Amateur Hour, Variety Hour

December 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · By

You know what is going to be more fun than your work’s Christmas party at which you get self-consciously tipsy and bemoan the rate of taxation applied to your year-end bonus? No, it’s not shopping at Great Gifts at The Bridge even though that’s open every day through 12/24 to suit your busy schedule. Good guess, though. It’s AMATEUR HOUR VARIETY HOUR at THE JEFFERSON THEATER tonight.

The Invisible Hand conceived of the genius notion to parody the format of 70s musical variety shows in their old van, the bereaved & green Toyota Sienna. They then fleshed out this notion in their new orange Colossus, a muse in its own right. Much debate ensued over the selection of the perfect hosts for the event. Eventually, they anointed Tyler Magill of Radio Wowsville WTJU, USA and Jen Tidwell of CLAW with the honors. These clever, creative hosts brought their own ideas to the table and, together, they have mixed a charming cocktail of music, comedy, and theater much greater than the sum of its parts!

So come out and come early! Doors are at 7:00 and things get started around 8:00. You won’t want to miss The No B.S. Brass Band of Richmond (which happens to include a member of The Great White Jenkins), the celebrated Devon Sproule, or my local heroes THE INVISIBLE HAND. Nor will you want to miss the handwritten, homespun funny fodder in between. When was the last time you had the opportunity to have this much fun for only $12? Yeah, it’s been a while.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jon Bray // Dec 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    let’s not forget that this might turn out to be a complete TRAIN WRECK, and those are really entertaining too!

  • 2 James // Dec 15, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    this sounds really awesome, I’m excited for it.

    Also wanted to note that Tyler is no longer the host of Wowsville – that slot (11pm Sundays) is now solely filled by Tyler’s former co-host, the uniquely wonderful Don Harrison. Tyler can instead be heard hosting “the Broadcasting System” every Monday afternoon at 2pm!

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