Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Slampsberg, USA's own John Babcock!

I met John Babcock through an ad in Creative Loafing.
Nooo, not what you're thinking...
It was a personal ad.
Nooo, it was through a post looking for sketch comedy writers/performers.
I answered, and sent some questionable writing samples, and to my surprise got a response.
To my great fortune, John Babcock was on the other end of the line.
Fittingly enough, our first meeting was at The Old Spaghetti Factory. On Ponce de Leon.
Weird!
We ate, talked, got along, it was really weird.
Cuz we were at The Old Spaghetti Factory! On Ponce!

Ever since then, he and i and a number of comedy people (including his funny wife, Amy!) who get along famously have been working together ever since.
Our current projects include Slampsberg, USA (sketch), Simpson and Snatch: Houseboat Party (a daily videoblog) and a number of short films through Lighthog Films.
John has worked with The Comedy Dogs, Laughing Matters, Dad's Garage Theatre; he's been a radio dj; and is currently a 9 to 5'er at Bank of America. They don't know how lucky they are to have him.
He's honestly one of the very funniest people i've ever met. he's a great character actor/comedian. But a super nice, super "regular" guy. Even though he likes Buffalo, NY a little too much for my taste.
The Doug Dank Project!
Push Push in Decatur.
Wednesday.
10pm-11pm
$5

For those still reading, and who know my beau Dan T., how's this for weird: We're talking one day, with John, and Dan says he grew up in Rochester and Buffalo, NY. He mentions his McMullen relatives in Buffalo. John tells us, hey, his family knew McMullens in Buffalo, growing up. Dan: My uncle Bill had a dentist practice there. John: My dad worked for Bill McMullen's dentist practice! Wow. Small world. Hope i didn't just give away one of his stories for Wednesday....
Act like you've never heard that before.

2 Comments:

Blogger maryk said...

john totally kicked ass.

so did the improvisors.

~mk

11:43 PM  
Blogger Robert said...

John's like Keith Hooker -- a horrible racist, but nice and funny otherwise. Thank God nobody's racist in Chicago.

12:49 PM  

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