Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]
Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]
Getting the facts from Go Fact Yourself host J. Keith Van Straaten
J. Keith Van Straaten, host of the live game show and podcast for Maximum Fun, Go Fact Yourself, met up with me earlier this summer while scouting locations for taking his game show on the road to New York City. Live shows of Go Fact Yourself are happening this weekend (July 21-22) at Caveat, with [... [Read More]
Who Is Sacha Baron Cohen Fooling In ‘Who Is America?’ On Showtime
When Sacha Baron Cohen first burst onto the scene with Ali G, Borat and Bruno on British television in 2000 (and then HBO in 2003), you have to remember what America was then. No social media. No hyper-awareness. When he filmed Borat, he could still fool most of the people most of the time, even [&h... [Read More]
Who Is Sacha Baron Cohen Fooling In ‘Who Is America?’ On Showtime
When Sacha Baron Cohen first burst onto the scene with Ali G, Borat and Bruno on British television in 2000 (and then HBO in 2003), you have to remember what America was then. No social media. No hyper-awareness. When he filmed Borat, he could still fool most of the people most of the time, even [&h... [Read More]
Boom Chicago celebrates 25 years of improv in Amsterdam
Alumni from Boom Chicago reunited in Amsterdam over the weekend to celebrate 25 years of American improv comedy by the celebrated company. Among the attendees you’ve seen on TV and the movies: Seth Meyers, Josh Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Heather Anne Campbell, Matt Jones, Amber Ruffin, Colton Dun... [Read More]
Boom Chicago celebrates 25 years of improv in Amsterdam
Alumni from Boom Chicago reunited in Amsterdam over the weekend to celebrate 25 years of American improv comedy by the celebrated company. Among the attendees you’ve seen on TV and the movies: Seth Meyers, Josh Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Heather Anne Campbell, Matt Jones, Amber Ruffin, Colton Dun... [Read More]
The Upright Citizens Brigade performs Carnegie Hall ASSSSCAT to open 20th and final Del Close Marathon in New York City
Where can the Upright Citizens Brigade go after playing Carnegie Hall? Hollywood, apparently. The UCB4, as co-founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts are lovingly called by their students and improv comedy fans around the world, started performing ASSSSCAT in New York City in b... [Read More]
The Upright Citizens Brigade performs Carnegie Hall ASSSSCAT to open 20th and final Del Close Marathon in New York City
Where can the Upright Citizens Brigade go after playing Carnegie Hall? Hollywood, apparently. The UCB4, as co-founders Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Matt Walsh and Ian Roberts are lovingly called by their students and improv comedy fans around the world, started performing ASSSSCAT in New York City in b... [Read More]
SNL spoofs NBC Chicago slate of TV shows with Chicago Improv, a loving tribute to iO
Improv gets a bad rap from stand-up comedians, but when Saturday Night Live roasts its own, it does so like this short video from the 43rd season finale, Chicago Improv. The sketch imagines NBC stretching for ideas after already green-lighting three dramas from Dick Wolf with Chicago in the title an... [Read More]