June 20, 2007
Tonight we challenge a giant.
Cagematch is a weekly improv competition at the UCB theater. Fiefdom, my improv group, is the challenger tonight. Our opponent is Omelette Vision, a dream team of 3 of the city’s best improvisors. They’re hugely popular. And they are the men who taught us improv.
It’s been a difficult haul. We lost two team members the week we were invited to challenge. We’ve had only a month to find and rehearse the new team amongst schedule complications, vacations, and our coach quitting. We’ve only performed together with the new lineup once.
But I’m excited. We have a great group, much stronger than before, and I’m glad we’re going up against the big boys. So come out tonight and vote for Fiefdom. Thursday, June 21st, 11:00 pm at the UCB theater. Details and reservations here.
December 13, 2006
Spike TV loves the UCB this year. Tonght’s Video Game Awards feature two comedy shorts starring UCB mainstay John Gemberling and directed by yours truly. UCB Harold-teamer John Gabrus is a staff writer for the show, and comics Brian Berrebbi and Nick Kroll play costumed gamer nerds.
Joystiq.com had a “liveblogger” at the VGA taping last Fri. Here’s what he had to say about my “MoCap” segments:
9:42: Mocap skit with balls. A chubby dude in a blue suit covered in giant balls plays “the bitch” in Saint’s Row. Nice.
10:53: [update 7] More motion capture skit action. This stuff has been the best of the show so far, by far. Someone might be pitching Mocap: The Show to Fox already. Sarah Silverman comes out… Besides the mocap dude, she’s the funniest thing in the show so far as well. (Full link)
May 3, 2006
It looks like we'll be pre-recording the Michael Smerconish Morning Show segment to air tomorrow (Thursday).
Update May 4th: It aired this morning. It's up as a podcast on WPHT's site, or you might get a faster download here. I think it's a decent interview, but what do I know? I credit Anton Chekhov with writing a play called "The Cherry Tree."
May 2, 2006
I'll be live on The Michael Smerconish Morning Show tomorrow discussing the IE Best Buy event. It should happen just after 8:30 AM Eastern. If you're not in Philly or near one of their many affiliates, you can listen online from WPHT's website ("Listen Live," upper right-hand corner). There's an irritating but quick and painless mandatory sign-up (for which you can supply false info if you wish) before the audio starts.
Michael Smerconish is an accomplished neo-conservative author and radio personality who occasionally fills in for Bill O'Reilly and whose recent book "Muzzled" is currently #34 on the NY Times best seller list. More details at his personal site.
If you listen, please drop me a line or post a comment here and let me know how it went.