Want to check out Gethard’s Comedy Central half hour in Boston LIVE?
Bomb over this way for details!
Chris and Joe Wengert are performing together. That is fantastic.
Boston friends! Go see Chris & Joe. Do it. I can’t and in fact I don’t think I know anyone in Boston. But perhaps you are near Boston? Do I know anyone even near Boston? I don’t know.
Joe Wengert was my 201 improv teacher. He was great. He is great. The class wasn’t so great. It was pretty rough. I am pretty sure no one except for myself from that class is still doing improv. At least not in NYC. But it wasn’t because of Joe. He’s brilliant.
Chris Gethard was my 301 improv teacher. It was the practice group from that class that then became Thank You, Robot (see our 7th anniversary show on March 21st, 10:30pm, at Under St Marks). Gethard is of course amazing. My passion for improv for improv’s sake is was birthed by Chris.
IBoth these teachers, in different ways, told me to get over myself. A damn important lesson that I probably need to remind myself of more often.
I also once saw a drunk Joe pull out a real knife in an improv show while mildly panicked Chris, in the audience and on a mic, tried to talk Joe down. I tell this story often. No real lesson there.