Browsing Tag improv

Matt Walsh: High on improv

By | April 25, 2011 at 9:40 am | No comments

Improvisation in cinema has been tried a few times over history. The films of auteur Robert Altman were noted to use a script as merely a blueprint from which the actors improvised from. As the sophistication of certain audiences has risen, improvisation on screen has become...

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Starbucks-owned Seattle’s Best Coffee launches Second City comedy show

By | April 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm | One comment

Today, in “cool brands partnering with comedy groups” news, we have a quick item from Seattle’s Best Coffee. The Starbucks-owned coffee enterprise is debuting its “Declare Your Level Show” on April 13, an online improv comedy show. Here’s how it works: actors and...

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Interview: Who are you, Reggie Watts?

By | April 11, 2011 at 10:19 am | No comments

What Reggie Watts does onstage has been described in many different ways the last few years. Mostly it comes down to "comedian" or "musical comedian." After all, Comedy Central Records released his album Why Shit So Crazy? last year; he's toured with comedians (Conan, anyone?)...

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Doug Benson, George Lopez, Dana Gould take part in “Tweet The Joke”

By | January 26, 2011 at 11:18 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_5203" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Doug Benson"][/caption] Aside from being an outlet for inane and narcissistic status updates, Twitter is a first-class outlet for stand-up comedians, whether they’re making punchy jokes or interacting with...

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Improv giving away pre-loaded hard drive with Dane Cook tracks

By | December 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm | One comment

Check this out, comedy fans. The Improv is giving away a sweet, new 320 GB hard drive. But that's not all. It's going to come pre-loaded with every single track Dane Cook has put out-- including the complete best-of album I Did My Best, which just hit stores. We're not going...

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The Improv holds national contest for comedians

By | November 16, 2010 at 12:45 pm | No comments

The Improv, the country’s biggest comedy club chain, has just unveiled a new contest for stand-up comedians around the country. The 5 Spot gives comics the chance to be flown out to LA to perform in front of the club’s national booker. So, let's get right to the details,...

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Sirius XM to broadcast Del Close improv marathon live all weekend

By | July 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm | One comment

The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Human Giant, The League, Parks and Recreation, Community. Are you a fan of any one of these TV shows? Are you subscribed to Sirius XM radio? If you answered yes to both of these...

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Friars Club awards $20,000 to improv and sketch groups

By | July 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm | No comments

Last Friday and Saturday marked the first ever Friars Club Improv and Sketch Competition (FrISC). Held at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, FrISC showcased the best five improv and sketch groups from over a hundred submissions. At the end of each night, a panel of judges voted...

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Video interview with Dov Davidoff

By | April 28, 2010 at 10:08 am | One comment

There was no stopping our love for Dov Davidoff once his 2008 album The Point Is... hit the comedy scene. In fact, we chose it as one of that year's 10 best albums. His breakneck pace on stage, his on-the-verge-of-complete collapse delivery style and his refreshing and just...

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