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Hope you’re enjoying a sunny California weekend, as the snow blankets our Northeast friends.
If you haven’t made plans for Valentine’s Day yet, consider coming to our improv show How We First Met. We’ve been helping people laugh about romance for 12 years now, and it’s still a fun show full of things we’ve never heard before.
This year we’ve got our seasoned performers, Laura Derry, Scott Keck and Deb Wade and hosted by SF’s top comedy mom, Jill Bourque. PLUS we have two guest performers from SF’s talented freestyle improv hip hop group, The Freeze.
If you’re not familiar with the show, we perform scenes based on interviews from audience couples (don’t worry you won’t be dragged up on stage). Under Jill’s deft interviewing skills, little surprises drift across the stage like snowflakes.
Come join the fun!
How We First Met
8PM February 14, 2013
Marines’ Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
To buy tix, use the discount code LOVE10 and go here:
Hope to see ya and happy Valentine’s Day!
The How We First Met crew performed in a few weddings last year, and in this one a reality TV show crew was there to shoot an episode of TLC’s Four Weddings.
Here’s a clip my sis Mary recorded with her cel phone:
LA Confidential show, a set on Flickr.
Fun time performing our How We First Met show for the Green LA Coalition.
I performed a lead role in a feature film this summer, and as proud as I am of my work, I surely hope I don’t get typecast as the guy to call when you have a absurd animal costume.
My brother Tim is the writer/director (nepotism rocks!) and it is super fun to be filmmaking with him again. We’ve done all kinds of home movies and a few semi-pro videos together, but this is the first full on feature length film.
It’s a ‘Hardy Boys’ type mystery set in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin where a band of guys happens upon a spaceship and a friendly ‘alien’, who sets them on a quest to save the county from destruction.
The film is due in 2012 sometime, sign up if you’d like to be notified when it’s released.
My frequent improv partner in crime, Sarah Delaney and I performed at the ‘dedication ceremony ‘of The Tip, as a politician and his wife who enjoyed this event just a little too much.
Every so often I get called to do ‘atmosphere improv’, playing characters at parties and public events. Usually they’d supply an outlandish costume and set me and a few fellow performers free into the crowd, but this gig was different. The characters we were to play were supposed to be believable at the outset of the event, then get more outlandish as the night went on. We were directed by creative genius Bob Duncan (of Duncan|Channon) to play it as real as we could.
It was a blast, of course, to have license to be a complete buffoon, but the challenging part was the face to face conversations with the lovely guests. I’m usually a nice guy (really!), so to act like abnoxious snob right in someone’s face was odd for me. As Sarah and I concocted a whole history, we had to keep the story going: I was The Deputy Secretary of the Interior of the United States, and she was my wife, who was promoting her book, “Lose weight with Wine”.
In the aftermath, Bob told us the next day some people believed we were the real deal, even after seeing the antics in the video. Gulp. I fear for my country.
If you have 4 minutes to kill, here’s a movie me and my friends made at a picnic last fall.
I’ve been ignoring this PaulE.tv domain name pretty much since I got it a few years ago. Hadn’t had the time to do with it what I wanted; put up videos of my performances and goofy stuff.
So here’s another attempt…off we go!