THE THEO REPORT
"Your source for news about
the Van Gogh-Goghs and
other trifling affairs."
Vol. 2, Issue 5............05/22/99
In this issue:
*Van Gogh-Goghs competing on May 27
*VGG-style standup comedy on May 29
*Help us pick a new press photo
*VGGs now six men, five appendices
*New Web sponsor: Food on the Grill
*Treasure Hunt coming soon
*The information you REALLY need:
how to unsubscribe
IS THIS SPAM I SEE BEFORE ME?
Not really. It's more like a newsletter from a sketch
comedy group. Specifically, a sketch comedy group
called the Van Gogh-Goghs. Feel free to pass it along
to your pals and encourage them to sign up themselves
Unsubscribing instructions are at the bottom of this
VAN GOGH-GOGHS COMPETING ON MAY 27
This Thursday, we're going head-to-head with five
other sketch and improv groups to decide once and
for all who's the most entertaining group in L.A.
Each group will perform a 15-minute set, then the
audience will vote for the winning group.
The winners get a hundred bucks, the losers get shame
and humiliation. Guess which one we want? (No, it was
the first one.) Obviously, this is nothing but a sham
of a farce of two shams of a popularity contest, but
that doesn't mean we don't desperately want to win it.
So, if you can, please come out and support us. It's a
nice place, the other groups are all pretty good, and
we really want that C note.
Here's the info you need:
* THURSDAY, MAY 27
PLACE: Ha Ha Cafe, 5010 Lankershim, North Hollywood
TIME: 8-10 p.m.
PRICE: in advance, at the door
PARKING: Free and on-street
ADVANCE TICKETS: (818) 508-4995
You can get directions to the show at
P.S. Please come.
VGG-STYLE STANDUP COMEDY ON MAY 29
You know, the Van Gogh-Goghs aren't just a sketch group
-- we're a sketch group containing two darn fine
standup comics (Jason and T.Mike). And we're not
ashamed of that. Nuh-uh. We're proud of our boys. In
fact, we're so proud that on May 29, we're sponsoring
an all-standup night at North Hollywood's fabulous
Aaah! Capella coffeehouse.
Along with our guys, VGG standup night will also
feature Paul Alexander, a hep and happenin' comic who
never fails to make us laugh. Paul's appeared at pretty
much all of the big L.A. comedy rooms, and we're sure
you're gonna love him. Besides, he's gonna be a big
star soon, so we're hoping to hop on his coattails.
So come on out and see VGG-style standup at:
PLACE: Aaah! Capella, 5907 Lankershim, North Hollywood
TIME: 8 p.m.
For directions, head over to
<http://www.vgg.com/directions.html> and scroll on
HELP US PICK A NEW PRESS PHOTO
Boy, was our press photo old. Old, old, old. It was so
old, Rob still had long hair and Charles still had an
appendix (see below). So the other weekend, we spent
all day taking photos. And now, we're giving you, our
loyal Theo Report readers, the chance to choose our new
As an added bonus, we're gonna put all the voters'
names in a hat and give away a VGG PrizePak(tm) to some
lucky netizen. We're talkin' a tee shirt, CD, video,
stickers, and a fun surprise. Trust us, you want one.
To vote, go to <http://www.vgg.com/pickapic.html>,
check out the candidates, choose your three faves,
enter your email address (so we can contact you if you
win), and click "Vote!" Your picks will fly over the
sub-ether cyberlines to VoteBot 9000, our electro-matic
Vote early, vote often.
VGGS NOW SIX MEN, FIVE APPENDICES
In case you couldn't figure it out, Charles had his
appendix taken out a couple of weeks ago. He's resting
comfortably and will probably be highly irritated when
he reads this.
NEW WEB SPONSOR
That's right -- we got another chump...we mean,
sponsor! Please welcome Food on the Grill, the world's
first Beatles restaurant, to the Van Gogh-Gogh family
of foods. Get EAT-lemania today at
TREASURE HUNT COMING SOON
Keep your eyes on <http://www.vgg.com> for news of
the Van Gogh-Goghs fantabulous desert treasure hunt!
We've hidden cool stuff somewhere in the American
Southwest. Find it, and you'll win free admission
to VGG shows for life! More info soon....
DARN, THAT'S THE END
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