Deep, a local non-profit organization that offers free creative writing classes to Savannah youth hosted “A Salute to Guilty Pleasures” at LuLu’s Chocolate Bar Jan. 10.
SCAD alumnus and Deep volunteer Tandy Versyp hosted the event that consisted of short comedy sketches performed by himself and other Deep volunteers, as well as readings from students’ work.
While the edgy material was recited, one of the volunteers pumped a Shake Weight when the material got too racy, as if that made it any less raunchy.
Pop culture was the basis for much of the night’s material. There were readings from “Twilight.” There was even a Sarah Palin voice impersonation, who was sure to mention Palin’s justified hunting habits.
The audience really got a kick out of excerpts read aloud from Justin Beiber’s autobiography.
They even managed to make a mockery of Food Network’s Rachael Ray and the Late Night Bacon recipe posted online when one of the volunteers read the commonsense directions—and the insulting comments from readers that followed.
The last sketch was about Four Loko, where they created a “Four Loko success stories” infomercial. It was well-received because of the witty one-liners like:
“Your life will change from a merry-go-round to a city bus driven by a crack addict.” And “Four Loko is no joke-o.”
The event closed with a raffle. The prizes included Justin Beiber’s autobiography, the Shake Weight used to “facilitate” the dirty jokes and the Shake Weight tutorial DVD. Some lucky guy even won a Keith Daniels tie with crabs adorning it that reads, “You crack me up!” on the back.
All the night was missing was a reading from Snooki of “Jersey Shore’s” new book.
Find out how you, too, can get involved with Deep.Contact Adeshola Adigun.