The HAROLDcast #8 – Escape from Long Island: The Christopher Camp Story

This is a very very very very late podcast, Chris and I recorded this the night before the iPhone release just so you know how truly dated this podcast is.

What is on this show:

Soce Featured on the Apiary

Kristen Schaal Kills Australia, Wins Top Prize at Melbourne Comedy Festival

Plug-A-Podcast: Improvisors and their Podcasts

Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival

10th Annual Del Close Marathon August 8-10 2008

Paul Sills, a founder of Second City, dies at 80

The New UCB Theater Harold Team Line-Ups For 2008

And find out about the fight of the century between Chris Camp and some Douchebag (Image reenacted)

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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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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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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