UnScene Comedy Presents: Breaking Up is Hard to Do…belated podcast & show/recipe recap!

Shawn and Scott Oddo share a moment

Hello friends! Christa here! At long last, we’ve finally pulled our shit together enough put out the podcast. And by pulled our shit together, I mean Shawn’s pulled his shit together. I remain perfect and unwavering, like an American flag doused in dry ice.

Unfortunately, we’ve lost our venue due to the fact that is being bulldozed into a pile of rubble and turned into a parking lot. Progress! Not to worry though! We are hard at work searching for a new venue!

In the meantime, you can find the podcast at the link below:


UnScene Comedy Presents: Breaking Up is Hard to Do; Stories of
Break-ups, Make-ups & General Messiness

…and here’s a quick recap of the glory of our last show!

Kristin Seltman

Story 1: Scott Oddo
Scott Oddo or James Bond? You decide!

Story 2: Elena Jawitz
Elena & her crazy ex gf who told everyone Elena
was Mexican, even though she wasn’t…
(we mentioned she was crazy, right?)

Story 2: Duncan Wilder Johnson
Why you should never get too close to your bar staff (Our most animated guest yet!)

Story3: Kristin Seltman
The aftermath of a semester in Europe

Shawn and Kayla Avery

Audience Story 1: Kayla Avery
Kayla narrowly escapes the grossest guy ever

Audience Story 2: JR Huffman
The dangers of dating a goth cougar





Christa vs. Shawn EXTREME Bake Off: Cookie Dough Dip vs.
Animal Crackers

As always there is a portion of the show in which myself and Shawn compete to bring in the best show-themed foodstuff. I had a tough time with this one. Ben & Jerry’s is the quintessential break up food, but it’s also hard to distribute to an audience, didn’t involve any actual baking and oh yeah, it’s fucking expensive. Cookie dough was my next idea, as I’ve spent more time than I’d care to admit eating it raw, straight out of the tube during a bad day. I couldn’t just bring in raw cookie dough, as I’m not too keen on accidentally poisoning the audience with salmonella. I did however bring in the next best thing: Cookie dough dip!

Now, Shawn has been pretty clever in the creatively themed foods department, but I think on this one he might have dropped the ball. While I enjoy animal crackers as much as the next person, they are not something I reach for in the time of crisis. They we’re pretty good to use with the dip though…

WINNER: Christa (Woo!)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dip

Admittedly, this tastes almost nothing like actual cookie dough, however it is both delicious and really bad for you, so I think I’ve got my bases covered.

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup toffee bits

Things to dip!
graham crackers, pretzels, nilla wafers, ANIMAL CRACKERS or apple slices

1.In a small saucepan, melt the butter with the brown sugar over medium heat. Stir continuously, until the brown sugar dissolves. (You can also do this in the microwave but watch it closely. The butter/sugar mixture will boil over fast. Stir every 30 seconds or so.)
2. Remove from heat, whisk in the vanilla and set aside to cool.
3. Beat the cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar for 1 minute.
4. Slowly beat in the cooled butter mixture and beat again for another minute.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and toffee bits, if using.
6. Pour into a serving bowl and refrigerate.
7. Garnish with additional chocolate chips or toffee bits.
8. Serve with graham crackers, pretzels, nilla wafers or apple slices.


Shawn and Duncan Wilder Johnson


Thanks to everyone that
came out!

We’ll keep you posted with further updates!

<3 Christa

Shawn and Elena Jawitz

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