Genius Theater Show is better video podcast
I first saw "This or That!" as a live theater show in New York City. It ran last year for a while off Broadway, since then it has been hard to find. I was ecstatic to find it on itunes as a video podcast. Watching the podcast I can see pieces from many different shows, all of which are amazing and hilarious in their own special ways.
Every show they do is different because the show relies on audience participation. Two "contestants" are chosen from the audience and they must compete in a series of games show style challenges, but each with a sexy twist to them. Then the winner has the dubious honor of blindly choosing the next act to perform. It may be a stylish new burlesque act or a shockingly strange sideshow act. In either case the audience wins here. There is nothing mean spirited here. No one is made fun of, and by the end of the show, the contestants seem to have joined the cast of performers. That's the genius of "This or That!", every show is different because all the performers and contestants are different, but everyone always seems to have a great time.
The Emcee is "The Great Fredini", a kind of Chuck Barris of the burlesque world. His co-host is the super sexy Julie Atlas Muz, who is sort of like Vanna White on crack. These two certainly don't act like any game show hosts anyone has ever seen before. I am surprised that my female friends keep taking my video ipod to watch Julie Atlas Muz in particular.
I've also had complete strangers hang over my shoulder to watch "This or That!" videos on my ipod. I can't recommend this podcast enough, since it's always funny and sexy, and since everyone really seems to be having a great time making it. Just be prepared to attract attention when you play it!
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