[Ben enters and reads a prepared statement] Paul Gude has a long history of starting projects that never go anywhere. Several years ago, he convinced some people to work on a video project with him for no money, convincing them that it would one day be seen by a receptive audience. Due to … Continue reading
Paul and Ben haunt ACT Theatre for Annex’s production of “Ghosty.” Halloween, 2004.
Sonya: And now another exciting adventure from Gude/Laurance. [Ben enters holding uke] Ben: Thank you, thank you very much. My name is Ben Laurance, and I’m unemployed. Thank you. Each month Bret Fetzer gives Paul Gude and I an assignment for our three minutes we have here at Spin the … Continue reading
A video version of the popular parlor game.
[LIGHTS UP] Ben is revealed sitting at a table. He is disheveled and beaten, having faced an army of combatants before finally meeting the final boss. Paul enters with two identical glasses and a bottle of vodka. He sits at the table and pours two drinks. They toast and slam … Continue reading
The streets are tough for these two cops.
Paul and Ben teach you how to jumpstart your funk. This is the only performance Paul and Ben repeated during their 14 years at Spin the Bottle. The original performance was the above song, with Paul and Ben lip-syncing a dance to it on stage on January 2, 2004 Seven … Continue reading
[Paul enters, opens a sealed envelope, and reads the following:] Paul, By the time you read this, I will have opened my show “Brent or Brenda?” at ReBar, which is why I’m not at Spin the Bottle. Sure, our show’s only about 90 minutes with intermission, but if things are … Continue reading
[BEN and PAUL enter.] BEN: Ladies and Gentlemen, we’d like to introduce to you now the latest campfire game sensation sweeping the nation, developed by us, Paul and Ben. PAUL: Hi. BEN: So to set the proper campfire mood, please welcome to the stage Rick Miller! [RICK enters, begins playing … Continue reading
BRUCE: And now, please welcome to the stage Spin the Bottle’s cutest couple: Paul Gude and Ben Laurance! [PAUL and BEN enter. PAUL lofts Marshmallows to BEN, who hits them into the audience with a bat.] PAUL: Okay, what the fuck is that? [BEN doesn’t say anything. He just keeps hitting … Continue reading