Fringe 2009 – FFA 2 – Slow Jobs


“None of us had ever met his dad, which gave him an aura of authority and danger.”

What Happened Productions

Slow Jobs: Servicing America for $12 an Hour

Overworked and underwhelmed? Punch the clock with Fringe favorites Laura Bidgood and Curt Lund as they relive first jobs, creepy coworkers, minimum wage, office romances, and doing whatever it takes to pay the bills. What did you want to be when you grew up? And what the hell happened instead?

From the nerds that brought you the Fringe hits Boys Don’t Make Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses, Take a Left at the Giant Cow: A Beginner’s Guide to North Dakota and Two Queers and a Chubby, Laura and Curt are proud to present the premiere of their new comedy storytelling dorkfest that will tickle you with real life observations from the nerd perspective.

Laura and Curt, two more returning favorites of mine – flashlights under their chins, re-enacting that age-old childhood rite of passage, the sleepover. It was here that Curt’s discomfort with the idea of picking one thing (a job) to do for the rest of his life first started to really bug him.

Curt claimed that the red “time’s up” light foiled the actual intended punchline of the story, but it’s to their credit that the audience seemed to enjoy themselves so much that it didn’t matter. Perhaps it was the references to Rick Moranis and the movie Innerspace that did it.

(After all, that whole scenario is a joke to most gay men. After you get Dennis Quaid inside you, who in their right mind would want to get him out again? I’d been trying to inject him into my bloodstream ever since Dreamscape. Thus endeth the “way too much information” portion of our blog)

The Fringe’s YouTube page has the preview up now, so I embedded it at the end of this post. Some other online resources…

My previous write-up

Their website –

Their show page

Fringe-For-All preview video…