Y’know whats awesome: local businesses. There’s something really cool about discovering a one of a kind, not another like it, honest to god unique establishment, whether it be a store, restaurant, boutique, taxidermist, crematory, urologist, or brothel. They have their own unique flavor, something that cannot be duplicated by a big box store, chain restaurant, nationwide botique, mass market taxidermist, mall crematory, McUrologist…okay, any old brothel is still cool. DBI is proud to support local businesses. In fact, we’re going to be performing in one.
On January 31, DBI will he holding it’s first show at To Be Continued in Metuchen. To Be Continued is an independent bookstore and cafe which is a strong supporter of local arts. DBI fits that bill, because we’re local, and I work with a guy named Art, so they’re letting us in to act stupid in the first of what will hopefully be a monthly gig.
Here’s all the important info:
To Be Continued…431 Main St
Thursday January 31, 7:30pm $5.00
Wow, it’s depressing how little has been going on here in our section of the tubes. Contrary to what the website might indicate, DBI is still going strong. Here’s what’s been going down in DBI-land. And, as a sign of maturity, we’ve done a little bit of good for the world.
First, we’ve had a couple of really super cool awesome fun time shows, and we’ve done some good for our world. Our October show, as mentioned, was a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, it was a ton of fun, and we raised money for an awesome cause. The video for our October show can be found right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwg0j9u_Z8U
Hurricane Sandy hit in late October, and, like most people in the area, we know quite a few people who were affected, including our own Chris Brown. Our November show we converted into a fundraiser for Cee Bron and Co. We filmed it too. Maybe we’ll upload it someday.
Speaking of Hurricane Sandy, our friends Tom Monteiro and Josh Yepez (late of DBI) from the awesome horror punk band Monster Rat are putting together a benefit show for Sayreville-based Sandy relief. Yours truly, along with Cee Bron and J.Yepz, will be performing as Lightning Bolts Of Pain. It’s on December 22 at Buddie’s Tavern in Sayrevile. All the details are right here: https://www.facebook.com/events/462085250503990/
Speaking of Sandy Relief, Armando Diaz, one of the co-founders of the Magnet Theater and one of the preeminent improv teachers in the country, held a 24 hour teaching marathon to benefit the American Red Cross. DBI was privileged enough to have won two hours of Armando’s time. We are all extremely grateful for has time and encouragement. It was an honor.
Stay tuned to this site. We hope to have info on new shows and possibly some new faces in the troupe before too long.