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Ho Ho Ho Steve-O? Holiday Laughs with Steve-O at the Improv Atlanta

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TBB: Tell us a little about what we can expect with your show at the Improv this week for those not familiar with your stand up show.

Steve-O: My comedy is a lot like my stunts– I’m a shameless, reckless sonofabich, so you can expect a wild time.

TBB: I know you made headlines this year with the crane incident in LA, are you really going to jail next week? 

Steve – O: You bet I am. It’s all good though, I don’t have to worry about anybody popping my butt cherry, I’ll be in protective custody.

Yikes. . .

TBB:Since you are such a fierce protector of animals, I am assuming you are a vegan? What do you consume in a normal day? I ask because I recently lost 30 pounds cutting wheat, soy, dairy and refined sugar… people ask me all the time what I eat, I always say, “REAL FOOD” –

Steve-O: I am vegan, indeed.  I eat real food too.

He did mention what he else he still eats but I will let your imagination work for that.

Most importantly, however, Steve-O has been clean and sober since March of 2008 and lives a healthy lifestyle in the Los Angeles area…

TBB: Are there any new television specials or movies in the works that you can discuss with us?

Steve-O:I just taped my first comedy special for Showtime. It’ll be out in March. I’ve also been working on developing a movie, too, and I’m thrilled about it. Thanks so much for your time, I’m super stoked to rock the Atlanta Improv this weekend, see you there!

Yep, we will see you there Steve- O!

All of you need to get your tickets now! You can do so HERE.

 

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Santaland Diaries at Horizon Theatre Company is HaHaHa-larious!

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Returning for its 17th anniversary production, Horizon Theatre Company turns “ho ho ho” into “ha ha ha” as it reprises its popular production of The Santaland Diaries by award-winning satirist David Sedaris, November 20-December 31.

This show is one of the funniest Holiday shows out there. We have found our new holiday tradition here at The Backstage Beat!

The setting for this naughty show is a Macy’s in New York City as they prepare for Santa and all the families that come to see him. Welcome to this wicked wonderland and exposé of all things elfin. Out of work and middle-aged, a writer in need of holiday cash decides to employ his gift for insightful observation in the trade of elfdom at Macy’s Department Store. Besieged by bratty kids with overzealous parents and donning a humiliating costume, he finds that his cynical self and his elfin alter ego, “Crumpet,” are not exactly compatible. His remedy for the saccharine overdose he endures in his never-endingly exuberant job is to tell all – giving us a backstage pass to the secret lives of Santas and elves. Though definitely not your traditional stocking stuffer, this caustic Christmas carol is a laughter-spiked antidote to the holiday blues. The Santaland Diaries serves up holiday cheer and sneer – and a rebel without a Claus.

Crumpet is played by Harold M. Leaver. I was truly impressed with his ability to stay in character with so much hilarity happening. He was a master at this role! What a naughty little elf!

Along with Harold, Lala Cochran and Enoch King perform as “Sidekicks” and bring the whole show together. Their various roles are both detailed and laugh out loud funny!

This is a true local masterpiece! For those of you who dare think you can’t see a great show with local talent, go see this one! But be warned, it is not for kids and the humor is not for everyone.

Give yourself a great gift this holiday season, see this show and let us know how you liked it!

 

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Impractical Jokers Come to Atlanta This Friday, Joe tells us more!

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Joe Gatto from the very funny and highly successful “Impractical Jokers” called  The Backstage Beat to talk about the tour he is on which brings him to Atlanta this weekend!

Joe told us about what we can expect when he, along with his fellow jokers Murray, Q and Sal, take the stage this Friday at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

“What you will see if the four of us all on stage at the same time. We will be telling stories about our friendships that have lasted over 25 years, stories from the road and we will be playing never before seen videos that we made just for this tour.” He went on to tell us that if you aren’t interested in seeing something really funny Friday night, just stay home. :)

When asked about his friendship with the other jokers, Joe said,”You are talking about four guys that have been friends since freshman year in high school. This transcends the Impractical Jokers show and even the Tenderloins. We started performing together in the Tenderloins in 1999. We have had a deep rooted friendship since 1990.” Joe explained to me that they are business partners, friends, performers, all at the same time. They actually know each others families and are very close. Joe summed it up like this, “I go over to Sal’s parents house every Christmas. We are genuinely involved in each others lives, not just for the show.”

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Dad’s Garage and High Museum Team Up for Free Improv Nights

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Atlanta’s best comedy theater teams up with the High Museum for two improv performances at the Los Trompos installation. The Dad’s Garage crew will interact with the large-scale spinning tops in Sifly Plaza, but they need you there as well! It’s free! Go! And as always, you can catch the Dad’s Garage at 7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points. Read on for more!

The Atlanta Opera at Los Trompos. Source: Tumblr, © 2015 Los Trompos

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