Monday, December 27, 2010
WEB SERIES YOU NEED TO SEE: Welcome To Our House
Actually, you should probably see everything that Julie Klausner and Jackie Clarke have ever made together, check it out on JulieandJackie.com. This web series is a spoof on 80s soap star Brenda Dickinson's "Welcome to My Home" which will make total sense of their naming the second episode "Excuhcise" because she actually pronounced it like that. They are my new comedy heroes and they make me so jealous that I've never chosen a female friend to have comedy ideas with that actually ever panned out, especially when they made a silly fun powerpoint show together for their live show OBSESSED, for which they are nominated for some sort of award for best hosts, and if you take a look at the list of the comedians they've had as past guests for that one, you'll know why without even having to see any of the show...it sounds amazing, and if anyone wants to take me to see it, I'm in.
I found out about Julie Klausner from some other comedian retweeting her adorably self-deprecating tweet about her book being on sale for $6 on Amazon and took her up on the suggestion to buy it for friends-- and just like the sucker I am for puppies and cats and pouty girls with bangs, I clicked the link and thought just by the title "I Don't Care About Your Band: What I learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters, Felons, and Other Guys I've Dated" that I would at least get a kick out of it, so I bought one for my friend for her bday and kept the other to read myself!
The verdict is that, from 2 pages in to 200 pages in: I LOVE it. I love Julie Klausner! I'm not the only one, either...her site says that HBO is optioning out her book and maybe Lizzie Caplan (Party Down) will be in it! There is a blurb on the back of the book that says "--the kind of writing where you mean to underline your very favorite lines only to find you've underlined everything."
I can safely admit that on my plane ride to CA, I began underlining or bracketing passages I thought were hilarious or noteworthy by page 64; by page 80 you don't see me go without underlining for more than a few pages between arrows pointing at passages or "HA!" or a heart, star, sad face, or some other emoticon where I am taking notes. If anyone wants to borrow my copy to read you'll have to excuse margin notes such as "AMEN, BITCH" (probably after my complimentary "sorry your flight was delayed and you had to change planes" bloody mary), "PYGMALION COMPLEX!", "WOAH HEAVY", "UGH", "HAHAHAHAHA FAMILIAR", "mini behr hehe", "SECRETARY", question marks or words circled when she uses a word I don't know or makes a cultural reference that I'd like to look into later, and arithmatic calculating an age disparity she speaks of so I can calculate how old she is my senior. Anyways, the point is that I'm so excited for her success and I can't wait to see what she and Jackie do as best friends and comedy partners in the future! Here's the rest of their Welcome to Our House series, and watch out for episode four, it might not make much sense until you watch this 60s antidrug short film about a girl who takes LSD and thinks her hot dog has come to life. ENJOY!