This is a wheelhouse, I think. We don't have a graphic yet. Apologies.

This is a wheelhouse.
We don’t have a graphic.
Apologies.

The iO West theater in Hollywood has completely overhauled its improv programming.  Beginning January 8th, three premier teams will perform the theater’s flagship form, The Harold: King Ten, Heyday, and the team I am privileged to play on, Wheelhouse.

The players are Tommy BechtoldFrank Caeti, Tom Christensen, Chris GorbosKyle MoreJustin Michael TerryLynn TrickeyErik Voss & Danielle Weeks.  Coached by Dave Hill

This is a major change for the theater, which for years had 9 house teams, give or take.  Following the dissolution of all but one (King Ten), Artistic Director James Grace designed the smaller, sleeker Wednesday night lineup.

Tuesday nights have been reprogrammed as well.  14 teams will alternate weekly on the main stage, leaving the Del Close Theater for good.  New classes and independent shows will fill the space, presumably.

Wheelhouse with Heyday (followed by King Ten)
Every Wednesday @ 8 PM
iO West Main Stage (6366 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90028)

the-cartel

Tonight, I will perform with The Cartel for the first time!  The shows are part of iO West’s Harold Night lineup on Tuesday nights, 9:30 PM.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some veteran improvisors. I will be joining Ernie MaciasLaura DavisDrew CoolidgeChris GorbosTommy BechtoldErik Voss,Lauri Roggenkamp Muretta Moss, & Justin Uretz.  Coach Andy St. Clair has the unenviable task of keeping us all on our best behavior.

This will be my 5th team at iO West, having previously worked with Natural 20, Ripley, Fairfax Prep (a.k.a. Kitty Porn), and Moxie.

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Sound the trumpets: the wonderful ladies at elev8 will be  joining my team! Nicole St. John (theatrical) and Kylie MacKenzie (commercial) will be negotiating on my behalf,  working alongside Colin Harp and TJ Stein at Stein Entertainment Group.

elev8 Talent and Literary Agency
Nicole St. John, Theatrical
Kylie MacKenzie, Commercial
489 South Robertson Boulevard
Suite 206, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tel 310 734 8688
Fax 310 734 8669

Our Supreme Leader, Skye Von, just shared the final cut of “Juicy Affairs!”

CAST:
Chris Andrew, Tom Christensen, Katy Davis, Christopher May, Nicole Nelson, Douglas Harvey, Bill Kennedy, Nathan Van Hala, Jullian Yuki, & Robbie Kirkoff

CREW:
Skye Von, Donna Trousdale Producer, Kristina M. Schulte-Eversum, Jonathan Henry, Nathan Van Hala, James Boyer, Ambre Wrigley, Andrea Mendosa, Elyse Ares, Jennifer Thrasher, Annette Acuna, Andrea Jimenez, Janean Jeffries, Adam Whittington, Madison Couch, Lance Casey, Sam Barnett, Adam Morrison, Doug Beatty, & Michael Mena

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I’m happy to officially announce that I will be working with Colin Harp at Stein Entertainment Group, headed by TJ Stein!  This is an exciting new development, just in time for the upcoming episodic season.

With the addition of Stein and the momentum from last year’s success with 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, this will be a very exciting year!

Stein Entertainment Group
Colin Harp, Manager
(323) 822-1400
8285 W. Sunset Blvd., #2
West Hollywood, CA 90046

I’m a banana.

June 5, 2013, in Film,

No, that’s not a tip of my hat to Don Hertzfelt’s Rejected.  I had the pleasure of playing Mr. Banana for Skye Von, writer and director of the Jamba Juice short, “Juicy Affairs!”

The costumes were really amazing, all constructed by Ambre Wrigley of Wrigley Costume Design. See for yourself:

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We screened the completed project on Monday, and it turned out really well.  Keep an eye out for “Juicy Affairs” online!

CAST:
Chris Andrew, Tom Christensen, Katy Davis, Christopher May, Nicole Nelson, Douglas Harvey, Bill Kennedy, Nathan Van Hala, Jullian Yuki, & Robbie Kirkoff

CREW:
Skye Von, Donna Trousdale Producer, Kristina M. Schulte-Eversum, Jonathan Henry, Nathan Van Hala, James Boyer, Ambre Wrigley, Andrea Mendosa, Elyse Ares, Jennifer Thrasher, Annette Acuna, Andrea Jimenez, Janean Jeffries, Adam Whittington, Madison Couch, Lance Casey, Sam Barnett, Adam Morrison, Doug Beatty, & Michael Mena

 

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On Tuesday, the Writers Guild of America, West will showcase works by the 2013 Writer Access Project Honorees.  I will be on stage, working once again with writer and friend Geetika Lizardi (Outsourced).  Last year, Geetika was kind enough to use me for her script reading at iO West.

There is a fantastic description of the diversity program here on the WGAW website.

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2013 Writer Access Project Honorees
Rear: Thomas Wong, Michael DiGaetano, Dawn Comer Jefferson, Joey Manderino, Joseph Neustein, & Leslie Valdes
Front: Sherry Carnes, Geetika Lizardi, Lena Waithe, & Margaux Froley

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It’s us versus The Oscars; I have a feeling we’ll win.

Tonight, we wrap on our six-week run of the original play Happy Face, Sad Face at The Lillian Theater in Hollywood.  It’s been a great ride.

I’d like to thank writer RJ Colleary, director Kathleen Rubin, and producer Russell Boast for believing in my before, during, and hopefully after the run.

The cast and crew were are amazing to work with as well.  I truly enjoyed playing with my (fake) wife Krizia Bajos, my (fake) mistress Sarah Agor, my (fake) dad Thomas F. Evans, my (fake) mom Perry Smith, and some cop that kept interrupting the show by the name of Eddie Alfano.  And, of course, Rob Locke deserves all of the positivity he received for his performance in the show.

I will miss being told to stop touching anything and everything that doesn’t belong to me by our talented and professional stage manager, Rebecca Schoenberg.

Cheers, to the future!

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Tom Christensen, Eliza Coupe, Zachary Knighton, & Billy Beck

I don’t know to what extent ABC is using this image for promotion, but @TVGuideMagazine tweeted out this pic yesterday!