Louisville Improvisors present
Born out of countercultural 1960s comedy troupe the Committee, Los Angeles's Groundlings have been practicing their high-octane brand of anything-goes improvisation for three decades. Audiences know the group for their wacky sketch comedy and lightning audience participation rounds. Its alumni include a laundry list of "Saturday Night Live"-ers (Phil Hartman, Julia Sweeney, Will Ferrell, Laraine Newman), Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson and Emmy-winning "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow. www.groundlings.com
Current members scheduled to appear:
- Kevin Berntson has been seen on TV in ER, MONK, and recurring role on RENO 911! He's not an insomniac, but he plays one on TV commercials with a beaver and Abe Lincoln.
- Colleen Smith is a correspondent on "The Showbiz Show with David Spade". Her other television credits include "The Office", "World Cup Comedy", "The Singles Table", "Carpoolers", and "King of the Hill". http://www.myspace.com/colleen_smith
- Drew Droege His TV credits include RENO 911!, HALFWAY HOME, CAMPUS LADIES, and THE 70's HOUSE. Drew's also the voice of Feathers on the popular online cartoon PLANETUNICORN and has done videos for Funny Or Die, Channel 101, and Super Deluxe. He's on myspace but not facebook -don't even think about getting him hooked into that racket.
- Jordan Black has been a series regular on such shows as Punk'd, Halfway Home, MTV’s The Lyricist Lounge Show, the WB's On the Spot and E!'s Star Dates. His voice has been heard on South Park and he's been seen and heard on MadTV, Free Ride, Significant Others, Cedric The Entertainer Presents, The Andy Dick Show, and According to Jim, as well as the Christopher Guest film For Your Consideration. Jordan's
writing credits include Saturday Night Live, Fox's Stacked, VH1 ILL-ustrated, VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, and the WB's Hype.
LOUISVILLE IMPROVISORS with special guest "Jazz Guru" TODD HILDRETH
The Louisville Improvisors originated ensemble Improvisation in Louisville nearly ten years ago and continue to explore the unique art form of Theatrical Improvisation. Their concept shows walk the tightrope of unscripted theatre...combining traditional stage work with the unpredictable element of improv. The result is an adrenaline pumping night where anything goes...and usually does.
The Louisville Improvisors are: Chris Anger, Josh Lane, and Alec Volz
2 Nights of Improv in the round at the MeX Theatre in The Kentucky Center
January 11-12 8:00pm
Tickets available at the KCA Box office 584-7777 or online at www.kca.org
Featuring: The Groundlings