Improv du Jour 2014 @ UC Berkeley. An improv festival bringing together UC Davis’ Birdstrike Theatre, UC Santa Cruz’s Humor Force Five, USC’s The Merry Men, Berkeley’s TBD Comedy and jerichocomedy. More photos: here. 

Improv du Jour 2014 @ UC Berkeley. An improv festival bringing together UC Davis’ Birdstrike Theatre, UC Santa Cruz’s Humor Force Five, USC’s The Merry Men, Berkeley’s TBD Comedy and jerichocomedy. More photos: here

Show Review: Fucking Funny (1/18/2013)

House shows are the best shows. Every time the elegant edifice of modern comedy is torn from it’s standard, swarmy platforms — bars, clubs, theaters — and moved to naturalistic, “acoustic” settings, the best of the medium infuses with the luxury of living [rooms]. They are a temporal hybrid of contemporary DIY, boundless work ethic and the risque bawdiness of party record listening parties circa 1970s. These culture clusters’ significance are inasmuch undetermined and largely undocumented. Underground, tantalizing, scandalous, pivotal: parlors of the BYOBrood, with low expectations and high anticipation, are the gunpowder for unbelievably special moments within uncanny circumstance.

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