It’s “The Last Heist!” Our gang of youngsters has an expert plan to steal the new Pokémon game and make tons of money. What could get in their way? Will it be their English teacher, obsessed with Shakespeare (the rapper)? The changing landscape of Hot Topic? Or maybe their “lackey”—the weird 35-year-old man who hangs out with this band of youth criminals and has a mysterious, skeleton-filled past? And do you need a mnemonic to remember that? Find out in this very funny episode featuring luminaries from the Portland comedy scene!
Hello, Pacific Northwest! Are you ready for some music and comedy shows? This February, join us and comedian Joseph Scrimshaw for our show #NerdNightOut: two (two!) evenings likely to include songs, Star Wars, social justice, cats, and dinosaurs! Both shows are 21+
We are so excited to share two stages with our friend, comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw! Joseph is the host of comedy podcast Obsessed on Feral Audio, co-host of Star Wars podcast Force Center, and host of a monthly live comedy game show called HEADCAN(N)ON at NerdMelt in Los Angeles. He’s also written for RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, and a bunch of cool TV, radio, and streaming shows that have all been canceled. It’s hard out there for shows.
We love #NerdNightOut so much–hope to see you all there!
It’s Thanksgiving (or, as we encourage you to celebrate instead, Wizardsgiving, a holiday based on a better history). For us, it’s a time to gather with family, to think about the year, and give thanks for what we have.
This is feeling pretty important this year, as we seem to be losing lots, and we need to focus on giving, listening, and loving one another.
We are thankful for all of you, for our friends who make music with us, for our friends who let us make music, games, comedy, podcasts, and art with them. For the opportunity to play music across the world and on the Internet. We wrote this thank you song a few years ago and we’re feeling it pretty hard right now:
I’ve got the sun shining today, and I have shades to make the sunlight go away I have friends near far and wide, and I’ve got internet so I don’t have to go outside It’s tough, there are lows—there are times when life just blows But at some point you realize, that it’s ok to compartmentalize Once in a while and say— Thank You! Seriously, Thank You! I never thought that I knew People who would selflessly support each other And make life so breezy I know this is cheesy, And I’ll go back to being snarky someday But I wanna say Thank You My family and friends Thank You For sharing your smiles And taking awhile To make a connection that actually counts Thank You!
We hope you have a wonderful time this day, this week, and always. If you would like for us to join you, please feel free to put on this video of this month’s livestream show! It’s like we’re doing a concert right in your home!
We have two exciting bits of Star Trek (plus podcast) news for you!
FIRST! We are so proud and thrilled to have written a new theme song for Women at Warp, a twice-monthly podcast where four women talk about Star Trek, its representations of women, contributions of women behind the scenes, and other fun Trek topics! You can listen to the first episode with our theme song—which also discusses Janeway and T’Pol—on your favorite podcast app or at WomenAtWarp.com!
SECOND! That’s right, our own twice-monthly podcast, Gosh Darn Fiasco, just released a new episode where we take to the skies. The space skies. Gosh Darn Fiasco is an improvised comedy podcast based on the role-playing game Fiasco, and every episode is a new story. The new episode features special guest New York Times-bestselling author Chelsea Cain (Heartsick, Mockingbird), playing Dr. Trish Brazil, who has a weird alien following her around. Starfleet wants us to uncover mysteries in the ruins of a lost civilization, but our Captain, Jazz Captain Birthday, is more interested in our jazz band’s concert. Plus—penguins! Cows! And . . . more? Listen on iTunes, wherever you hear podcasts, or at GoshDarnFiasco.Simplecast.fm!
Could you use a laugh? We’re so excited to join in some much-needed fun tonight in Portland at It’s Gonna Be Okay, Barbara Holm‘s hilarious weekly feminist comedy showcase at EastBurn! We’ll be playing a short set at this free, 21+ show. It starts at 8:30 pm, but get there by 8:00 to get a seat!
Physical media! Some people love it! Do YOU? Are you collecting our CDs for some reason? Do you have awesome friends and loved ones who appreciate thoughtful presents? We have a suggestion/warning: we are down to our last handful of copies of our 2013 album Lasers and Feelings, and you can buy one now before they’re gone!
We have a lot of feelings about Lasers and Feelings–it has many of our best-loved songs on it, like “Nothing to Prove,” “The Guy Who Yelled Freebird,” and this little ditty, below:
Find The Last Few Copies Of Lasers and Feelings Here:
Hey folks. We’re still collecting our thoughts and planning our actions after last week’s events, as we’re sure all of you are, but we’ve got some shows coming up online this week and we’d love for you to join us if it feels right!
November 17 at 6 pm, #DoubleclicksLive – Free Online YouTube Show: We’ll be hosting our monthly online show on our YouTube channel Thursday evening! Pull on your favorite pants, put on your headphones, and join us for music, chat, and special guest Peter from Rock, Paper, Cynic! There’s still time to request songs on the Facebook poll.
November 15 at 11 am – Desert Bus Fundraiser Benefiting Child’s Play: Desert Bus is the world’s longest running internet-based fundraiser and has raised more than $3.1 million for Child’s Play, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games. It’s a great example of what happens when people from all over the world–organizers, volunteers, crafters and viewers–come together to achieve a common goal, and we’re so proud to be a part of it. We’ll be calling in and chatting and playing a few songs on Tuesday, so check it out at desertbus.org!
Monday, November 21 at 8 pm: We’re also playing a short set at It’s Gonna Be Okay, Barbara Holm’s weekly feminist safe-space comedy show, November 21 at Eastburn. The show is free and starts at 8:30 pm, but you’ll want to get there by 8 pm to get a seat. 21+.
Check out this and all episodes of our gaming/improv podacst on iTunes or Simplecast (or wherever you listen to podcasts!)
And catch a live episode as well! We’re doing a live recording NOVEMBER 16 in Portland with special Guest CHELSEA CAIN and Lucia Fasano! 7pm a Kickstand comedy theater. Tickets $5, available now! And then, March 4-11, 2017, We’re bringing GDF ON THE OPEN OCEAN! Join us on the JoCoCruise for a live recording with some amazing guests! Cruise tickets are still available!
Hello friends! We have a new video for you: a cover of “The Universe,” a beautiful song by Danielle Ate The Sandwich. This song is incredibly great and I knew as soon as I heard it that I wanted to play it sometime. Aubrey put on an incredible string quartet of cellos and I’m really happy with how it turned out! If you like it, please share it!
Danielle’s new albumThe Terrible Dinner Guest is incredible—if you haven’t yet gotten into Danielle’s stuff, I recommend checking out this music video, which is amazing and funny and SO DARN RELATABLE.
Portland! The Doubleclicks Variety Show is this Thursday at Kickstand Comedy Space at the Siren Theater–have you gotten your tickets yet? Our monthly show will be going on hiatus for the holidays, so don’t miss this one!
Here’s what you’ll get for the low, low price of $5 (well, $6.30 with fees):
We just had an amazing rehearsal (see headline for hints what we’ll be up to), and we can’t wait to get on stage! Last month’s show sold out, so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time.
Note:This show has swears and sexual content. If it were a movie it would be rated R. Please consider this when bringing humans under 17. Unless, you know, they’re cool. But probably leave the kids at home.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30–hope to see you there!
Last year the wonderful Mike Selinker at Lone Shark Games reached out to us with an exciting proposition: an expansion—the first in 11 years—for his game Betrayal at the House on the Hill. He asked us to write for Widow’s Walk, which we did, with help from Richard Malena (our partner in tour, games, and his show Atomic Game Theory)! Ours is a very special haunt where you can betray your friends . . . with cats. No more spoilers, but we’re very proud.
The whole expansion is amazing. There are new rooms, new omens, and a lot of great content by amazing contributors like Zoë Quinn (Depression Quest), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), Max Temkin and Eli Halpern (Cards Against Humanity), Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency), and more!
It was a real treat to get in on helping to design (and playtest, a little!) this game, and it’s been hard keeping the secret for so long . . .
But now you can finally get Betrayal at the House On the Hill: Widow’s Walk—with a haunt by Angela Webber (that’s me!) and Richard Malena—at your friendly local game store or on Amazon! Let us know if you play our haunt, I want to know what you name your cat!
Our role-playing game/comedy-improv podcast Gosh Darn Fiasco has a new episode this week!
Join Josh A. Cagan (screenwriter, the DUFF), Joseph Scrimshaw (Obsessed Podcast, writer for Rifftrax), and Lucia Fasano (comedian, Portlandia, singer-songwriter) for a trip into an archaeological dig where we try to make a movie and discover a forbidden holy artifact in a cave full of traps, spirits, and crystals!