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A wonderful gif from Comrades set in The Manifesto Show’s One Year Anniversary show by Danny Cohen

Comrades (Jen Krueger, Dave Christenson and I) is perhaps the first team to really make me feel at home in the indie improv scene in Los Angeles. I had some success before with another 3-man dream team called D’Artagnan (Dickie Copeland, Scott Neiman and I), but I did improv in college with those beautiful souls so we were already comfortable with each other. 
I met Dave in line for Harold night in maybe 2009, when I was interning and he was patiently waiting for me to let him in, week after week. I had just starting doing movie reviews for LAist.com, and I recognized him from an indie film that I had seen and written about the week before called White On Rice. I told him jokingly that we should start a two-man team called David & Goliath, where one of us killed the other by the end. We still do that show sometimes, and it’s some of the silliest, most fun stuff I do on stage.
I came in contact with Jen through Dave, because they had been doing two person shows as Penguins on the Playground in the iO loft for a few months. Jen seemed to know a few of the people who ran those shows and went up often, so when a few people bailed on her for a show she asked Dave to sit in and Dave asked me. Standing outside of the back entrance to iO, the three of us talked about what our name should be and what sort of show we should try to have. If I remember correctly, I was wearing my old Russian CCCP shirt, and the idea came about that we would simply call ourselves Comrades. We went upstairs, did a monoscene, and immediately fell in love with each other. 
Of the ten or so proudest improv moments I’ve had since moving to Los Angeles, at least four of them come directly from Comrades. We did a show one night at Flappers in Burbank (I have no idea why), and the stage was maybe as big as one-and-a-half phone booths. Jen and Dave and I climbed all over each other as scientists stuck in a tiny laboratory, each of whom harbored some sort of feelings for the other. That’s a common theme for us: secret love piled on with physicality and a little bit of grossness. Basically, real life.
After that, Comrades won the 3-man tournament at Crashbar, through a series of monoscenes that featured Dave as everything from an android to some sort of historical ghost. No matter what Dave and I throw at Jen, she keeps it all together. She’s the smart one of the bunch, and she still takes care of us to this day.
At some point in the middle, Comrades played a night at Room 101 that featured Jen and I digging up a time capsule as Dave the bully looked on from the nearby slide, alternately making fun of us and begging us to keep going. Eventually, just before the blackout, it was revealed that the time capsule itself was Dave’s doing, and the entire show had been a perfect setup for him to make fun of us one last time. I laughed so hard I cried on stage at the end, and it’s maybe the most perfect single show I’ve ever been a part of. Dave will always take you to a place you don’t expect, and you’ll be so happy you’re there that you might just start crying.
Then, we started The Manifesto Show, a little indie outfit that celebrated it’s first year in the game last Friday. We learned from the best (Room 101, Crashbar, TNT, Mach) and managed to put together a show that has survived and grown, despite being on one of the biggest party nights in town. We’ve had unforgettable moments from our first lotto team Toughie, through an incomparable run of Danny Cohen Presents-prov, and into our new time at The Clubhouse. Since day one, the environment surrounding The Manifesto Show has been one of absolute love and support, both from the community at large, the performers on stage, and the two people I’m proud to run the show with.
Even saying ‘run’ is a bit of a misnomer. Like always, Dave and Jen have carried me practically the entire way. I pitch ideas and stand on stage and talk a lot, but those two book the performers, handle the cash, run the lights, interface with management, and make sure I don’t screw things up. Jen Krueger and Dave Christenson are two of my best friends in Los Angeles, and I have Comrades to thank for all of it. 

themanifestoshow:

A wonderful gif from Comrades set in The Manifesto Show’s One Year Anniversary show by Danny Cohen

Comrades (Jen Krueger, Dave Christenson and I) is perhaps the first team to really make me feel at home in the indie improv scene in Los Angeles. I had some success before with another 3-man dream team called D’Artagnan (Dickie Copeland, Scott Neiman and I), but I did improv in college with those beautiful souls so we were already comfortable with each other. 

I met Dave in line for Harold night in maybe 2009, when I was interning and he was patiently waiting for me to let him in, week after week. I had just starting doing movie reviews for LAist.com, and I recognized him from an indie film that I had seen and written about the week before called White On Rice. I told him jokingly that we should start a two-man team called David & Goliath, where one of us killed the other by the end. We still do that show sometimes, and it’s some of the silliest, most fun stuff I do on stage.

I came in contact with Jen through Dave, because they had been doing two person shows as Penguins on the Playground in the iO loft for a few months. Jen seemed to know a few of the people who ran those shows and went up often, so when a few people bailed on her for a show she asked Dave to sit in and Dave asked me. Standing outside of the back entrance to iO, the three of us talked about what our name should be and what sort of show we should try to have. If I remember correctly, I was wearing my old Russian CCCP shirt, and the idea came about that we would simply call ourselves Comrades. We went upstairs, did a monoscene, and immediately fell in love with each other. 

Of the ten or so proudest improv moments I’ve had since moving to Los Angeles, at least four of them come directly from Comrades. We did a show one night at Flappers in Burbank (I have no idea why), and the stage was maybe as big as one-and-a-half phone booths. Jen and Dave and I climbed all over each other as scientists stuck in a tiny laboratory, each of whom harbored some sort of feelings for the other. That’s a common theme for us: secret love piled on with physicality and a little bit of grossness. Basically, real life.

After that, Comrades won the 3-man tournament at Crashbar, through a series of monoscenes that featured Dave as everything from an android to some sort of historical ghost. No matter what Dave and I throw at Jen, she keeps it all together. She’s the smart one of the bunch, and she still takes care of us to this day.

At some point in the middle, Comrades played a night at Room 101 that featured Jen and I digging up a time capsule as Dave the bully looked on from the nearby slide, alternately making fun of us and begging us to keep going. Eventually, just before the blackout, it was revealed that the time capsule itself was Dave’s doing, and the entire show had been a perfect setup for him to make fun of us one last time. I laughed so hard I cried on stage at the end, and it’s maybe the most perfect single show I’ve ever been a part of. Dave will always take you to a place you don’t expect, and you’ll be so happy you’re there that you might just start crying.

Then, we started The Manifesto Show, a little indie outfit that celebrated it’s first year in the game last Friday. We learned from the best (Room 101, Crashbar, TNT, Mach) and managed to put together a show that has survived and grown, despite being on one of the biggest party nights in town. We’ve had unforgettable moments from our first lotto team Toughie, through an incomparable run of Danny Cohen Presents-prov, and into our new time at The Clubhouse. Since day one, the environment surrounding The Manifesto Show has been one of absolute love and support, both from the community at large, the performers on stage, and the two people I’m proud to run the show with.

Even saying ‘run’ is a bit of a misnomer. Like always, Dave and Jen have carried me practically the entire way. I pitch ideas and stand on stage and talk a lot, but those two book the performers, handle the cash, run the lights, interface with management, and make sure I don’t screw things up. Jen Krueger and Dave Christenson are two of my best friends in Los Angeles, and I have Comrades to thank for all of it. 


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Jan 18, 2013
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markdavidchristenson:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FARLEY!!!!
NOW EVERYONE COME OUT TO THE SHOW AND CELEBRATE!!!
themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW WISHES FARLEY ELLIOTT HAPPY BIRTHDAY W/ ELEPHANTS GERALD
Doors Open at 7:30pm

First half — 8pm Yes Anderson Gaffney  Josh Bart Ed Team Lottery Slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!! — Break — Second half — 9 pm Mycroft Holmes That’s What She Said Onassis Elephants Gerald  — Break — 10:30pm Jam! We are located at: The Clubhouse [theclubhouseimprov.com] 1170 N El Centro Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play. We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation. — Team Info — Yes Anderson: Sebastien Stella, Joey Trbovich, Angel Moore, Carissa Blades, Giorgis Despotakis, Ange Lynn, Vincent Selhorst Jones, Stephanie Merlo, Vinnie Duyck Gaffney: Anthony Bentrovato, Nathan Caywood, Bradford Evans, Alexander Frost, Haley Hepworth, David Kantrowitz, Rachel Roderman, Heather Woodward Josh Bart Ed: Josh Brekhus, Bart Folkerts, Ed Roe Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!! Mycroft Holmes: Danny Cohen, Jake Goldman, Jen Krueger,  That’s What She Said: Carmen Angelica, Stephanie Bentley, Colleen Butler, Cynthia Kao, Diana Varco, Lara Zvirbulis Onassis: Lauren Adams, Emily Altman, Paul Briganti, Jocelyn DeBoer, Frank Hejl, Rob Michael Hugel, Dawn Luebbe, Kassia Miller Josh Ruben, Jason Saenz, Mike Scollins Elephants Gerald: Suzi Barrett and Becky Drysdale

markdavidchristenson:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FARLEY!!!!

NOW EVERYONE COME OUT TO THE SHOW AND CELEBRATE!!!

themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW WISHES FARLEY ELLIOTT HAPPY BIRTHDAY W/ ELEPHANTS GERALD

Doors Open at 7:30pm
First half — 8pm

Yes Anderson

Gaffney

Josh Bart Ed

Team Lottery Slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!!

— Break —

Second half — 9 pm

Mycroft Holmes

That’s What She Said

Onassis

Elephants Gerald

— Break —

10:30pm

Jam!

We are located at:

The Clubhouse [theclubhouseimprov.com]
1170 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play.

We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation.

— Team Info —

Yes Anderson: Sebastien Stella, Joey Trbovich, Angel Moore, Carissa Blades, Giorgis Despotakis, Ange Lynn, Vincent Selhorst Jones, Stephanie Merlo, Vinnie Duyck

Gaffney: Anthony Bentrovato, Nathan Caywood, Bradford Evans, Alexander Frost, Haley Hepworth, David Kantrowitz, Rachel Roderman, Heather Woodward

Josh Bart Ed: Josh Brekhus, Bart Folkerts, Ed Roe

Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!!

Mycroft Holmes: Danny Cohen, Jake Goldman, Jen Krueger,

That’s What She Said: Carmen Angelica, Stephanie Bentley, Colleen Butler, Cynthia Kao, Diana Varco, Lara Zvirbulis

Onassis: Lauren Adams, Emily Altman, Paul Briganti, Jocelyn DeBoer, Frank Hejl, Rob Michael Hugel, Dawn Luebbe, Kassia Miller
Josh Ruben, Jason Saenz, Mike Scollins

Elephants Gerald: Suzi Barrett and Becky Drysdale

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Jan 16, 2013
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themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW WISHES FARLEY ELLIOTT HAPPY BIRTHDAY W/ ELEPHANTS GERALD
Doors Open at 7:30pm

First half — 8pm Yes Anderson Gaffney  Josh Bart Ed Team Lottery Slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!! — Break — Second half — 9 pm Mycroft Holmes That’s What She Said Onassis Elephants Gerald  — Break — 10:30pm Jam! We are located at: The Clubhouse [theclubhouseimprov.com] 1170 N El Centro Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play. We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation. — Team Info — Yes Anderson: Sebastien Stella, Joey Trbovich, Angel Moore, Carissa Blades, Giorgis Despotakis, Ange Lynn, Vincent Selhorst Jones, Stephanie Merlo, Vinnie Duyck Gaffney: Anthony Bentrovato, Nathan Caywood, Bradford Evans, Alexander Frost, Haley Hepworth, David Kantrowitz, Rachel Roderman, Heather Woodward Josh Bart Ed: Josh Brekhus, Bart Folkerts, Ed Roe Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!! Mycroft Holmes: Danny Cohen, Jake Goldman, Jen Krueger,  That’s What She Said: Carmen Angelica, Stephanie Bentley, Colleen Butler, Cynthia Kao, Diana Varco, Lara Zvirbulis Onassis: Lauren Adams, Emily Altman, Paul Briganti, Jocelyn DeBoer, Frank Hejl, Rob Michael Hugel, Dawn Luebbe, Kassia Miller Josh Ruben, Jason Saenz, Mike Scollins Elephants Gerald: Suzi Barrett and Becky Drysdale

HEY BITCHEZ MY BIRTHDAY IS ON FRIDAY SO COME GIGGLE WITH ME.

themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW WISHES FARLEY ELLIOTT HAPPY BIRTHDAY W/ ELEPHANTS GERALD

Doors Open at 7:30pm
First half — 8pm

Yes Anderson

Gaffney

Josh Bart Ed

Team Lottery Slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!!

— Break —

Second half — 9 pm

Mycroft Holmes

That’s What She Said

Onassis

Elephants Gerald

— Break —

10:30pm

Jam!

We are located at:

The Clubhouse [theclubhouseimprov.com]
1170 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play.

We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation.

— Team Info —

Yes Anderson: Sebastien Stella, Joey Trbovich, Angel Moore, Carissa Blades, Giorgis Despotakis, Ange Lynn, Vincent Selhorst Jones, Stephanie Merlo, Vinnie Duyck

Gaffney: Anthony Bentrovato, Nathan Caywood, Bradford Evans, Alexander Frost, Haley Hepworth, David Kantrowitz, Rachel Roderman, Heather Woodward

Josh Bart Ed: Josh Brekhus, Bart Folkerts, Ed Roe

Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your team name in the hat at the top of the hour for the chance to play!!!

Mycroft Holmes: Danny Cohen, Jake Goldman, Jen Krueger,

That’s What She Said: Carmen Angelica, Stephanie Bentley, Colleen Butler, Cynthia Kao, Diana Varco, Lara Zvirbulis

Onassis: Lauren Adams, Emily Altman, Paul Briganti, Jocelyn DeBoer, Frank Hejl, Rob Michael Hugel, Dawn Luebbe, Kassia Miller
Josh Ruben, Jason Saenz, Mike Scollins

Elephants Gerald: Suzi Barrett and Becky Drysdale

HEY BITCHEZ MY BIRTHDAY IS ON FRIDAY SO COME GIGGLE WITH ME.


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Nov 16, 2012
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THE MANIFESTO SHOW 1ST ANNUAL THREE-MAN TOURNAMENT

Each team will get 10 minutes to play with a hard out and the winner of each round will be determined by audience vote and the two winners of each round wi

ll face off in the final round!!!


The final slot of the night is for a lotto winner and wild card team that rounds out the lineup improvising for the chance to have bragging rights and a 3 week residency at the Manifesto in January 2013!

Cost: Donation only Beer and water - also available by donation
 THREE MAN TOURNAMENT LINE UP!!! 8pm - Round 1 Born With Steel Teeth - Peter Murphy, Hunter M. Altman, Corey Slater E.A.G.L.E. - Nick Rasmussen, Stony Molton, Seth Sanders  JTG - Jimmy Bowman, Tim Chang, Greg Jones Awkward Sleepover - Jessica McKenna, Lucy Savage, Matt Figueira  The Real Ghostbusters - Ishmel Sahid, Ronnie Adrian, and Marque Richardson Liar’s Club - Chris Alvarado, Peter Fluet, Ryan Gowland  —Break— 9pm - Round 2 Robocops - Nathan Caywood, Bradford Evans, Echo Kellum  Prussia - Kyle Parulski Tom Fox Zac Oyama The Boroughs - Mike Castle, Stephen Edwards, Danny Mastrangelo  Magnificent Bastard - Jake Jabbour, Reyana Wright, Brian Palatucci Bikini Tiger - Sarah Claspell, Dickie Copeland, Scott Neiman 3 Man Lottery Slot - Throw a 3 man team name in our fuzzy Russian hat for a chance to win 10pm Round 1 Winner Round 2 Winner Audience Vote Determines our FINAL Winner that is rewarded with a 3 week residency at The Manifesto Show in January 2013 Come Out and Cheer Them On!

Cost: Donation only Beer and water - also available by donation

THREE MAN TOURNEY TONIGHT AND IT’S GONNA BE OFF THE DANGLE.

themanifestoshow:

Each team will get 10 minutes to play with a hard out and the winner of each round will be determined by audience vote and the two winners of each round wi
ll face off in the final round!!!

The final slot of the night is for a lotto winner and wild card team that rounds out the lineup improvising for the chance to have bragging rights and a 3 week residency at the Manifesto in January 2013!
Cost: Donation only
Beer and water - also available by donation

THREE MAN TOURNAMENT LINE UP!!!

8pm - Round 1

Born With Steel Teeth - Peter Murphy, Hunter M. Altman, Corey Slater

E.A.G.L.E. - Nick Rasmussen, Stony Molton, Seth Sanders

JTG - Jimmy Bowman, Tim Chang, Greg Jones

Awkward Sleepover - Jessica McKenna, Lucy Savage, Matt Figueira

The Real Ghostbusters - Ishmel Sahid, Ronnie Adrian, and Marque Richardson

Liar’s Club - Chris Alvarado, Peter Fluet, Ryan Gowland

—Break—

9pm - Round 2

Robocops - Nathan Caywood, Bradford Evans, Echo Kellum

Prussia - Kyle Parulski Tom Fox Zac Oyama

The Boroughs - Mike Castle, Stephen Edwards, Danny Mastrangelo

Magnificent Bastard - Jake Jabbour, Reyana Wright, Brian Palatucci

Bikini Tiger - Sarah Claspell, Dickie Copeland, Scott Neiman

3 Man Lottery Slot - Throw a 3 man team name in our fuzzy Russian hat for a chance to win

10pm

Round 1 Winner

Round 2 Winner

Audience Vote Determines our FINAL Winner that is rewarded with a 3 week residency at The Manifesto Show in January 2013

Come Out and Cheer Them On!
Cost: Donation only
Beer and water - also available by donation

THREE MAN TOURNEY TONIGHT AND IT’S GONNA BE OFF THE DANGLE.


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Nov 2, 2012
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markdavidchristenson:

THIS IS A FANTASTIC LINE UP TONIGHT!!!
themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW w/ WINSLOW (UCBTLA’S HAROLD TEAM)

8pm Wanna Sauna Mindsweats

 Lando Flip the Seats — Break — 9pm Squeeze Team Lottery slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour. Boy/Girl Party Winslow — Break — 10:30pm Harold Audition Jam! We are located at: Artworks Theatre, Studio A 6567 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play. We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation. — Team Info — Wanna Sauna: Blake Walker, Brandon Bales, Luke Klompien, Matt Cordova, Chris Duce, Thomas Ouellette Mindsweats: Jesse Esparza, Paul Detrick, Meg Swertlow, Connie Shin, John Ford, Dick Beck, Rian Kountz Lando: Ryan Haley, Angelique Robinson, Bryan Truong, Christiann Castellanos, Daniel Berson, Rachel Sondag, Scott Recchia, Zeke Nicholson Flip the Seats: Steve Szlaga, Gilli Nissim, Tim Neenan, Jake Regal, Dan Lippert, Richie Root, Cathy Shim, Eileen Hsi Squeeze: Mark David Christenson, Farley Elliott, Jake Jabbour, Brian Palatucci, Joe Saunders, Reyana Wright Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour. Boy/Girl Party: Steve Szlaga, Luke Barats, Patrick Carlyle, Allyn Rachel, Zoe Jarmen, Melissa Stephens, Ben Seimon Winslow: Jon Mackey, Justin Michael, Drew Tarver, Gilli Nissim, Echo Kellum, Dan Lippert, Mano Agapion, Mary Sasson



Shit is getting real real sexxxy tonight.

markdavidchristenson:

THIS IS A FANTASTIC LINE UP TONIGHT!!!

themanifestoshow:

8pm

Wanna Sauna

Mindsweats

Lando

Flip the Seats

— Break —

9pm

Squeeze

Team Lottery slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour.

Boy/Girl Party

Winslow

— Break —

10:30pm

Harold Audition Jam!

We are located at:

Artworks Theatre, Studio A

6567 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038


Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play.

We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation.

— Team Info —

Wanna Sauna: Blake Walker, Brandon Bales, Luke Klompien, Matt Cordova, Chris Duce, Thomas Ouellette

Mindsweats: Jesse Esparza, Paul Detrick, Meg Swertlow, Connie Shin, John Ford, Dick Beck, Rian Kountz

Lando: Ryan Haley, Angelique Robinson, Bryan Truong, Christiann Castellanos, Daniel Berson, Rachel Sondag, Scott Recchia, Zeke Nicholson

Flip the Seats: Steve Szlaga, Gilli Nissim, Tim Neenan, Jake Regal, Dan Lippert, Richie Root, Cathy Shim, Eileen Hsi

Squeeze: Mark David Christenson, Farley Elliott, Jake Jabbour, Brian Palatucci, Joe Saunders, Reyana Wright

Lottery Slot: Bring one or more friends and throw your name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour.

Boy/Girl Party: Steve Szlaga, Luke Barats, Patrick Carlyle, Allyn Rachel, Zoe Jarmen, Melissa Stephens, Ben Seimon

Winslow: Jon Mackey, Justin Michael, Drew Tarver, Gilli Nissim, Echo Kellum, Dan Lippert, Mano Agapion, Mary Sasson

Shit is getting real real sexxxy tonight.


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Oct 31, 2012
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Episode #2 - Houston

atthebeeppodcast:

Today’s episode is brought to us from a landlord eager to get out of town.

We are joined again by a majority of the members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater team Scandal!. Listen to members Lindsey Barrow, Mike Bradecich, Farley Elliott, Ali Ghandour, Scott Neiman, Brandon Weaver. Catch them here on this podcast and on Monday nights at UCBTLA (click for schedule).

Listen in your browser or Download the episode by clicking here.

More phone call make ‘em ups!


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Oct 26, 2012
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THIS SHIT IS TONIGHT AND IT’S GOT MY DICK ALL SORTS OF CREEPED OUT BUT IN A GOOD WAY IF THAT MAKES SENSE NO COOL DONT WORRY ABOUT IT THEN.
markdavidchristenson:

GET YOUR SPOOKY LAUGH ON TONIGHT!!!
themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ URBAN LEGENDS
We’re having our very first spooky costume party show!!!  THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST TEAM COSTUME and the BEST INDIVIDUAL COSTUME. COME DRESSED AND READY FOR FUN!!! 8pm
 Dinosaur Wolf Too Cool Jeff Soup City Teammate Robot and the Accidental Party — Break — 9pm Comrades Team Lottery slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour. They Were Ghosts All Along Urban Legends — Break — 10:30pm Jam! We are located at: Artworks Theatre, Studio A 6567 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038 Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play. We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation. —Team Info — Dinosaur Wolf: AJ Berna, Drew Dorenfest, Dani Jacobson, Kyle Parulski, Taylor Mech Too Cool Jeff: Duncan Calladine, Allan Johnson, Heather Moiseve, Ryan Plourde, Shelley Pack Soup City: Igor Hiller, Stefan Thom, Nick Luciano, Marley Lieberman, Ray Timmons, Jonny Cruz, Jillian Fratkin Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party: Chris Bramante Bryan Cain, Miles Crosman, Lori Gottlieb, Katie Orr, Andrew Pifko, Kat Primeau, David Reynolds, Matthew Schiavone with Sam Johnides on piano Comrades: Mark David Christenson, Farley Elliott, Jen Krueger They Were Ghosts All Along: Dan Gregor and Eliza Skinner  Urban Legends: Betsy Sodaro, Mano Agapion, Justin Michael, Jace Armstrong, Drew Tarver, Suzi Barrett, Ryan Rosenberg, Steve Szlaga, Alex Berg, Dan Lippert and Anthony Gioe

THIS SHIT IS TONIGHT AND IT’S GOT MY DICK ALL SORTS OF CREEPED OUT BUT IN A GOOD WAY IF THAT MAKES SENSE NO COOL DONT WORRY ABOUT IT THEN.

markdavidchristenson:

GET YOUR SPOOKY LAUGH ON TONIGHT!!!

themanifestoshow:

THE MANIFESTO SHOW’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY w/ URBAN LEGENDS

We’re having our very first spooky costume party show!!!

THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE BEST TEAM COSTUME and the BEST INDIVIDUAL COSTUME. COME DRESSED AND READY FOR FUN!!!

8pm


Dinosaur Wolf

Too Cool Jeff

Soup City

Teammate Robot and the Accidental Party

— Break —

9pm

Comrades

Team Lottery slot - Bring one or more friends and throw your name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour.

They Were Ghosts All Along

Urban Legends

— Break —

10:30pm

Jam!

We are located at:

Artworks Theatre, Studio A

6567 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90038


Remember, there’s a team lottery AND a jam every night, so everyone in the audience will have a chance to play.

We are improv for the people so admission is free, but we urge performers and audience alike to throw a few rubles in the donation bucket. There will also be beer and water available with donation.

—Team Info —

Dinosaur Wolf: AJ Berna, Drew Dorenfest, Dani Jacobson, Kyle Parulski, Taylor Mech

Too Cool Jeff: Duncan Calladine, Allan Johnson, Heather Moiseve, Ryan Plourde, Shelley Pack

Soup City: Igor Hiller, Stefan Thom, Nick Luciano, Marley Lieberman, Ray Timmons, Jonny Cruz, Jillian Fratkin

Robot Teammate and the Accidental Party: Chris Bramante
Bryan Cain, Miles Crosman, Lori Gottlieb, Katie Orr, Andrew Pifko, Kat Primeau, David Reynolds, Matthew Schiavone with Sam Johnides on piano

Comrades: Mark David Christenson, Farley Elliott, Jen Krueger

They Were Ghosts All Along: Dan Gregor and Eliza Skinner

Urban Legends: Betsy Sodaro, Mano Agapion, Justin Michael, Jace Armstrong, Drew Tarver, Suzi Barrett, Ryan Rosenberg, Steve Szlaga, Alex Berg, Dan Lippert and Anthony Gioe

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Hey guys,
Some budz and I are putting together a new weekly improv show, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. The whole thing kicks off on February 24th which is a lifetime away for most comedy people who hate to plan things, but I know you’ve got Google Calendar so just put it in and shut the fuck up about it.
Details below. Jesus above. Mere mortals on the ground, doing some fucking ‘prov.
markdavidchristenson:

themanifestoshow:

Hey friends,Comrades (Mark David Christenson, Farley Elliott, and Jen Krueger) is launching an indie improv show and we’d love for you to be a part of it!The Manifesto Show will be Friday nights from 8 to 11 at the Artworks Theatre starting February 24th. We’ll be featuring two and a half hours of improv followed by a jam at 10:30.Plus every night will have a team lottery! Any team with 4 or more members present can throw their name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour.To sign up to play, just send us an email at themanifestoshow@gmail.com. And please like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/themanifestoshow
Hope to see you on stage soon!Dave, Farley, and Jen

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Hey guys,

Some budz and I are putting together a new weekly improv show, and we’d love for you to be a part of it. The whole thing kicks off on February 24th which is a lifetime away for most comedy people who hate to plan things, but I know you’ve got Google Calendar so just put it in and shut the fuck up about it.

Details below. Jesus above. Mere mortals on the ground, doing some fucking ‘prov.

markdavidchristenson:

themanifestoshow:

Hey friends,

Comrades (Mark David Christenson, Farley Elliott, and Jen Krueger) is launching an indie improv show and we’d love for you to be a part of it!

The Manifesto Show will be Friday nights from 8 to 11 at the Artworks Theatre starting February 24th. We’ll be featuring two and a half hours of improv followed by a jam at 10:30.

Plus every night will have a team lottery! Any team with 4 or more members present can throw their name in the pot during the 8pm hour. At 9 we’ll pull a winner, give them time to warm up, then throw them on stage in the middle of the 9pm hour.

To sign up to play, just send us an email at themanifestoshow@gmail.com. And please like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/themanifestoshow


Hope to see you on stage soon!
Dave, Farley, and Jen

Follow The Manifesto Show Tumblr!!! 


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Sep 23, 2011
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This is so huge, you guys.

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