Ep 83 - Rigoletto With Sprinkles
SK has seen it all. He’s the court jester, spinning other people’s suffering into entertainment and back into suffering. But after a vengeful curse makes the Lousy Podcast the target of the Duke’s dangerous obsession, will SK's devotion be enough to save it?
This week in the Bomb Shelter, SK welcomes local, and highly decorated, comic, Chad Opitz with the help of his backup co-host, Andrew Holmgren. The three go on about the local art scene with updates including SFMOMA, Munch (Both the artist and NYC detective), dollar days at Golden Gate Fields, the free DeYoung tower, Pollack vs. Rembrandt, and Julie Mehretu until Chad discovers that SK keeps Babette locked up at home as the two binge watch SVU. Andrew impunes the marriage (Has he told you lately that he loves you).
When the Throng arrives and swears vengeance for the fruit heavy smorgasbord SK turns his guests' attention to the latest "pop-ups", the Color Factory and the Ice Cream museum. We are introduced to Mary Ellis Bunn who declares her love for ice cream and, to a lesser extent, her descriptively named boyfriend, Manish Vora. Chad and Andrew both contemplate Slim Whitman, Prissy Kumquat, and Frolf (For what it's worth - Prelude).
With the final segment of the podcast - the guest interview - we find Andrew lamenting Amazon/Whole Foods' new pricing structure (I have a structured settlement but I need cash now). SK, who has previously learned of Chad's background, insists that the group continue to talk about Chad's history in Santa Cruz, the Blue Lagoon Comedy Club, his one-man band, "Nervous Energy" as well as his RoboCopera, and the Sales Force Tower. With the falling darkness Chad relates his experiences on the East Brother Island Light House B&B. And both comics reluctantly promise to maybe come back before episode 100 (I think we're alone now).
After the Arizona has been consumed the podcast dies in SK's arms as he cries out in horror, "The Curse!"