On Monday, April 13th PBQ joined friends at the Black Sheep Pub for a humor-themed reading with authors from Issue 91. Tyler Antoine, Mel Bentley, Jacob A. Bennet, and Amy Saul-Zerby had us rolling with their pithy one-liners and brutal honesty.
After warming up with a few rounds of “check, 1, 2″s the always hilarious Tyler Antoine regaled the crowd with a live performance of his controversial “Dick Poem.” Sides were splitting as he described a health snob “eating snap pea crisps” and thinking “this is the perfect selfie!” Tyler wrapped up his act with a description of “Hot Nerd Heaven,” where you “wait for it to be on Redbox.”
Next up was Mel Bentley who read “Tonight We Are Delighted” from issue 91. “…Like sushi on ice. We can’t eat sushi without laughing at our own expense.” Later she shared a sardonic transcendental moment saying, “I’m 27 and I don’t know how to die right.” All the 20-somethings laughed off the feeling of having no clue what they’re doing with their life and ordered another beer.
Jacob A. Bennet then graced us with his non-presence… he could not be there in person but sent a pre-recorded performance for our enjoyment. His set sounded a bit like E.T. collided with Rocky Balboa and hurled a flurry of pop culture and techy-nerd references. It was arguably best summed up by our host Paul who announced, “And that concludes the tripping balls section of the reading!”
Amy Saul-Zerby took the stage to close out the night. The crowd was in tears as she read “You should probably quit your job… when you are getting paid ten dollars an hour to make sure cum the noun is spelled with a U.” This was followed by a comically accurate description of modern romance in which you “try not to emotionally damage each other, at least while naked.” To finish out her reading she read from her personal Twitter account, “No one puts Amy in a corner. She goes there all by herself, thank you very much.”
Join us at our next reading at the Black Sheep Pub and roar (in all ways) along with us.