THE DOOR GUYS ZINE

THE DOOR GUYS ZINE

 

Door Guys

72 pages of unadulterated door guys shot entirely on 35mm film!

Anytime I was shooting photos at The Comedy Store for shows like

ROAST BATTLE, KILL TONY, or STAND UP ON THE SPOT

I would bring my film camera and shoot portraits of the door guys.

The rest is history.

To order a 72 page self published zine do the following.

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Thank you so much for your support and please enjoy the photos.

Like these two Below.

((PS. Anyone interested in 8×10 or 11×17 prints please message me))

 

POP UP KITCHEN COMEDY SHOW

POP UP KITCHEN COMEDY SHOW

THE INFO

SAT. FEB 25th. 7PM

622 N. Coronado in ECHO PARK

TWENTY DOLLARS

If you are interested in coming you MUST reserve a seat and pre pay.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SPOT

ALL ARE WELCOME! NO GUNS!

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THE BRIEF

ANY QUESTIONS? mfdaviddeery@gmail.com

As many of you know, I am an amazing cook and also a very humble person. It’s always been a dream of mine to run my very own restaurant for one night, so guess what, you guessed correctly, I’m doing just that.

On Saturday, February 25th, Kendra Hughes and I will be preparing, and serving, a set, three course menu as well as hosting a comedy show with some of the most famous comedians you’ve probably never heard of, but are still ridiculously funny.

Christian Piepper, host of the show Adrenaline and very likable guy. He grew up a Mormon, but I’m willing to bet he will tell you all about it.

Fahim Anwar, Comedy Store regular, actor and creator of the character Lance Cantstopolis who is not only a great dancer, but so fun to watch live. Fahim is just one of those really fun comics to watch because he loves it so much and you can tell.

And of course, one of my all time favorites, Al Lubel, who has more cool credits than I have space to list on this post, but he was on David Letterman a bunch and if you google hard enough you can find the documentary about the first time he was ever on TV and Bert Reynolds is telling him how funny he is in the green room after his set. YES! He’s a legend.

If you read this far, I’m assuming that means you are interested. It would really mean the world to me to have you there. It’s a thing I really like to do. Feed people and facilitate their laughter. I need it. You need it. We all need it.

Hope to hear from you soon. Like I said, email me.

Thank you.

Chef David.

The Comedy Store Potluck Pictures Part 2

The Comedy Store Potluck Pictures Part 2

More scans from negatives, from photos I took, from my travels to the World Famous Comedy Store’s weekly open mic, Potluck. Here’s a picture of the place itself. How grand.

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Each week comics come from all over the world travel from, like I said, all over the world, for a chance to perform on a stage that is well known for it’s comedy, you guessed it, all over the world. This guy below came from somewhere, I’m sure of it, but I forgot his name, and his story, but damn, That’s a pretty nice photo.

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Sometimes a more famous comic will show up and everyone will get jealous and say things behind their backs. Like this guy below. Not the bald guy, idiots, that’s Ken Garr, I’m obviously talking about Drew Lynch, or “that stuttering comic from America’s Got Talent” as many of you probably know him as.

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This is paid regular Jesus Trejo. Pronounced Hey Zues, Tray Hoe. Jesus comes around, and even though he did a spot before a sold out main room Louie show and crushed it, he’s still humble enough to give us plebs a fist bump and let us snap a photo. What a legend.

Ps. See that weird white mark on his chin? That’s something on the negative. That’s the risks of using a real camera. Many of you think it’s dumb. Use your phone. It’s easier. No thank you. I like the process of film. I like the risk of something fucking up. I like that it’s not easy. It’s like stand up. I like it. If I wanted easy I would do improv.

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Ali Macofsky. Josh Nasar. Jeff Carrisalez, his Harley and of course, GT. The Comedy Store is a magnetic field for future great comics and also, complete fucking lunatics. I believe we have a bit of both in these four photos. You decide who gets what label.

Check these guys out. They actually work at The Comedy Store. That’s Jay Mandyam. Stuart Thompson, Mike Schmitt and Feng Chao. Jay’s funny. One time I was lurking around with my camera and asked Jay (because I ask) “Hey man, can I take your photo?” To which he replied, “Why?” So I said, “No real reason. It’s just a hobby. I’m just taking pictures of Potluck.” To which he replied, “Um, no.” Making Jay the second person to deny me. The other person to deny me was Hannibal Buress, not at a Potluck of course, but at The World Famous Comedy Store non the less. Anyway, Jay’s not as intimidating as Hannibal is, so the next time, I didn’t ask as you can tell by his demeanor. Sorry Jay.

This is Brenton Biddlecombe, who’s also a paid regular at The Comedy Store. He hosts Potluck sometimes and can be seen all over town, I mean, once you know what he looks like. This is him. I bet now that you’ve seen his picture you’ll start to see him everywhere, but especially in your dreams. This photo was taken after the Potluck, at The Parlor, a show hosted by Jay Davis where great comedians bomb because the crowd is a bunch of rich entitled shit bags who expect everyone to cater their every need. It’s so fun to watch!

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And last but not least, the big CLOSER! This is Jason Van Glass, but honestly, who cares what his name is, look how good that photo looks! This is why I play the game folks. This is a nice shot. It’s crisp, clear, balanced, and has a character to it. Piercing eyes. It’s telling a story. If you look long enough you will see this guy ax murder his girlfriend in 7 to 26 years from now because he doesn’t make it in the toughest artist outlet that exists. Comedy is tough and comedy at The Comedy Store is the super bowl of comedy shows, if the Superbowl was every night, of course, anyway. My point is, if Kanye West is such a genius let’s see him come down to The Potluck on a Monday night and make people laugh.VanGlass4

GOODNIGHT!

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THE ONION IS TAKING SOME HEAT

THE ONION IS TAKING SOME HEAT

A PROFESSOR IS SUEING SATIRICAL PAPER FOR IT’S LACK OF SATIRE.

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Professor Jonathan Winders wants satire, not this “news bulls*t.”

“If I wanted real journalism I certainly wouldn’t be reading the fu**ing Onion, now would I? Who the hell do they think they are with this news bullsh*t!? If you claim to be a satire, than we’re all expecting satire. And you publish real news? How am I supposed to form a political opinion if what I think is satire is the real sh*t that’s happening in my world? Jesus, it’s a nightmare. I want someone fired immediately, I want an apology, and I want compensation for my losses.”

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Will the Onion shrivel or be able to take the heat? That is the question.

The “news bullsh*t” that Jonathan Winders, Professor, and teacher of Media Relations 1A at Devry Institute, is so passionately bangin on about, is the Onion’s “satirical” take on the Iraq war, that was published in 2003.

Among many other facts thought to be satire, the article claims the Iraq war would produce even more hatred for the west than before the war….

“That turned out to be true!” Said Professor Winders, “And I feel sick to my stomach. I thought they were being satirical. That’s not satire. Look it up. Satire is the use of humor through exaggeration. There’s no exaggeration in this article at all. Satire is supposed to be so fu**ing over the top, pardon my swearing, but I’m pissed the f**k off. You don’t do that. You don’t tell the people, ha ha ha, let’s make a joke about things, way over the top and then boom, just suddenly start giving facts and straight up journalism. Somebody has to pay.”

Winders is suing the Onion for defamation of character, claiming the publication defiled his character, by publishing facts under the pretense of fiction, therefor giving him a false sense of self and the true nature of his opinions on the situation.

And according to this scientific chart, he may be on to something.

Satire or truth? That is the question.
Satire or truth? That is the question.

“I thought they were exaggerating. If I knew this was real I wouldn’t have voted for George Bush and I might not have enlisted my three sons in the military. I feel dirty. I feel horrible. I’m sorry Joey. I’m sorry John, I’m sorry Jack, rest in peace. I blame the f**ckin Onion. F**k the Onion.”