February 2010(Sean Taylor's Newsletter)Vol. 25

This is a reminder for me and those like-minded. Of course "like-minded" is a nicer way of saying "absent-minded." See I'm very forgetful, and Valentine's Day is no time to be forgetful. It's the 14th of Feb, y'all. As a matter of fact, the past two years my valentine and I have written songs for each other. This is not an easy task for someone who is as musically uncoordinated as I am. This also makes the days leading up to V'Day very stressful. If anyone has any suggestions about how to write a song, please let me know. My current method of stressing out a lot and finally throwing something down out of tune and off key will only suffice for so many years. Before I forget again, it's the 14th, y'all.
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Sean's TV/web/stage/field guide
eventdate/time & descriptionvenue
Something Out of AnythingSat 2/6 at 7:30p: For $5, fellow Junior Varsity member Shawn Wickens has this show that spotlights a different person's life from a WAY different perspective. The only thing that's the same is that it's always hilarious. This show features Nick Kanelis.Magnet Theater
Tue 2/9 & 2/23 @10:00p: A Double-dose of Trudy Carmichael. Due to popular demand this lucious lounge act (played by Robin Rothman) is now gracing the Magnet stage twice a month at a new time encouraging anyone and everyone to take a turn with her...her show, that is. Get up on stage and sing made up songs like their old standards. COST = FREE!Magnet Theater
Any day you want to challenge yourself to eat $65 of delicious bbq, Hill Country will let you try. If you finish, it's free. If you don't...well, I'm guessing it'll cost you $65 and a lot of pride.

Thanks to fellow food blogger and softball teammate Marc "Cleat" Smith for the lead. His food blog taught me a new word Edacious which I have since used in Scrabble.

Hill Country,
Variety Underground
Free once-a-month variety show hosted and booked by me and Shawn Amaro
Thursday, Feb 4th from ~7:15-8:45pm at the Parkside Lounge, in addition to the improv groups Sincerely and Johnny Cash Money, Variety Underground's lineup includes sketch comedy by Sam & Griffin, and stand up comedy by Sara Schaefer, Abigoliah Schamaun, and Sean Taylor (yup, dusting off the old routine - some of which was much funnier with the dust on it). As always, Free admission and a loosely enforced 2 drink minimum. Parkside Lounge

(click for directions)
Want to perform at VU? Please submit your act!
Junior Varsity
My improv comedy house team at the Magnet Theater
Humbled - Thank you to everyone who came out for our third anniversary show. The support from the sell-out crowd was truly overwhelming. Apologies for those turned away. Please contact me and I will buy your ticket to our special show (name will soon be unveiled) February 25th at 10p.

Flattered - I'd also like to thank Carl Olson for taking our new photos which were featured in the Apiary this past week as the "Honey Shot" and also in the lobby of the Magnet.
(Smoking may not be cool but posing with an unlit cigarette sure is!)

Coming Soon... - With great pleasure I'm thrilled to announce that beginning February, Junior Varsity presents...A-SHOW-TO-BE-UNVEILED-SOON: Every Last Thursday with Junior Varsity and a Celebrity Guest Speaker. February 25, guest speakers include interns from Late Night, the Late Show, and the Daily Show! Get 212.244.8824 for reservations.

The Spotlight with Sean Taylor
My talk show featuring folks who have been on TV!
Encore condensed episodes of The Spotlight are available on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network for folks living in Manhattan with Time Warner cable. So, set your DVRs to the upcoming air dates and times...

Thursday, Feb 4th, 2009 @11:30p on Channel 67
Thursday, Feb 18th, 2009 @11:30p on Channel 67
Thursday, Mar 4th, 2009 @11:30p on Channel 67

Want to talk about YOUR appearance on TV? Please click here to submit yourself to be a guest on the show!

Sean's Upcoming shows
(all shows in NYC unless otherwise indicated)
Thu, Feb 04
@ the Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street
212.673.6270......free admission
two drink minimum

@ the Magnet Theater
254 W 29th Street
Thu, Feb 11
@ the Magnet Theater
254 W 29th Street
Thu, Feb 18
@ the Magnet Theater
254 W 29th Street
Thu, Feb 25
@ the Magnet Theater
254 W 29th Street
Thu, Mar 04
@ the Magnet Theater
254 W 29th Street
See Sean's full schedule of shows
you read this far, might as well check out the video displayed before Junior Varsity performed at our three year anniversary