Saturday, January 5, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Jot "No Mam"

Sometimes on Sunday morning's I would be jonesing for some cartoon action. The best one could find was very blatant christian children's programming. Davey and Goliath was the king of this, as far as having a quality that actually appealed to kids. But I also remember a cartoon called Jot. Jot was a dot, just a round ball with triangle feet. The animation style is actually kind of cool. The stories were always uber-simple, dealing with Jot doing something bad and then having to deal with the torturous consequences. Jot debuted in 1968 and ran in syndication throughout the '70s. It was drawn by UPA, most famous for their signature-style animated commercials from the 50's and '60's and most famously for the classic cartoon Mr. Magoo. It was written and produced by a Southern Baptist outfit in Dallas, so you know there's no subtlety going on here. It's fun, though. This one is about Jot stealing a cupcake and lying about it. He has an acid-trippy descent into hell because of it.


It's your last chance to see Mr. Hall and myself at Chicago Sketchfest. It's an early show, so there's enough time to catch us and one of two others without going on comedy overload.

Locked in a Room with Don Hall and Joe Janes: 2 Guys, 1 Cup

Directed by Jen Ellison
The Seventh Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival

Saturday, January 5th at 7pm

The Theatre Building
1225 West Belmont (between Racine and Southport - three blocks west of the Belmont El stop)
There is street parking available on Belmont Avenue. There is also a valet service available right in front of the theater for $8.

Tickets vary in price depending on what kind you get for the festival. For individual shows, though, it's no more than $15. You can get them at the door if you arrive early enough. For more ticket info call (773) 327-5252 or go to (search "Sketchfest 2008")

Nat Topping at some insightful and kind words about our show over at Clever Title.