Introverts are a beautiful, weird, wonderful bunch. More than just “shy” or “quiet,” introverts are actually very successful in high-intensity, social careers, and love being around people, albeit in different ways than the typical, life-of-the-party extrovert. Did you know some notable introverts include Steve Martin, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln?
In fact, at least one member of Pinque Pony is an introvert, so we’d like to clear up some misconceptions and share some surprising facts about who introverts are and how our brains are wired.
Here are 6 surprising facts you may not know about introverts, and should remember next time you’re at a party with one:
It’s hard to believe that in its nearly 40-year history, Saturday Night Live has only had three adorable gay couples in its cast.
The first adorable gay couple was Gilbert Gottfried and Joe Piscopo in the early 1980s, followed by Victoria Jackson and her giant head bows/latent racism in the early 1990s. The most recent adorable gay couple to be feature players on SNL was Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz, almost a decade ago, who were known for playing stereotypically giggly gay men who can’t just read their damn lines off the cue card and not break in every single goddamn scene goddamnit.
Not helping SNL’s adorable gay couple deficiency are the recent comments by Kenan Thompson, who said recently in a job interview with a temp agency that adorable gay couples “just aren’t ready” to swish their way onto the iconic sketch comedy show.
However, if you only look for adorable gay sketch comedy couples in the white, straight bromances of the improv world, there’s no wonder you can’t find any. Because there are plenty out there.
Here are 5 Adorable Gay Sketch Comedy Couples Who Are Killing It Right Now:
Andy Eninger leads a workshop with Pinque Pony bestie and all-around amazing human Lisa Linke.
Pinque Pony’s very own Andy Eninger is officially an NPR superstar! He was recently interviewed by Dan Weissman and featured for his series “At What Cost?”, a look at sacrifices notable and interesting people have made to attain their goals.
Many of us Regular Gays have been in this position. You and your boyfriend are having people over. Hooray! You have friends and a social life! But there’s a problem: You’re not fancy. Fuck!
What kind of drinks will you serve? What Trader Joe’s snacks will you hurriedly throw into bowls? Do we have a serving tray that we can stupidly frou-frou up? Is there a way to make the couch look less comfortable and more magazine-cover-y? Should we buy some French lanterns? Are French lanterns even a thing?
Ideas, ideas, ideas! That’s what Hollywood wants. And we here at Pinque Pony have them in spades. And clubs. And sassy diamonds.
If our favorite TV Networks are reading this, and we know you are, we have the next Big Watercooler Show for you that will win Emmys, be talked about amongst friends in lieu of actual meaningful conversation, and be TiVoed by that all-important 18-34 market. In fact, we have seven!
Pinque Pony is headed to New Mexico! From September 26-28, we are playing lusty Victorian women named Victoria and humpy sea creatures who hump each other in the 7th Annual Duke City Improv Festival!
More info about the awesome fest here.
We performed in Juneau!
We just got back from a wonderful, vista-tastic trip to Juneau, Alaska, for the first annual Alaska State Improv Festival (or, AS IF!). We hiked, we took a jabillion pictures, we drank coffee, we saw seals, we saw gigantic ravens, we drank local beers and we performed twice for truly fun and gracious crowds.
A big thank you to Eric Caldwell, the mastermind behind the festival, and Amy Roeder, who recommended our gay silliness for The Last Frontier. Final Frontier? For the capital city that once employed Sarah Palin, and payed her, to do things, because of assumed competence.
Seriously though, we had the absolute best time and can’t wait to come back to the stunning city of Juneau and play lady characters on the verge of yet another breakdown.
Video clips of our performances coming soon!
Episode 2 of Pinque Pony’s new web series The Log Jam is out!
Find out what happens to our trio of gay conservative lonelyhearts in episode two, “The Blowjob Creator,” where Arnold, the southern fried Republican, goes on a dream date with a gay billionaire (played by Brett Mannes). Everything seems perfect until it’s time to pay for their drinks.
Written by John Loos
Directed by Ward Crockett
Starring John Loos, Andy Eninger, Becca Levine, David Cerda, Brett Mannes, Patrick Serrano and Aimee Davis.
The Log Jam – Episode 2 – “The Blowjob Creator”
THE LOG JAM is a new web series written and produced by John and starring both Andy and John. It follows gay Republicans as they search for love and the meaning of life in Chicago’s hippest gay conservative bar. Helping them is power lesbian Betsy (Becca Levine) and the always-blunt bartender Nancy Reagan (David Cerda).
Season 1 episodes of THE LOG JAM will be released through early December 2012. Check them out!
Pinque Pony will perform at the Alaska Improv Festival, April 18-20th, 2013. John and Andy will bundle up in their puffy coats and present a completely improvised two-man show for audiences in Juneau.
Here’s what the festival organizers have to say about this awesome fest:
Throughout Alaska, improvisational theater has gradually gained a foothold amongst the throngs of traditional scripted theater companies. Our state has been visited by guest artists from some of North America’s most respected improvisational theater companies. Alaskan performers are also appearing in Outside festivals and emigrating into Outside companies. organizers have to say about the festival:
AS IF! - The Alaska State Improv Festival is a celebration of improvisational theater in its vast spectrum of forms, and an opportunity for Alaska’s own actors to perform alongside, meet with, and learn from others outside our own circle. We look forward to seeing you at the first annual AS IF! in April 2013.