When Nick Kroll’s terrific Comedy Central series Kroll Show ended earlier this year, one of the most important questions it left behind was, “What will become of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland?” The characters, best known for their love of tuna-related pranks and going to the Y to watch strangers swim, had been part of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s repertoire dating back to a small comedy show called “Oh, Hello,” and if they weren’t going to be on television anymore, then what, pray tell, would be next for them?
Well, now we know. They’re going to Broadway — er, I mean Off-Broadway — for a three-week New York stage show that is both real and incredible sounding. This is the actual press release that was posted on the Oh, Hello website. As someone who spends a lot of time reading press releases, I can confirm that is probably the best I’ve ever seen. George St. Geegland’s bio is art. Behold.
Oh Hello! Gil Faizon and George St Geegland are coming to Broadway! More specifically: Off Broadway. To the Cherry Lane Theatre near the Christopher Street PATH station.
Fresh off the success of their hit prank show “Too Much Tuna,” these two Alan Alda-obsessed Upper West Side bachelors are returning to their roots in New York theatre. Having wowed audiences with past theatrical works like “True Upper West” and the “Annie Get Your Gun” inspired “Bernie Goetz You Gun: A Non Musical Drama,” Faizon and St. Geegland are back for a total victory lap and to premiere their new play “We’re Us, You’re You, Let’s Talk.” Tickets are a lot of money. Join us, won’t you? And say Oh Hello… all over again.
George and Gil have parted ways with a number of numbskull directors but are open to a real doormat if anyone wants to get walked all over. “We’re very important artists and this show’s relevance to the American theater can’t be overstated,” said Faizon and St. Geegland. “We are, however, interested in getting a cool sponsor like Dr. Brown’s Celray Soda”.
GIL FAIZON (star) is a Tony Award viewing actor and a SAG AFTRA must leave. Faizon currently works as a stand in model for mashed potatoes and other creamed foods. So like when they’re photographing mashed potatoes Gil lies there so they can get the lighting right. His Bar Mitzvah theme was the color brown.
GEORGE ST. GEEGLAND (star) was born in Newark, NJ to verbally abusive parents sometime in the early mid 1940s. In 1971 he published his first novel Rifkin’s Dilemma, a real 70’s novel about masturbation and such. It has aged terribly. St Geegland taught creative writing for 12 years at SUNY Yonkers – Go Zebras! – until he was fired for stuff that is in sealed documents. Along with Gil Faizon he is the co-author and co-star of several plays as well as the hit television show “Too Much Tuna” as seen on Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show.” Spalding Gray personally disliked him and he has chapped hands.
NICK KROLL and JOHN MULANEY are American writers and comedians with many credits. They are thrilled to be working with theater legends Gil Faizon and George St Geegland. This is their first Off Broadway production.
The play runs from December 1-20 at New York’s Cherry Lane Theater, and tickets are currently available at the Oh, Hello website. This sounds delightful. But if you plan on attending, be warned…