In Category: ‘Gripe’

I don't watch American Idol, but it doesn't mean I am not aware of what goes on over there. First of all my friend Kara DioGuardi is one of the judges and Mike and Conroy swear by the show, so I am usually pretty up to date. Last night at dinner we talked about the newest contestant, Joanna Pacitti, and the controversy that is surrounding her this season. Joanna was recently dropped by her record label (just being signed to anything put her light years ahead of the sad losers that pass for singers on that show) and she also got dropped 10 years ago by a bunch of Broadway producers! That reminded me that Chris and I did a bit about Joanna on our old public access show. Enjoy this clip (click on the picture) which took over 10 years to sort-of be relevant again. After watching that again after 11 years

Chris and I are working on the return of Gripe. We did this show when we both lived in New York City in the 90's, even though Chris now lives in Florida (awful) and I am in Los Angeles, the time seems right to do it again. Last year we put up a bunch of clips on You Tube just for fun, and it was surprising to hear so many people suggest that we should pick up where we left off. I recently came up with a way to bring it back in a totally 21st century way but still retain the live feel and the cluster-fuck-ness of it all. Chris is STILL wearing that beat up red hat and our screwed up cast of characters are still around, waiting for their second chance at no glory. Here is a clip from the old show. This is the one where