Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Getting Bent(zen) 2009-Style

So the Bentzen Ball was affirmatively one of the most incredible comedy events that I have ever witnessed, let alone in which I've participated. My brain is still coming down from the life high, and side effects include wandering mind, stars in eyes, and severe daydreaming.

I helped put together a wrap up post for the comedy site, the Apiary, over here.

Here are some highlights off the top of my head:

-Performing with all my local buddies (some who don't even live here no more!) at the opening night HR-57 showcase. Plus Reggie Watts showed up and did a set. Uhhh-mazing.

-Hosting at the theater in the round (one side of the audience can see your butt!) on a show with people who are seriously my heroes, or just being at shows watching my heroes (not to be confused with Heroes, the TV show).

-Champagne and cupcake reception with little cups of fake diamonds here and there.

-Performing in the Bohemian Caverns, which are actually a set of caves. Plus there was a hip hop party gradually getting louder upstairs and a rap video being filmed outside.

-Visiting with wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and then performing for some surprised lunch eaters in a cafeteria shortly after.

-Being in the presence of nothing but comics and sincerious comedy fans for four days straight.

-The dancing I witnessed at an afterparty.

But also here are some nothin' but 'Net tidbits that do justice to it better than I could:

DCist Bentzen Ball Postest with the Mostest (I linked to my photo. How gauche.)

Morgan Murphy Photo Blog (I am in the corner of a photo if you put on your magnifying glasses!)

Brightest Young Things All-Access Photo Recap

Washington Post article on the Brightest Young Things

Twitter.com (search #bentzenball)

Laziness peaked!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

You and Hampton, together in DCist! I love it, and your quotes both made me laugh out loud :) Sounds like an amazing weekend.

Aparna said...

Thanks Amanda! It sure as sugar was!

freddie said...

w00t! I got some photo-time too. The dangers of standing up front. Man, it was fun.
http://dcist.com/2009/10/bentzen_ball_wrap_up.php?gallery0Pic=11#gallery

Aparna said...

YAYAYAYAYAYY!