Thursday, June 16, 2005

live from chicago

i had a really fun show at io last night with my team, merman.
lorne michaels was at improvolympic last night.
this is not a bit.

but, he wasn't there for our show.

lorne + entourage were invited there for a SNL showcase, made up of some the "top improvisers" in the theater - much later on, to a closed audience. i was lucky enough to watch this show and see many of my veteran friends perform, which was lovely. these shows are certainly hard to shine in. keep in mind -the rough estimate of IO performers is around 500. that's not including students - that bumps the number way up, beyond a 1000 just at that theater. back in the day, i was asked to do this show, but then didn't hear anything about it. i wasn't surprised this week. anyone reading this may know what i mean.

there were 38 men in the show last night. there were 7 women. 7.

i love improv. i care for IO. i know these things are hard. knowing that i have a lot of improvisers reading this, it's best to keep my generally positive mouth shut about everything that i think regarding what's happening there right now. but boy, i invite you to comment.

6 Comments:

Anonymous karen g said...

Don't sweat it, dollface. those shows are always a clusterfuck and if you're meant to eventually get on that show, you will. (and, you could always make a reel of characters and impressions, and have a writing packet ready to go and mail if off. but if you don't wanna put that together, chances are you really don't want that show.). But REGARDLESS, happiness + talent + success are in your current vocabulary, lady. And the future holds only more and more wonderful things, there at SNL or otherwise. In total, YOU ROCK! Woo!

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Howie said...

I can't put it any better than karen g. Everybody who knows you knows you're destined for amazing things, TD.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Pink Scorpion said...

Amen to both of these comments!

I am so glad to see you blogging again! Now I can add this page to my growing list of web pages I check obsessively. (By the way, I accidentally went to "laughaminute" instead of "alaughaminute"--the "a" makes all the diff.)

Hope you're well, babygirl! Rich and I LOVVVVVVE!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Zach said...

Teeds,
From someone who didn't even know it happened, I'd like to direct you to the Roddy Piper song "For Everybody" off of the Wrestling album. If you have a hard time finding it. Love, Zach

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im glad im on a ship in the middle of the atlantic.

I LOVE !
Love,
bethy

5:51 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

aw, karen, howie, meg - so nice. and i totally didn't write this for props, but it's so nice to hear. thank you. you are wond. it was more of a slice-of-life-of-an-imp for those who don't know it. but, everyone gets frust sometimes, right?

in addition, melewsk and thomps - best. ever.

1:52 AM  

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