What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 23, 2010

The Gab Show

The lovely wife and I caught The Gab show last night dahn-tahn.

Good show. Here's how the P-G previewed it:
Another post-Gallery Crawl event Friday is the launch of comedian Gab Bonesso's new project with theater/performance company Bricolage. "Gab Bonesso's Comedy Party" showcases comedy, but in a context closer to theater and performance art than to comedy clubs and stand-up venues.

Bonesso said the concept is influenced by Andy Warhol's famous parties at The Factory during the '60s. "He had this ability to bring artists from all different genres together." Similarly, she says, "Comedy Party" will feature "the edgiest and hardest-working Pittsburgh artists," along with the occasional stand-up comedians from across the country.

Pop band Meeting of Important People will start the evening off at 9 p.m. The lineup also includes a video by Neal Rosenblat, political comedy from John McIntire, a Cat Power cover band and an hour-long comedy set from Bonesso.
Something you need to know if you've never seen The Gabster make the comedy: There's a vast difference between her off and on stage personas. She outright explodes on stage in zesty manic energy, bouncing left and right while swearing like a sailor with Tourette's. This surprised me a little the first time I saw her perform because I usually found her to be painfully shy at our Bible study group.

And here's something else few people know about The Gab: She's volunteered at the American Family Association's phone crisis line ever since she made her abstinence pledge right after graduating college.

This, too, was a surprise to me, considering all the vagina and abortion jokes she makes on the stage.

Next time she does the show, go see her. You won't be disappointed.

1 comment:

Clyde Wynant said...

Not to be unkind, but to me it's "sound and fury, signifying nothing."