W00tstock Founders' Night 2014

Kelley and I went to the w00tstock Founders' Night show on January 26, 2014 at the Marines' Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. It was produced as part of the SF Sketchfest, a great comedy festival held at the end of January every year.

W00tstock is a geek culture-centric variety show put on by Will Wheaton of Tabletop/Star Trek: The Next Generation/The Big Bang Theory, musical comedy duo/geniuses Paul & Storm, and Adam Savage of Mythbusters. The Founders' Night is a condensed version of the show that the crew puts on for Sketchfest.

They always end the show with an interactive rendition of 'The Captain's Wife's Lament' that repeatedly gets sidetracked by non sequiturs, jokes, asides, and whatnot. The first time we went, the song took a record 54 minutes to get through. It was hilarious to the end. 

Wil was unfortunately unable to make it this year, but we got fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss as a substitute, who did not disappoint. If you haven't read or heard 'The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle,' you owe it to yourself to do so. You also owe it to yourself to watch this video. I am forever grateful to Paul & Storm for introducing that video to me at w00tstock last year. :) 

This year, 'CWL' was only 15 minutes or so; the show was an unusual 1pm matinee, and they had to be done by 3:30. It was still a great show - Adam even had time to do a rendition of 'I Will Survive' in the voice of Golem, which totally works' - and I can't wait for the next w00tstock I can attend.

Below are a few photos from the show (click to enbiggen):

 

Paul & Storm

Patrick Rothfuss

Adam Savage

The Captain's Wife's Lament Finale

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