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Season 10, Episode 2 – Chris Fortin

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

Season 10, Episode 2 - Chris Fortin was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast After interminable delays, Go Comedy! and League of Pointless Improvisers cast member Chris Fortin stops by the After Improv Podcast this week to show off his soft skills. Chris talks (eventually) about why he got into improv, being an engineer, why he hates singing, growing up with a speech impediment, his quiet childhood, his spiteful family’s olive boat, his start-and-stop improv education, his deep and abiding love of dinosaurs, brooches and so much more:   Tony’s troubles By the booking Crocs Unsung Speech, speech Classic education School and more school Spite Olive boat Wolverine hell Against type Why improv Bury me at Go Comedy! Dropping in Harsh Butt judge Dinophile Inside joke Shaggy Europe Teaching Brooch Cooch Soft skills Chris gifts Heather has seen stuff Almost equal Mystery fans Fact of the week 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...

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Sexy Laundry Makes its Michigan Debut at Tipping Point Theater

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

Press Release, January 19th, 2017 A Romantic Comedy that’s both Naughty and Nice! Henry and Alice are a middle-aged couple who are tired with busy careers, children, and a routine life that excludes romance. Alice believes the fire has gone out of their 25 year marriage, and wants to rekindle the magic that brought them together. Is there hope? Armed with a Sex for Dummies manual, Alice rents a hotel room in hopes that the book’s exercises will help them become romantically connected again. Henry and Alice’s touching and hilarious rediscovery of themselves, gives us some insight into their struggles as they attempt to put the spice back into their marriage. “The best part of this production is the fact that it is a relationship play. It’s poignant and very funny too. It allows us to see a couple struggling in a real way and trying to fix it”, says Director, Beth Torrey. She went on to say “People should come and see this because it is a great date night! This is a play that men and women can relate...

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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

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017

Schadenfreude – Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune… enjoy. *no animals were harmed in the making of this video Video Credit: Jim Films by Jim Harper 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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Season 10, Episode 2 – Chris Fortin

Season 10, Episode 2 – Chris Fortin

Mar 21, 2017

Season 10, Episode 2 - Chris Fortin was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast After interminable delays, Go Comedy! and League of Pointless Improvisers cast member Chris Fortin stops by the After Improv Podcast this week to show off his soft skills. Chris talks (eventually) about why he got into improv, being an engineer, why he hates singing, growing up with a speech impediment, his quiet childhood, his spiteful family’s olive boat, his start-and-stop improv education, his deep and abiding love of dinosaurs, brooches and so much more:   Tony’s troubles By the booking Crocs Unsung Speech, speech Classic education School and more school Spite Olive boat Wolverine hell Against type Why improv Bury me at Go Comedy! Dropping in Harsh Butt judge Dinophile Inside joke Shaggy Europe Teaching Brooch Cooch Soft skills Chris gifts Heather has seen stuff Almost equal Mystery fans Fact of the week 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 10, Episode 1 – Andi Maziarz

Season 10, Episode 1 – Andi Maziarz

Feb 28, 2017

Season 10, Episode 1 - Andi Maziarz was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast We kick off Season 10 with an all-around fascinating guest, Dame Andi Maziarz. Andi talks about getting knighted, how her first language is Polish despite being born in America, almost losing two toes in high school, the time she appeared in a hair metal video, the time Beavis and Butthead called her a slut, her law career, her struggles with drug addiction and how improv comforted her in a dark hour. All this and more: The pronunciation game Fact of the week Lego Batman review Half-lies Toeing the line Hair metal heaven Early improv intro Law of non-attraction West coast wild times San Fran, crystal meth, cocaine and ecstasy L.A., cocaine and heroin SMART Recovery® Spiritual psychology? Starting over A very tough year Back to improv Krav Maga Flip or flop Jim is clueless Launch Cast Sketch and auditioning Voiceover Miss Michigan Comedy Sportz IO Dame Andi Check-in R.I.P. Pearl Honda hate 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...

Schadenfreude at its Finest

Schadenfreude – Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune… enjoy. *no animals were harmed in the making of this video Video Credit: Jim Films by Jim Harper 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...

Sexy Laundry Makes its Michigan Debut at Tipping Point Theater

Sexy Laundry Makes its Michigan Debut at Tipping Point Theater

Jan 19, 2017

Press Release, January 19th, 2017 A Romantic Comedy that’s both Naughty and Nice! Henry and Alice are a middle-aged couple who are tired with busy careers, children, and a routine life that excludes romance. Alice believes the fire has gone out of their 25 year marriage, and wants to rekindle the magic that brought them together. Is there hope? Armed with a Sex for Dummies manual, Alice rents a hotel room in hopes that the book’s exercises will help them become romantically connected again. Henry and Alice’s touching and hilarious rediscovery of themselves, gives us some insight into their struggles as they attempt to put the spice back into their marriage. “The best part of this production is the fact that it is a relationship play. It’s poignant and very funny too. It allows us to see a couple struggling in a real way and trying to fix it”, says Director, Beth Torrey. She went on to say “People should come and see this because it is a great date night! This is a play that men and women can relate to. It’s going to be fun and silly, but also will tug at your heartstrings. It’s the best of all worlds!!” Sexy Laundry stars Sandra Birch and Dave Davies and runs from January 19 through February 26, 2017. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with matinees at 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Special matinee performances have been added on Wednesday, February 1 & February 15 at 3 p.m. Please note the show contains adult content. The theatre is located at 361. E. Cady St. in Northville. Tickets are $30 to $40 for adults, $28 to $33 for students and senior citizens, and $22 for the two preview shows on January 19 & 20. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast! For tickets or more information, please call the box office at (248) 347-0003. Photos by Steve Fecht Photography 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...

Season 9, Episode 13 – Friendsgiving II

Season 9, Episode 13 – Friendsgiving II

Jan 2, 2017

Season 9, Episode 13 - Friendsgiving II was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast We wrap up the season with Friendsgiving II, our annual live episode where we bring back guests from past seasons and see what they’re up to. Coming to you from the Ghost Light Hamtramck, we talk to its proprietor, Darren Shelton and talk about his family’s history with Planet Ant, and how he got involved with the group buying renovating the Ant Hall and his journey to owning his own business. Then we catch up with our guests of seasons past — and book a guest we never thought would say yes. All this and more:  Heather-Tony tiff Darren Shelton Bryan counterpoint Ghost plans AquaDarren Audra Jantz Ashley Davis Tom Schultz and Amber Barker Mitch Haba Mike McGettigan Jim’s tuxedo Jason Petterson Emily Englehart, Chris Fortin and Sarah Rose Adrian Johnston Rapiversary Scott Icenogle Tim Lally Grand Andy finale The Hal-y Grail  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 12 – Mitch Socia and Matt Penridge

Season 9, Episode 12 – Mitch Socia and Matt Penridge

Dec 11, 2016

Season 9, Episode 12 - Mitch Socia and Matt Penridge was originally aired on the After Improv Podcast It’s a history-making week on the After Improv Podcast, as we are visited by the improvising duo of Mitch Socia and Matt Penridge. This is Matt’s second time on the podcast, not including his numerous Heather Drunknonymous appearances, so we get to know Mitch a little better first, talking about his years trying to make it as a musician and how SNL led him to improv. Then Mitch and Matt talk about how they met and, in an After Improv exclusive, settle on their troupe name once and for all and debate who came up with the bit that grew into their one-act show, “Hamilton: Fully Loaded.” All this and more:  Improv best friends A Peter Griffin-looking motherfucker Second City Hawk & Son Breakups to make-em-ups Shirt tales  When Mitch met Matt Reclassify Pluto Match or Mitch and Matt?  Come together right now Style choices Fart choices Adventures in podcasting Hamilton: Fully Loaded Hair today… Variations on a scene Launch cast, resident cast It was written Rock the vote India   Job updates! The bet 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...