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New all girl sketch show live on “Go90”

“BETCH: A SKETCH SHOW,” the all girl sketch show featuring a few of my sketches, is now live on the app, Go90. You can download the app to your phone and watch new episodes every Thursday! The show is brought to you by AwesomenessTV and stars the ladies of MADMONI and all of your favorite Viners. Check out the trailer for “Betch” after the jump.

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“Hold My Coat” is the newest video from I.C.U.P.P.

My collaboration with Brett Jackson, I.C.U.P.P., has produced another comedy short called “Hold My Coat.” We shot this on location at the 2014 Youtopia Festival in San Diego. Thank you to everyone at the festival who participated and to Todd Westphal for the camera work. If you like this, please give it a “like” and pass it on to your friends. You can see the full video after the jump.  

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“Olive and Mocha” wins FunnyorDie’s first comedy competition: Make ’em Laff

My short film “Olive and Mocha” won the first ever FunnyorDie comedy competition through the LA Film Festival, Make ’em Laff. Suzi Yoonessi and I are very excited for the opportunity to produce a second short with FunnyorDie as prize for winning.   KPCC interviewed Suzi for “Take Two” wherein she speaks about winning, breaking into the comedy world and not having kids.   You can see the full article and listen to her interview after the jump.

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“Kountry Krock” gets world premiere at the Hammer Museum

On August 14, I was honored to have my second short screened as part of the infamous Flux Series at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, California. Curated by Jonathan and Meg Wells, the night showcases filmmakers from all over the world. We were in good company and for the presentation segment of the evening, co-writer Bryan Irzyk and I performed an original sketch as the stars of the short, Lynn and Jack Hands.

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Rattlesnake High School Reunion

My long running iO Harold team, Rattlesnake High School, will reunite for one day only at the Playground Theater in Chicago on Saturday, April 24th @ 7:30 pm. The upcoming show was called “especially intriguing” by the Chicago Sun-Times. I was on this team for four glorious years before I moved to Los Angeles. Our style was uniquely physical and many Rattlesnake shows ended in sex, fights or a mash-up of the two. I’m excited to see what this wonderful night of play will bring. Half the original players on RHS now live in Los Angeles and play on USS Rock N Roll but several of them are flying back to play. Whether you’ve never seen this group before or if you’ve just been jonesing for some physical snake pits… you won’t want to miss this show! Tickets for the festival will go on sale April 1 at www.chicagoimprovfestival.org. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Chicago Improv Festival announces lineup March 9, 2010 4:15 PM | Cook County Social Club will be one of many local acts at this year’s fest. The beauty of improv is its unpredictability — but sometimes, you want to have at least a little information before jumping in. This week’s announcement about the lineup for the 13th Annual Chicago Improv Festival (April 19-25) offers just that. Some key numbers: 65. The number of acts performing at this year’s fest. Our favorite at first glance is Dusk: Improvised Tween Erotica (from Austin, TX). See the full schedule here. 38. That’s how many Chicago ensembles are included in that number. Especially intriguing: the Rattlesnake High School reunion show. 24 and 8. The number of different cities and countries, respectively, that the rest of the acts hail from. Boom Chicago All-Stars! 12. The number of locations for this year’s events, including Apollo Theatre, Annoyance Theater, the Athenaeum, Chemically Imbalanced Theater, ComedySportz, Gorilla Tango, IO Comedy Theater, Laugh Out Loud, Martyrs, The Playground and The Second City. 3. The number of recipients of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. Harold Ramis, Dick Schaal and Severn Darden will be honored at 7 p.m. on April 21 at the Second City ETC theater. Susan Messing (Improviser of the Year) and Improvised Shakespeare Co. (Ensemble of the Year) will also be getting awards.

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USS wins “Best Harold Team!”

In August, USS Rock N Roll walked away with the award for “Best Harold Team of 2009” at the Del Awards Ceremony at iO West. Not bad! I would personally like to thank everyone who voted for us, came to a USS show in the past year, or bought me a beer. You’re great!