(Theatre) 99 Reasons and Book is For EveryONE
Guest post by Greg Tavares, Theatre 99! Hey improv world, all the cool people are going to be at NCCAF next week for the big improv orgy — and you are invited. That is always the way I feel right before NCCAF in Carrboro every year. That is why I have been bummed to not make it the past 2 years, but I made a deal with myself a little over a year ago, that I would not go to any...
Second City and Steven Wright in Durham
Live performances at the Carolina Theatre are supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of North Carolina, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the A.J. Fletcher Performing Arts Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation. This year, The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, in partnership with The Carolina Theater, is thrilled to present Steven...
Shun Man Woh- WHOA
Cerebral, yeah- we’ll go with cerebral. That’s the lazy description behind the astounding piece of theater put together by DSI company veteran Kit FitzSimons. His one man sketch show Shun Man Woh brings to the table many of the highly specific skills that only Kit himself could put together. Chugging Redbull, enormous feats of physical exertion, and what has been described by many people as “a...
Three Cheerwines for April Richardson
April Richardson is prepared to blow your mind this weekend. And she’s not kidding. For her NCCAF premier routine, fans can anticipate stories about “a documentary she watched about people who have sex with horses, about that time her mom said that crazy thing about her ex-boyfriend and how she almost got straight-up murdered on the way to see Morrissey for the 90th time,” in the words of...
Dive into Local 506
Down Franklin Street from UNC campus lies an intimate venue, with no pretensions about what it is. The epitome of a rock and roll dive bar, bringing in your favorite local, regional, national, and sometimes even international acts up close and personal. Writing up a big piece would be misleading and repetitive- The Local 506 is small, with room for about 250 people. It is extremely cool, with...
Local Eats Restaurant Round-Up
Mama Dip’s Style: Traditional Southern Kitchen Mama Dip’s has over thirty years experience feeding Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the rest of the Triangle great traditional country cooking. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner are all served, and they’re all great. Come hungry. Order: Chicken and Dumplings, Bar-b-que Beef, or good old Fried Chicken. Where: 408 W. Rosemary St., Chapel...
Motorco and Durham get Dirty
Nestled between the Central Park district, and the restaurants and bars of downtown Durham you will find Motorco Music Hall. Right across from the Fullsteam Brewery and within walking distance of the Durham farmer’s market, Motorco manages to encompass the many things that make Durham so unique — a hip, fresh, family environment that still has edge. In 2012 DSI Comedy Theater made a big move in...
Stephanie Hasz it all.
Stephanie Hasz is a Chicago standup who celebrates the weird in herself. Hasz’s humor is often self-deprecating, dark, and vulnerable. She gets laughs out of her own ‘little boy’s body,’ aging, and being attracted to a different kind of guy. Armed with dark framed glasses, leather jackets, and a haircut David Bowie would love to pull off, at first glance Hasz is hard to put into a box. She...
Harry Potter Open Mic?
Open Mic Night at the Great Hall started as a single Harry Potter-based sketch by the Boston sketch group Daft Agenda (NCCAF 2012) and quickly became the show I most passionately want to see at this year’s NCCAF. Stacy Thornton takes on the persona of Drusylla Moonstone, a fourth-year Hogwarts student from Slytherin house performing at the Great Hall’s open mic. She draws on both the...
EagleFox blows it up!
EagleFox features improvisers Joe Lepore, Adam Twitchell, Will Quinn, Andrew Vuilleumier, Dennis Pacheco, and Peter Collins. According to Lepore, these comic conquistadores got together under the EagleFox banner when… One day, Will Quinn was washing clothes along the banks of the River Nile. Suddenly, he heard a cry from the reeds. There, inside a basket, lay Joe Lepore, Adam Twitchell,...
When the Boat rocks you.
“Smart. Irreverent. Fast. Hilarious.” Boat is the Brooklyn, NY-based sketch trio made up of Amos Vernon, Mike Lane, and Nunzio Randazzo. The three met when they were attending different colleges in California and formed Boat when they independently moved to New York to pursue their comedy dreams. All are performers at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York, and Vernon is a...
RISK! with Kevin Allison (The State, MTV)
Heartbreaking, vulnerable and hilarious, “RISK!” is a live show and podcast in which guests tell “true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public.” The guests for the show at NCCAF include NCCAF Favorites Jane Borden (Junior Varsity, TIME OUT NY) and Josh Gondelman (Modern Seinfeld Twitter, Rooftop Comedy). Kevin Allison, the creator and host of “RISK!,” is a veteran of the...
Casual Sex Offenders may be “required” by law to inform you they’re coming to Carrboro to perform for the third year in a row, but, you know, no big deal. This group of talented improvisers hails from New York, where Casual Sex Offenders was formed during a UCB class in the summer of 2009. The members of the group have also trained at the Second City, the Annoyance Theatre and iO. The current...
Occupy Conan →
Entries are being accepted for “Occupy Conan”, our fan-sourced episode. Content has included live action, animation, stop-motion, and of course, child ninjas. The deadline for entries is 3pm EST / 12pm PST on Jan 4.
North Coast hits NC
It seems that the greatest fear of many improvisers is the possibility of having to rap in a scene, but not for the members of North Coast, New York’s only freestyle rapping, beatboxing and long-form improv team. “I think our show is kind of its own beast. It’s not standard musical improv. It’s not standard long-form improv. It’s North Coast. It’s a whole different kind...
greatest ComedySportz moment. ever. the reactions are priceless.
Richmond loves DSI. oh, and the Hulk > the Mask.
Good-BYE - xoxo Jill Bernard
Overheard outside DSI last night: “Your ego’s making sandwiches your body can’t eat.”
Natural Selection’s Evil Meatball Snowman: “Roll-edy Roll-edy Roll-edy”
School pictures are where I shine– Industrial
I don’t mean to alarm you but we’re trapped and fucked with an...– Stripper Picnic
My friends are jealous by Jill
UPDATE: I went to Great Clips & got my neck hair trimmed so the back of my head will look good at NCCAF! - Jill Bernard
Rare Bird Show improv comedy this weekend
(not really) But Are You DRUNK? Vodka Martinis for $5. Some comics (not gonna name names) settled for beer from FOOD LION. Rumor. Zach Ward and Annie O’Rourke might WILL get a pedicure tomorrow. Everyone tonight was AWESOME. Happy Friday the 13th!
OMG I'm a luddite!
That’s my ghetto little hyperlink down below— how do ya stick a video in this joint!?!? Either way— I’ll be cracking funnies WIDE OPEN tonight! Come out!
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Wow. They like me.
DAN WILBUR says...
COME THURSDAY NIGHT @ 9 PM! This is what I look like: I’ll also have a red handkerchief in my breast pocket, a single red rose on the table, and a copy of “Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders” in my hand. I’m looking for companionship. THURSDAY! YEAH!
Kerin Hayden Owns You