On Tuesday, in place of Comedy Bang Bang, Ronna and Beverly did their monthly performance at UCB. You can see above, the stage was set with a special Hanukkah graphic and pig pinata. This show happens monthly, but this was extra special because it was holiday themed. Every show has different guests, and I’ve gone to probably 15 and they’ve all been hilarious.
If you are new to Ronna and Beverly, you should know that these woman are playing their Jewish mothers and do the whole show as these characters.
This night they lit the menorah.
Paul F. Tompkins was guest number one. They let him take a swing at the pinata. I love the photo above, not just for Paul’s awesome expression, but also for the “Happy Hanukkah” written on the pig.
You can see when they interview guests, it’s only the guests the get the chairs and Ronna and Beverly stand behind them asking questions as if it’s an interrogation. This setup means that when the guests are asked questions, they are forced to turn and face each host, forcing them to look back and forth the entire show.
Paul clearly knew what he was getting into and took it all really well.
Beverly brought out a surprise guest! Her daughter (not the skinny one in Arizona
auditing taking classes at their University, but the heavier twin living in Israel).
Next came out Paget Brewster who got sucked into the interrogation. They kept all the guests on stage for each interview, which was just for this holiday event. I must say, it was really fun having Paul F. Tompkins on stage for the whole show. His reaction to Ronna and Beverly was so funny.
The last guest was Angela Kinsey from The Office.
After the interview time ended, they did a Hanukkah swap (aka, secret santa). Beverly coordinated the secret santa and there was a “mix-up” and somehow all the guests brought gifts for Beverly and Ronna got nothing.
Beverly pulled Paul F. Tompkins name for the gift trade. She got him a journal she had left over from a Beverly and Ronna event. Such a fun night, and it was only $5. Check out their podcast HERE to learn more about them, and check the UCB schedule in January for their next show.