Jeffrey & Cole make the weekend ‘Bigger’
Jeffrey Self and Cole Escola (photos) of Logo’s “Jeffrey & Cole Casserole” bring their new semi-autobiographical stage show “Jeffery and Cole Make it Bigger” to Actor’s Express in two After Hours performances on Friday and Saturday.
Originally known for their viral webcam videos, the “VGL Boys” were a YouTube sensation. VGL=Very Good Looking for those of you outside the internet loop. Just sayin’. We’ll leave it up to you whether their reference to themselves in that way is self-deprication or self-delusion.
It’s probably a little of both, which does make for some genuine laughs. And they are cute—in that oh-so-gay, emo kind of way.
Jeffrey and Cole made it big with their own television series on Logo, one of the channel’s few pieces of original programming to make a real splash among audiences that stop their dials at Logo on purpose. The series, like their webcam videos, features sketch comedy, improv, and general absurdity that is wholly written, directed and produced by Jeffrey and Cole themselves. The show airs Fridays on Comcast 288 in Atlanta.
Now the stage show lets them “Make It Bigger.” The good news is, they’re actually funny. The better news is that all of Actor’s Express’ After Hours shows are gaining popularity, thanks to a keen eye for what will get people to the theater after 10 p.m.
Jeffrey, a native Georgian, performed “People I Slept With Who Never Called Me Back” in April, launching the the After Hours series. He also appeared to acclaim at Actor’s Express in 2008 with his one-man show, “My Life on the Craig’s List.”
Welcome home, Jeffrey, and welcome to Atlanta, Cole! We’re in so much need of some comic relief.
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