#Improv Comedy

Fayetteville Observer

Have you seen this Pembroke native on TikTok? More than half a million other people have.

Like most kids, Sam Bailey's 12-year-old son got wrapped up in the world of TikTok. Together, they started a TikTok in hopes of making it a father and son page. Bailey, 39, a Pembroke native who co-owns Eye Candy Photography in Lumberton with his wife, started making videos to help his son accrue more followers, but ended up taking over as @Theofficialsambailey. In less than six months, he gained more than half a million followers.
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New Improv Troupe Hits Open Space

"No show is ever the same," creator Renny Temple says of the new comedy series set to debut Tuesday at Open Space Studios in Bend. Out of Thin Air will perform improvisational comedy, taking suggestions from the audience, every Tuesday through December. "You help create your own show with suggestions for the players to create scenes—out of thin air," Temple quips, and thus, the troupe's moniker. Shows will include a "sprinkling," he says, of short, rehearsed comedy sketches.
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Home decor pop-up to close soon, transform comedy theater

Dwell with Dignity’s home decor pop-up is closing this weekend, and the nonprofit is holding special events to mark the occasion. The nonprofit was founded by Lakewood neighbor Lisa Robinson in 2009 and has been holding the Thrift Studio fundraiser for 11 years. This year, Thrift Studio featured several designers...

Bob Saget talks Norm Macdonald, 'Full House' and upcoming Raleigh show

Raleigh, N.C. — Comedian Bob Saget will never be able to escape his connection to 1990s pop culture nostalgia. And he doesn't want to. "I'm still a work in progress, but I'm really enjoying my journey of people telling me they grew up watching me," Saget said Tuesday in a phone interview from New York.
Crossville Chronicle

Laugh with Randy Riggle at Nostalgia Comedy Night

Fairfield Glade Resident Services Inc. will present Nostalgia Comedy Night Oct. 14 at the Palace Theatre at 72 S. Main St., Crossville. The doors open at 6 p.m.; the program begins at 7. The event will feature funny-man Randy Riggle, who has written for comedians including Jay Leno and Joan...
Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Thunder River Theatre’s new director dives into season with all-female Grand Canyon adventure comedy

What: Thunder River Theatre Company’s “Men on Boats.”. Cost: $30 for traditional seating, $120 for four-seat pod in socially distanced seating. Missy Moore wanted to give locals something that spoke to their interests and made them laugh when selecting the Thunder River Theatre Company’s first show of the 2021 season.
Macomb Daily

Comedy: Hasan Minhaj brings unique perspective to the Fox

Hasan Minhaj performs his “The King’s Jester” show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Fox Theatre. The comedian, commentator, actor and TV host, known for his Netflix show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” has won two Peabody Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Webby Awards. Tickets start at $45 at
Daily Free Press

Comedy clubs, stand-up, improv, sketch groups return fully in-person

Going from a Zoom stand-up comedy performance to a full house at BU Central “makes all the difference,” Avery Lender, vice president of Boston University Stand-up Club, said after the club’s first showcase of the semester. Tuesday marked the beginning of their bi-weekly, live shows — nine students performed at...

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows. Red Curtain: The Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave., Suite J, Marysville (in the Goodwill shopping center, behind the Everett Community College cosmetology school); 360-322-7402; “The Odd Couple — the Neil Simon comedy, adapted for film and TV within the same decade — shows through Sept. 26. The plot concerns two mismatched roommates: the neat, uptight Felix Ungar and the slovenly, easygoing Oscar Madison. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors, students and military.

Tickle your funny bone at QC theatre

The Late Nite Shows featuring Wisenheimer brings the funny to the Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline Saturday. Wisenheimer specializes in long form improvisational comedy and celebrates its 10-year anniversary in December. Members Leslie Mitchell, Jeff De Leon and Jen Kuhle have studied improv from nationally-renowned institutions and travel the country performing at comedy festivals.

The Siren Theater Presents Improv Giants | Personal Stories and Smart Comedy

The Siren Theater is all about comedy and tonight we bring you a night of personal stories and smart and sexy improv comedy from some of Portland’s best and most experienced improvisers (think Upright Citizens Brigade or Second City)! The audience provides a suggestion that inspires our monologists personal stories told right on the spot, then the Giants make up hilarious scenes based on these stories.

Rising comedienne Fatimah Taliah to release new comedy special this month

Fatimah Taliah shows true grit in times of adversity with her new upcoming comedy special that will be launched shortly. Los Angeles, CA – September 21, 2021 – Goliath-famous actress and popular comedienne Fatimah Taliah is pleased to announce the upcoming release of her new half-hour comedy special in the final quarter of the running month. Titled “NICE TO MEET ME”, the comedy special aims to motivate other comedians and artists to fight for their art and career, no matter how grim the situation is around. The special was shot during the peak of COVID-19 last year.

“A Day In The Life” With Writer, Actor, and Content Creator, Rob Michaels

Rob Michaels is an undeniably talented writer, actor, content creator, and master of improv and sketch comedy. Rob is sharp, witty and always ready to roast his close friends, which explains how he landed a job in the writers’ room for season one of Roast Battle Canada. Rob writes regularly for his sketch comedy channel, Wishful Genies, which has millions of views through features on Funny Or Die, 9GAG, Al Jazeera, BlogTO, and CBC Comedy because of its relatable and exaggerated content. While that may seem impressive, his actual greatest accomplishment is successfully convincing his parents to act in his viral video Habib – Marvel’s First Arab Superhero. Rob’s talents have landed him work in a handful of other writers’ rooms, and he now even has his own show currently in development!!!! (Exciting!)

Like a Local: 7 of the Best Chicago Comedy Clubs

No city packs in the laughs quite like Chicago does. Here are seven of the best comedy clubs in the Windy City. Any fan of stand-up comedy will likely be aware that Chicago is among the world’s greatest breeding grounds for stand-up comedians. There’s a strong leaning towards improv comedy in the Windy City that is synonymous with The Second City, which opened its doors to performers in 1959 and now has an alumni list that reads as a veritable who’s who of the comedy world. So, if you want to watch the next potential Tina Fey, Keegan-Michael Key, Stephen Colbert or Bob Odenkirk take to the stage and try to figure it all out, then be sure to pay a visit to one of these great Chicago comedy clubs. Please note that you must be 21 or older to visit many of these clubs listed.

Jonas Brothers, apple festivals, Brian Regan and more: Things to do this week, from comedy to concerts

There’s plenty of entertainment options coming our way. So if you’re looking for a fun way to spend some time this week, here are a few upcoming events you can enjoy. Keep in mind that many entertainment venues now require proof of vaccination from COVID-19, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 or 72 hours of the event, prior to admission. This is in addition to any rules regarding masks. Always check on a venue or event’s requirements before attending.