Happy Groundhogs Day!  It was a repetitive night on the Inspirado stage, and Mr. Michael Lutton was stuck in the middle of it.  The show started with BEES! team captain, Michael Lutton, coming to the stage.  He was greated by Leviathan’s team captain, Michael Lutton.  The two faced off in what would be known as “the most entertaining trash talk with a comb mustache” to date.  Lutton ripped into Lutton, only to have Lutton apologize to Lutton.  Let the Groundhog’s Day Inspirado begin!

The musical sensation, BEES! took the stage first and chose a Physical Challenge; they received “I’ma make you sweat”. By the end of their set, everyone on stage had to be visibly sweating (including the pianist).  They started at Derrick’s Boot Camp.  Derrick was an ex-marine who had many “ex-marine” flashbacks.  “The best cure for depression is physical activity”, he yelled over and over.  Some people were at his boot camp because they got a groupon, others were there to get back at their abusive husbands, others were there to show off their banana hammocks.  Regardless of why they were there, they never stopped moving, everyone was jogging, even the piano player.  The piece ended with an epic song  from our exhausted pianist (he was giving piggybacks for 5 min. straight).  You can find love anywhere ladies and gentleman, even at an ex-marine’s bootcamp.

In their third week on the Inspirado stage, Leviathan took the stage and chose a Dumb Challenge.  They received “Groundhogs Day”; their challenge was to repeat BEES! set, word for word.  Everyone in the audience immediately gasped. Beat.  Leviathan began jogging in place and screaming “Gym! Gym!”.  Then we were taken to “Derrick’s Bootcamp”.  Hilarity ensued.  Their set was full of banana hammock jokes, boob bumps, and piano player piggybacks.  After they did BEES! entire set in 10 minutes, they did it again…but faster.  Organized chaos filled the stage and the audience loved every minute of it.  After their second go at BEES! set, they did it again, even faster.  Finally their Groundhogs Day challenge ended, with a very exhausted and sweaty Leviathan.

It all came down to this.  Who would win?  Lutton or Lutton?  After the drumroll… Lutton’s BEES! would hold the Dale North Memorial Chotckie high in the air!  It was a repetive, but satisfying night.  Next week, Mr. Gorsky will take the stage to challenge the new Inspirado champions.  Will BEES! strike again or will Mr. Gorsky take home the prize?  You decide- next week at 11pm at INNNSSPPPIIRRADDDOOO!!!!


Jan. 26th RECAP: In One Night, LEVIATHAN Takes Down FNS & THE WRATH!


It was a fiery night on the Inspirado stage!  At the top of the show, The Wrath and The Friday Night Sh*w were called up onto the stage.  But after the confusion cleared, it would be announced that Leviathan actually won last weeks Inspirado.  “Yea, but they’re NOT here!” screamed FNS Team Captain Russ Armstrong…then…from a mist, almost out of nowhere…in walked…LEVIATHAN! They defaced FNS ‘s Duane Reade sign and took the stage.  Victory had been served!  After some intense trash talk, Leviathan chose to go second and The Wrath took the stage!

The Wrath chose a Random challenge and received Tony Mui, their entire set had to be inspired by Tony Mui’s facebook page.  After scrolling though and seeing comments from Jamaal Sedayo, videos from “rave-like” concerts and posts about Tony’s cilantro farm, The Wrath was ready!  There were scenes about Jamaal & Tony, Tony & Julia Hynes, tony kidnapping orphan kids & Jamaal ‘liking’ it.  In one scene, Jamaal and Julia were in a Tony Mui torture chamber, in which we later learn, at a Brick rehearsal, they were both killed.  In the end it would be a Tony Mui buffett, the winner?  The audience.

Leviathan took the stage for the second week in a row and picked a Stylistic challenge and received Occupy Magnet.  Their set had to be in the style of a protest.  Immediately we saw a drum circle with Hackey Sack, Leaf & Arnold.  Their was an old fat cat looking down on them shouting out, “Get away you filthy hippies”.  Their were poetic dances, people quitting their jobs and a cop who didn’t want any trouble.  In the end, a father and a son re-united and America was better for it.

By the end of the night, Leviathan was declared the winner of not only one but two teams!  They gloriously held The Dale North Memorial Chotchkies high in the air and pledged to prepare for next week!  BEEES! will be taking the stage next week.  Will Leviathan destroy their nest?  Or will BEEES! bring a bite that will take down the new Inspirado champions?  You decide, next week on Feb. 2nd at INNSPPPIRRADDOOO!!

PREVIEW: The Wrath Plans To De-Throne New Champions!


It’s a Megawatt showdown this Thursday at Inspirado!  The Wrath is coming to the stage to challenge the new Inspirado champions!  Their strategy?   Soft, grounded scenes that make the audience swoon over their overbearing grip on comedy.  The Wrath is Brian Bockrath, Rob Cuthill, Michael Kroll, Scott Lawrie, Rob Penty, Charlotte Rabbe, Ross Taylor and Andrew Yurman-Glaser.

Will they be able to strong arm the controversial Inspirado champions, Leviathan?   Or will Leviathan pass the test just like last week?  You find out, thursday at 11pm at INNNNNSSSPPIRADO!!



Bush v. Gore, 2000.  Romney v. Santorum, 2012.  Add to the list: Leviathan vs. Friday Night Sh*w.

Wow.  Math is hard. Friday Night Sh*w. Leviathan. Both teams had amazing sets.  At the end of the show, after the hurried lobby count, The Friday Night Sh*w were declared the winners by slimmest margin.  However, when all the votes were re-tallied, in the first ever Inspirado match decided in a recount, it would Leviathan would be declared the winners of this match, in what would be deemed “the most anti-climactic win in Inspirado history.”  How did this happen?  Keep reading.

Leviathan chose a Nerdy challenge and received “Math Test”, they had to perform a mono-scene in which they completed and passed an actual math test.  What came next was a group of 8 students who made a pact to cheat on a math test together.  There was a blood oath, implied affairs with teachers, suggestions of an orgy, and many smart kids playing “outside the window” who seemed to know all the answers.  In the end, they all passed by getting the same score of 74 and no one showed their work.

The Friday Night Sh*w, in the 7th week on the Inspirado stage, chose an Artsy challenge and received “Golden Era”, their challenge was to do a silent film.  The piece started with a man leaving his dog with a man on the bench.  The man on the bench eventually became evil and killed the dog (why didn’t Chaplin do that?).  There were love stories, child mishaps and large man-eating flowers.  The slapstick comedy was easy to follow and extremely enjoyable.  Their was a man who was stripped completely, and later came on stage naked.  Yes naked.  In the end it would be a hilarious short that would rival any silent film.

The night was loud and the votes were tallied and in a very close win, Friday Night Sh*w was declared the winners.  But then, after a closer look, it would be Leviathan who would be deemed Inspirado champions.  This match was so close, a mis-calculation here and there decided it all.  Ironic, considering Leviathan‘s challenge.

WOW.  New Inspirado champions Leviathan will return next week after knocking the 6 time Inspirado winner off of their perch and back to their Friday Night slot.  They’ll face fellow upstart Megawatt powerhouse The Wrath!  Fresh blood for the fresh faces, who will win?!? Find out next week at INSPIRADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.