This Saturday I'm performing sketch comedy with the lovely and hilarious Erica Lies at Bitterfest. Come to the show and see what Fiona Apple and a compulsive veggie eater have in common. (Hint: it has something to do with bitterness). Third wheels get in free (3 tix for the price of 2--promo code: Thirdwheel). The Institution Theater, 8 pm, February 22.
Last night I won this award from members of The Institution Theater community in Austin. This makes me genuinely happy and grateful and like running into a bathroom and never coming out. Also pictured, some old celery I need to toss because posting accolades is awkward and embarrassing and goes against my upper Midwestern roots.
This Saturday, I'm hosting the Triple Scoop at The Institution Theater for Harold Night! Three incredibly funny troupes will take the stage to perform improv in the Harold format, a structure made famous by Chicago's iO Theater and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Oh, and I'm gonna tell some jokes! Probably about food. Enter "Scoop" when you check out online for a discount.
It's the end of 2013 and everyone is publishing their year-end lists. Top films of the year, best books of the year, worst songs on the most critically acclaimed albums of the year. I've got my own end of year list: the top items found on the bottom of my handbag. Enjoy and see YOU in 2014!
10 Here's a bottle cap from a Topo Chico. What's Topo Chico? It's water. From Mexico. That you pay for. Right? This one could be from July or from yesterday. Who knows? It's a mystery!
9 Eeking out a spot at number nine: a teeny tiny bandaid (placed next to overpriced shiny stuff for lips solely to demonstrate its size). This bandaid works perfectly for a human's tiny papercuts or alternatively, a Barbie doll's stab wounds. Oh, Ken, why did you do it?
8 Another something tiny! This time hot sauce. Goes well with tiny scrambled eggs or a tiny bloody Mary. Also, I prefer Cholula, which explains why this is unopened.
7 A disposable razor gets the number seven spot, a necessity for hair removing emergencies. Olympic swimmers and bearded ladies alike swear by keeping one bouncing along at the bottom of their bag.
6 Oooh! A crumpled napkin*! This one was taken from a food truck at the brink of autumn when the air got chilly and my nose started running. *Scrapbookers agree the used crumpled napkin is fan fave.
5 Not one, but TWO empty packets of allergy medication. Apparently I thought these were precious enough to be held onto for a long time. I recommend everyone hang onto their empty allergy pill wrappers. If you have enough of them you'll probably eliminate the need for crumpled napkins.
4 A piece of candy you'll never eat with a clever little name is always a staple to keep in your handbag. What makes these tarts so sassy? This is a question also uttered many strip club patrons.
3 Bobby pins with a tangled necklace! In case you wanna get a little fancy!
2 Definitely always keep the gum you folded into a Post-it. For luck! Also, few people realize the forty-two minute mark is when the real magic happens within the hour.
1 And the number one item found on the bottom of my handbag is this half-empty pocket pack of HEB tissues. It eliminates the need for crumpled napkins! Compared to some items on this list, the half-empty pocket pack may seem a poor choice. That is until you dig deeper.
Looky there! It's a penny. Just floatin'. Chillin'. Hiding in the Kleenex. Crazy pennies!
This week at The Institution, I'll perform some standup along with other funny folks. Also, despite the name, none of us are whores!
Christian Rashsalve Huey
Ashley Jayne Carlisle
With Special Guest Brently Heilbron!
Hosted by Regina Soto
It's ACL weekend in Austin! Miley's on SNL! But the REAL action is this Saturday night at The Institution Theater. A paltry $5 gets you in to see 3 hilarious improv troupes and some self-actualized (maybe??) stand up! Buy your tix in advance here. Get two for the price of one by using the discount code: "Scoop."
iScream Sandwich! The Harold, a classic longform improv format, is a triple scoop of comedy in its own right. iSS is an appetizing team of improvists--including Heidi Caldwell, Erica Lies, Andrew Robinson, Regina Soto, Wyatt Tall, Carissa McAtee and Marv Pratt--taking on the Harold with their own custom flavors and unique toppings!
Miller & Lies - Miller & Lies are two veteran Austin improvisers. Nat Miller and Erica Lies explore realistic characters and stories through patient, grounded scene work.
B-Team - B-Team is Austin's newest improv troupe obsessed with the underdog and the unexpected! B-Team performs audience-inspired games where the strong may be weak and the weak may become godlike.
This Saturday, August, 24, I have the pleasure of hosting the Triple Scoop at The Institution Theater. Three amazing improv troupes will perform: iScream Sandwich (my favorite Harold troupe in Austin), AC Lerok (featuring the hilarious John Buseman and Rob Gagnon), and Arkay (there are like a million people in this unstructured delightful JTS Brown rule-breaking troupe). It's gonna be fun! Purchase online in advance and get two tickets for the price of one (that's a $5 TOTAL, oh my goodness!) by entering "Scoop" as a discount code.