I knew it would be interesting at least- a standup/improv comedy troupe called Boom Chicago doing a show called "Me, MySpace and iPod". As it turned out, it was completely up my alley and I was very impressed.
It was the first I had seen a comedy routine integrated with technology and social networking - something very close to my job when I'm not traveling.
For instance, they asked the audience who had a page on MySpace.com and someone was chosen for the skit. They went to the live site during the show to check out the guy's page and asked him about some friends on his friend's list. Then, later in the show they did a whole routine that brought his MySpace friends to life based on his descriptions. So freaking funny - and for the skit to work every night they have to find someone in the audience with a MySpace page - in Amsterdam. This goes to show how huge MySpace is.
They also did a skit based on Wikipedia, which is an online encyclopedia that a very large community of people manage by editing pages. Wikipedia works, but is also famous for disagreements about how an entry should be written. In the skit, they ask for an object, in this case a pineapple and they take turns describing it in encyclopedic style. When one performer disagrees, they yell "EDIT!" and it becomes their turn to create the "real" definition. Wiki-based humor, wow.
Being that we are in Amsterdam, they also parodied Anne Frank and showed a YouTube style video blog that was done by Anne Frank back on the 1940's [watch the video]. It was a take-off of the now-famous LonelyGirl15 on You Tube.
I was in awe. It was funny yes, but what really blew me away was that these websites and ideas were too geeky for prime time only a couple of years ago and now, suddenly, it is mainstream enough to become fodder for an entire comedy show. If I was running a technology conference, I would hire Boom Chicago in a second.