Friday, August 12, 2005

mark it!

this has been a week of really great shows.

sometimes, it's really easy to get in ruts in our biz. if you have a show or two that is lackluster, you start beating yourself up. that reflection is sometimes useful, but more often than not, the stars just haven't aligned for you that week. like everything, it's much easier to notice your rut than when you're flying high. too often, my pals in the biz deserve to feel better, more.

so, i'm noting a "flying high" period - i love my friends and am so pleased with the projects i'm involved with. comedysportz was such a blast last week - everyone so into it, so committed, such fun. had a show last night with Merman at IO - a sold out house that loved it, loved improv, and paid us the highest of compliments after we were done. we've gotten better at playing goofily, but with patience and groundedness, it's neat to see. i like it.

in addition, TAG, the team i did SC Unhinged with and is now running at IO on Tuesdays, got a great review in Time Out Chicago Magazine, a respected tour-ish guide here in big cities:

"TAG: Members of TAG run circles around most other improv troupes. If it's just good old-fashioned laughs you're after, TAG is one of the sharpest, funniest teams performing anywhere in town. The cast of TAG is makde up of veteran improvisers who have earned their stripes at I.O., the Second City, and ComedySportz. In this fast-paced show, the actors focus on creating characters, then "move" them to different scenarios and change their voices to wring everything they can out of their conventions. The show is consistently funny and never drags. *DON'T MISS/HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PICK - M.S./ IO Cabaret, Tuesdays 8pm, $10. Open run."

pretty awesome.
thanks to anyone i share these experiences with!


Blogger Zach said...

Looks like me v you Saturday at 10:30. Get ready.

1:19 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

aw, we didn't get to play against each other, but i'm glad - it was fun to ref your show. what a great one - yeah, 10-thirts!

1:25 AM  

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