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Anti-Trump Political Comedy Album Debuts on Wednesday and the Timing Could Not Have Been Better

From cartoonist David Rowe

by Legendary Lew

This coming Wednesday, July 18 marks the public debut of a comedy album I’ve been working on since February this year.

“Donald J. Trump: A Very White House Con Job” is the story of Trump’s rise and fall from White House power and glory. Taking the narrative approach of some notable political comics such as David Frye and Alen Robin, this album concentrates on Trump’s special relationship with Putin as the orange-haired reality TV show host lays waste to the nation.

I will be voicing Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alex Jones, Steve Bannon (Peter Lorre), Richard Nixon and Hillary Clinton.

Joining me in this crazy journey are a talented cast of characters:
Co-producer and co-star Tyler Pistorius voices Vladimir Putin, Stacy Keach, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama and Michael Caine.

Robert Danzinger, Madison Tustin, Michelle Zaladonis, Dustin Puehler and Matthew Weinstein round out the cast with their varied impressions of Jared Kushner, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Don Trump Jr., Mike Pence and many others!

The album was first conceived after the release of the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff. I knew I had to temporarily stop everything–producing Vital Indie Media and a new card game–to take on this project. This was, for lack better phrasing, a calling.

With each passing day, new complications ensued. The prominence of Stormy Daniels, elevated from footnotes to headlines; and with her, the sudden surge of Michael Cohen. Chaotic firings and resignations, continued displays of authoritarian maneuvers and gross incompetency, and the eventual emerging indisputable reality that, yes, Russia did try to interfere (and got unnervingly deep) all occurred during the album’s recording and post production.

Writing the narrative over the course of two months, I was concerned about whether the material would lose relevancy. To my surprise, the album to this day actually gained relevancy, as evidenced by the Trump-Putin meeting this weekend.

Come to Sinema Obscura on Wednesday night and see if you agree.

Sinema Obscura TV Party (s2e7)
Wednesday, July 18th 7pm (album set to begin 9pm)
The Logan Theatre Lounge
2646 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

 

 

 

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Latest Entertainment for Donald Trump’s Inauguration Announced

by Legendary Lew

I’m “proud” to announce the latest entertainers to join the Inauguration Day ceremonies. Here’s a video of one of their previous performances. It promises to make the day quite special.

Saturday Night Funnies

by Legendary Lew

It’s time to put this meme I created up here, since it seems to be getting some attention on Facebook. This was created in response to the news that Bernie Sanders will be speaking to an audience at The Vatican next week.

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RIP Stan Freberg, the Godfather of Modern Media Satire

Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg

by  Legendary Lew

At the risk of having TUGM seem morbid by reporting the third celebrity death in as many days, this is one that just can’t be ignored.

Stan Freberg, who died at age 88, was a comic force whose influence is immeasurable.  Decades before Saturday Night Live and SCTV, Freberg took aim at pop cultural institutions like radio, television, rock & roll and advertising.  His penchant for great comic writing, along with legendary voice actors helping out like Daws Butler and June Foray, lead to some of the most memorable comedy discs ever recorded. One such classic is “John and Marsha,” a soap opera with John and Marsha speaking only each other’s names with varying emotions:

The record that change comedy recordings forever was “St. George and the Dragonet,” a Number One smash in 1953.  Not only was it a narrative comic record–as opposed to a musical one–but it satirized a popular TV show, “Dragnet.”  Daws Butler voiced the knave, June Foray voiced the maiden and future TV director Hy Averback (“F Troop”) was the announcer. Here’s the classic 45 given an animated treatment:

Despite a string of great comedy records, Freberg will probably be most known for his incredible work on commercials. Using the same satirical bent, Freberg went after old TV shows and Hollywood musicals at a time when commercials seemed too stuffy and serious. In the case of Sunsweet pitted prunes, he even poked fun at one of the product’s supposed drawbacks with his friend, the legendary Ray Bradbury showing up on a large screen. Only Freberg could have thought of this:

Here are two other masterful commercials from the great mind of Freberg. Ann Miller for Heinz Great American Soups and Jeno’s Pizza Rolls.

There’ll never be another like him.

Welcome to The Trampling Channel 2014

Courtesy: Wonkette

Courtesy: Wonkette

by Legendary Lew

Ah yes, everyone loves a tradition, and here at The Underground Multiplex, I’m no different. So now, without further ado, are some scenes of shoppers giving thanks for cheap, slave-made goodies for Xmas. Perhaps, there’s also thanks for the ability to slap and uppercut competitive shoppers along the way. Enjoy the weekend and please try to refrain from purchasing any non-emergency items during this time. Retailers will still be around after the weekend, I promise you.

It’s all smiles and happiness over at Fox “News” with this report of white looting Black Friday.

Cardiac damage is the reason for the season at this Wal-Mart:

It’s nice to see that a major US export is now the horrid tradition of Black Friday: