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.
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)
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 Macias, Laura Davis, Drew Coolidge, Chris Gorbos, Tommy Bechtold, Erik 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.
Starting next Tuesday, I will be performing with a new Harold team at iO West. We are called “Natural 20,” a reference to the iconic Dungeons & Dragons roll. Once again, I will be coached by Annie Hoff of USS Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Natural 20 is:
Please join us for an hour of entertainment, co-hosted by the Harold team Waterloo
Every Tuesday @ 8 PM
iO West (6366 Hollywood Blvd)
Last Saturday, Team North Dakota (Tom Christensen) took on Team Florida (Erik Voss, Adam Bowers, Zach Huddleston, Brandon Barrick, Filup Molina, Ryan Moulton, Eddie Geller, Adam Wasser, Eric Schackne, and Lindsay Stidham)…and WON!
Here is the video (the real show starts at 2:40):
With the help of the wonderfully talented Scott Passarella improvising on the keys, I performed my first solo improv, and it was a mindblowingly joyful experience. Please come out and support Team North Dakota when We take on Rhode Island on May 21st, 11:30 PM at iO West!
The United States of Improv tournament was created by Zach Pizza and Kyle Duncan Graham
This week is a HUGE week of improv for me.
Thursday is the 4th week since the inception of The Improv Gym, and I am excited to lead the night focusing on character. The workouts we have had have been amazingly useful. Please join us!
Friday marks the last scheduled performance of All Skate! Musical Improv at Second City LA. Help us cap off an amazing run of 1/2 hour improvised musicals.
And Saturday, perhaps biggest of all, will be the first time I will perform a One-Man Show in the United States of Improv tournament. I will be competing against a very talented group from Florida:
- Erik Voss
- Adam Bowers
- Zach Huddleston
- Brandon Barrick
- Filup Molina
- Ryan Moulton
- Eddie Geller
- Adam Wasser
- Eric Schackne
- Lindsay Stidham
Please come and support North Dakota!