FBLA Got Mortified


Mortified, is the idea that we all wish we would have had. Getting regular people to stand up in public and read their adolescent angst and teeny bopper operas. Because who knew that stuff would ever be funny?

From their site:

Hailed a “cultural phenomenon” by Newsweek and celebrated for years by the likes of This American Life, The Today Show, Esquire, The Onion AV Club, Daily Candy, Entertainment Weekly, and E!, Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. Witness adults sharing their own adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more.

After all, where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their… first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi.

The largest and longest-running project of its kind, Mortified produces comedic content for the stage, the page, and the web. Its latest book, Mortified: Love Is a Battlefield, is in stores everywhere.

FBLA was given tickets to the show at King King in Hollywood. It was sold out and there was literally standing room only. Which is what your humble bloggers did. At the back of the room. Behind two tall guys. In front of other taller people.

Even from the same vantage point as we experience Lollapalooza – it was worth it.

Check on their site for the next time they have a live show in LA. And to get a taste of what you’d be in for – check out the video with Elijah Wood.