On Memorial Day weekend, Rick and I bought fancy 1 year memberships to one of our favorite LA spots - Cinefamily! They have all sorts of cool screenings and events, but it had been a while since we'd been there.
One thing we looked forward to taking advantage of was the Everything Is Festival! "If something pleases people, if something is entertaining, if something is good...it's just good."
The first round of entertainment was on Thursday, June 30. Rick & I went to two of the three events. First was a Conan O'Brien Writers Showcase. A row of 10-ish writers/past and present sat before us and talked about their process and presented various clips from the many versions of Conan's late night shows. It was fun and entertaining - especially hearing about various ideas that never made the cut...and some that DID unexpectedly. The only thing I wish was that the one woman (who was also the only person there who was a monologue writer) had been encouraged to speak! There was limited time and there were a lot of people who wanted to talk, but perhaps the moderator could have come up with a question or two to throw her direction.
Next up was a presentation of episodes of Thu Tran's IFC series Food Party. She is bonkers! And hilarious!
Here is a taste:
After watching a bunch of stuff, she had a...presentation. She made mayonnaise in her mouth. She made mashed potatoes in her mouth. And she made meatloaf...in her mouth. Then she passed them around! Goofball. I want to be her friend.