Friday, April 18, 2014

Why Do You Need to Know the Game?

under-the-gun-theater:

Why Do You Need to Know the Game?

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What is the Game and why do we want our scene to have one?

The game is a way to talk about the part of a scene that tickles us, entertains us, delights us. We start a scene and we hope that something in the first few lines intrigues us and our audience. Maybe it’s the way our scene partner is behaving, maybe it’s the point of view of our character, maybe is the particular combination of…

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Sunday, April 13, 2014
eccentricgent:

singlepatriotsinyourarea:

this is the real first page of a real book by a real Fox News host

I hope the “it was a time when…” metaphors go on for the rest of the book and then it just ends.

His name is Todd Starnes and he is an idiot:

eccentricgent:

singlepatriotsinyourarea:

this is the real first page of a real book by a real Fox News host

I hope the “it was a time when…” metaphors go on for the rest of the book and then it just ends.

His name is Todd Starnes and he is an idiot:

Wow, I have an awesome lineup for Mullaney Chain this week. I’m psyched. SNL writer Katie Rich will be in town and she is my first guest. She invited Tim Sniffen a member of numerous great improv groups like Baby Wants Candy and the Improvised Shakespeare Company (ISC). He invited Colleen Doyle from iO’s hit duo, Dummy. She invited the founder of ISC and one of the most fun people to play with in Chicago, Blaine Swen.

I can’t wait to play with them on Wednesday.

The 9pm show is at the Apollo Studio Theater on Lincoln in Chicago and it only costs $10:

http://undertheguntheater.com/performances/hump-main-event-april-16-2014/

Monday, April 7, 2014

For those going on internet blind dates (or just traveling somewhere alone)

slackmcnasty:

earthwindandherpes:

Kitestring is a simple webapp that checks up on you and sends a text message to your emergency contacts if you don’t respond by a designated time.

Enter your ETA and Kitestring will send you a text message to reply to. You can extend your check in time via SMS or check in early. If you don’t respond to Kitestring’s text message, your emergency contact(s) will get your customizable alert message. [x]

Important

Friday, April 4, 2014
chicago-improv-festival:

All the shows at this year’s CIF.

chicago-improv-festival:

All the shows at this year’s CIF.

Hump Night is looking for Musical Groups

under-the-gun-theater:

Hump Night is looking for Musical Groups

Under The Gun Theater is looking for musical acts for our weekly variety show, Hump Night. Each week we have a standup, a storyteller, and a musical act or sketch comedy group. Each act gets 12 minutes to perform.

You should require minimal setup. The space is a small intimate theater with 50 seats. We do not provide mics or any other audio equipment, so acoustic acts are preferred. We want to…

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thehotgirlproject:

theartofmtg:

femtg:

SPOT ON

I hope cardboard crack never ends.

NAILED IT

thehotgirlproject:

theartofmtg:

femtg:

SPOT ON

I hope cardboard crack never ends.

NAILED IT

(Source: cardboard-crack)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

CIF Dedications

chicago-improv-festival:

This year’s Chicago Improv Festival (March 31-April 6) is dedicated to the memories of Fred Kaz, Jay Leggett, Bernie Sahlins, and Harold Ramis.

Bernie, Fred and Harold were all previous Chicago Improv Festival Lifetime Achievement Award winners. We thank all 4 of these men for what they did for Chicago, comedy, and in demonstrating excellence at utilizing many different processes of improvisation…

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Miss you, Jay!

Saturday, March 29, 2014
chicago-improv-festival:

Get a Free Ride to CIF with Uber

Get a free ride worth up to $30 to or from the Chicago Improv Festival. This is for new users of Uber only.

chicago-improv-festival:

Get a Free Ride to CIF with Uber

Get a free ride worth up to $30 to or from the Chicago Improv Festival. This is for new users of Uber only.

Monday, March 24, 2014
chicago-improv-festival:

Susan Messing @ CIF17
Susan has been a big part of the Chicago Improv Festival over the years and this one is no different. She will be teaching a workshop on Sunday, April 6th (there are only a couple slots left). And she will be appearing in the following shows:
The Boys on opening night.
Messing with a Friend on Saturday Night, right before Horatio Sanz and The All-Stars of Comedy.

chicago-improv-festival:

Susan Messing @ CIF17

Susan has been a big part of the Chicago Improv Festival over the years and this one is no different. She will be teaching a workshop on Sunday, April 6th (there are only a couple slots left). And she will be appearing in the following shows: