Improv

Season 9, Episode 6 – Ashley Davis

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

Season 9, Episode 6 - Ashley Davis was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast This week, Ashley Davis, best friend of Heather Anonymous and a budding improvisor in her own right, visits the After Improv Podcast. Ashley talks about meeting Heather, how she got into improv, working in the Little Peeps program at Pointless, being married to a rapper, why her and Heather didn’t speak for an entire year, her battle with agoraphobia and more: First meeting Ashley’s yes-and moment Playback Theatre Birth to five Test Batch Heather’s secret “Our tongues have touched” A year apart Agoraphobia Miles Irritants Celebrants Improv to the future The Princess of Bedtime Hopes and dreams House update Job updates Heather’s feelings Fact of the week Comments or whatever: @tonyaugusty Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

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Parent Trap: Lord of the Twins Trilogy

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

By Mike Ramey, April 11th, 2o16 Conceived in Go Comedy’s lobby, in what started as an idea for the Matt Naas Variety Show, The Parent Trap is a fast-paced, hilarious performance fueled by non-stop action as told through the eyes of two passionate and exciting women. Five months in the making, the Parent Trap is more than just performers, Nicole Pascaretta and Julia Schroeder, retelling their favorite movie moments on stage. It takes the story line of Lindsay Lohan’s 1998 hit Disney movie, The Parent Trap and melds it with the Lord of the Rings (LOTR) trilogy; the result, an intense, exciting 35 minute piece of performance-art. This is not simply a show, this is an experience born of passion, hard work and a lot of writing, and re-writing, and rehearsing, and re-rehearsing. “This is unlike anything we’ve ever done, even written things that we’ve done.” Noted, Julia, “It’s just so different and so much more exact and meticulous.” Once all three parts were written, and they had performed Part One for the variety Show, Nicole and Julia went back to...

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StandUp

Detroit Comedy Underground Produces Flint Benefit

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016

Detroit, Mich.- 21 March 2016- Detroit Comedy Underground, a stand up comedy showcase that brings its audience a diverse line-up of today’s best working comedians at a venue in the city limits of Detroit, will be hosting a benefit to raise money for child victims of the Flint water crisis on April 3, 2016. Detroit Comedy Underground is collaborating with other comedy producers in Metro Detroit under the collective name “Comics for Flint” to promote shows that raise funds for the Flint Child Health & Development Fund. Donations to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund will be used to aid children with interventions that support positive health outcomes for Flint children. All door and raffle proceeds from the April 3 benefit will go to the fund. Comedians donating their time have performed all over the Midwest and for this show include Samantha Rager, Nicki Wright, Carl Johnson, Ken Witzgall, Alex Bozinovic, and Lauren Uchalik. Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door. Seating may be limited, so audience members are encouraged to arrive earlier than the 8pm show...

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Laugh Louder

Taking the Creative Leap, Moving From Michigan To LA

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016

By Mike Bobbitt, June 10th, 2016 In 2014 I made the leap from being a big fish in the small pond of Detroit to being a nearly invisible fish in one of the largest ponds when I moved to Los Angeles.  It was a move that I started preparing for in 2012 and thought I was planning perfectly.  I wish!  I’m hoping this will help other people who might be contemplating a move of their own.  Five Things I Got Wrong Didn’t get a job.  Los Angeles is incredibly expensive.  It’s more expensive that I planned.  I’m paying twice as much for half the apartment I had in Canton.  Out here you can expect to pay between $1200-1500 per bedroom. It’s not like Michigan where you might add a couple hundred dollars if you want an extra bedroom to split the rent with someone. Moving in itself was more expensive than I anticipated.  U-Haul trucks use a lot more gas than cars, especially when going over mountains.   That zapped about $2500 from my savings before I even got here. There’s always cool...

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Season 9, Episode 6 – Ashley Davis

Season 9, Episode 6 – Ashley Davis

Sep 27, 2016

Season 9, Episode 6 - Ashley Davis was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast This week, Ashley Davis, best friend of Heather Anonymous and a budding improvisor in her own right, visits the After Improv Podcast. Ashley talks about meeting Heather, how she got into improv, working in the Little Peeps program at Pointless, being married to a rapper, why her and Heather didn’t speak for an entire year, her battle with agoraphobia and more: First meeting Ashley’s yes-and moment Playback Theatre Birth to five Test Batch Heather’s secret “Our tongues have touched” A year apart Agoraphobia Miles Irritants Celebrants Improv to the future The Princess of Bedtime Hopes and dreams House update Job updates Heather’s feelings Fact of the week Comments or whatever: @tonyaugusty Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Season 9, Episode 5 – Pj Jacokes Part II

Season 9, Episode 5 – Pj Jacokes Part II

Sep 20, 2016

Season 9, Episode 5 - Pj Jacokes Part II was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast In Part II of a two-part interview with the After Improv Podcast, Go Comedy! co-founder Pj Jacokes shares his feelings about the up-and-coming generation of improvisors, his deep commitment to the jinx rule, why he likes teaching first-time improvisors, his writing process, plus a certain series of commercials you might have seen. Also, broccoli does in fact contain Niacin.  Sick of watching Broccoli facts Rehearsal vs. stage time Short form, long form The Proving Grounds Jinx First-time charm Kill the editor Don’t hate; participate Hungry Howie’s The ethics of theater DIF Go! to the future Heather’s feelings John hates his neighbors Fact of the week Comments or whatever: @tonyaugusty Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Season 9, Episode 4 – Pj Jacokes Part I

Season 9, Episode 4 – Pj Jacokes Part I

Sep 13, 2016

Season 9, Episode 4 - Pj Jacokes Part I was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast Go Comedy! co-founder Pj Jacokes visits the After Improv Podcast this week. In Part I of a two-part interview, Pj talks about the origin of Go Comedy!, how he first studied improv to help his music career, how he deals with complaints about Go, why he lowercases the j in Pj and what it’s like improvising with his brother. All this and more:  Go Comedy! Loyolaty Naming day Pj’s yes-and moment Teaching Novi The producer The j is down Word freak Fatherhood Part II Brother Jacokes Comments or whatever: @tonyaugusty Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Season 9, Episode 3 – Lorin Kozlowski

Season 9, Episode 3 – Lorin Kozlowski

Aug 30, 2016

Season 9, Episode 3 - Lorin Kozlowski was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast This week, Go Comedy! resident company member and co-host of the Roach Koach podcast Lorin Kozlowski visits the After Improv Podcast. Lorin talks about why his reputation for hating everything is unfair, his career in radio, the start of his improv career in Pittsburgh and why he proposed to his now-wife after the series finale of “Lost.” And so much more:  Love and hate Criterion critic Superior education Classroom humorist Radio radio 89X Specs Howard Port Huron Fired Steel City Improv Theatre Bob Wieck Grand finale Beginnings and firings Man of the house When Jake met Lorin Drop the Fist When Lorin met Jake Herald the Harold Ronin The Host Roach Koach Flockaveli Heather’s feelings Job update! Fact of the week Comments or whatever: @tonyaugusty Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Season 9, Episode 2 – Heather Drunknonymous, DIF 2016

Season 9, Episode 2 – Heather Drunknonymous, DIF 2016

Aug 29, 2016

Season 9, Episode 2 - Heather Drunknonymous, DIF 2016 was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast It’s that time of year, or maybe just the weekend, when Heather Anonymous enjoys a beverage or several, and does drunken interviews with improvisors from the Detroit community. DIF is where Heather Drunknonymous was born, and she returns home with sharper interview skills, new interviewees and a familiar amount of inebriation. Enjoy! Comments or whatever: @tonyaugusty Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Elastic Time Cannon Delivers During Their Opening Night

Elastic Time Cannon Delivers During Their Opening Night

Aug 29, 2016

By Annelyse Miller August 29th, 2016 The name of the show is The Elastic Time Cannon and in the intro you are told that your mind will be blown. You are told that characters will all be born at the same moment of time, that the universe will begin, end, collapse and…? You are told lots of things. It sounds big and heady but you also know that it is improv so you sit back in expectation that you will laugh. And you do. James Quesada directs a cast of 11 improvisers in this reoccurring Wednesday night show that manages to both entertain and baffle audiences at the same time. Let me explain the baffling part. If you are familiar with improv you know that it requires incredible listening. This show required its cast to stick to a difficult format contingent upon really actively listening to each and every line of dialog. Travis Pelto, who had a shining performance, mentioned that James reached out to him to be a part of the show after a couple of “long life, universe and everything conversations” in which they talked about where their improv was going and what they were trying to do with it. Pelto explained that Quesada’s sales pitch was “to create something that was technically impressive or funny or both.” Pelto had just finished a few sketch shows and was interested in the challenge. As strange as it may sound, Quesada wanted to create an improv show that would require a fair bit of rehearsal. He wanted the cast to improvise something that would “feel like a finished product.” He also wanted it to be different, to play around with different elements in order to create something new. He didn’t want it to be another genre show or to be just a game. He knew what he wanted to incorporate and that it would be a challenge. He wanted to have “repetition.” He wanted a show that incorporated lots of repetition because he loved both the challenge and opportunities that repetition creates in an improv set. He wanted “the opportunity to come back to something repeatedly, to heighten it and play around.” Within the...