Put Your Funny Where Your Mouth Is


File under things that are usually not awesome: anything with the name of a well-known song title that isn’t actually a song. I don’t know about you, but I would have been totally comfortable with “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” remaining an annoying song I had to listen to 10 times a year, and not also becoming an animated movie my niece begged me to watch all through December. And if you’re having trouble remembering Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love,” then you totally won’t remember the rom-com of the same name that starred a newly edgy, raccoon-eyed, and super hard Meg Ryan opposite a bewildering Matthew Broderick. Ever think that all that dreadfulness could be avoided if everyone involved was forced to sing the song they were about to plunder for their own uses? Enter The Jukebox, a monthly show held at Union Hall that’s essentially a night of stand-up, storytelling, and readings based on a song of the performers choosing, which is then followed up by a karaoke performance of said song. Each month has a theme and September’s is Back to School. Anyone else hoping for an inspiring rendition of the Jackson 5’s “ABC”? –V.R.

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