Christmas Party Like A TV Star

Christmas SetSorry for the late post tonight, Modern Philosophers, but I was out partying like a TV star.

Well, at least like a writer for the highest rated late night TV show in Maine!  Tonight was The Nite Show With Danny Cashman Christmas Party!

As you know, Modern Philosophers, I am always filled with the Christmas Spirit, but there isn’t much going on at The House on the Hill this year.  So I was thrilled when I received Danny’s invite for the show’s Christmas Party.

We met at Season’s, a restaurant downtown, and had a whole room to ourselves for our Nite Show Holiday shenanigans.

christmas choirEveryone was there.  Well, maybe not the entire Christmas Choir (pictured at the left), but Anna, the lead singer was.

It was an intimate gathering of people who work so hard to put on a very cool TV show.  We’re always so busy on the night of a taping, so it was nice to finally have time to just hang out together and chat.

Sure, I had to remind some of the members of the band that my name isn’t really Timbo, but I kind of like it when they call me that.

Danny gave a heartfelt speech to thank us for what we do to make The Nite Show a reality.  He told us how the ratings continue to improve, and the exec from WABI, the station that airs the show in Bangor, nodded in emphatic agreement.

I was really touched when Danny thanked the writers, and then mentioned me and a few of the other writers by name.  That was really cool because everyone knows the writers are  an unheralded bunch since we’re rarely in front of the camera.

Danny DeskThere was excellent food, including delicious chicken wings.  It was as if Danny read this blog and knew how much I love wings!  The drinks were flowing.  The conversation was excellent.  We even tossed around some sketch ideas.

As the party wound down, Danny stayed to chat with a smaller group of us, and told stories from the very early days of the show.

Even though we were supposed to be relaxing, we kept talking about ideas to attract larger, younger audiences to the show.  Fellow writer Dave suggested that I would come up with some ideas, and Danny surprised me by telling the group that I had already come up with some very good ideas for attracting audience members.

Again, I was touched.  So it ended up being a great Christmas Party for this Modern Philosophers and Nite Show Writer.  Not only did I receive the gifts of food, drink, and camaraderie, but Danny also said a couple of nice things that made me feel like all this effort I’d been putting in for the show was well worth it.

nite show logoI know this is a bit of a rambling post, Modern Philosophers, but I’m just filled with the Christmas Spirit.

It’s great to be appreciated and a part of a team.  It’s also a nice change to have a job that doesn’t feel like work at all.

Making a TV show is a blast.  You should all give it a shot some time…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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21 Responses to Christmas Party Like A TV Star

  1. ksbeth says:

    that is all so wonderful, austin. you deserve it and it’s been a long time coming. enjoy the sleigh ride )

  2. Pamela Edwards says:

    Glad you enjoyed yourself Austin . Hopefully along with those great wings , there were plenty of Christmas cookies to nibble on . If so then i know your night was complete . It’s good to be appreciated for your work , glad to know that you are . : )

  3. David Forbes Brown says:

    I love the Danny’s brother bit!

  4. Joseph Nebus says:

    Aw, congratulations! Nice to see it.

  5. Louise says:

    sooo did you get any cute girls phone number whilst partying???? what is with chicken wings over there? Anyway good to see the boss knows who you are.

  6. D. Parker says:

    Sounds like a great night!!! Congrats Austin! Glad they appreciate what a treasure they have! 🙂

  7. susielindau says:

    Very cool! And you won a Christmas card! Send me your address!

  8. You sound like one very happy Modern Philosopher, and that makes me smile.

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  10. markbialczak says:

    You’re moving up in the ranks of the staff, Austin. Congratulations on a power party. Spirited sprits. And deserved. 🙂

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