win tickets : stella

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I was supposed to get this contest notice up a lot earlier, but have been derailed by watching old Stella video clips on Which, might I add, would have been a pleasanter experience had I not had to close the My Best Friend’s Girl trailer a million and a half times (I may be exaggerating).

Ahem, but anyway, Stella is, as the press release will tell you, a trio made up of Michael Ian Black, Michael Showater, and David Wain. The three have been performing together in one form or another for about two decades. Their incarnation as the sketch trio, Stella, began as a night club act in 1997 which lead to a series of short films posted on the aforementioned CollegeHumor site. In 2005, Comedy Central aired a combination sketch/sitcom featuring Stella bringing them into the mainstream consciousness, but not mainstream comedy.

It has been a few years since the end of the show, but in 2008, the group reformed, performing in February at an Obama rally and more recently uploading new shorts on mydamnchannel. I have been struggling to give a brief synopsis of what you’ll see if you attend one of their shows, but you really have to see it to understand. If pressed, I’d quote the gal on the new video preview when she said, “absurdist crazy inappropriateness.”

If you are one of the many (many) die-hard fans of Stella and want to avoid the $22.50 ticket price, send an email to seattle.metblogs at gmail dot com with the subject line STELLA for your chance to win two tickets to see them at Neumos next Wednesday, January 21st at 8 p.m.
update: thanks everyone, we picked a winner.

1 Comment so far

  1. Ryan (ryanhealy) on January 16th, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

    God, this is going to be awesome.

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