October 27, 2008

Exciting Show Coming to Town.

Corey and Monique are bringing their sketch comedy show "The Union" to Kansas City. Thank God! They are having a seven week run at The Annoyance during this time as well. We are very lucky to be seeing this performance because Corey and Monique are from Kansas City, and will be home for Thanksgiving. Who knows if this will be a one time showing of "The Union" or not, so make your reservations now!


The Union & Tantrum

Friday, November 28, 2008
Westport Coffeehouse
4010 Pennsylvania
Tickets: 816-678-8886

Tickets are 10 bucks. Doors open at 7:30. Everyone goes to McCoy's after.

October 16, 2008

Kansas City Improviser on Jeopardy

Our very own Steve Jones will be on Jeopardy today at 4:30pm on KSHB. Hope you can tune in and see how he does.

Steve is in the middle row, farthest on the right. Good Luck Steve!

October 15, 2008

Where did everybody go?

It's awfully quiet around the Kansas City Improv scene right now. Don't get us wrong, there are plenty of shows this weekend and of course for the rest of the month. (Just click on the group links to find out when) But cool news and information has slowed down. What did you expect. The Festival is over and Improv Thunderdome Season 2 is over. But guess what, this silence means that teams are rehearsing and getting better. Not to mention that the powers that be have already started working on the next Festival and the next Thunderdome. Patience my dear readers.

If you know of any cool Kansas City Improv information that we have missed, whether it be links, photos, blogs, or videos. Please email us a link at kansascityimprov@gmail.com


October 10, 2008

The Kiss Debate

Recently on City3.org Jen Harmon from Hype 7 posed an interesting question:

"Jess and I were driving back from KC last weekend, and I can't remember how the subject came up, but we started talking about the existence/non-existence of the stage kiss in improv. We turned out to be pretty opinionated, and not necessarily in agreement. It was such an interesting debate that I almost ended up on the Turnpike going much further west than necessary or practical.

I'll put together my theories on the matter - and they are only theories, as I have not kissed anyone onstage - in a little while, but I wanted to throw some starter questions out there:

When does the audience want to see two people kiss onstage? Or do they at all?
Is it a kiss, or a parody of a kiss?
Are there emotional repercussions? Can the characters kiss without the improvisers kissing? What if you're pimped into it?
Is it easier to stage-kiss someone of the gender you're not attracted to?

Please discuss, theorize, share experiences. If you feel you need anonymity, I'm sure nobody would mind.


October 7, 2008

Guess Who's Coming for BBQ...

...and of course to put on a great show.

Kansas City Improv friend Jill Bernard will be back for a special show:

Second City's Dave Razowsky directs Jill Bernard of Minneapolis (Drum Machine, HUGE, ComedySportz) and Trish Berrong of Kansas City (Tantrum, Spite, Poke) in BROWNIES DON'T LIE.

We'd love to tell you all about it, but this completely improvised show will be created between October 10-13 in LA with the help of Dave Razowsky. Jill and Trish will fly straight back to KC to debut whatever it is they come up with Thursday, October 16.

But that's not all! First up, you'll see Improv Mini-Dome Champions Spite (Nikki DuPont, Megan Mercer, Trish Berrong) and improv renegades Babel Fish (performing their signature piece, Waiting For Jill Bernard).

It's a lot of comedy for 8 bucks on a Thursday night. But we think you can handle it.

Here are 2 pretty big reasons you should come see this:

1. Jill Bernard is a fearless and hilarious improviser. Trish Berrong has single-handily taught Kansas City the art of good improv.
2. Their coach Dave Razowsky just so happened to write and perform comedy with none other than Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert while at Second City.