My buddy Chris Prynoski runs an animation studio in L.A. (and also in NYC now), called Titmouse, Inc. They've started putting on a show called the Titmouse Tongue & Pencil. So called because, while a stand-up performs, a cartoonist draws funny drawings in response to what he says, and the cartoons are projected behind the comedian in real time. Sometimes, the two forces clash, and sometimes they collude. Potential hilarity, either way.
Tongue & Pencil facebook page, with good photos.
A Tongue & Pencil video - slow starting, but gets pretty good.
In the past, cartoonists performed live by way of vaudeville chalk talks. Maybe now they're wanting to take the stage again. Maybe we should think about bringing something like Super Art Fight to B'ham, or something like the Tongue & Pencil show, or some similar new invention of our own. Thoughts, anyone?