This comic was inspired by a textual sparring match I tried to have with Kurt Vonnegut’s Twitter account over his “lead in the water pipes” quote. Trent Wilkie kindly pointed out I was arguing with a dead guy – which I did actually know, but forgot briefly enough to make myself look like an asshole.
I first met Trent at the edmontonian and Unknow Studio’s joint birthday party a little over a year ago. When Sally Poulsen introduced me to this short, quirky fellow sitting near the stage, a cane in one hand and a series of quick witted zingers in the other, I could tell his understanding of the anatomy of comedy went far beyond my own. Intimidated, I began plotting ways in which to abscond with his powers, but I have yet to figure out a method of cracking a human cranium open without causing Trent what I’m told would be “severe discomfort.” I’ve put a pin in it…for now.
As I’m sure our readers are made up entirely of music snobs and theater geeks, you are all certainly aware Edmonton’s Fringe Festival starts in a few days. Well, our friend Trent Wilkie has an upcoming show called Aachen, and you should go see it! I haven’t read the press release yet, but I give you my personal guarantee there will be a lazer light show and guest appearances by Olivia Wilde and the fat kid from Goonies!*
Trent’s one-man show starts this Friday at Filthy McNasty’s Pub for the low, low price of $10! Get them while you can, tickets are selling fast! Actually, I have no idea if they are selling fast, or even if they are indeed on sale yet, but I’m creating demand. It’s a little the we call salesmanship, folks.
*not an actual guarantee.