Del Close Marathon 13 Video Recaps
The UCBT has put together some daily recaps of the 13th Annual Del Close Marathon. Relive the memories over and over and over. [Read More]
WitOut's Guide to the Del Close Marathon by Matt Holmes
The Del Close Marathon is the Woodstock of improv comedy—or the Lolapalooza or Bonnaroo or whatever fits your generation—a weekend of non-stop improv comedy from cities around the globe. Performers include names and faces you know, representation from funny-factories like Second City, UCB, iO, PHIT, etc., and college talent that will grace future improv stages (and commercials and rom-com best-friend roles). A $25 wristband gets you into more than 150 shows with some waiting in line. Here’s a th... [Read More]
First look: Del Close Marathon 13, Aug. 12-14, 2011, in New York City #dcm13
The schedule is out for the 13th Del Close Marathon, the Upright Citizen Brigade's annual celebration of their late improv comedy teacher, with shows scheduled around-the-clock from Aug. 12-14, 2011, in multiple venues in NYC's Chelsea neighborhood n... [Read More]
Stephen Colbert showed ‘great wit’ as part of ‘80s improv group at Northwestern | Chicago Sun-Times
They knew it even then. A quarter-century ago, when Comedy Central bloviator and lushly coiffed American icon Stephen Colbert was part of a short-lived improv troupe — the No Fun Mud Piranhas — at Northwestern University in Evanston, castmates were wowed by his natural ability to bring the funny. [Read More]
The 9th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival runs June 6-11
The 9th Annual Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival begins June 6 running thru June 11 at The iO West Theater in Los Angeles. The fest, which attracts hundreds of improv and sketch comedy performers from Los Angeles and across the country, will feature improv and sketch shows and competitions on iO West's three stages throughout the week, along with dozens of workshops from top improvisers and writers. In all, this year’s festival will feature more than 80 comedy workshops available to the public ... [Read More]
Inside with: Blaine Swen of Improvised Shakespeare
Improvised Shakespeare is in NYC this weekend and Blaine Swen, one of the Bard of Avon's Make-Em-Up Boys, answered a few burning questions.. [Read More]
Journey through Mick Napier's Paradigm Lost Show Journal
Inspired by the Second City memories in Tina Fey's Bossypants, Rob Kozlowski mined for and found Mick Napier's Paradigm Lost online show journal, preserved for posterity in all it's mid-to-late nineties glory. Detailing his directorial experience from November 1996 until the show's open in February 1997, Napier writes about working with cast members Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jenna Jolovitz and Jim Zulevic. [Read More]
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group (DVD review)
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood have kept doing short-form improv games for audiences across North America, and they have a new DVD showcasing their efforts, Colin & Brad: Two Man Group. Filmed before a live audience in Milwaukee, it's more than a little bit gimmicky. Take, for example, this finale in which the duo performs barefoot and blindfolded while onstage with 270 mousetraps. [Read More]
Mary Scruggs of Second City dies at age 46
Mary Scruggs, the head of writing and education programs for The Second City Training Center, died at her home in Chicago late Tuesday night, said Kelly Leonard, the executive vice president of Second City. She was 46. [Read More]
New Details on The PIT's Future Home | The Apiary
There are already ads running in the print version of The Onion touting The Peoples Improv Theater's new/2nd home, but the venue isn't slated to open until sometime in January or so. Here's some info about the place.. [Read More]