‘Mr. Show’ alumni Bob Odenkirk, David Cross and Brian Posehn are touring together (dates)
On June 10, 2013, I wrote a post about an incredible looking Tenacious D curated 1-day comedy/music festival called Festival Supreme which is happening on the Santa Monica Pier in California on Saturday October 19, 2013. The festival includes a performance from The Mr. Show Experience and if you look carefully at the post you will notice that my mention of said troupe was followed by the coveted exclamation-point-in-parentheses qualifier, which is basically Klaus Kinski Shorthand for "Holy shit are you serious!?"
Being the impoverished pea-brain that I am, I've been scrambling to figure out ways to afford a trip out there to see this majestic show of shows, but so far my endeavors as prostitute, drug pusher, stand-over man, body guard, and dentist have hardly made a dent in my finances so I probably won't make it out there which has me in a depressive funk. HOWEVER the grey bog that has overwhelmed my mood got a ray of sunshine when David Cross posted on his FaceBooks that a show called Bob (Odenkirk) and David (cross) and Brian (Posehn) would be doing a 5-city tour, including a show at the venerable Town Hall on Thursday, Sep 12, 2013(!)
Bob and Brian and I will be doing at least three new sketches (if not a bunch more) and stand-up, and who knows what all else? We'd be doing more but unfortunately our schedules don't allow for it. Bob is very busy with The Birthday Boys (premiering soonish on IFC) and I am directing a movie I wrote in upstate NY. I'll tell you more about that later.
The day before that, Bob tweeted:
ME, DAVID, and BRIAN POSEHN on TOUR in September! We'll be doing standup AND sketch, BOTH - Never been done! PRE-SALE links to COME...
-- Mr. Bob Odenkirk (@mrbobodenkirk) July 22, 2013
The NYC PRESALE begins TODAY (7/24/13) at 12:00 NOON on the dot. (Passwords are Fireworks (Live Nation) and Evening (Artist)) (Passwords are not case sensitive yo).
The crew will also swing by Brooklyn on September 10 where they will descend upon the PowerHouse Arena for god knows what. Complete tour dates are below. Please note that some of the dates are at book stores and are not being billed as performances, per se.
In related news, Klaus Favorite Brian Posehn released an album called "The Fartist" back in June, and if you haven't heard it I urge you to rectify that oversight this instant. Besides these Bob and David shows, Posehn has a handful of solo shows on the horizon. Those are below.
BOB AND DAVID AND BRIAN 2013 DATES
09/10 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ powerHouse Arena
09/12 - New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall Theatre (password: EVENING, on sale 7/23 at noon)
09/13 - Boston, Mass. @ Shubert Theatre (password: EVENING, on sale now!)
09/14 - Boston, Mass. @ Harvard Bookstore at Brattle Theater
09/20 - Chicago, Ill. @ Vic Theatre (password: EVENING, on sale at 10am, Chicago time!)
09/21 - Chicago, Ill. @ Second City with The Book Cellar
09/27 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Book Passage at Corte Madera
09/27 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (password: EVENING, on sale at 10am, California time!)
09/28 - Portland, Ore. @ Powell's Bookstore at downtown Burnside
09/28 - Portland, Ore. @ Newmark Theatre (password: EVENING, on sale at 10am, Oregon time!)
BRIAN POSEHN SOLO SHOWS, FALL 2013
Sep 7 - An Evening With Brian Posehn - The Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, Washington
Oct 4 - Brian Posehn - Wow Hall - Eugene, Oregon
Nov 9 - BRIAN POSEHN - The Machine Shop (formerly Razzmatazz) - Flint, Michigan