Meet the VICE PRESIDENTS contributors: Mike O’Connell and Ali SchoutenMay 3, 2012
The next Encyclopedia Show LA is fast approaching! We are here to answer all your pressing questions about what the Vice President is really good for…or at least to make up entertaining stories about the position.
Meet some of our fabulous contributors for this show:
Mike O’Connell is a comedian and writer who lives in Los Angeles with his three Cabbage Patch Kids.
Topic: THE COLLECTIVE VICE PRESIDENTS OF IRAN
Los Angeles based comedy writer Ali Schouten is ray of sunshine in a land full of brighter rays of sunshine. You can find her cracking
jokes and defending gluten on Twitter @SCHOUTOUT or at the Bristol Farms on Sunset and Fairfax although they have asked her repeatedly to stop.
TOPIC: HARRY TRUMAN
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW, SERIES 1, VOL 6: VICE PRESIDENTS
May 6, 2012
Beverly Hills Playhouse
254 S. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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A Portrait Of The Fact CheckerApril 27, 2012
You might be able to handle the truth, but can you handle the FACTS? Our Fact Checker, Greg Karber takes his duties very seriously. Check out this informational, but possibly non-factual video:
Meet the FUTURE contributors: David Largman MurrayMarch 31, 2012
A night of unique entertainment is in your very near future! Join us tomorrow evening, April 1 at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Free valet parking for all hover cars!
DAVID LARGMAN MURRAY
David is a Los Angeles based playwright currently pursuing his MFA in Screenwriting at USC. He is a winner of The Young Playwrights Festival National Playwriting Competition, and the Jack Oakie Award for comedy. A Bay Area native, David found writing in high school after a failed career as a child magician.
Topic: THE FIRST ROBOT PRESIDENT
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Meet the FUTURE contributors: Javon Johnson and Chinaka HodgeMarch 29, 2012
You don’t need a crystal ball to predict the awesomeness of this Sunday’s show. However, if you have one we’d like to borrow it to answer some serious questions about the 2024 World Series. In the meantime, meet some more of our performers.
Merging race and gender theory with comedy, lyricism, and rhyme schemes, Javon has become a very awarded spoken word/slam poet. Javon began writing in 2001, winning slam nationals in 2003 (team Los Angeles), in 2004 (team Hollywood), and in 2005 he placed 3rd (one of a handful of poets to make finals three years in a row). Javon has appeared on HBO’sDef Poetry Jam, BET’s Lyric Café, TVOnes Verses & Flow, and co-wrote a documentary titled Crossover, which aired on Showtime, in collaboration with the NBA and Nike. Additionally, he is a featured blogger for theHuffington Post, and is currently the Artistic Director of Say Word, an organization that mentors teenagers and promotes creative self-expression through spoken word poetry in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times said, “From subject matter, to wordplay to delivery, he is working it out! It’s hard not to have good times while watching him have a good time on stage.” Currently the Vision’s & Voices Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Southern California, Javon received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Performance Studies. His unique experiences of being a student, teacher and performer gives him a connection to college students where he stresses the importance of education, art, and their relationship.
Topic: IN MEMORIAM
After sharing a magical dance with a stranger last night, Chinaka was told she looks good. For a 27 year old. She’ll either write a script, haiku or tumblr post about the experience.
Topic: FRENCH IS A DEAD LANGUAGE
No reason to hesitate. Get your tickets now! (All the cool kids are doing it)
Meet the FUTURE contributors: Ashley Platz, Alex Kavutskiy & Ariel GardnerMarch 28, 2012
We can see the future and it is filled with amazing performers ready to entertain you! Here is a glimpse of some of the talented faces of our next show on April 1 at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Remember to invite your friends!
Ashley Platz has been acting since she was a child. Usually like an idiot but acting none the less. She’s also been writing that long. Although it started with “Do you like me? Circle yes, no or maybe” letters. It’s evolved into poetry, plays and screenplays. Her parents are proud of her.
Topic: THE MUSIC CAREER OF BLUE IVY CARTER
Alex Kavutskiy did not reply to any e-mails we sent requesting a bio. When we called his cell, he told us, “I don’t wanna be on your [stupid] encyclopedia show. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, please stop calling me.” Ariel Gardner is a doctor living in Annapolis.
Topic: THE END OF THE WORLD
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Introducing THE FUTURE Lineup!March 16, 2012
Happy Friday! Happy Saint Patrick’s Eve! Happy Day-After-The-Ides-of-March! Happy post-post-Pi Day! &c…
We’d like to celebrate this remarkable confluence of almost-occasions by revealing the very exciting lineup for The Encyclopedia Show Los Angeles Series 1, Volume 5: THE FUTURE. It’s a doozy! Listed here in alphabetical order, please put your hands together for:
Javon Johnson (Def Poet) – JAVON JOHNSON (IN MEMORIAM)
Alex Kavutskiy (Ariel’s Best Friend) & Ariel Gardner (Alex’s Friend) – THE END OF THE WORLD
David Largman Murray (Writer) – FIRST ROBOT PRESIDENT
Ashley Platz (Actress, Comedian, Writer) – THE MUSIC CAREER OF BLUE IVY CARTER
Caitlin Parrish (Playwright, Screenwriter, TESLA Co-Host) – TOMORROW
We are working on some badass expert interviews, so stay tuned! But regardless, this is going to be one hell of a show! After the rousing success of EXPLOSIVES at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, we can’t wait!! Check Facebook for all the details.
MOON Video: Doug Patterson on MOON COLONIZATIONMarch 14, 2012
Yes, we know. We’ve kept you waiting a long time for the videos from Series 1, Volume 2: THE MOON. Five months, in fact. But! It’s been worth it, we promise. Check out our opening contributor, Doug Patterson, right here and right now:
Meet the EXPLOSIVES Contributors: Whitney RiceMarch 3, 2012
Hello there! It’s Explosives Eve, and high time you, the fine people of the Internet, met our final contributor to tomorrow’s show. As charming, talented, and accomplished as anybody has any right to be, we happily present to you
Whitney Rice is an anthropology student-turned-actress who lives in Los Angeles with her two cats. Her interest in performance started when she quit band in college to join the speech team. Life couldn’t be better.
Topic: Spontaneous Human Combustion
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Meet the EXPLOSIVES Contributors: Buzzy EnnissFebruary 29, 2012
Oh my gosh you guys, the rehearsal for Explosives is TONIGHT! And this morning we introduce to you our penultimate contributor…he is a very funny man, and we are very excited to be associated with him…please read a little more information about
Buzzy Enniss was born in 1974, 18 years later he was 18, a few years before that he was15. When Buzzy turned 20, he knew that someday he would be 30, it came true. 7 years after he turned 30 he was 37. That is how old he currently is.
Topic: Mutually Assured Destruction
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Meet the EXPLOSIVES Contributors: Jeremy RadinFebruary 28, 2012
Our longest-running fans will remember Jeremy’s show-stopping, show-closing piece on Teddy Roosevelt for the very first volume of the Encyclopedia Show L.A. For the rest of you, we’re so excited to introduce you for the first time to one of TESLA’s very favorite performers. Please give a warm welcome to
Jeremy Radin is an actor and poet based out of Los Angeles, California. It is there that he spends most of his time, eating expensive cheeseburgers and thinking about looking for a job. He’s spent the last seven years studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and has been featured on several tv shows (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Criminal Minds, Zoey 101). As a poet, he’s performed with the likes of Derrick Brown, Mindy Nettifee, Mike McGee, Brendan Constantine and Jon Sands. He is the co-host of the wildly popular LightBulb Mouth, A Literary Adventure in Long Beach. His first book,Slow Dance With Sasquatch, is due out from Write Bloody this year, after which he will embark on a tour of the States. He currently runs poetry workshops for teens with eating disorders.
Topic: Fat Man & Little Boy
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