By Theatre Critic Trump.
I recently saw on Twitter an aging Twink/Otter hybrid (aka a Twotter) struggling to sell tickets for his one man show in some place I’ve never heard of called “Edinburgh”, so I decided to do my bi-yearly charitable act and interview him so he could promote his show while still finding ways to make this about myself. Failed, lonely New York actor turned L.A. “comedian” Tim Murray is bringing his one man “comedy” show Wait… Let’s Have Fun! to the “Edinburgh” “Fringe” “Festival” August 19 - 25.
TCT: First off, you’re welcome for doing this.
TM: I know I’ve taken away your precious hours of trying to sell your “book” and tweeting about non-equity productions of Newsies! This article is already reading like that bit*hy NYTimes “review” about King Kong.
TCT: How is “Edinburgh” treating you?
TM: THIS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD! It’s theatre camp meets your first week of college meets the first time you go to NYC and see shows. It’s an incredible place filled with artists trying to create independent work! You’re probably familiar with that concept, because you’re often filled with starving artists!
TCT: What would you say the biggest difference between “Edinburgh” Grindr and American Grindr are?
TCT: Allegedly you’re in “Edinburgh” to do a “show”. Why don’t you tell us about that? But be brief.
TM: Oh, I see we’re doing the same “quotations” about each other’s work. Cute. I’m doing two musicals and an hour of stand-up called “Wait… Let’s Have Fun!”. It’s an hour of me talking about how I was cat-fished by someone pretending to be Britney Spears when I was 11 and my current job: teaching acting at a school for child models. It’s on at 9:15 pm at Paradise in the Vault.
TCT: That could have been briefer. Now in my new, best selling book Call Me By Your Stage Name (tens of copies have already sold), I define comedian two ways. In New York, a comedian is someone who tells jokes. In L.A., a comedian is someone with a twitter account who goes to therapy and has tried a juice cleanse once. You’ve lived in both New York and L.A., which definition would you put yourself under? Or now that you’re in “Edinburgh” would you say you’re something all together different?
TM: First of all, that was funny… for someone who has never been on stage (thank God) and tweets jokes from… New Jersey. I don’t identify as a NYC or LA comedian. I’m an international model. Next question!!
TCT: I know that you teach child models “acting”. Hopefully for their sake you are having them do method acting.
TM: I do! I tell them horrible things that have happened in the news recently and watch them cry. It’s beautiful, because they’re really FEELING the trauma and that is acting!
TCT: I read in your press release (rather I had one of my assistants read it to me while I was having vodka inserted into my rectum) that you are “constantly trying to be the cool girl in school.” Tell me, “Tim”, what was the moment that you realized that you will never be that cool girl in that “school”?
TM: When I agreed to do this interview with a Twitter parody account instead of a real publication.
TCT: And finally, for my last question, the rumors on Tik Tok are that you open the show reenacting an iconic Britney Spears moment. What made you want to pay tribute to the greatest vocalist of our time?
TM: She is the way, the truth and the light. And my show is all about having fun and there is NOTHING more fun than early Britney Spears!
TCT: And that’s all the time I have for today. I’m a very busy person and all this porn on twitter isn’t going to watch itself. So, I’ll let you say any last words you want to say and to see yourself out.
TM: COME TO MY SHOW! It’s going to be hilarious and the first night is almost sold out. See you there!
For tickets to Tim Murray’s “Wait… Let’s Have Fun!” click HERE.
To order Theatre Critic Trump’s new book Call Me By Your Stage Name head HERE.
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Love Drunk Life is super stoked to bring you some upcoming live events.
"call me by your stage name" book launch party
Join as at the Arden Theatre's Independence Foundation Studio for a book launch party for Theatre Critic Trump's Call Me By Your Stage Name. The event will start at 7pm and feature live music.
Call Me By Your Stage Name, a new book by infamous twitter character Theatre Critic Trump is a follow up to 2017’s Theatre Critic Trump’s Bigly Yuge Guide to Booking Broadway & Beyond: Volume 1. An outrageous parody with chapter titles such as “Spanish Lessons With Lea Michele” and “So You’ve Failed As An Actor But Still Want Attention”, Call Me By Your Stage Name satirizes Broadway and the entertainment industry as well as the increasingly unstable world in which we live. The book is absolutely not for children unless you are a very free spirited parent.
Set to be officially released on August 25th, you can pre-order the book now at a discounted rate HERE. Every order will include a free “Is Your Child Tweeting About CATS?” magnet.
Written by Theatre Critic Trump with cover art by Michelle Lupo, the book was edited by Marissa Hecker and Angie Cocuzza and is being released by Love Drunk Life.
THE MURDER & BOOZE CABARET
Love Drunk Life will bring two shows to this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival. First up will be The Murder & Booze Cabaret, opening September 6th at the Arden Theater Hamilton Family Arts Center. The show recently enjoyed a run in the New Jersey Fringe Festival.
Originally commissioned in 2015 as apart of the One Book New Canaan Project, The Murder & Booze Cabaret features real and real-crazy drunken tales of fame and violence from the 1920s fused with jazzy riffs on modern pop songs for a night of high notes, low blows, and bespoke cocktails. Devised by Katie Frazer and Brandon Monokian and directed by Shamus Hunter McCarty, the show will star Allison Boyle, Camille E. Young and Sam Kwietniak. Kwietniak will also provide musical arrangements for the show.
For tickets to The Murder & Booze Cabaret, head HERE.
Love Drunk Life’s second Philly Fringe entry will open September 7th at the Arden Theater Hamilton Family Arts Center and is a reading of new play amethyst. written by Love Drunk Life’s Brandon Monokian and directed by Becky Fleckner. Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, amethyst. explores a world where vodka is made from seashells and the only music to have survived the apocalypse is Tchaikovsky and Britney Spears. A group of survivors must now rebuild. The play is a part of EveryLibrary’s third biannual Artist in Residence program which features Love Drunk Life’s Monokian as well as illustrator, instructor, and live drawer Rachel Duggan and visual artist, author, poet, and facilitator VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia. For more information on EveryLibrary and their Artist in Residence program, please visit everylibrary.org
A future performance is planned for September 28th at the Princeton Public Library.
For tickets to the Philly Fringe production of amethyst. head HERE.