Monday, February 16, 2009

Season 4 Here We Go!

I can't believe that it has almost reached the 2 year mark for the Variety Hour. As the seniors saddle up to end their life with the Variety Hour, the concern of the future was at stake. With individuals like Jared Friedman, Liana Rosenberg and Chris Conte the probability of executing a sustainable organization is amazingly high! So alumni, don't fret, and current students, be ready for some entertaining products to evolve over the course of the next decade!

The theme for this year's Variety Hour is still a little secret, but let's just hint at the theme of a late 80s and early 90s composition revolving around an eclectic family. This is the largest writing feat that the Variety Hour has taken on. It will attempt to weave an overarching plot with digital shorts consistent with the plot, and random side adventures that will optimize the entertainment curve. I can NOT wait to see the outcome of our upcoming writer's meeting this week on Tuesday.

See you in April!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Jeremy Announces This Year's Awards

The winner of the Alexander Andrews Appreciation Award for overall commitment to the Variety Hour is Jared Friedman. Serving as head writer and co-producer, Jared left his mark on, literally, every sketch in VH3. He co-wrote the cooking show "Leftoverz" and some hilarious jokes for TTH; he organized and performed in the improv act at our premiere; he lent his voice to the "Maggie Mo Murder Mystery;" he built the awesome "Students to Outer Space Club" model rocket ship; he acted in "eCarnegie" and the "Students to Outer Space Recruitment Video;" and he was an integral part of our field team for the "Bhangra in the Burgh Interview" segment.

The fourth ever (!!) Jeremy B. Neuberg Most Valuable Player Award goes to Ellen Hyland, a founding member of the VH, who took an essential role in our cast this semester playing the title role in "Ellen Cooks Last Night's Leftovers," a memorable part in "eCarnegie," and appearing in all three of our live acts. She clinched the award during the final week of production by leading the efforts to spread the word about our show, helping to put together another fantastic installment of TTH, and sharing her hilarious story of aggressive massage techniques. Your trophy will be available in January (as will those of previous JBNMVP winners).

The Blake, awarded to the producers of the best digital submission, goes to Danny Kane, Paris Obdan, and Liana Rosenberg for their thoroughly entertaining "Maggie Mo Murder Mystery" trailer. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Margaret Morrison send an enigmatic private investigator on a quest to discover who killer her. Was it the lawyer? The cute little paper girl? The Doctor? Find out on a campus near you - Summer 2009.

And finally, the VH's newest award, the Friedman Prize for Writership, goes to rookie cast member Brendan Sullivan. A major contributor to our script, Brendan played a key role in developing many of our skits for production and he wrote a significnat share of our TTH jokes. In addition, he took on the position of TTH co-host and participated in all of our improv acts.

Congratulations winners!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Season 3 Available Online Now!

The Variety Hour is proud to announce that Season 3 is available online on our YouTube Channel! See the Variety Hour recruit students to space, finish up last night's leftovers, and introduce a new website to find the perfect "Study Buddy." You can check out some of the videos below! Live content will be uploaded shortly.

This Season's Opening:



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

VH Episode 3 - 12.4.2008

That's right sportsfans, the CMU Variety Hour is holding the red carpet premiere of its 3rd episode this Thursday in McConomy Audiorium from precisely 8PM to 9PM. This show's featured acts include: All New VH Digital Shorts, Things That Happened with Brendan Sullivan and Ellen Hyland, Tim Dimond, Off The Top Improv, Ellen Hyland's "A Cautionary Tale", SoundBytes, AND SO MUCH MORE!! Admission is FREE.

Get ready to get blown away!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

VH Season 3 Update

Production is going GREAT halfway through our third season of the Variety Hour! We've been making fantastic progress and the invites to perform just keep coming. This semester continues to be crazy busy! November is our crunch month!

What we've done:
-Ellen Cooks Last Night's Leftovers
-Students to Outer Space Club Recruiting
-"Who Killed Maggie Mo" Trailer
-10/23 Opening Act for Bill Burr at CMU Homecoming '08

What's coming up:
-VH3 Filming/ Editing
-VH3 Live Act Auditions
-11/8 Bhangra in the Burgh
-11/15 Insomnia Film Festival
-11/16 TriDelt Charity Brunch?
-11/20 Up Til Dawn?
-12/4 VH3 Premiere!!!!! THE BIG DAY!

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Variety Hour Extends an Invite to the Carnegie Mellon University Orientation Council

The Variety Hour is attempting to grow even further.  The best outlet would be to inspire unique talents to perform would be the freshmen talent show.  The Variety Hour is interested in seeing which of these unique talents would be good to recruit for the Variety Hour itself.  In turn, the Variety Hour will become a producer for the talent show and some of the technical components.  Essentially, we are creating a glorified Camp Talent Show. But that's what everyone had when they were little and that's what people should embrace.

We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Technabob Features CMU Gurlzzz!

Congratulations CMU Gurlzzz! External press! I couldn't be more excited to see this happen! is a tech, gadget blog, and today site owner and author Paul Strauss put a great blog up today about it!

"The girls of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) are undoubtedly some of the dopest chicks you’ll ever encounter. Not only do they do they possess mad algebraic skillz and could probably kick your ass in World of Warcraft, they have the only finest taste in tech blogs." -

The video CMU Gurlzzz has over 8000 hits since it's debut in the beginning of may. The Variety Hour is looking forward to seeing what Technabob's press will do to it!

Very nice, gurlzzz!