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Dasariski Returns to IMPRO(VS)TANDUP THURS APR 10th 8pm @UCBTLA



IMPROV FROM: Dasariski

STAND UP FROM: Jon Dore & Adam Ray!


Thu April 10, 2014


UCBTLA 5919 Franklin Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show, a cross-discipline cage match for the ages, where the audience vote is taken super seriously (no, it’s not) and the winning discipline of the night becomes famous and has their discipline engraved in the Comedy Cup of Gold (totally not true, don’t think there is such a thing).

Improvisers and stand ups do what they do best and then switch places to try their hand at what the other does best. It’s super fun. You should totally go.Hosted by Rajan Dharni (Spike TV, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival) and Christian Spicer (What’s New, DLC).

The April 10 show features:

Improv by the outstanding DASARISKI (Robert Dassie, Rich Talarico, and Craig Cackowski), and Stand up by the incredible: JON DORE (Conan, Comedy Central, HBO) & ADAM RAY (The Late Late Show, The Heat, Adam Devine’s House Party)!

Past improvisers include: Facebook Show, Sassy Bluff, Bangarang, Dasariski, Convoy, The Swarm, Dierkes and Fernie, Heather and Miles, Nick Mandernach and Alex Berg, Trophy Wife, Last Day of School, and more!  Past stand ups include: Pete Holmes, Rory Scovel, Kyle Kinane, Eddie Pepitone, Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Brent Weinbach, Chris D’Elia, Eric Andre, Ben Gleib, Michael Kosta, Guy Branum, Jimmy Dore, Joe Wengert, Andrew Santino, Taylor Williamson, and Hampton Yount among others.


Sylmar The Genie Selected By 2014 LA Comedy Shorts Fest

SYLMARSYLMAR THE GENIE   — Our wishes have come true.  ”Sylmar The Genie” has been selected by the 2014 LA Comedy Shorts Festival.  Big thanks to everyone involved, especially our producer – Ramiro Castro, Jr.

THE FESTIVAL:  May 15-18, 2014

Downtown LA
251 S. Main St., Los Angeles CA

More info to come.

Fondest wishes are tampered with, when Owen finds a magic lamp.

Director/Editor – Rich Talarico
Cinematographer – Jay Hunter
Score – Greg O’Connor
Producer – Ramiro Castro, Jr.
Written by – John Hallmann & Rich Talarico
OWEN – John Hallmann
SYLMAR – Ric Rosario
Costumes – Elissa Kim
Props – Omega Cinema Props
Edit Assist – Marianne Smith
“You Done Me Wrong” – Written & Performed by Jessica Robbins
© 2014 – Bronze Medal Entertainment – All Rights Reserved
BME/ ☆☆☆☆☆

Austin’s Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival – April 23 to 26

moontowerI’ll be teaching sketch and improv and performing improv with the New Movement Theater as part of the 2014 Moontowner Comedy Festival this April in Austin, TX…

Sketch and Improv Workshops here:

Shows here:

SAT - 8:00pm  |  The New Movement  |  TALARICO, GONZALEZ & TREW

Key & Peele Time


Check out Key & Peele in this issue of Time magazine.

My new favorite magazine.

“What’s worse: making fun of people or assuming that they’re too weak to take it?” Read Key & Peele’s defense of non-stop mockery on the cover of TIME’s Ideas Issue.


NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 – Comedy Central has extended the Emmy®-nominated “Key & Peele” and given a development deal to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to expand their Critiquer’s Corner “Vandaveon & Mike” characters into an animated series, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. This extension brings the fourth season order to 22 episodes, 20 originals plus two “best of” episodes.

American Comedy Awards – 2014

Key & Peele has been nominated for 4 American Comedy Awards 2014:



“Drunk History”

“Key & Peele”

“Kroll Show”



“Arrested Development”

“The Colbert Report”

“Key & Peele”

“Modern Family”

“Parks and Recreation”


“Arrested Development”

“Eastbound & Down”

“Key & Peele”

“Modern Family”

“Parks and Recreation”


Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”

Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”

Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”

Jordan Peele, “Key & Peele”

Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Voting is now open, and the public is encouraged to help pick the winners in all 19 categories by voting online at or on Facebook via the “American Comedy Awards” Facebook Voting App at Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET/8:59 p.m. PT on March 18. You must be at least 13 years old to vote. The awards are May 15 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC.

MO & TELL – Wednesday, March 5th 8pm

Wed Mar 5 2014

Wed Mar 5 2014

TONIGHT Come see “Mo and Tell” Stand-up/storytelling/sharing. March 5th at 8 p.m. with Rich Talarico, Carlos Alazraqui, Leigh Morgan Koechner, Peter Vogt and Jeremy Rowley.
Improv Olympic 6366 Hollywood Blvd. For tix call: (323) 962-7560