“Two days before our visit to the Cartoon Network, I got to watch the architect in action. I sat in as Principato prepared the three young comics — Todd Fasen, Alex Berg and Alex Fernie — to pitch “Unexplained Phenomenons.” He introduced them to the producer Jonathan Stern and to a director named Peter Atencio, fast becoming known for his stylistically spot-on, low-budget parodies. Atencio, the prospective director, chimed in: “The tone is very straight. The characters are very grounded in the real world. There are ridiculous things happening to them that create the comedy. But there’s no winking at the audience.”—Hey look, I got mentioned the New York Times and it’s not for a sex scandel! huzzah! (via atencio)
Come to this show at 9:30 at UCB tonight and bring one of your gifts with you! Here’s the deets:
Let’s face it, the holidays suck and receiving crappy gifts just makes them suck more.
On December 26th, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre presents the improvised comedy show ReGifted! A chance for audience members to trade unwanted gifts for needed laughs. The country’s best improvisers will facilitate gift swaps between audience members, getting the story behind the presents to make up scenes about them on the spot.
You’ll come into the show with something you didn’t want and leave with more than you bargained for.
Audience: Bring in your unwanted holiday gifts to trade!