That's right. Peter DeGiglio is just your average schnook. A regular guy. He does regular guy things: Gardening, visiting pet adoption shelters, baking banana bread, Zumba dancing. He gets his news just like you and me: He reads the paper, surfs the web, and turns on the TV. He doesn't claim to be an expert on anything but struggling to wrap his head around the events and hot topics that shape our nation and our world. We thought, "Why not give him a show?" So that's just what we did.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Happy New Year!
Last week, President Black Guy gave his second official State of the Union Address. In it, he called for Americans to be competitive and innovative; for rivals to work together toward common goals; and urged doofuses to please ask a smart person for help in understanding why caring for a sick person is actually a pretty swell idea.
The president's annual address was also unique this year in that it marked the first time people who hate each other (in this case Republicans and Democrats) sat all mixed up and next to each other in the House Chamber in hopes that it might make for a more peaceful environment. It was an idea that didn't work in Homeroom or Study Hall, but seemed to lighten the mood, prevent spitballs, and at least stop loud outbursts from that one bad kid in the back of the room from South Carolina.(See story)
It was a pretty decent speech, and we here at The Skinny hope that it sets the tone for 2011 to be a year full of promise, hope, and stupid people like Florida pastors, texting quarterbacks, and Former Alaska Governors for example, being made to seem even stupider. That being said...
My new full length stage show The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio opens Wednesday, March 16th at The Tank Theater in New York City!!!*
I am extremely excited to have developed what started out as a weekly stand-up routine into a full-fledged show! This new show will not only feature Yours Truly's unique comic styling that you've been seeing and hearing this past year, but I will also include poignant interviews with a special guest panel of high-profile pop, cult and political figures! That's right. I've already booked two exciting guests for the March 16th debut. Joining me that evening will be Rusty Ward from the award winning BarelyPolitical.com (The folks who brought you the famous "Obama Girl" video) and well known community organizer and political commentator Sally Kohn (this woman has been on Fox News to give them what for!!!).
I can't wait for the opportunity to interview these people on the events that shape our nation and our world!
In order to produce what will prove to be a truly relevant piece of theater (especially given today's political climate!) I'm going to need money. Ya know, cash, moolah, bills, scratch, dough. I've started a Kickstarter campaign where you can pledge donations to help me compensate my staff and my guests and pay for things like advertising and promotional items!
I'm asking all of you to rally up your troops for me. If you know anyone who owns a small business and you think may be interested in providing a corporate sponsorship for The Skinny, by all means contact me! I'm offering exclusive advertisement rights and product placement. Please let me know if you or anyone you know would be interested in being an official corporate sponsor for The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio!
Thank you all so much.
Peace, love, and macaroni,
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
By the way, my videographer here is Eden Brower, who is a popular blogger in her own right. Check out her blog here. She's also the lead singer of a Ragtime style All-American Country Blues Band!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Hey, hey, hey, Kats and Kitten! Mamma's and Papas! It's your ol' pal, Peter! Miss me? I'll be hosting Drunken Focus Group next Saturday night, January 22nd! The show is brought to you by two of the funniest guys I know, Tim Warner and Jon Savoy, and also this other funny dude, Bill Chambers, whom I've yet to meet. ("He's a wonderful guy and a great comedian", says my friend Becca Chiappone.)
Here's all the info:
- Drunken Focus Group RETURNS!
- Saturday, Januray 22nd @8:00pm
- The Limerik House
- 69 West 23rd Street @ 6th Avenue
- New York, New York!
Yup. Yours truly hosts a night of comedy featuring:
Keith Alberstadt (Letterman, SNL, Fallon)
Adrienne Iapalucci (Last Comic Standing)
Travis LeBlanc (Our Amazing Show)
with musical guest JOE YOGA!
Joe Yoga's a pal of mine for a couple years now. Always there with a smile and a handshake, Yoga'a kind of got this Bob Dylan-esque thing going on with his music. A favorite song of mine that he does is Easy Rider, a sort of acrimonious love note to New York City.
Jon Savoy is without a doubt one of the funniest New York comics out there. As if it weren't enough that his clever bits start out powerhouse strong, they crescendo into a heavyweight champion barrage of one-two punches that leave his audience down for the count without even knowing what hit them.
Tim Warner is a Lower East Side Celebrity. Less of a "comedian" and more of a "Prophetic Humorist," his signature style of finding beauty in the abject is part of what garnered him his own show, A Flawed Pursuit of Happiness, in 2010. Check out his new Podcast, The Joker in the Rye, HERE.
I'm also looking forward to meeting and working with the other three comics as well.
Hope to see you there next Saturday.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The new full-length version of my special blend of current events humor (patent pending) is set to launch on the evening of March 16th at The Tank Space for Performing and Visual Arts!
Details on who you can expect to see on my energetically zesty discussion panel and how you can purchase tickets to the March 16th debut will soon be right here on the official blog!
Stay tuned to this blog for juicy details on all forthcoming episodes of The Skinny with Peter DeGiglio as well as daily humor from yours truly and details on where you can see me perform throughout the Big Apple!
Hold to on to your hats! Buckle your safety belts! Unbuckle your pants! Pass the Swiss chard! Here we goooo!!!...