Unfortunately, not for very long. Last week's season premiere (I think) of TV's "Last Comic Standing" reality/comedy competition show featured an appearance by none other than the Florida Film Festival's "Queen of Midnight," Amber Tozer. The unrepentant stand-up comedienne was the writer-creator of two classic, Gill Holland-produced Midnight shorts--THE TOZER SHOW: BOMBS AND BLUEBALLS and THE TOZER SHOW: THE URINE BOMBER--that world premiered at FFF 2005 & 2006. These raunchy and hilarious works, animated by Onur Tukel, offered Amber's brilliant assessments of sex, politics, drunken make-out sessions, the war on Iraq, Bush, and the complications of getting locked in your own apartment bedroom and waste removal.
Consistently outrageous and cute as can be, Amber auditioned before two members of "The Office" cast and they really liked her schtick about growing up and her Mom finding out about her lesbian make-out moment at a Halloween party--funny stuff. But once she got to the group of 20 finalists, they neglected to include her in the final 4 that were chosen to move on in the competition--boo! But what a pleasant early summer surprise it was to get at least a small blast of the Tozer perspective once more--as we eagerly await the next film, we can only hope that perhaps she can find a stand-up gig in Orlando sometime soon.