The 10th Annual Del Close Marathon Live Blog-a-thon: Saturday

Shows seen today: Rondo, Pass The Mic, MakeOut Clinic, Mailer Demon: Our Nuts Are Full, Hot Sauce, Penny, Derrick, The 1986 Mets’ Extravaganza, No Posers, To Catch A Predator: Improv Edition Volume 2, Working Girls, Worst Heckle Ever, UCBW: Kicking Ass and Taking Suggestions, Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz

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The 10th Annual Del Close Marathon Live Blog-a-thon: Friday

Cleaning up the posts  and putting them behind breaks because I shall be adding photos. Shows seen today: Police Chief Rumble, Mantzoukas Brothers, Tracers, The Stepfathers, The Signatures, Bangs, Tucker Max, and Glaser & Walsh.

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The New UCB Theater Harold Team Line-Ups For 2008

Thanks to Ben at the Improvoker blog for pointing out of this piece of information in his blog post “The UCB Theatre Announces New Harold Teams”

“The biggest news is the reshuffling of 1985 and the remaining members of fwänd into two separate groups – The Law Firm and Amazon Tusk. I think it also bears pointing out that UCB has granted one of our biggest requests of a mostly female group Sensual Ha, which from outward appearances looks pretty incredible. Sensual Ha also features Pat Baer, the longtime tech and dude in charge for keeping things running at the Theater. Returning faces of Eddie Dunn, Nate Lang, Brian Berrebbi, and the incomparable Jeff Hiller are a welcome addition back. Bastian and Decoster are the only two teams unaffected by the reshuffling.” – Ben Whitehouse, The Improvoker

Check below for the lineup…

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Kids in the Hall on Tour

The Kids in the Hall, one of my favorite all time sketch groups, are making a stop in New York City this weekend for their 2008 reunion tour! This is AWESOME news. The tickets are a bit pricey but I plan on attending Friday nights show.

In tribute to this event I will post a YouTube clip of one of my favorite sketches of theirs. “I’m crushing your head!” Tour Dates after the jump.


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The Upright Citizens Brigade to serve up annual dose of mass rejection

Anthony King, the artistic director of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, announced today that the UCB will be holding their annual open-call Harold Team auditions for any student that has completed up through Level 401 in their training program. 

As the theater continues to grow so does it’s popularity.  Every year auditioning has become much more competitive as upwards towards 300+ people will be trying out (don’t hold me to that… I’m guessing). 

Will I be trying out?  Yes, I plan on it.  But if there’s one thing I’ve noticed in my time studying and performing improv for the past 2+ yrs in New York City it’s that the depth of talent is vast.  I could name upwards towards 50 people a lone that all very much deserve to make a theaters house team.  Improvisers here in New York are very determined and work very hard.  Alas, only 8 spots are available on a team.  It’s possible that 2 or 3 more will be placed on existing teams but that’s never a given.  I’d crap my pants just to get called back. 

Remember to initiate hard!  “Yes and” the hell out of your scene partner.  Keep a good attitude and do not go into it with a desperate feeling.  All easier said than done of course.  To everyone in the New York City community, I wish you good luck!  

Specific details a click away…

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Chris Camp is Right #1

On March 28th, Chris Camp posted a plug telling you how great TJ Jagodowski & Dave Pasquesi are. Fast forward to today while I’m listening to my favorite movie review podcast from Chicago, Filmspotting, and it’s newest episode “FS #203: Stop-Loss / All About My Mother / Top 5 Up-and-Coming Actors” and right at the end of their top 5 list of “Up and Coming Actors” it happened, but just see for yourself below…

  Adam Matty
1. Channing Tatum Dan Fogler
2. Matt O’Leary Dallas Roberts
3. Anamaria Marinca Brendan Fletcher / Sara Ramirez
4. Charlie Hunnam Jeremy Renner
5. Melonie Diaz T.J. Jagodowski

Well that’s one point for Chris Camp…

Episode 2 “Ch-ch-ch-changes!”

Knight rider Car

It’s Chris Camp and Del Far again for this episode, and on this episode of the Haroldcast: The return of Knight Rider, Human Giant hungers for extras, the end of Mo Pitkins, and all the Improv team roster changes at the UCB.

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