Local comedy duo Nameless Numberhead, aka Henry Riggs and Maari Suorsa, is taking its monthly comedy variety show Rip City CHS online for the rest of the year starting this Friday. Rip City CHS is now Digi Rip and it’s headed to your screen on the final Friday of every month through December.
Riggs and Suorsa have been putting on their variety show for five years now, offering a platform for writers, performers and creators to try out new ideas for characters, bits, songs and “other nonsense that didn’t fit in established shows in Charleston.”
The experimental nature of the show, coupled with the accessibility of a virtual platform has led to more opportunities for local creatives, Suorsa said. “We’ve gotten a really wide range of stuff, from professional quality short films to lo-fi day-in-the-life vids. We’ve gotten awesome music videos, we’ve gotten strange creatures and puppets that would make Jim Henson’s ghost give a wink. It’s been really different and fun,” she said.
This virtual format also allows Digi Rip to bring in performers from all over the country — the world, universe, even — so keep your eyes peeled for special guests.
You can show your support for Nameless Numberhead by joining the group’s Patreon or donating through PayPal; learn more at numberheadcomedy.com.
Riggs and Suorsa also say they are always accepting submissions to keep a diverse array of comedy in Rip City shows. You can submit anything you deem creative to firstname.lastname@example.org.