Seth Urbina

The Genie is Free

My friend Seth has been singing the Genie song from Aladdin every week for an entire year. Why? Because it's dumb and funny and no one commits to a goof better than him.

He just posted his 52nd video. It's been a full year. He did it. He stuck with it. I am in awe.

For his final performance he went full genie.

Congratulations, Seth. You are free.

If you missed it, you should also watch Seth sing Katy Perry's Firework.

Videos from My Livestream

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Every month I'm putting on a comedy livestream exclusively for my Patreon supporters. Well, actually I decided for my first one I'd leave it open to the public. So you can find it all on Facebook.

Was it the best thing in the world? No. I learned a whole lot though. I had really big dreams for the livestream could be and it didn't really live up to it. It's frustrating when things don't live up to your taste. There were some scheduling problems and technical issues that got in the way.

BUT there were some pre-recorded videos I showed throughout the livestream that I'm really proud of. Each one is sillier than the last. Just the way I like it.

In one video I show off my new car.

I give a tour of the town I grew up in.

And my friend Seth sings Firework by Katy Perry.

There's a 4th video my other friend Derek made where he teaches you how to fake laugh and it's sooooo funny. I need to convince him to record a different intro/outro that doesn't mention the livestream so he can upload it to his youtube page because it's wonderful.

The Videos

My History with Livestream Shows

4 years ago when I was still a youth pastor I would invite my friends to hang out in my church office late at night so we could put on a really silly livestream comedy show. Tomorrow night I’m going to try to recreate that.

It all started with my friend Seth bored out of his mind on a long road trip. I came up with the idea of livestreaming from my laptop with him on speakerphone so members of the audience could ask him for advice. There was no real plan. We just wanted to make each other laugh. It was kinda-sorta “successful” (however you want to define that).

But we had fun doing it so we decided to try to do something like that again.

 
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For this show we would be in the same room, we’d come up with ideas for bits, we’d bring in special guests, and we’d give it a name: PIZZA NIGHT. My office wasn’t that big but we were able to cram me and Seth in one corner and our friend Dani and her keyboard in another. she was the house band for the show. Any time we needed to transition between bits I’d swivel the laptop around to face her so she could play a musical interlude. It was a very high tech show.

 
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I think we did a show every night of finals week. Our audience kept growing and our ideas got dumber. We introduced a character that was just devil puppet I found in the church storage. We called him Gary Nacogdoches and he was my best friend.

It was all very silly. None of us took it seriously. No one was trying to make a career out of it or get famous by being on the internet and I think that’s what made it so enjoyable.

Seth and I tried to do other livestream shows over the years. We tried watching the X-Files together but we couldn’t figure out the logistics.

At one point we tried to do Pizza Night season 2 but I don’t like talking about that. We only had one person tune and I was incredibly embarrassed. Pizza Night season 2 was a failure and I would like to apologize to everyone involved.

 
 

Tuesday night I’m hosting a comedy livestream for the first time in years. I’m older, wiser, and better prepared. I’ve got some really dumb ideas for what we can all do together during the show. I’m also really excited for these pre-recorded bits I’ll play throughout. Some are from me and some were made by friends (and Pizza Night alumni).

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One of the rewards for supporting my Patreon is access to an exclusive monthly livestream. Since this is my first one I thought I’d open it up to the general public so everyone can get an idea of what they can get every month.

I’m praying it’s good and that people watch. I’m praying it’s more like Pizza Night season 1 and NOTHING LIKE SEASON 2.

We’ll see.