Monday, June 08, 2009

Brett Michaels Gets Crushed By a Giant Tony Awards Prop

I think this is particularly funny because they cut away as it's happening. Take note, all ye comedy directors.



But seriously... Poison playing the Tonys? Anyone else think that's just a little absurd?

8 comments:

texplush said...

woah. that's hilarious. and it looks painful too!

Quinapalus said...

I don't know. Poison playing wasn't that much more ridiculous than Alice Ripley's speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Kcj0FSP7g

Quinapalus said...

Although i should also mention-- I'm glad you posted this, because I finally get Neil Patrick Harris's subsequent joke that "Brett Michaels gives new meaning to the term 'headbanging'".

texplush said...

i want to punch that woman in the face.

Eric said...

Wow. That speech is amazing.
(Also, I like when your guys' collective theater nerdiness comes out).

drischord said...

I love how she claims that this award was beyond "her wildest dreams." What a fucking lie, as she clearly started rehearsing that speech the day she got cast in that show.

drischord said...

Just to be clear, Eric, I didn't watch the broadcast and wouldn't have done so if you'd paid me. Of course, I'd also extend that to the Grammys, Emmys and even Oscars (unless there was a party that all my friends were at-- but I'd still willfully ignore the TV.)

I have a hard time believing there was anything else worth seeing other than Brett Michaels getting whacked. Otherwise I imagine it was just a lot of speeches only slightly less ridiculous than Alice Ripley's and a lot of musical numbers like this one:

http://stereogum.com/archives/bob-dylan-the-musical_003805.html

drischord said...

That link seems to have stopped working. Use this one instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-93Ck62tsGQ&NR=1

Most of you have seen this, but it bears many repeat views for its sheer awfulness.