Monday, April 9, 2012

Thrilling Adventures with Yvette Nicole Brown, Fat Tony, Bender, and a Genie in the bottle

Another Thrilling Adventure has come and gone, and I have pictures to share.

April's show was so funny, per usual. Brand new Sparks Nevada, Captain Laserbeam, and Beyond Belief with guest stars JK Simmons, Zachary Levi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jenny Wade, Joe Mantegna, and Chris Hardwick. The show was jam packed with adventure, appropriately placed pauses, line after line of alliteration recited at great speed, and, of course, so much laughter my cheeks were sore after the show. Overall, a great performance and a star-studded after-show gathering.

Last month, Angel declared she was no longer going to do the crazy fandom thing with autographs and pictures because she felt like our now regular occurrence at the show meant we needed to act more mature and put-together. Well I made it very clear that I have no qualms with being a fan and that will likely never change, so I went full steam ahead through the crowd looking for a new face to talk to. Angel followed because she is supportive of her friends, and our first encounter of the evening was with Yvette Nicole Brown, currently starring as Shirley on Community.
First of all, she was fabulous in Sparks Nevada as a hard-drive defragmenting ace. Secondly, she is so ridiculously nice and sweet in person! She asked us our names and how we were doing, chit chatted with us like no big deal. She totally has aced the "I'm no different from you" mantra and I fully appreciate her genuine niceness. After the show I tweeted about the show and how great it was to meet her, and the next morning I find that she has replied.
This only re-enforces my argument that Yvette Nicole Brown is one of the nicest people in Hollywood (and outside for that matter).

After that friendly encounter, Angel declared "I LOVE HER!" and she admitted that she was not above acting like fans and seeking more pictures. So, she lead the way to get a picture with John Di Maggio, Joe Mantegna, and Thomas Gibson.

John is part of the regular cast. He is Captain Laserbeam and performs as one of Los Tres Banditos in Sparks Nevada. We have talked to him before but Saturday was the first picture together. Joe Mantegna played a mafia-ish guy (shock, I know) in Beyond Belief which was hilarious this week. JK Simmons (not pictured, sadly) had this amazing theme song that he sang "I'm a genie in the bottle..." that I can't help but continue to hum along to. I really want that song as a download. As for Thomas Gibson, he didn't perform, he just enjoyed the show from the audience. He also happened to sit in front of Angel and slightly block her view, but that is totally something you brag about later and don't get upset about.

Lastly, we got a picture with Chris Hardwick.
He has performed a couple of the times that we have attended, but he always is so quick at getting through the crowd in the patio that it wasn't until Saturday that we were finally able to catch him. And, speaking of Chris Hardwick, founder of, as of today there is a new Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast available, so check it out.

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