Sometimes a person can earn a superlative just by doing something very weirdly unique. Take Chris Trew, a Texas and Louisiana based comedian who has invented a “residency” in a minor league baseball park just by being the first person to ever live in a minor league baseball park for five days. Starting April 5th, Trew will be stadium-bound at The “Shrine on Airline,” home turf for the New Orleans Baby Cakes, for those days as a documentary is shot of the experience tentatively titled “Stadium Sleepover”. Of course, his activities will also be streamed on Facebook, Twitter and his Periscope page.
Besides promoting the Baby Cakes’ inaugural season opener, Trew will work odd jobs around the park, obviously watch TV on the stadium’s gigantic television, sleep in the suites, use the dugout as a “home” office and presumably not wear pants and eat a ton of pretzels and hotdogs, the diet seeming to be the most unsustainable part of the stint.
Trew is an impressively prolific member of the Austin and New Orleans comedy scenes. The stand-up is also a writer for ESPN TrueHoop and Pelicans.com as well as co-founder of an improv school called The New Movement and an accompanying Improv textbook, “Improv Wins!”. Besides frequenting baseball stadiums after hours, Trew works in professional wrestling as a manager.
Cookie Rojas, General Manager for the Baby Cakes, acknowledges the “crazy promotions which define Minor League Baseball” as being well in line with the distinct voices of comedians. In this case, it’s the commitment of a sports-obsessed comedian, but if anyone’s going to combine their passions by doing something dumb and fun for some money and a lot of attention, up-and-coming comedians are a good hiring pool.