Best in Richmond? It’s up to you!

It’s time for the Richmond Review’s Best of the City Contest! We here at Tickle Me Pickle figure there are a few categories we fit in to, but we need your help to get the votes!

  • Best Local Artist: We’re local.  We’re artists.  Perfect!
  • Best Live Music Venue: If what Jon and Lawrence do isn’t live music, I don’t know what is.
  • Best Place to go on a First Date: Romance always follows laughter, or so the saying goes.  The saying we just made up.
  • Best Place to go on a Cheap Date: Two bucks!  Come on!
  • Best Place to Take Out-Of-Town Guests: What better way to showcase Richmond culture?
  • Best community event: Why not Laughter is the Best Medicine?

For your votes to count you need to make at least 15 entries, so why not throw a few friends of ours in there?  Matsuyama for best sushi! Art Knapp for best gardening store!  White Spot for oh-so-many categories! Be creative, and remember: vote early, vote often!

Low Budget Comics: Jabba’s New Job

Low Budget Comics are a Pickle creation: at certain shows, at the end of the first half, we use suggestions from the audience to write a story.  We then head back to the lab and create a comic using your story and images we’ve pulled off of the internet.  The resulting product is half us, half you, and all funny.

For Jabba’s New Job (June ’09), you gave us a tale of Jabba the Hutt: out of work and forced to find employment at a crayon factory where some strange a-happenin’s are a-happenin’.  Enjoy.

TMP presents: RichCity Improv – We have a winner!

Congratulations to RICHMOND HIGH for repeating as RichCity Improv champs!

It was a hard-fought battle, featuring some absurdly talented high school students from across Richmond and came down to RHS versus the quick-witted team from PALMER, but as the saying goes: “there can only be one.”

Huge thanks to all the schools who came out to perform, and the students, families and teachers for their support!  We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook Page to see some pics!

Laughter ’11 Highlights!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our Laughter is the Best Medicine event! It was a huge success, and we raised over $1500 for Richmond Society for Community Living!  Thanks to our fans, the 2011 Laughter is the Best Medicine event was a huge success!  Here are a few shots from the event, and if you feel like uploading your own photos or videos, head to our Facebook page!

Aviva is a finalist for the Richmond Arts Awards!

Fresh on the heels of our incredibly successful Laughter is the Best Medicine show, Tickle Me Pickle has received some great news!

Aviva Levin, a longtime Pickle performer and one of our two co-captains, has been announced as a finalist in the Richmond Arts Awards, in the category of Youth Arts!

The Youth Arts category “recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist, 24 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community”.  Given that Aviva has taken on the herculean task of wrangling a gang of hooligans who spend their Thursday nights playing make believe, we figure that she’s demonstrated plenty of commitment.

Congratulations, Aviva, and good luck!