06/07/2004: Generally, I don't regret my move to Memphis....
Today, however, I have a few twinges of regret.
I am an alumnus of the University of Missouri, St. Louis (at which august institution's Graduate School of Business I earned my master's degree in management information systems). As an alum, UMSL gives me an opportunity to subscribe to various program series at the new Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center (which would be a nice opportunity, as I actually had the honor of meeting Chancellor Touhill during my tenure at UMSL). I received my copy of the subscription series brochure today, and immediately started wishing I were still in St. Louis.
One of the series they're offering is called "Laugh Lines", and the lineup looks like it drawn up with me in mind:
- Political satirist Mark Russell on September 18
- My favorite stand up comic of all time, George Carlin on October 16 (at least I did see Carlin in Tunica a couple months ago, and it's doubtful that he'll have a new routine in place by then)
- Steven Wright, master of the deadpan delivery of the most off the wall observations, on November 14
- Legendary improvisational comedy troupe, The Second City National Touring Company, alma mater of just about every significant U.S. comedian in the past thirty or more years, on Friday, April 1 (how appropriate!) and Saturday, April 2
- MacHomer on May 13. I've never heard of this, but the concept: ...impressions of 50 voices from TV's The Simpsons in a hilarious performance of Shakespeare's Macbeth (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) sounds just too good to pass up
Len on 06.07.04 @ 06:44 PM CST