July 2, 2008

A History: Full Frontal Comedy

Straight from their website:

When d
id all this craziness start?

In the fall of 1998. Our director and owner, Tina Morrison, was supposed to direct "The Marriage of Bette and Boo" for the Northland Actors Ensemble (NAE). Some stuff happened and the show didn't, but NAE still had dates to fill on the calendar. Tina took those in the cast willing to learn improv and, based on her 7 years of improv with the groups Laughing Stock and Caught In The Act, she started our group to fill those spots. The group has been performing ever since.

Were you drinking when you came up with your name?

The short answer is: Yes.

Now for the long answer. Some of the original members of the group met over some beers at 54th Street Bar & Grill. They'd already begun rehearsals for the NAE show but needed a name. Stasha Case thought (and still does to this day) that the group should be called "Show Me The Funny". She shouted it out repeatedly during the evening, which failed to amuse our fearless leader, Tina. Hence, it is not our name today.

Luckily, Bill Case came up with Full Frontal Comedy. The stars aligned and the children sang and people around the world settled long standing disputes in celebration. Well, maybe. In all actuality, the group probably just ordered another round of beer and each scarfed down a Baja Biggie Basket. For those taking notes, this is the official food of all FFC members except Dave Martin. He prefers the Hearty 12 oz. Bowl of Idaho Baked Potato Soup (order it by name.)

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