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Obituary: Dooley J. Hornberg, PhD

In Friends of The Liz Brown Show, Kitties on May 12, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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Dooley J. Hornberg passed away on May 12, 2013 while being snuggled in blankets in the sunlight.

According to veterinary estimates, he was born around the year 2000. In 2005, he was found in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles under the bridge made famous in the Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Under the Bridge”. He was presented to Liz Brown as a gift on her birthday by neighbor and famed bassist/visual artist Matt Pinkus.


After making himself at home with Liz and her husband, he revealed that held a PhD in Microbiology from University of California, Berkeley and could often be seen staring out the window pondering what the sea must be like this time of year. He became a member of the all black-and-white tuxedo cat band “The Kitties 3” and was known for his uniquely funky bass jams.

Dooley had a brief but brilliant career in the entertainment industry, appearing in the popular YouTube comedy short “The Ending of Lost,” created by a collection of students from the world famous Groundlings Theater. You can see Dooley’s performance here

Dooley’s nose was extremely pink. He was well known to be the best cat in the household.

RIP Dooleycat. A fine friend to all who knew him.

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These are the people in my neighborhood: the ‘thrust it’ guy from ‘Showgirls’ is a friend and mentor

In Friends of The Liz Brown Show, Improv, Movies, Videos on March 2, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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There are plenty of people who love to shit on LA and how shallow and shitty and artless and heartless it all is.

All I can say is: “Fuck off. The ‘thrust it’ guy from ‘Showgirls’ is my friend now.”

That’s right. These are the people in MY neighborhood. Living in LA means you sometimes get to meet the person behind those insane movie personalities than embed themselves in your minds–like Patrick Bristow, the guy who screams at Nomi Malone to “THRUST IT!” while rehearsing for her opening night in Vegas. You know–Ellen‘s best gay friend on “Ellen”? When Ellen was still afraid to be gay herself? And “The Wigmaster” on “Seinfeld“?

He also happens to be, seriously, one of the greatest living improvisers in the entire world. Go take his classes at Improvatorium. He’s a genius. That’s one of the greatest things about living in Los Angeles (besides the constant temp of 72 throughout the winter and the citywide acceptance of the use of antidepressants)–you get to meet people that made you laugh before you ever met them–and then you get to find out that they’re super nice.

Check out Patrick’s fucking amazing recounting of his “Showgirls” experience here

Check out his good acting in one of the greatest bad films in movie history here:

If I haven’t convinced you, then this video should: