Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday Night Field Trip

Welcome to Friday Night Field Trip!
FNFT is a weekly feature that highlights our experiences exploring our new surroundings in California.

Our friends, Steven and Taylor, invited us to a great comedy club a few weeks ago, since then we have made a Friday Night routine of grabbing dinner at Cafe 50's and catching a show (or two) at LA Connection in Sherman Oaks, CA. I look forward to this outing all week long, especially since I started teaching summer school.

Cafe 50's is located at 4609 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

They have the BEST milkshakes! So far, between all of us we've only tried Vanilla, Chocolate, Rocky Road, and Key Lime...but we are trying to make our way through the 30+ flavors they serve up.

Taylor, Steven, Carl, Me

LA Connection is located at 13442 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA

Tickets are only $10 and well worth it! If you go for the 9 PM show you can stay for the 10:30 PM Show for free!

We always catch the 9PM show which is called 'Stranger Than Fiction'. The cast includes Chad Winkles, Zeke Thomas, Lisa Lovelace Squires, Tyler Jolley, Dallas James, Natalie Howe, Karen Brundage, Lindsay Bellock. Check them out at

I forget what this sketch is called, but after asking for a verb and a noun, two "hosts" broadcast the event played out by 3 contestants...usually in slow motion.

The funniest part (I think) is when the cast asks the audience for a verb or noun and then have to explain what a verb and a noun are before anyone will yell something out.

This sketch is called 'Slide Show'. In this sketch 2 narrating cast members show the audience their slide show from a recent vacation...lights go out, the cast gets into position, lights come back on, and then the narrators have to explain what the heck was going on in the "photo".

After the Stranger than Fiction show I got a photo with some of the cast. (From Left to right: Karen, Dallas, Me, Chad, Zeke)

This week we stayed for the 10:30 PM show called 'In Rare Form'. Sometimes the show calls for a little audience participation and of course, I like to participate! All I remember from this sketch is that I laughed almost the entire time after realizing I had her standing in the same position for the majority of the sketch.

Well, I will be teaching summer school for another week and then I'm off for 4 weeks. Hopefully Carl will get some time off (even if it's on the weekends) so that we can explore some more. We would like to make it to San Fransisco before the summer is gone, but we will have to wait and see.

Thanks for reading, hope you all have a good week!


  1. Sounds like a fun night! Keep writing!

  2. This reminded me of the Drew Carey show that he use to do with his comedian friends...very funny. Great that the cast posed with you for a blog photo-opp ;)

  3. That's pretty funny about you laughting through that skit! I'm sure everyone appreciated your efforts though. What a great night.

  4. I hope you get to San Francisco. It is a great city with such a variety of things to do. I hope we get to go back again - minus children.

  5. Enjoyed "MY" Friday those milkshakes sounds so good.

  6. Hey guys, This is Zeke from "The Stranger than Fiction Show" ( Thanks for coming out to the show and blogging about it. Your support is awesome. You rock! Any chance we could promote you blog and/or pics on our website/blog/facebook?

  7. Zeke- that would be awesome! I don't know if you subscribed to this comment I don't know if you will read this. I'll e-mail you the link to go directly to the post.


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