HOLLYWOOD, CA – Bill Chott appears on March 7th in Episode 17 of This is Us On NBC. He plays a mailman who befriended William before his death, and shares the screen with Sterling K. Brown, a fellow St. Louisan. This adds another dramatic role To Bill’s credits, having also appeared on CSI, ER, Marshall’s Miracle and The Rum Diary. Chott is also known for his comedic work in the Farrelly Bros. Film The Ringer and five seasons on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. Click HERE to read more.
Almost everything that Fred Rogers talked about in his Emmy-Winning show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood applies to creating good improv that makes you feel good. Improv should never make someone feel bad, because improv is about human nature. Human nature is not about being bad. It's about being a caring part of a community.
Greed and hate had no place in his neighborhood, and there is no place for it in Improv, either. Read this article on BuzzFeed to be reminded of some life lessons that he taught us. (Read More)
We're starting a new round of classes Sunday April 17th. Would you like to audit and participate for free on week one of class? Click HERE to see our Monthly Newsletter with links to register and a bit more info about our classes and Student Showcases. You'll also get some fun comedy tidbits and memories with Bill Murray and Garry Shandling. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10th Marks this year's Improv Fair. A free improv class followed by a free student showcase and jam. Click HERE for more info and a few comedy tidbits. For example: What do Donald Duck and Steve Martin have in common? They're both in our Weekly Comedy Grab Bag.
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Improv Classes at The Improv Trick start tomorrow with a free class! Advanced classes and more. Click HERE to read the newsletter!
Some of our students take improv for confidence, public speaking and a fun hobby. Others use the skills to boost their acting career. If you'd like to kick-start your acting efforts, you could use help from some of these websites:
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Bill Chott and Lauren Holly have completed photography on the feature film Marshall the Miracle Dog. Holly, (ABC's Motive) and Chott (Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place) play a couple who have kidnapped Marshall the Miracle Dog.
This is is no "Dogs Tale." It's the true life story of a dog whose spirit has been therapy for those in need. Marshall overcame the loss of his front leg, and serves as a therapy dog and is a celebrity in his own right. The film is based on a popular children's book of the same name and is set for limited release in November 2014.
For updates about this project, please visit: marshallthemiracledog.com
Class will be postponed for a week or two. In a situation beyond my control, the management of 72 North and their landlord have ended their business arrangement, and therefore will not be open, per a text I received a few minutes ago. It seems that there was a disagreement about the increase in rent that 72 North was asked to pay. Art (the owner of 72 North) was very apologetic.
I'm also very apologetic, especially for those of you who waited patiently as we transitioned from Hutch's to 72 North. This was absolutely unforeseeable and I'm very sorry.
I am open to any suggestions or leads of locations which would be open to an arrangement of class location in exchange for bringing new customers to a location, or an affordable and artist-friendly location near Old Town Pasadena. Once again, the location, time and date should be Tuesdays 5pm in Pasadena in order to keep my arrangement with those of you who are expecting continuity of that schedule.
For a third time, please accept my apologies and I hope that this temporary postponement does not affect your view of Improv Trick in a negative way.
If you're reading this, you should have already set your clock back an hour. Share this and remind people to Fall Back, because if you don't do it some really awful stuff will happen:
A brand new Improv Comedy Jam comes to Pasadena Tuesday October 29th at 7:30pm. It's going to be at 72 North, which is a great bar/dining/performance venue. It's been around Old Town for a while and now it's the host to our weekly Improv Jams.
What's a Jam? It's like an open mic for improvisers. We'll have some great players coming in from L.A. and everyone is welcome to join us onstage.
Don't miss the first one! It's going to go from 7:30-9:30pm, and will be followed by music from Northern Strangers. This is going to be the kick-off for a series of really cool jams. Show your support for jams like these by coming to the opening night.
It's FREE!!! You don't have to pay for a thing. Just come out to support.
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