Pictures from the Cerebral Vortex show (thanks to Ron Moore) are now up, as well as just pics from around the fringe.
Go See them
Fringe 2005 is over, thanks to all who came to see Cerebral Vortex, and to all who posted kind reviews on the cbc website.
Promotion pics for Cerebral Vortex are now online
Click here for the pics
Late Night at the Fringe with Trevor Boris. See the BBP go three on one with Trevor Boris on Monday July 25th @ 11:00
at venue 20. Come see the BBP as they really are for once.
We are going to release our first single, that will be available in local record stores and will also be sent to University
radio stations around Canada. But we would like you to help us choose what the first single should be; Dance? My Best Friend?
or CPR Team? take the poll below please.
Well "Brain Sonata" turned out to be a crazy show, filled with fake blood, flying glasses, some great audience
members and some pretty shitty, ones. Thats right we had glasses (amoung other things) thrown at us, but on the lighter side
we also had a "BBP" chant that brought us out for a second encore. We'd like to thank Chris Joyal, "JR",
and everyone else for all their help.
In what show did the song "CPR TEAM" debut?
First two correct answers get a pair of tickets to Brain
send your answers here
We got the tickets for Brain Sonata in, and there are pleanty of comps to give away, so heres the deal. Every week we
will post a trivia question and the first 2 people to reply with a correct answer will recieve a pair of tickets to the show.
This weeks question: Which member of the Boiling Brain Pot has lived in Charleswood during their child hood?
BRAIN SONATA's NEW DATE: is friday March 4th at the Zoo in Osborne Village Inn, it is still $5 and hopefully will have the
same opening acts. start time has yet to be decided, but wear shitty clothes cause you might get sticky.
3 new songs are up on audiostreet for your listening pleasure. Click here to listen
Brain Sonata News: Well get this, the Albert has seen fit to cancell our fucking show, we aren't happy about this at all.
What happend is there is a benifit show who wants to perform on the date of our show, and since that is more important our
show has been "bumped". So this means we have to re-book the Albert, or maybe do the Collective instead if the Albert won't
give us a good date, we'll keep you posted. We can only hope we will get a date that is still in January.
3 Boiling Brain Pot songs have been included in a best of 2004 online poll on Low Budget Radio.Click here to vote
Brain Sonata News: One of our opening acts, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine has droped out of the show, but will be
replaced by Project Wild Rice.
NEW SKETCH! Thats right, the guys wrote ONE new sketch for the Ronnie Moore X-Mas show on Friday Dec 17th. This will be
the first new sketch performed by the BBP in a while, seeing that they did a play for the Winnipeg Fringe, and the last sketch
show was Brain Stem on March 6th (After which they needed a creative break from sketches and began the music thing). So come
down to the Ronnie Moore X-Mas show on Friday Dec 17th at Forrest Nickerson Theatre, 298 Pembina HWY. 9:00pm start, 10 bucks
to see the one new sketch (plus one old one, plus Ron Moore, plus CRUMBS and Jason Beck). And there will be much more sketch
goodness to come after Brain Sonata.
Well now Zalamtrig 6 has a weekly radio show on CKUW 95.9 fm. It is every Weds at midnight, starting this Weds. He will
be taking over the time slot which used to be "Brute". It will be renamed "Wild Mood Swings" as soon as
possible. Since there is no one doing any shows after 2am he just may stay later on certain nights and play some comedy. Other
than that "Wild Mood Swings" will be Industrial, New-Wave and some Metal.
"A RONNIE MOORE XMAS"
with The Boiling Brain Pot, CRUMBS, Jason Beck.
Friday December 17th, 2004
Forrest Nickerson Theatre, 298 Pembina HWY.
9:00pm start, 10 bucks
Brain Sonata News: Looks like we've got out both opening acts for the July 15th show "Brain Sonata: in the Key of
Lobe". Again we will have the ever popular funny man Ron Moore, and the brand new band "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini
Machine" Sounds pretty radical to me. The show is looking t be pretty awesome.
The Boiling Brain Pot wishes everyone a Happy Halloween, what you waiting for, go out put on your costume and party hard
Back on the Radio: Zamaltrig 6 will be back on CKUW 95.9 FM radio on October 23rd at 6:00am. Again the first hour will be
"wild moodswings" then the second hour will be "AJ fadora's padded cell of fun"
Our first album "Dislocated Brain" (which was previously for sale on mp3.com) is now for sale on our site, if you would like
to buy it just head over to the store section
ITS ABOUT TIME! We finaly have new mp3s up for you just click here There's the funk song, a love song, and a shock rock/industrial song, hope you enjoy. In other news we found out that one
of newer songs, "Dance" was played on the radio in the US.
HUGE NEWS!! The next BBP show, "Brain Sonata: In the key of Lobe" has been booked, it will be on Saturday, January 15th at
the Royal Albert Arms (The Albert) Mark it down folks. And don't be afraid to help us out if we end up getting lynched for
doing a song like Dance.
Pictures from the Minneapolis fringe are now up, and can be found in the photo section, in the live catagory.
Zalamtrig 6 will be doing a comedy radio show on CKWU, which is 95.9 FM on the dial. The show will be at 7:00 am on Sat October
2nd. The show will be called "A.J Fadora's Padded Cell of Fun" it will run for an hour, and will of course include some BBP
material. There will be more shows after that, but we don't know when yet. Zalamtrig 6 will try and get it on a weekly basis
some time soon as well. So remember to tune in folks.
PS before "A.J Fadora's Padded Cell of Fun" Zalamtrig 6 will be hosting an Industrial/New-wave/Metalish show at 6:00am. they
will run back to back.
After a 3 week break Zalamtrig and Clamtron just had a meeting to discuss the BBP's future endeavours. As promised the next
show will be a all music show. They will play all their songs to date, inluding ones you've heard on www.audiostreet.com. Due to the fact that they must write a few more songs first and rehearse them, the show will not be until mid January, which
is a long wait for everyone but its gonna be worth it. Maybe they will do a few odd jobs and appearances around town until
then. The show title will be "Brian Sonata: In the Key of Lobe". Once the venue is booked we will announce a date. Right
now we are looking at the Royal Albert, or the Collective Cabaret. In other news, the boys have also begun brainstorming the
fringe play for next year, and will only give out this much. "It is about two very familiar characters"
We've added pics from the Winnipeg Fringe, they can be found in the pics/live section. We were unable to get any pictures
of the acctual show so the pictures we posted are just of the Winnipeg Fringe in general.
Out of Brain Experience promo shots are now up in the pics section.
Back in the Peg, feels good to be home. Heres the rundown for our last two shows. Our second last one saw 42 people in the
audience, which was pretty good, it was a really good show as well, lots of laughs and lots of fun. There was this guy who
kept laughing super hard and loud during the shit sketch that we couldn't even keep composure, that was great. But our last
show olny had 4 people there, and one of them was James' dad. But it was still a super fun show, the 3 ladies in the crowd
had a blast, and so did we. Over all I think we're all happy with the way things went back there. Even though many of our
reviews are horrible, many of them hated us, too bad none of the people who really liked us were willing to write any reviews.
We also noticed that we weren't really getting our target market at our shows, many bible thumping old timers were there,
and they thought that we degraded women, had homosexual tendancies (which i guess is a bad thing for them) and had a urge
to pull down out pants un public. But we didn't take too much of that to heart. When we go back to the states it won't be
in fringe form, its too pricy and we would be perfroming to the old folks again seeing that not too many young people take
in shows down there.
We have to send out a HUGE THANKS to CHRIS JOYAL for coming down and stage managing us down there on such short notice, as
well as for being our navigator. BOB ROGERS for being supportive and driving us to and from Minneapolis, and for opening up
for us on Sunday (His stand up is great). and U.S IMMIGRATION for letting us through the border when they really weren't suppose
to. Thanks every one.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
- Clamtron Shitting his pants before every show.
- Trying to walk to our hotel late at night when we were lost and had no clue where we were going.
- Clamtron and Zalamtrig's Towel Fight.
- The nerd debate.
- Clamtron being forced to wear a sombraro on his birthday.
- Mike putting Ritz crackers in Zalamtrig's side of the bed, and in the pillow, then Zalamtrig blaming Clamtron for it.
- Clamtron and Zalamtrig shoving ice down Mike's pants, and in his ass crack.
- The pillow fight in which Clamtron and Zalamtrig Trashed the hotel room.
- Chris getting drunk off of girly drinks and wondering off just before we had to catch the bus.
- The ants that attacked Zalamtrig's pizza
- Clamtron and Chris Throwning Zalamtrig in the pool, getting his wallet, shoes, and pants soaked.
- Trying to find slurpee's.
- Being held at the border for 2 hours thinking they wouldn't let us through.
The show on Tuesday wasn't what we had hoped as far as turnout goes. We only got 18 people which was a let down. But on the
good side it was probably the best audience we've had down here yet, they were really fun and liked the show allot, and more
than one person got up and danced during the CPR Team song. Lets hope that the crowd is just as good and bigger for tonights
show. And we have also found out that we will be getting paid by the fringe as they have agreed to pay for our "accomodations"
down here. Over all the Fringe staff have been really nice and helpful. And this is a really beautiful city. Besides the shows
we've been having a really good time down here doing things such as getting lost trying to fond our hotel (which is in the
middle of nowhere), to playing pranks on eachother to getting drunk, to beating up little kids in the pool area, to semi trashing
the hotel room. On the down side we're being pretty stingy on money therefore we haven't been eating properly and it's safe
to say we're gonna be getting home about ten pounds lighter, not to mention all the walking we've been doing has been making
us kinda weak. But none the less our spirits are still high, we're still having fun and things are enjoyable, and we also
can't wait to get home to see all the people we're missing right now. So there will be another update sometime very soon after
we get home. Bye for now folks.
Well here we are in Minneapolis. Its been quite the trip so far. First of all we were stopped at the border and held there
for 2 hours, because we didn't have a permit to come down to the states and make money off the fringe. It would have been
nice if the fringe would have told us that we needed one. So Zalamtrig was able to strike a deal that he would call the fringe
and get them to fax a letter to the border saying that the boiling brain pot would waiv their revenue (they would not get
paid for doing the fringe). So here we are in Minneapolis, not making any money. Adam will still try to strike up a deal with
the fringe for them to pay for the "accomodations". We've done two shows, we've had 21 people at each show which we figure
was good for afternood shows in a city that doesn't know we exist. Fringe Central here is dead, nothing like the peg, people
are seeing shows constantly and don't have time to sit somewhere and get drunk and mingle (which we miss). Our next show is
on tuesday at 7, so we're hoping that we'll get a better turn out than what we've been getting. PS. We're making a documentary
on the trip so wait till you see it. Bye for now, we miss you guys.
This brings us to the end of the Winnipeg Fringe, thus the the end of the "Adventures of Clifford and Bernard" era. Now we
go into "Brain Stem" mode, hence the web site changes. But we have to take the time to thank all the people who made our show
run smoothy, Sheena Shand for Stage Managing, and Chris Joyal for postering and helping out backstage. We also have to thank
some other companies; The Steve Breadstone Experience for advertising our show, Steve Sim for putting Adam on the Big Stupid
Improv, Ron Moore for an awesome review on your web site (And for letting me crash at your house), Improvision for being pals
and letting us plug our last show. Thanks allot guys, it was a great fringe, we all had a blast and it wouldn't have been
as much fun with out you.
Well we've got reviews from both the Winnipeg Sun and Free Press now, the write ups are good, but they didn't give us a high
star rating which is strange, no one had anything bad to say about the show, which is good. We don't really care too much
about what the press has to say anyways, its the fans that count. So far the fringe had been great and its just gonna get
better, hope to see you guys at one of next shows.
Last night was an awesome show, we sold out our venue and had a great crowd. We would like to thank everyone who came to the
show, and who came out to party until 6:30 in the morning afterwards. We love you all and if you didnt make it, you still
have four more shows to make it to.
Last night was our first fringe show ever, it could have been worse and it will be better. We had a good turn out seeing that
we were competing with more established comedy acts in that time slot. One of the CBC's reviewers seemed to really enjoy the
show and gave us a really good review here it is for you.
" This is the Fringe at its best, folks. No, its not the calibre of show youd want to see at mainstage MTC but its young,
its clever, its utterly silly, and it keeps the audience laughing from start to finish. Adam Johnstone and James Rogers, founders
of The Boiling Brain Pot company are joined by hired guns Joel Passante and David Skene in this hilarious tale of coming of
age (sort of). Joel and David play two 17-year olds intent on seeing an R-rated movie. They embark on a ridiculous adventure
to purchase false IDs during which they encounter a slew of fabulous characters (played by Adam and James) including a Russian
bouncer, a weak-hearted rapper, a toothless card-collecting bum, hirsute prostitutes of both sexes, wizards, hunchbacks, and
vim-eating old folks. Yes, its all ridiculous, but the character acting is great!
Go see this very entertaining and talented young troupe! Venue 7" Kat Rother CBC.
Also don't forget to check out Adam in tonights Big Stupid Improv, Venue 24 at 7:30.
The Winnipeg Fringe Trailer is now on the cbc web site it can be found right here. PS. CBC kinda fucked up the sound some
how, its like super clipping but its still listenable.
All the other fringe trailers by other companies can be found here.
Keeping busy. Not only are the boys hard at work preparing for two fringes but they've also been spending time in BBP studios
preapring for a new album of all original works, as the new songs are finished they will be posted. Here's some pics of Adam
and James at work in the studio.
Winnipeg Fringe News: We got our venue and performance times. We are in Venue #7, The Conservatory,
211 Bannatyne (Crocus Bldg, S Entrance). And our performance times are:
Thu, July 15 7:00 PM
July 16 12:30 PM
Sat, July 17 Midnight
Wed, July 21 11:00 PM
Fri, July 23 2:00
Sat, July 24 6:00 PM
July 25 7:00 PM
If you are ever in need of information just check our Winnipeg Fringe Microsite which can be found on our homepage.
Two seperate Mircosites have been made for our two Fringe Shows in Winnipeg and Minneapolis. They will have all the info you need and will be updated as we get more news.
Well the boys are pretty much done this years worth of university. This means that in the next
few months they will be working hard re-writing the fringe play and going into pre-production, rehearsals as well as preparing for
the Minnesota shows. Hopefully some venue info and performance times will be available soon. The Boiling Brain Pot will
also be in the studio in the next few weeks making some new songs for your listening pleasure. they will be available
at www.audiostreet.net/theboilingbrainpot as they are finished, and don't worry will let you know when they are up. Until then here's a preview of one of the
songs, if you were at "Brain Stem" youe've already heard it, but why not listen again? click here to download CPR Team demo.
Whaja Bajum!! The time has come. You've seen the sketch now get the shirt right here, and also check out other changes made to the online store.
What the hell has happened to the website? you may be asking. Well since we are doing a play for the
Fringe this year for a change we feel we need. We thought that the website should make a temp change as well, to
help bring in this new era.
In other good news, we have finally found another mp3 hosting site. It is much like mp3.com was just
before it shut down, and here it is. www.audiostreet.net/theboilingbrainpot hope you enjoy.
HOLY SHIT! Last nights "Brain Stem" was our first ever sell out show! We had a great crowd and we thank
you all very much for coming down to see us. We would like to thank Levon Cheater for helping us out with some improv
for the first half hour of the show, seeing that no one from our opening act showed up. Also thanks to Joel Passante for being
our guest brain, Sheena Shand, JR Francisco, Sean Allen, Chris Joyal, and all our fans. "Brain Stem" will be our last
sketch show in Winnipeg for a while seeing that now we're working on the fringe show which will be a play, then we go to Minnesota.
Keep checking back for Fringe updates, and thanks again for last night.
PS. Promotion Pics for Brain Stem have been added to the site.
Last Nights "Our Musty Superfluity" variety
show was a pretty strange experiance. First of all the venue was anything but a theatre, it was a mat on the floor surrounded
by lawn chairs. The backstage and washrooms was something out of snuff porn film. Our set was pretty bad, we had our first
"off" night ever, forgetting lines and mixing up the order of events. The other acts were pretty cool, Crumbs put on a really
god set as did Improvision. The band DJ Particleboard were really funny and worth putting on our bad set for. The videos
by Victoria Prince were as strange as the venue and The Absent Sound and Stilt Boy were amazing. Over all it was a really
cool/strange night, and it was worth it.
We have just gotten news that we have been accepted into the Minnesota Fringe that runs Aug 6th-15th.
We will be doing 2 different hour long shows of our best sketches. Mike Campbell from the Hemorhaging Halloween Hoopla will be joining us for the outing and will become a full member of the BBP for our time there. He will also
be asked to be our officail guest brain in most of our future shows.
The Boiling Brain Pot has made it into this years Winnipeg Fringe Festival. This will be our first fringe
show, and we will stray away from our usual sketch show and do full length play titled "The Adventures of Clifford and Bernard:
Quest for the ID". Congrads to all who made it into this years fringe and good luck next time for those who didn't.
We are in a varitey show!!!
Emerald City Productions Presents "Our Musty Superfluity" A Variety show featuring Comedy, Dance, Music,
and Performance Art. Hosted by: Cory Wojcik, Feb 12,13,14. 8 PM $5 Featuring: Improvision, Ron Moore, The Boiling Brain Pot, The Imps, The ACME Theatre Co., The G-Force Improv, Chantel
Marostica. At the old Baron Von Music (Music Baron) on Portage ave.
Jan 12th 2004
UP COMING SHOW: Our next show wil be on Sat March 6th 2004, at the Colin Jackson Studio (3rd floor
Portage place insdie the PTE) It will start at 8:00pm tickets are $7.00. We will have the improv group "Outside Joke" opening
up for us. Hope to see you all there
We will also keep you updated on current Fringe Fesitival news, like if we get in or not, as well as
plans that we may have if we dont.
P.S. HAPPY BELATED NEW YEARS, we spent ours with Ed.