Cartooning Like You Mean It

Cartooning, Teaching & Living – by Tom Hart

More about Ms. Jackson

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I’ve only seen Ms. Jackson twice but they are kicking my ass! Go see them (Fridays at the Magnet Theater in NYC.)

The last show was merely 3 of the 5 women, and each one of them was in nearly every skit- 45 minutes of continuous improv, and amazing… Such a thrill to watch them, slowly, stare at each other, size the other one up, and then start something. Last show featured:

  • a weird, possibly adulterous situation with a math teacher losing his edge
  • Don Rickles’ ex-wife
  • a trio of mobsters, the main mobster who is afraid of technology
  • a 9 year old girl who had been waiting that long for a name from her mom.

I’m sorry – should go on, but what is really amazing is the slowness of them. The deliberateness and the drawn-out-ness. These scenes go on for 5-10 minutes and get deeper and deeper and funnier and funnier… Amazing!

Best line:
“Why are you hesitating?”
“…I always hesitate before the best decision of my life…”

Ok, go see them!

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Written by hutchowen

October 17, 2007 at 12:36 am

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  1. Tom Hart, you are everywhere. Or at least your alter ego, Hutch Owens, is. I was just getting my usual dose of cuteoverload.com, and what should I see but a shout-out to your strip. So cool! We must discuss cuteoverload sometime.

    Joyce Hanson

    October 18, 2007 at 7:13 pm


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