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Becker Q&A with Storyville Players

Tonight one of Buffalo’s coolest shows welcomes one of Buffalo’s newest, coolest bands. The Dykes of Hazard Variety Hour, Volume VII welcomes special musical guest, Storyville Players! A ticket to tonight’s performance will not only get you stand up and sketch comedy, but you will also enjoy live music. Did I mention this all takes place in Buffalo’s coolest venue, the Ninth Ward? In addition, there will be mad A/C cranking. Making all aforementioned statements true in both the figurative and literal world. The all around coolest.

Becks: Are you all originally from Buffalo, and can you introduce the band for us?
Storyville Players: Buffalo has raised four fine gentlemen and one fine lady. Mike Laudico, who previously spent years traveling the world recently returned home to find a band in need of an upright bass player. Brian Pietrus and Sarah Rose once lived in a small cabin together on Easy Street in the Adirondack Mountains. The Mysterious David came from the stars holding a flaming violin above his head. Ian Belknap likes pineapple the most.

B: How long have you guys been playing together, and did you know each other before?
SP: Storyville played their first show at The Vault in December 2009.

B: How would you describe your music?
SP: Booty shakin’ root tootin hum dingin’ jazzy folky boot scootin’ boogieeeeeeeeeee.

B: I’ve been referring to you as the Storyville Players, I’ve also heard you called the Storyville Quartet.  What’s the story behind that? (pun intended) Have you made your final decision?
SP: Our numbers fluctuate. We originally started as a quartet. After a few months together we met a man named Jeremy Spindler and became a quintet. Though we recently said bon voyage to our wonderful accordion player (have fun in Brazil!), we added David on violin and the soccer continues.

B: What do you hope people will get out of your show? Or at least, what should they expect?
SP: Booty shakin’ root tootin hum dingin’ jazzy folky boot scootin’ boogieeeeeeeeees. Or: tambourines.

B: What would you say to the haters?
SP: Where’s the beef?

Dykes of Hazard Variety Hour, Volume VII
Thursday, August 12th $15
Ninth Ward, Babeville
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202


Kristen Becker
is a comedian who started her comedy career in Toronto 8 years ago, and
since then has traveled the continent performing and producing shows. 
She has opened for national acts such as Doug Stanhope, Josh Blue
(Winner of Last Comic Standing), and Ani DiFranco. Additionally,
Kristen beat out 60 contestants (all men) to win the 2006 Queen City
Comedy Competition. Becker was recently named “One of America’s
Funniest Lesbians” by CURVE Magazine, in a tie for #8 with Lily Tomlin. Locally, Becker has been producing/hosting the Doin’ Time Stand-Up Comedy Showcase at Nietzsche’s every Tuesday in Buffalo for the last 4 years.

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