The show is run like a talk show of days gone by - ala Merv Griffin or Mike Douglas - with a slant towards the theatre. It's a "must-see" cable access show called Composers and Lyricists of Tomorrow or C.L.O.T, for short - and it's hosted by Leonard Swagg (think Charles Nelson Riley!). The main guest on this segment is a terminally up and coming artist with a tragically humorous life - Jacob Sterling.
Leonard (Peter Bartlett) leads his guest, Jacob Sterling (David Pittu) through what could be called a this is your life type interview - bouncing from one bad joke about the shows and music he has written to the next. They top it all off with a tie-in to 9/11 - and it's hilarious, pure schlock, and never for one minutes lets you forget it either. The show culminates in a new musical that Jacob Sterling has written by performing a montage of songs from the show using 3 of his young students Paisley (Chandra Lee Schwarz), Eisenhower (Max Kumangai), and the uber-adorable, Jerod (Matt Schock).
Everyone needs to laugh a little. This show fills that bill and then some. David Pittu has a knack for mastering his over-the-top characters. This time is no different. Saunter on over to the New World Stages and take in a performance of this gem.