★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Good news for a Friday. Next week I’ll join the writing staff of Comedy Central’s amazing and brilliant “Review.” I’m really looking forward to working with Andy Daly again. Also, working with Leo Allen again, H. Michael again, the Blitz Brothers for the first time, all the talented folks there and getting a chance to work with my long time improv and sketch buddy Kevin Dorff! Kevin and I haven’t worked together since Second City back in 1999…
TJ Jagodowski, Stephnie Weir, Rich Talarico, Susan Messing, Kevin Dorff, Tami Sagher.
(1999 The Psychopath Not Taken, The Second City Chicago)
by Rachael Drummond Photos Kevin McShane
Dasariski is a 3 man improv comedy team. Bob Dassie is the “D-A-S” of the three-names-in-one team. He can be seen most recently in the webseries, “Eleven Year Itch” with Stephanie Weir and in the movie “The Spoils of Babylon” with Tobey MacGuire. Rich Talarico represents the “A-R-I” of the group. Rich is a writer and co-producer on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” which won the 20143 Peabody Award. Craig Cackowski is our “S-K-I” and can currently be seen playing many people throughout history on the Comedy Central show, “Drunk History.”
AUSTIN, TX – The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is proud to announce that they will be presenting an improv showcase featuring the Peabody Award winning and Emmy-nominated writing staff of this landmark show as well as a Q&A panel. The Key & Peele writers all have improv chops. They use their improv skill in the writer’s room which is what helps give Key & Peele its unique voice. Many of the KP Writers got their starts at UCB, IO, SECOND CITY, BOOM CHICAGO in Amsterdam to name a few.
The K&P WRITERS are Rich Talarico (MADtv, SNL, Second City, Dasariski), Colton Dunn (UCB, Boom Chicago, Burning Love, Parks & Rec), Becky Drysdale (Second City, Boom Chicago, Big Gay Sketch Show), Phil Jackson (UCB, Chris Gethard Show) and Charlie Sanders (UCB, Death Valley, Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
The Key & Peele writers all have improv chops. They use their improv skill in the writer’s room which is what helps give Key & Peele its unique voice.
Friday, August 29th – 8:00 PM – Stateside at the Paramount
Saturday, August 30th – 8:00 PM – The Long Center
Alex Rubens, Jay Martel, Writer’s Assistant James Livingston, Ian Roberts, Rich Talarico, Charlie Sanders, Rebecca Drysdale, Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key. (photo by Peter Atencio)
The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival is a seven-day live performance festival that showcases some of the best in improv, sketch, stand-up, and a variety of comedy performances from all over the country and across the globe. Now in its 13th year, the festival averages over 500 performers in 120 shows over the 7 days leading up to Labor Day.
LAist recommends “The Escapades”
COMEDY: Rich Talarico (Key and Peele writer), Jacob Womack and Wayland McQueen present The Escapades, a show for Comedy Central, at the Comedy Central Stage in Hollywood on Wednesday at 8 pm. The show focuses on three guys who are stuck in high school “facing the prospect of growing up.” Free, but RSVP at 323.960.5519
Directed by Key & Peele’s Rich Talarico and written by Talarico along with UCB’s Jacob Womack and Wayland McQueen, “The Escapades” tells the story of Dwayne, Bo and Thad, the coolest guys in a small town high school, ten years after school is over. Our story begins when Thad returns home to Ridgewood a small town, to find his two oldest friends Dwayne (Womack) and Bo (McQueen) (now, also in their late 20s), exactly where he left them. Still hanging out in the same disgusting garage… Dwayne still working at the factory and having given up on his music career and Bo still smoking major amounts of dunk, both yet to realize that the party is over.
Live on Stage
@Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard
cross street Hudson Avenue between Highland and Vine
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Show begins at 8:00pm
To RSVP, please call 323.960.5519
Street and Lot Parking Available
All Ages Show
I’ll be teaching and performing this weekend at the Twin Cities Improv Festival. Performing for the first time with improv legend Jill Bernard. Tickets are here.
Talarico & Bernard
Rich Talarico is a writer, filmmaker, improviser, and teacher whose credits include Key & Peele, Saturday Night Live, MadTV, and The Tonight Show. Jill Bernard is a founding member of HUGE Theater who has performed her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, in over forty improv festivals in Norway, Australia, Canada, Argentina and over thirty-five of the United States. This is their first opportunity to perform together, forecasted is realistic and whimsical improvised scenes heavy on the joy and with an equal chance of giggles or tears.