity about the Civil War, we read a letter from a listener.
46:01 - 53:19 - The sad bastards recommend
53:20 - 55:35 - Dan reveals a shameful talent for remembering celebrity nude scenes, followed by goodbyes, theme and outtakes.










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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Sketch Show Dates!

Is 2009 the year of the Whitepants? Probably not, but July certainly is the month of the Whitepants. My sketch group, Mr. Whitepants is doing several shows in July-- and at a reasonable hour (not like the nearly-midnight shows of May).
















You can see us on
Friday, July 3, 17, and 24 at 7 PM
* -- that's nearly a whole month of Whitepants!
@ The Magnet Theater
254 W. 29th Street, NY, NY
Tix $5 - Cheap beer available!

*You can also see the rest of the group on July 10 in the same time slot, but that's my wife's 30th b-day, so I'm taking it off to celebrate with her. And, really, why would you want to see the show without ME?