Three Imaginary Girls

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I’ve probably raved enough about Charlyne Yi, but here I go again: in addition to crafting one of my favorite movies of the year, she’s also an adorable performance artist. Her shows reportedly mix music, magic and personable jokes – but since they mostly take place in and around LA – I’ve never been able to see them. Fortunately for me (and everyone else!), she’s performing at Bumbershoot this year.

As promised on her YouTube page:

“There will be music, joke-telling, story-telling, tatty-telling, scary stories, stories that you can pass on to your children’s children… and more!”

So…I don’t really know what to expect, but I hope it’s something like this:


She’s paired up with Patton Oswalt – who, since I’m a novice when it comes to stand up, I totally knew NOTHING about until Ratatouille (he voiced Remy). After we watched it, my boyfriend said “You don’t know who he is???” and proceeded to download every video he could find and play them for me. And I admit, the dude’s pretty funny, even outside his adorable rat persona. He was on Dollhouse too, and hey, if you appear on a Joss Whedon show, chances are I’m gonna like ya’ (HI fellow WHEDONVERSE fans!).

Plus, I automatically fell in love with him for this (totally NSFW) rant about George Lucas:


Patton, you are the hero of many true Star Wars fans. Thank you.

{Charlyne Yi & Patton Oswalt perform at Bumbershoot all three days, September 5, 6 and 7 – from 8-9pm on Comedy Stage South}