By Dan Martin
Welcome to another edition of Comedy On Us Vol 11! Last week we took a break from the news letter to bring you the info on a special event coming up for Dan Martin and some of his local friends. So we have a lot of ground to cover for this week, last week and the rest of November. In this issue we will feature Stand-Up, Theater and Pod-casts, along with Live Shows and Special events. Please dive in and enjoy the links and quips.
Last Week: Get it While it's Hot!
Last week we had fellow Pod Casters Chuck and Brad. They were in promoting their upcoming CD/DVD release. Check out our event page for info and there is info below and on the Culture Page.
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This Wednesday: LIVE @7pm
I recently met Author James Schannep on Twitter. He had asked me to check out the trailer for his new Ebook, "Infected." Which is the first book from Click Your Poison.
Head to the website by clicking the picture of James to the left. There you can purchase the book, learn about the writer and learn about CYP Books.
James will be calling in this Wednesday, November 20th to discuss his book and more. After reading the book, which is a Choose Your Own Adventure book, I get a sense that the writer has a great sense of humor. This is just the kind of DIY innovation we go for here at the Comic's Corner. Tune in Wednesday!
After I saw the trailer I answered back to Schannep and he generously gifted me a copy of the book on my cloud. I included an review of sorts below.
An Infectious Read
The time is present day and a new fad is on the rise. Everlasting youth! A new drug has been designed by two scientists that promises to end aging forever, keeping you young, beautiful and alive for eternity. Barring mortal injury of course. Gilgamyze is its name and it is marketed to the elite. Which is appropriate considering the steep price tag. How much would you pay for freedom from aging and disease?
This is a choose your own adventure book so you are sucked right into the story. I enjoyed the choices it gave me. I decided to go against what I would personally choose my first time through. In classic Zombie Apocalypse story style your morals are always in question. The first choice you are faced with is; "No way am I going anywhere near that poison" or "Sign me up! I will sell my house, my kids, whatever." Based on what you choose there you are then asked what kind of person you are and can tailor the story to your imagination. I have read through it twice and so far have not lasted too long. But as the Author said to me on Twitter, "It wouldn't be a Zombie Apocalypse if everyone lived." Very tongue in cheek and I love it! There are three story lines and about fifty possible outcomes so I have much more to look forward to.
Being a classic zombie fan and a lover of choose your own adventure books it was great to see a project like this come to the internet. One of my concerns was, how does the zombie virus spread if it is a drug one must take? Is it a virus? OK so two of my concerns. My nerdy, nerdy concerns. I was elated to see a cool new spin on the genre. Those that are infected with Gilgamyze spread the chemical through their bites. The victims suffer from their wounds for six hours before they turn. How excruciating!
This book has something for everyone and was an ambitious effort from the publisher and author. I look forward to more ebooks from this company and reading more from James Schannep.
Upcoming Shows and Events: We Want You!
-Mondays On Blast! A free show every Monday! This week I will be hosting, see you all there! Or Stream it LIVE 9pm on 990wbob.com.
-11/24/13 (Sunday) 7pm Multiverse Comics will host their second monthly Comedy Showcase.
-11/27/13 (Wednesday) 8pm Senior Discount presents a CD/DVD release LIVE at Lupos. The DVD podcast features me, Dan Martin, telling a story that I have put on hold until its release. Follow the links above to hear the episode of Comic's Corner and get your tickets.
Flier Gallery below has info for your brain space...
And finally, At RI Comicon I ran into Rob Logan and Kevin Harrington and was asked to sit in on the Geek Generation Pod-Cast live from the convention. Check it out here by clicking the pic.