On St. Patrick's Day, 2004, Cattle Productions continued its tradition
of live entertainment with "LeperCon", a mock telethon designed to raise
fake money for an equally fake charity that graced the boards of the world
famous Improv Olympic Comedy Club on Hollywood Blvd.
Jerry Lewis would be turning over in his grave (if he were dead) to see
the depths a telethon event could sink to in the name of comedy! Featuring
the talents of co-hosts Paul Preston and Jack Voorhies in the roles of
washed up, half drunk and sick of it all hosts, they introduced such
luminary talents as Karen Volpe (song & dance), David Beach (and his
straight jacket escape), Bethany Pagliolo & Vanessa Whitney (stand-up
comedy), C. Stephen Foster (as Bette Davis), George Willis (on ukulele), &
John Fulton (rockin' the house on guitar), who truly wowed the masses. Rob
Nejman as Lenny the ex-con played the Leper-Con ,who manned the tote board
and collected the money. He managed to steal not the show, but the money.
Hot on the heels of this whirlwind success, the group got together one
more time to throw a show to do to the Amish what they had done to the
Lepers! "Raise the Roof" managed to raise some cash and a good old time as
the gang managed to save the Amish from themselves. As the host Ted Ogilbie
put it: "It's not that the Amish are sick, but there's certainly something
wrong with them." Again featuring most of the talents of "LeperCon", plus
Wendy Horton and her talking birds!
Cattle Prods is currently negotiating with the powers that be for more
time and space at the Improv Olympic. But that's not all they've got up
their collective sleeves. Keep watching the skies!