Monday, June 19, 2006

Bon or OO?

What most people do not realize is that there are a lot of other events happening at Bonnaroo other than great music. The is a dolby digital air-conditioned 24 hour cinema, a plethora of unique stores in centeroo, a playground, an arcade and the ever popular Yet Another (Comedy) Tent. This tent features the hippest comedians presenting their funniest stand-up acts 12 hours per day. This year the event hosted the comedic talent of Morgan Murphey of Crank Yankers, Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel of VH1's Best Week Ever, and Vic Henley author of "Things You Don't Expect Southerners to Say" just to name a few. This year's comedy headliner was Lewis Black whose special "Red White and Screwed" is currently showing on HBO. Black can also been seen regularly on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ranting on about the current state of world affairs. Here is a excerpt from an interview with Lewis Black that appeared in The Bonnaroo Beacon, the event's very own daily newspaper. Writer Taylor Hill asks in the section "Bon or OO"?: The world would be a better place if everyone listened to . . .? The Beatles The one thing nobody knows about me is: That my sperm cures all illnesses. Greatest TV show ever? Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) Name a great book everybody should read. Catch-22 Who is the nicest comedian? Don Steinbrenner If I weren't a comedian I'd be . . . A theatre teacher If you could invite any three people, living or dead, to join you in a sumptuous pre-show meal, who would they be? Lenny Bruce, Mother Teresa - - no, Lenny Bruce, Marilyn Monroe, and George Harrison. At Bonnaroo, I'm looking forward to seeing . . . Saw Robert Randolph-spectacular. Gonna try to catch Bonnie Raitt--there are so many today. Gonna try and catch Blues Traveler and Gomez is gonna be tight. Oh, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. And Phil Lesh and that whole tank of maniacs.

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