Eugene Laff Off 2021

For many years I have participated in Leigh Anne Jasheway’s Laff Off, one year I even came in 4th place. The above video is my jokes I cut to bring the 13 minutes down to 5 minutes. Below is the link to see everybody’s comedy. The show was live April 3 and it should be up for awhile. My film is a tad “experimental,” with puppets, costumes and bunnies!

you can click HERE to donate to Greenhill humane Society and watch the comedy show with many other great comics including Max Brockman, Terry Geil, Emilee Jackson, Mike Schwab, Magdalena Dice and More!

Here is another “newish” set: thanks a lot to Max Brockman and Bert Walpack who invited me to do this outdoor: “safer” socially distanced comedy show.

HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY EPISODE 1 and other sci fi radio shows

I have been doing some sound effects for plays for over 10 years now. At halloween in 2019 I did “war of the worlds at Umpqua Community college theatre dept. For 2020 we revived it on ZOOM. That got me thinking I could direct and produce a few more for fun and something to do during this period of quarantine.

So, here is a zoom revival of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: episode 1. If you’re a super fan you will notice some subtle ways we changed it. I’m so grateful to my cast: Helen Being, Clark Kent, Matt Bliss, Francis Pastorelle, Tamathy Howard, and Dana and Nick Price!

The cast for War of the Worlds was Jesika Barnes, Andrew Lanniohan, Joe Buford, Keith Fort, Chris Lyons, and Nakaela Hunt

new Isaac and the awkward Situations album coming in May 2021

It’s springtime! time to release an album of all the songs I have been recording during this unemployment/quarantine year.

Album notes “thinking bout death”  or 12 songs about mortality

All songs copyright Isaac Paris 2021

Susans Beat (song title to be determined) Drums by Susan Lucia

I prefer the quiet places with Clarinet by Michele Marin on Fiver

Wandering Lonely

Singing Demons

Mach truck or Critical Voltage

Stanford Prison Experiment with Vocals and Lyrics by Stabby Gabby

Death Poem with Backup vocals from Chryss Allaback, Bettreena Jaeger, Jessika Kinser

Triumph is Ours or “Adagio in F” with Violin, Viola by Peter Voronov on Fiver. 

Pareidolia

With Our Friends

Dark Yoga (I’ve been asleep for a century) with Drums and synth by Ryan Schmidt

Smoking in the Rain

Pig is my Dog

Inspirations: primitive radio gods, tom waits, they might be giants, Elliott smith, Daniel Johnston, east park reggae collective, beastie boys, Jorah Lefluer, Man Or Astro man

Notes for 12 songs about mortality

For my last album I really wanted every song to be distinct, tackle a different genre with each track, for this one I just let the songs write themselves, that meant they fell into one of three categories: sweet indie pop songs, moody low fi hip hop and instrumental rockers.

For the first time since I was 18 or so I let myself really study guitar and get back into simple pentatonic scales and the joys of recording guitars with distorted sounds. Guitar based rock and roll is just fun. 

I’ve been thinking about death a lot as I age and obviously I am touched by the zeitgeist of change influenced by the global suffering. I also have lyrics in a few places that I think directly reference friends and pets I’ve lost in the last few years.  A theme I wasn’t fully aware of until it slapped me in the face was horror movies. Fantasy and western cannon mythology/ human imagination.  Inadvertently several songs were referencing the horror tropes so I just went with it and embraced the cheesiness putting some anime samples on one track and 1950s sci fi radio drama on another. 

I also experiment with samples and foley to give a cinematic feel.  Numerous guest musicians appear providing vocals, strings, drums and clarinet. 

Having experience as a comedian makes me appreciate metaphors taken to exaggerated extremes and a few song lyrics explore similar things that my joke premises do but with out the pressure to have “punchlines.”

Anti-Thanksgiving Comedy Show for Spectrum Eugene


Thanksgiving Trivia

Cocktail recipes for lazy people

Movie recommendations

Funny songs

An ad for cheese wiz

Awkward comedy for toys

Bad jokes I

nadvertent sexual innuendo

Eco friendly homemade gift ideas

Thank you to the contributors, Justice, Jamie, Killy Dwyer, Gabby Jesus and Slutashia! https://www.facebook.com/KILLYDWYER/

https://soundcloud.com/slutashia

For more on the myth of thanksgiving, read “this land is their land: the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth colony and the troubled history of thanksgiving” by David J Silverman https://www.target.com/p/this-land-is…

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2020 Edward Gorey Ball

Edward Gorey Ball: 2020 virtual edition

Happy Halloween, thank you for tuning in.

When Spectrum reopens we will host burlesque, music, drag and comedy shows again. For now, we will produce virtual shows like this one. If you’d like to tip the production, donate $5, $10 or more to Isaac on PayPal: strangecharm99@gmail.com

You are free to tip the performers directly if you wish. 

Performers are

Tamathy wrote and directed “The Child” 

With Riley Christensen. With help from Xander Boosinger

Music credit : My Bubba & Elsa Sjunger Visor /Näckaspel/ Sing Swedish Songs

Miss buttons dances Burlesque and does circus arts at Old Nicks Pub.

Josephine D’Love dances with The Broadway review, and produces shows as Red Raven Follies

Jessica Kinser is an artist based in Springfield, Oregon.

https://www.facebook.com/impressionsofdecay

“AudIT” a short film by Jon Deline. Jon Deline a comedian, actor, and clown based in Los Angeles.

Taylor Maiden produces her own shows as “Taylor Made Productions” and with The Broadway Review

Music credit: Bach cello suites

Nanci Mcdonald plays cello in “Baroque Betty” 

Performing “love potion #9” by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

Isaac Paris produces shows as “sketchy the clown”

Tawdry Hepburn dances burlesque and produces shows with Unveiled, Eugene’s Queer Burlesque

Artemis Sharpe juggles in various productions in Eugene and Portland

Music credit: “Your heart is as black as night” by Melody Gardot

Morgan Yarborough runs a website and newsletter “our own hands” discussing issues regarding the good death.

https://www.facebook.com/OurOwnHands

All sounds from freesound.org or recorded by Isaac Paris

Betty Jaeger dances and sings with The High Step Society and Baroque Betty 

baroquebetty.com

Chryss Allaback teaches drama at Umpqua Community College

Check out her production of “War of the Worlds” here: 

Maliena Bitchcock hosts “Bitchtalk with Bitchcock” online and performs drag in Eugene Oregon .music credit: Dragula by Lissie

Tip them at venmo @Jammie.roberts-2 Or cashapp $bitchcock340

Beast of Eden is a sexy terrifying loud metal blues rockabilly band based in Eugene Oregon.

Nisha Calkins teaches cello at rise and shine cello studios.

For inquiries, to schedule a lesson, or talk Cello and music please email riseandshinecellostudio@gmail.com.

Dandy Pie performs with various burlesque troupes including The Broadway Review and Scrumptious Scoundrels.

Lyr-a-deux feat. Zâla Runa and Agatha Angina 

they thank Yaps Seager for video and help.

Hocus Pocus Soundtrack for the music credit- Sarah’s Theme And Witch Attack by John Debney.

When in Eugene, visit Spectrum!

When in Cape cod: visit the Edward Gorey house!

Buy his merch at www.goreystore.com

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New Screen Actor Legends videos: Kathy Bates, Samuel L Jackson and Willem Dafoe

I hope you enjoy. who do you want me do to next? lately I’ve been focusing on stars who are still alive. Will I get sued?

Rotoscope Animation at BEAM 2020

I collaborated with dancer Dame Peaches Von Killingsworth, taking video of her dancing, and making rotoscope animations of those videos. music was provided by Jon Bellona and Jeremy Schropp of Harmonic Lab. http://harmoniclab.org/

Every frame was hand painted watercolor.


Then in downtown Eugene on October 16, I projected the animation of her dancing, while she danced in front of it!

BEAM featured many other artists there presenting animation, dance, and art with digital lights. I was fascinated by the House of Strange Rituals and James Sartor, a pianist who played under a glowing cloud.

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Vincent Price and Tim Curry

Two new songs.

more on the way 🙂

 

 

Coming soon: Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates.

 

 

Some New videos!

“The Pun is Mightier than the Sword” If this book seems a lower quality than most of my work, I made some of these drawings as long as 10 years ago, and I honestly forget some of the jokes.

Its not New content, but these are old books I’ve never made a video for. Here they are!

“Secular Humanist Jokes”

Here are a few of my tributes to screen actor legends

Humphrey Bogart

Norma Shearer!

 

Audrey Hepburn

 

Bette Davis

 

More Movies are in the works. Who do you want to see a rap slideshow about?

Some Ideas I have for future videos are Tim Curry, Jack Nicholson, Jean Harlow, Vincent Price, Louise Brookes, and Madeline Kahn.