As you may have heard, tonight at Improv Olympic in Hollywood, eight of us bloggers are going to take the stage to read some of our favorite entries in the name of charity. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do (as a performer and writer), and I have this little dream of keeping it going as a continuing series of bloggers from LA (and beyond) reading and performing some of their favorite, funny, personal, meaningful, interesting work for an audience of people that get blogging. I don’t know if there’s a huge audience for it, but tonight we will find out.
There is a wealth of talent and artistry online and within the world of blogging. Although constrained at times by format or layout or text, bloggers are usually people with something to say and something to share. As intimate as the connection between blogger and reader can be, I wanted to see if the words that reach us on a computer screen can become even more personal; more animated; more meaningful, when brought to life on a small stage. It started as a way to get my favorite bloggers under the same roof, and it became a quest to get them all together to share a piece of themselves live, in front of an audience.
I don’t know what to expect tonight. Any revenue we generate is going straight to Wil Wheaton’s Team in Training, which benefits the Leukemia/Lymphoma society. All eight bloggers are doing it because they are true artists. I’m excited to share the stage with them all. Words on a computer screen brought to life. That’s what I’m hoping.
We’d love to have you there.
Improv Olympic (Hollywood and Cosmo)
Did I mention that there’s a full bar?