Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy Holidaze!

We hope you are surviving all of this holiday madness, we are, if even by a thread.  We're hard at work creating an all new show for Chicago Sketchfest and still hard at work on editing for Misguided TV.  Here's a little nugget of tomfoolery that took place earlier this year when Peter and Brent traded beards.

Happy New Year!!!  We'll see you at Pistol Party on January 10th and at Sketchfest on the 14th!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Great Think Tank Holiday Tour

Hold on your hats it's getting crazy out there, people!  This is always an insane time of year, and you just can't help but feel the giving spirit of the holidays.  Think Tank is no different and have been using our talents for various good causes the past few weeks..  Last month we performed to a packed Stage773 house at a benefit for Between Friends, an anti-violence agency here in Chicago.  It was a great night which also featured magician the Amazing Tomas, the kates, and was hosted by Chicago's NBC5 Entertainment reporter, Leeann Trotter.

Also this past Tuesday, December 13th, we held our annual Pistol Party benefit show.  This year's proceeds went to the Mae Bell Ward Foundation for Alzeimer's research, which was founded by our dear friend, Terron Edmonds.  Through money collected at the door, wristband sales, and a matched contribution, we were able to raise over $700 on a glorious evening of comedy and collaboration with Chicago stand up, Will Miles.

Speaking of Will, here's a video we made with him that we debuted at Pistol (you should recognize Will from the Scared White People video):

We're sure you agree, Will IS pretty cool. that 2011 is almost in the books, we're going to hole ourselves away to keep cracking on this PILOT WE'VE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT and get to work writing a new show for our Chicago Sketchfest show on January 13th (CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS, IT WILL SELL OUT QUICK!!!!).  2011 has been kind, and 2012 looks to be the year that we finally take over the world (before it ends hopefully, damn Mayan calendar ruining everyone's plans).  Stay tuned for new videos!  We'll probably crap out a couple of more before the New Year.  Godspeed! and NEVER GIVE UUPPPPPPPP!!!  

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pistol Party is Tuesday Night!! Here's a Little More About Our Host, Will Miles

Pistol Party returns this Tuesday, December 13th at the Underground Lounge.  It is featured in TimeOut Chicago as a Top 5 Thing to do this week!  The show starts at 8pm with a $5 cover and all proceeds going to the Mae Bell Ward Foundation for Alzheimer's.  Will Miles hosts this month, and here are some amazing facts about him.

Will hails from Chicago where he has been performing standup since 2005. He has been in the Cleveland Comedy Festival (2010), Laughing Skull Festival (2010), Snubfest (2010), won "Best Of The Fest" in the Ingenuity Fest (2011), as well as the the runner-up spot in the "Better Way" video contest (2011). In 2011, he was named one of four nominees for "Performance Artist Of The Year" at the RAWards for Independent Arts.  Here's a quick clip of Will from New York club Comix NYC:

Since 2011, he has been featured on Hannibal Buress' "My Name Is Hannibal" tour, Bill Bellamy's "Ladies Night Out" tour," and is a regular feature at Zanies and The Improv in Chicago, where he has worked with such acts as "Last Comic Standing" winner, Felipe Esparza, and Comedy Central's Eric Andre.  He also writes for Chicago's Red Eye newspaper, in his segment 'Comic's Guide to Dating,' check out his takes on first dates that end in the emergency room, Ninja-rolling to get out of awkward situations, and how to break up with your one-night-stand.

Here's a quick fun one we made with Will one day this summer (we're not really scared of Will):

Will also co-hosts a show in Chicago called "Two Black Dudes And An Open Microphone" on the last Tuesday of every month at Town Hall Pub with fellow comedian Clark Jones.  You can find Will on twitter @mrwillmiles and 'Like' him on Facebook HERE.

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Pretty Good Weekend!

Because you deserve it. You've worked hard. You've been good to each other. You've thought nice things about your relatives. Here's your reward:

Still not enough? Don't worry, there is more Lewis and Gary to come. Be sure to check out all the sneak previews from Misguided TV on our Misguided TV Youtube channel.

Remember, Pistol Party's 3rd Annual Christmastime Celebrationtime is next week! December 13th at the Underground Lounge. This show is a benefit for the Mae Bell Ward Foundation to fight Alzheimer's. All ticket sales and donations will go to this wonderful foundation which is very near and dear to our hearts. Our hilarious pal Will Miles hosts this month. Check out more info here.