And now presenting “The NO Show”

Just received this email from Peauxdunquian Helen Krieger, about a new creative endeavor also featuring Emilie Staat and friend-of-Peauxdunque Gian Smith:

I want to invite you to the first ever live taping of this variety style podcast, the NO Show produced in partnership with the folks at What is the NO Show? It’s live music, comedy, sketches and interviews with interesting people about town, all taped live in front of a beautiful audience, that hopefully will include you and your friends! The podcast is then posted online at

We’re doing two pilot shows, this week and next, and then we’ll use those shows to look for a sponsor so we can keep doing the show on a regular basis. Here are some of the people who will be featured on this week’s show:

Gian Smith – a spoken word poet who’s been featured on VH1 and HBO, and who’s poem, O Beautiful Storm, was the Season 2 trailer for Treme.

Chris Trew and Tami Nelson – The comedy duo behind the New Movement Theater, they do improv, stand up, and the most entertaining sports show I’ve ever heard.

Chris Champagne – New Orleans born and public school educated, this political satirist knows no bounds when it comes to local and state politicians. His incisive wit at his one-man shows leaves audiences laughing to tears.

Our house band is Hazy Ray, and our sketches feature the writings and/or performances of Chris Kehoe, Cyrus Cooper, Emilie Staat and Mindy Hawes.

Oh, and did I mention all this is free? Tonight from 5-6pm
sharp and next Wednesday same time, at the Maison at 508 Frenchmen.