Alternative Comedy Theate: The Victims — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Alternative Comedy Theate: The Victims — Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

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The Victims and friends show how improv comedy is done at Out of the Loop. by Amy Martin published Sunday, March 8, 2015 Addison — The lovely folks at the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival reserve seats for the press with excellent sightlines. The problem is that it gives improvisational comedians a direct line of sight and quick access …

Comedy A Go Go : Hometown talent breaking big, Dallas Comedy Festival 2015 doubles the fun

Comedy A Go Go : Hometown talent breaking big, Dallas Comedy Festival 2015 doubles the fun

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Jamie Lee of Girl Code returns home to headline   Some comics hailing from North Texas who make it big lingered here a while and bonded with the comedy community. Cristela Alonzo, for instance. Others, such as Iliza Shlesinger, pretty much split right after graduating high school. Jamie Lee knew early on she wanted to be a comedian and quickly …

Improv Within Improv: Big Sexy Weekend of Improv – Saturday

Improv Within Improv: Big Sexy Weekend of Improv – Saturday

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Improv Within Improv Wild improv beasts in their natural domain go over the edge in the Saturday night show at Big Sexy Weekend of Improv, egged on by Oklahoma insanity. by Amy Martin published Monday, July 14, 2014   Dallas — The deeper you get into an improv festival, the more improv insular it gets. Boundaries dissolve, rules bend to …

Record Collections and Flying Pigs: Big Sexy Weekend of Improv – Friday

Record Collections and Flying Pigs: Big Sexy Weekend of Improv – Friday

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Record Collections and Flying Pigs The Friday night show at Big Sexy Weekend of Improv showcased funny females, improvisational jams, and put our reviewer through on the spot on stage. by Amy Martin published Monday, July 14, 2014 Dallas — Fair Park was a happening place on Friday night. The smell of food and the sound of bands spilled from …

Alternative Comedy Theater: Comedy Central?

Alternative Comedy Theater: Comedy Central?

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Comedy Central? Dallas needs lots more comedy venues, and Alternative Comedy Theater hopes to open a new one this summer–with a little help from friends. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Could Dallas become a great comedy city like, say, Chicago? The thing that makes Chicago a great place for improvisational comedy isn’t only The Second City. It’s …

Second City Does Dallas: The Joke’s On You

Second City Does Dallas: The Joke’s On You

The Joke’s On You As Second City Does Dallas begins a run at Dallas Theater Center, we look at the art of improv and the North Texas scene. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Improvisational comedy, the funny folks on TV with the super-quick quips doing games that evoke Charades and 20 Questions. Right? Few realize those games are …

Improvisational Comedy in DFW

Improvisational Comedy in DFW

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Improvisational Comedy in DFW by Amy Martin Originally published in Arts+Culture North Texas, now defunct   Improvisational comedy, the funny folks on TV with the super-quick quips doing games that evoke Charades and 20 Questions. Right? Few realize those games are gussied up versions of acting exercises, much less suspect tie them to something as grand as the impulse of …

Big Sexy Weekend of Improv: Not Too Sexy for Laughter

Big Sexy Weekend of Improv: Not Too Sexy for Laughter

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Not Too Sexy for Laughter The Alternative Comedy Theater’s Big Sexy Weekend of Improv exposed some improv artists in top form. by Amy Martin published Sunday, June 3, 2012 All too often, I get dismissals of improvisational comedy shows with comments like: “Why in the world would you go see something that’s made up on the spot? No scripting, no …

Big Sexy Weekend of Improv 2012 preview

Big Sexy Weekend of Improv 2012 preview

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Gear Up for Big Sexy Improv Here are the deets on the Alternative Comedy Theater’s upcoming festival Big Sexy Weekend of Improv. by Amy Martin published Monday, May 7, 2012 Ready for another comedy marathon? Didn’t get enough improvisational madness at the Dallas Comedy Fest in March? Here comes the fourth incarnation of the annual Big Sexy Weekend of Improv, …

Laughter Through a Megaphone

Laughter Through a Megaphone

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Laughter Through a Megaphone Comedy writer Amy Martin reflects on the Dallas Comedy Festival and wonders what’s next for the local comedy scene. by Amy Martin published Wednesday, April 4, 2012 A week’s immersion in stand-up, sketch and improv comedy, most of it from Dallas, at the Dallas Comedy Festival was inspiring, and somewhat frustrating. It caused me to page …

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