Sketch and Improv Comedy at The Second City L.A.
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The last date listed for Sketch and Improv Comedy at The Second City L.A. was Saturday April 5, 2014 / 9:00pm (Untold Story of Indie Rock).
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The origins of Undateable lie in the hilariously bizarre results of an outrageous experiment. On a lark, playwright Robyn Norris created an online dating profile for the weirdest, least desirable person she could imagine. Within days, there were hundreds of earnest (if strange) messages to her wackadoo profile, "TracyLovesCats." So Norris immediately upped the ante, creating 38 uniquely flawed profiles, ranging from MarryMeNowStat to Old4U75 to PioneerInABox. Now, the real-life responses these profiles attracted, collected over months of "research," are acted out live by members of the famed Second City company. Frank Caeti (MADtv) directs one of the funniest -- but also most honest and heartfelt -- portrayals of internet dating ever presented on stage. Learn More
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The venue is through a metal door and upstairs, but once up there the theatre is small and intimate. The show was really funny. There was a lot of comedy for a good price! I recommend; money well spent for entertainment and laughter.
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Thursdays at 8:00pm: Tops and Bottoms
It’s not sketch, it’s not improv, it’s improvised sketch! Confused? Come see some of the best improvisers in the world perform one of the most difficult forms of our craft. Cast: Andy Cobb, Matt Craig, Ithamar Enriquez, Nyima Funk, Maribeth Monroe, Jaime Moyer and Sam Richardson. Directed by Joshua Funk.
Fridays at 8:00pm:* Miley Montana: The Musical_*
*_Hannah and Miley are sisters. Of course there’s sibling rivalry. Can they twerk it out? Cast: Rebecca Sage Allen, Martin Garcia, Katie Nahnsen, Tommy Bechtold, Acquah Dansoh, Molly Erdman, Megan Grano, Beth Crosby. Book and lyrics by Katie Nahnsen and Rebecca Sage Allen. Music by Dan Wessels and Eric Kalver. Directed by Jaime Moyer. Musical Direction by Dan Wessels. Choreography by Maya Imani. Assistant Director Charity L. Miller.
Fridays at 9:00pm: *_*Undateable*_
Second City Hollywood ventures into new territory with Undateable. It’s not sketch. It’s not improv. It is comedic. And it’s based on real life people searching for love online. After a phone call from a friend asking for advice, Robyn Lynne Norris created a crazy, insane cat lady profile and posted it on OKCupid (the country’s most popular free online dating website). TracyLovesCats / 36 / Female / Straight / Los Angeles, California only talked about her kitties. “I love KITTIES! If you don’t love kitties then you won’t love me. Beep, boop, beep, bop.”
Within days she received hundreds of messages from men. Robyn, single at the time, was shocked that such an “undateable” personality could be so popular. She enlisted the help of her friend Bob Ladewig. They held a photoshoot with some friends and posted 38 Fake “undateable” character profiles across the country in the top 10 cities for online dating. The results were shocking. And hilarious. Undateable is a comedic show that tracks real people and real responses, interacting with their fake characters. It’s a scientific experiment about the online search for love.
Cast: Chris Alvarado, Rob Belushi, Amanda Blake Davis, Kate Duffy, Bob Ladewig and Robyn Norris
Musical Direction by Dan Wessels
Directed by Frank Caeti
Saturdays at 8:00pm:* Past Perfect Future Tense — The Best of Second City
Holding on to our past while we wait for our future, progress schmogress! PPFT is comprised of some of the best sketches from The Second City resident stages and performed in Hollywood by Rebecca Sage Allen, George Caleodis, Ali Davis, Robyn Norris and Keith Reay. Directed by Joshua Funk. Assistant Director Rani O’Brien. Musical Direction by Ben Bromfield.
Saturdays at 9:00pm: The Untold Story of Indie Rock
*In this musical comedy, five performers play 12 bands and a slew of comic characters in a mock history of independent rock.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Second City - L.A.Since 1959, The Second City has established itself as a theatrical landmark and a national treasure. The theatre that launched the careers of such comic greats as John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Gilda Radner, and more offers nightly comedy shows, as well as training in improvisation and corporate training services.
The Los Angeles Studio Theatre hosts a mix of student shows from the LA-based training center. Late nights and all night on Saturdays, catch Resident Company alumni from the Chicago, Toronto and Detroit stages improvising and doing their own written sketch material.