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IHTSBIH on Broadway

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Juice, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Juice

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    So I got this email this morning, I must have been on a mailing list or something:

    "I Hope They Serve (Free) Beer On Broadway

    I'm not joking, there's going to be a Broadway adaptation of my first book, called I Hope They Serve Beer On Broadway. This is a real thing, and yes, it kinda shocks me too.

    I didn't write the play, I'm not directing it, I'm not even going to a rehearsal. The first time I'll see it will be opening night. The one thing I do know about it is that it's all ripped directly from my book (nothing new, like the movie). But the director has asked me to be at every performance in June, and I told him I would do it under two conditions:

    1. That I drink for free (yes, there's a full bar in the theater) and MOST importantly,

    2. Each of my fans who come get a free drink.

    This is very serious, and no catch to it. Since I wasn't involved in any part of the creative process of this play, I can't guarantee or even comment on the outcome, but I can guarantee one thing:

    You come to any of the 16 performances in June, and not only can you drink with me, but one of those drinks will be free.

    Buy your tickets here

    [and hurry up, there are already sold out shows, the rest will sell out soon]"


    Since hes not involved (i.e. ruining) with the creative process, it might be pretty funny compared to the movie.

    Focus: What do you think about it being made into a Broadway show? Intrigued?
     
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    I'll give it a shot, I was planning to do an NYC trip this summer anyway. I know this isn't the best litmus test since Tucker has nothing to do with the show, but I thought the movie was pretty decent despite the almost uniform hatred in the eyes of the public.
     
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    I thought the movie was cheap-ass, directed with no brio whatsoever and void of laughs completely. Some things are better on paper. I don't know if a musical would work. It could, look at Evil Dead. If they at ALL base it around the film it will fall like a wounded duck.
     
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    It's a live action play, not a musical.
     
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    Oh. Well, it could work. Remove that FUCKING McGriddle rant and it could be great. Make it at all like the movie and it will be Terrible.
     
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    Is Tucker even still relevant? I kind of thought his ship had sailed...
     
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    I liked his fan page a while ago and have been getting the timeline updates on the show. The whole "get a free beer! ...... No joke!" "Everyone gets a free drink.......SERIOUSLY!" tag lines are kind of funny. I don't know how much the tickets are, the only broadway show I ever went to they were 150 a fucking piece. I guess he was just surprised they'd give away 17 dollar Bud Lights.
     
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    So... I can go watch a live action translation of hit-or-miss writing whose humor was often only funny because of language and delivery, that has already failed once to be turned into funny live action, and likely pay $100+ for this... but I get a free drink with a narcissist.

    Gee, I can't wait.
     
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    Hey guys, I've got a great show you should check out. I'm going to stand on stage and read the Drunk Threads from start to finish! It'll be EPIC. Tickets are $95 each (the first 10 people to buy tickets get a 5% discount!) and if you're lucky, I'll grab a sixpack of Coors Light and there will be free beers for my favourite five fans!!

    Did I mention that this is going to be EPIC? Because it is going to be revolutionary and absolutely game changingly EPIC.
     
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    Gawhd, your hiptserness hurts me. The McGriddle rant is fucking excellent. I don't think they played it right or had it in the right context in the movie. That shit was hilarious in the book. It just needs some fucking context.
     
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    I appreciate where you're coming from, but I bet if you picked the right drunk threads, this would actually work. There is some really funny shit there.

    The context? Probably 5 or 6 people sitting around a table at a busy bar on a Friday night, with odd people popping in and out.

    EPIC? Probably not, but funny? Yeah, I think so.
     
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    I thought it may have been the single most obnoxious thing I have ever read. Then resurrecting it, Jason-like, for that grating movie? Pass.
     
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    I will never forget "THEN IT HITS YOU WITH THE MOTHERFUCKING SYRUP NUGGETS!" I probably got that wrong, but I don't care. The sentiment brings a smile to my face.
     
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    From the retirement post:
    "In the nine years since I started, I’ve entertained countless people, sold millions of books, invented a new literary genre, and had a movie made about my life."

    I'd say there's a substantial difference between "had a movie made", and "wrote, produced, cast and damn-near directed...". Now he claims to have had no involvement in the play's creation. Take that as you will; I certainly did.

    I do love how it's IHTSBIH On Broadway, when it's nowhere near (nobody who's actually walked a midtown block would consider that "near"). But I suppose that's the theater's own horn-tooting, not his.

    Pass.
     
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    My last comment on this is what I said in a WDT when it was posted. I'd pay $5 to watch it online a-la Louie CK. Otherwise I'd probably wait for it to hit DVD as some broadway shows do.
     
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    What made Tucker's stories funny (and I thought the McGrddile bit was great in the book) was how it was written. There is very little funny in listening to other people's drunk stories unless the tale is told very well, and taking it off the written page ruins that aspect of it. I cannot imagine that actors performing a drunk story would be anything other than horrible. Unless they can dig up Foster Brooks or W.C. Fields to play Tucker in the sushi/breathalyzer story.



    Brooks was brilliant. And of course, Dean Martin actually was drunk.
     
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    I don't know about the rest of you but I really never gave a shit about Amanda Bynes until she started tweeting semi naked pics of herself the other day:

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    I don't know if those are implants or not but go head do ya' thang gurl!
     
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    ???

    Is she in the play or something?
     
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    Think he meant the drunk thread.