Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Live Flamingo

SO FAR, THE TELEVISION FESTIVAL HAS BEEN A GOOD TIME. Our pilot screened on Saturday and was very well-received by a room full of people we didn't even know. So that was nice. It screens again on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. So, if you're here in New York, come by the New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street (between 8th and 9th). The pilot's called Point View Terrace and the screening is free.

But here's the funny part. At this same theater complex, there's a bunch of off-Broadway shows playing, and one of them is this:

Yes, Flamingo Court, "a comedy in three condos," starring Jamie Farr.

So, one day, while waiting to go into the Festival, I was standing by the poster and a small group of 20-somethings had gathered right in front of the poster. And the tallest one of them, a guy, finally noticed the poster and he said something so funny, I had to immediately write it down.

"Wait," he said, staring in disbelief, "wait, that's true? Jamie Farr's in a show?"

There was a pause while one of his friends said something I couldn't hear.

"Like a live show?"

Another pause as something else was said.

"Well, I always have to make sure if he's still alive."

Don't we all, friend. Don't we all.

1 comment:

Foz the Hook said...

William "Father Mulcahy" Christopher is currently appearing in "Church Basement Ladies" in Skokie.