I Occupy Baldwin-Space!
See, the Moth isn't just storytelling slams. They also do regular storytelling shows, with actual ticket sales and actual paying gigs, and these often include luminaries like Margaret Cho, Lili Taylor, Moby, etc. The show I'm performing in is called "Going South" and will include Tony Hendra (founding brainchild of The National Lampoon, but mostly famous for being Spinal Tap's cricket-bat-wielding manager) and Curt Anderson (founder of Spy Magazine, and now host of NPR's Studio 360). There may be others, including (I presume) folks I already know from storytelling shows around town. (We're about ten in all, I think.) But you know who won't be there? Daniel Baldwin. Apparently he cancelled, and apparently that's why I was called.
So when I perform on Tuesday---a story you may be familiar with, which I call "The Most Heartwarming Wet T-Shirt Contest Ever"---I will actually be occupying the same space as the co-star of John Carpenter's Vampires. (Though it was really James Woods's movie all the way.) Breathing the same air! Hanging out in the same green room, maybe! So this is obscure, loosely defined, VH1's-I-Love-The-Eighties level celebrity! Can someone tie me off? There's a guy here with a great price on smack.
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