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Joining “The Cartel” @ iO West

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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9th Annual LA Improv Fest Begins Tomorrow!

9th-la-improv-festival A week-long festival of improv starts tomorrow at iO West theater (6366 Hollywood)!  There are some great guests coming in, including Joel McHale, Drew Carey, Neil Flynn, and mucho mas! 

Yours truly will be in three shows:

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Ripley’s New Twitter Feed @RipleyImprov

twitter-buttonMy longfrom improv team Ripley has a new Twitter feed. Please check us out @RipleyImprov! And, of course, you can follow news from the entire theater @iOWest

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Maestro & Ripley Perform at iO’s Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

iO West throws a benefit for Habitat for Humanity featuring Tom Christensen in Ripley and MaestroTonight my team Ripley and the team I coach Maestro get the chance to perform back to back!

iO West’s is throwing a fundraising benefit for Habitat for Humanity, and any Harold team from iO West that volunteered for a day was offered the opportunity to play.

Also playing is iO West’s Popular Science, King Ten, U.S.S. Rock n Roll, and The Armando with host Drew Carey.

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Ripley Volunteers at Habitat’s ReStore

iO West's Ripley improv with Tom Christensen at Habitat for Humanity
Ripley at Habitat for Humanity

Not to be outdone by Maestro, my iO West team Ripley decided to put in some volunteer hours today.

We had the chance to help out at the ReStore in Norwalk, CA. I had never been in a ReStore before, but they are fantastic. It’s a normal thrift store but in addition to housewares, they sell pieces of house! You can get windows in frame, sliding glass doors, ducting, landscaping materials, etc. As a handyman, I am glad I found out about this place…and wondering how I didn’t know about it sooner?

Tommy Bechtold, Will Koehl, Joe Spence, and I did most of the heavy lifting.  Amanda DePover rounded out the team and provided much needed cheerleading and management.

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New Promo Video for Ripley

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You can see my long form improv team Ripley perform every Tuesday night at 8:00 PM at iO West (6366 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028)

Cast:

Will Koehl
Tommy Bechtold
Tom Christensen
Julia Wackenheim
Amanda DePover
Chris Fontakis
Michael Anastasia
Joe Spence
Tiffani Ann Mills

Coached by Craig Cackowski

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New iO Main Stage Improv: Ripley!

I am now playing on a new team at iO West.  The ensemble is called Ripley (thank you Alien series). Our first show is tonight, August 3rd at 8:00 P.M.

Ripley Improv featuring Tom Christensen

Cast:

Dave Katz
Will Koehl
Tommy Bechtold
Tom Christensen
Julia Wackenheim
Amanda DePover
Chris Fontakis
Michael Anastasia
Joe Spence

Coached by Craig Cackowski

Official team website: http://west.ioimprov.com/io/teams/49