Friends, Romans, piffleheads, lend me your ears…
With all the silly sketches we do, we thought it was about time we dedicate an entire episode to theater (or is it theatre?). Appearing in the role of our guests, we’re joined by comedian Stephanie Tucci, journalist Rebecca Jacobson and music from VOLK (Eleot Reich and Chris Lowe). This month’s playbill includes a discussion of theatrical animal cruelty, far too many references to cats (the animal and the musical), Shakespeare’s Hollywood pitch session, mimes in Berlin, the original ending to Waiting for Godot, a German musical about an American president, and so much more. Plus, returning musical guest VOLK blows the house down with songs off their latest record “Boutique Western Swing Compositions“.
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Returning to our stage for the second time, our musical guest this month is VOLK, made up of Chris Lowe on guitar & vocals and Eleot Reich on vocals & drums. VOLK is a duo of voltage based here in Berlin, who draw their inspiration from the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Townes Van Zandt, and Ennio Morricone. Their maxi single “Boutique Western Swing Compositions” is available on vinyl and via download now.
Stephanie Tucci is a stand up comedian and a freelance theatrical production artisan living in Berlin. She worked in New York City as a set designer, scenic artist, stagehand and electrician, among many other things. Here in Berlin, she is the host of The Nose, Wedding’s own comedy open mic, where she can often be seen wearing an oversized nose.
Rebecca Jacobson is a freelance journalist from Portland, Oregon. She works as the stage editor at Exberliner, Berlin’s English-language magazine, and has contributed to Culturebot and Vice. Most recently, she wrote about mimes trying to combat drunk and annoying tourists in Berlin. Rebecca, thanks for coming on the show.
piffle! is written, produced and hosted by Josh & Noah Telson
Guests: Stephanie Tucci, Rebecca Jacobson, VOLK (Eleot Reich & Chris Lowe)
"Simple Western Song" and "Just Anybody" by VOLK
piffle! theme by Brooks Rocco