BEHIND THE SCENE PHOTOS FROM OUR VIDEO SHOOTS

If you’re a fan of our videos then you’ll love these photos that were taken during various video shoots we conducted at Doug’s photography studio.

Nick Kroll does it again!

Nick Kroll and I (Patrick) have long had a mutual admiration for flamboyant performers like Margarita Pracatan and Yenz Von Tilborg (pictured with Nick, below). And today, Nick made it official: He has released his 2008 Holiday Shopping Guide and Holy Headshot! was on the list! Thanks Kroll.

Nick takes a rest on Yenz's shoulder.

Nick takes a rest on Yenz

—Patrick

We’re featured on NPR’s Day To Day! Also, LA + SF

Hey everyone. When Doug and I were in LA last week, the NPR show Day To Day was so enamored of the book that they recorded our whole LA show and then had us visit their Culver City studios for a nice interview with the very warm and sharp, Alex Cohen (she’s a lady, FYI).

Click here to listen:  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97177154

And if you enjoyed the story, please click on the tiny “recommended” link located at the very top and bottom of the article.

Speaking of Culver City, our trip out West was a great success. First we hit Los Angeles. We performed our talent show at the Steve Allen Theater, which is an oddly cool theater located somewhere in that sprawling town. Eight people from the book performed various talents including in no great order, being nude, playing the bass, showing a video of a dramatic monologue, doing a somewhat lewd sword demonstration, a mugging scene featuring one guy trying to steal another guy’s phone which ended, of course, in a judo demonstration (featuring TV’s always hilarious Nick Kroll), an eerily mesmerizing Count Dracula monologue, a confusing group scene from Deliverance featuring guest performers from TV’s Human Giant, Paul Scheer and Jason Woliner, and finally a mime routine to a midi-version of Eleanor Rigby (played on a cassette player—no I’m not joking). Did you get all that? It was quite the show. Fortunately for us, LA’s best book shop, Book Soup, was on hand to sell copies of HH.

San Francisco was not nearly as lewd or hay wire. We were fortunate enough to have booked the legendary Purple Onion (Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen and others have performed there). The theater is nestled right in heart of San Francisco’s entertainment district which is not so commonly known as Showville (that’s made up). The show itself featured a two-man stand up act, an energetic Michael Jackson impersonator (who, later, came out and did a light saber demonstration first, minus the sword, but then was handed a long umbrella and was able to finish with dignity). We also had an Uncle Remus monologue, a piano solo composed for an ex-wife, and it all ended with a remarkably professional magician. Books Inc. was kind enough to set up shop in the back.

Fortunately, Douglas the master photographer was on hand with his camera loaded. He has over 200+ shots which we’ll post here soon. We promise.

This is old news but here’s Michelle Marzano as Sarah Palin

We know, we know, the elctions over. We had to share this, though.

We know, we know, the elctions over. We had to share this, though.

Michelle Marzano (page 138-139) is a woman of a thousand faces including Liza Minelli, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Zsa Zsa Gabor and now she’s added Sarah Palin.

Check out Ray Normandeau and Rita Frazier’s new comp card

Ray wore that tux at the HH book release party. Rita's holding up her page.

Ray wore that tux at the HH book release party. Rita

We’re doing two shows in California next week!

LOS ANGELES

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Steve Allen Theater

7 PM to 8 PM Cocktail Hour

8 PM to 9:30 PM Variety Show

$10

Tickets available at the door or at:

http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=164427


4773 Hollywood Blvd
(323) 666-4268

http://www.steveallentheater.com/map


SAN FRANCISCO

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Purple Onion

8 PM

$10

Tickets available at the door or via:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/48007

140 Columbus Avenue

(415) 956-1653

http://www.caffemacaroni.com/purple.shtml

So many kind words have come in since last Thursday’s Book Release Party

Here are a few of the emails we’ve received from the folks in the book regarding the party and talent showcase:

Dear Doug and Patrick,

Thank you for a wonderful night! what a sensational experience. You both made it comfortable and fantastic. The book is amazing. I am very proud to be a part of it and of your Holy Headshot adventure. You are two very special people and it is wonderful to be associated with you.

I enclose a link to a UTube video that Jill made this morning from last night’s performance. Not sure if you want it on the Holy Headshot website, but if it works for you, that’d be great.

Good luck with the West Coast promotion and performances. If New York is any indication, it will be absolutely amazing.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

Shayna

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Thanks for everything that you, Doug and Patrick, have done.

Brian Costello

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Guys: Thank you once more for last night!!! I really appreciated the opportunity. Actually, I can’t believe I’m even awake right now; let alone online, being I fell off the wagon last night (but that’s a whole looong story). Anyways, just wanted to say thanks again, and I REALLY REALLY hope to work with you guys again!!!!!!

CYCLONE

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HI Patrick and Doug,

It was so great meeting you last night. The event was so much fun. I had a BLAST!!!! The book came out great, thanks for the opportunity,

Susyn Timko

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Doug and Patrick,

It was so much fun for us as performers and my friends who came had a blast too!

Thanks!

– Melisa

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Glad to hear all went well at the book release! And I agree with Skippy; when you first approached me way back when I too wondered what this was all about and if it would ever happen. But you did it and brought this baby to fruition!! I give you kudos and a standing ovation

PEACE,

Leo

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Thank you guys for selecting my photo for the book I really enjoyed myself and looking forward to more in the future my life will never be the same

And I owe it all to you, Roses to each of you!

Sabrina M.

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Good morning Doug and Patrick!!!

Hats off to you both!!! That was one of the most professionally done events I ever attended!!! Last night was warm, passionate, bonding, beautiful, unpretensious, and extremely classy! I’m going to put it in your mind again! You have a fantastic off broadway show there!

And the both of you were the most adorable of all!!!

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Thanks again!!!

Your Renee “Philly” Fishman

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Hey Guys,

There once was a man from nantucket … nope that’s not right, Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a book called Holy Headshot!!!! or something to that effect, Doug, Patrick I had a blast last night thanks for putting me in the book. Also to Cindy Stauffer, Cyclone, James Goff, Mike Marino, Priest, Katherine Dickson, Ray Seiden, Sybil, Skippy, Ray Normandeau, Yenz Von Tilborg, Brian Costello, Sean Bennett, Shayna, Renee Fishman, Maryellen, Conroy, T. Boomer Tibbs, Jeffery Zawada, Susyn Timko, Leeny Del Seamonds, Jamil O. Ellis, Melisa Breiner-Sanders, Rita Frazier, Linda Leven, Frank Garr, Loudovikos Hertz, and anyone I may have met but didn’t realize it The pleasure was all my and I wish you all the very best, maybe someday we’ll met again and I love you all, but I think I’ll miss you the most of all “Scarecrow” … somewhere over the rainbow … peace

R.W. page 42

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Doug and Patrick,

Had a blast at the party last Thursday, laughed alot and met some great people in the project. Looking forward to going to more events to promote ‘Holy Headshot!’ Thanks for putting me in the book – Roberto Lombardi

Thanx for a job well done. Last nights party , & showcase was most enjoyable. Everyone brought something different to the table. There was so much talent in the room you could breath in the energy. It was my pleasure to meet everyone there. PRIEST keep up the amazing work. MIKE MARINO