A Man. A Mic. A Metblog.

mical.jpgAustin comedian, DJ, and general gadabout Mical Trejo is appearing next week in a revival of Radio:30, “an acclaimed dark comedy about a hotshot voice talent who falters while recording a 30-second radio spot.” In this case, “acclaim” refers to the Chalmers New Play Award and the Canadian Comedy Award, although any comedy certification from the country that made Alan Thicke famous is dubious. But others agree; Radio:30 previously appeared in Austin last year, and the folks at the Chronicle suggest you check it out.

I won’t miss Mical’s performance this time around. First and foremost, anyone who has to DJ through a horrific “Rhythmic Adult Contemporary” playlist every day deserves to be seen in a more creatively fulfilling environment. Whether he’s generating laughs with the Latino Comedy Project or portraying a civil rights martyr at St. Ed’s, Mical is more engaging and entertaining than theatrical actors have any right to be. And you can be assured that, as a radio veteran who’s had to dance with the voice-over devil, he’ll bring a nice dose of cynical vim to this particular role.

I’ll leave the last pitch to Mical himself, lifted from his email promo:

‘I’ve had this e-card done up to invite you to come see this show. I *guarantee* you’ll laugh at least once. If not, Ken Webster will wash your car. Please forward this to anybody who likes to laugh.’

Radio: 30 opens July 13th and runs through August 5th. For scheduling and ticket info, check out Hyde Park Theatre.

2 Comments so far

  1. wae (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 7:31 am

    The daily / XL has a nice write-up on Mical and Radio:30, which has now opened at Hyde Park Theater.

  2. Mical (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    Thanks for the pub man. First weekend was well attended. I like to think you had something to do with that.

    It’s a good show. Drop me a line and we’ll talk “comp tickets.”

    Oooooo. Comps.


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