angelatrimbur: I love doing @jensenclan88’s LIVE READ of classic 80s/90s movies & tonight was “The Burbs” & I truly love that film & was honored to pretend I was in it for an hour next to many fun greats
[Improv] makes you work with people better, just in general. And I don’t mean like work like at a job—just interact with people better. I keep going back to the same word “listening,” but it really is just that.
Back in the day, Seth Morris and Ed Helms did a monthly talk show in which they would interview guests as themselves, but in puppet form.
That night, Jason Mantzoukas was interviewed, and took the form of that wolf puppet on the left. When the interview turned to dating, Manzoukas asked the ladies in the audience about having sex on the first date. As the audience clapped, he slooooowly creeped out behind the puppet stage to see who was clapping in response to his question.
I didn’t know who he was at the time, but this was the definitive moment I became a fan of him.
jensenclan88:Thank you to everyone who came to the Live Read of The Burbs last night @ucbtla! And thank you to everyone who participated!! Swipe to read who was in the cast and get ready for the next one… (photo from @iamhby)
“When I was in high school I was a really huge ‘SNL’ fan. I remember the cast around the time I started watching it - Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Cheri O'Teri, Tracy Morgan. I did research to find out how people got on the show. Their bios always said they came from an improv team, so I started taking classes.” - Aubrey Plaza
Last night was the season finale of House of Lies and if you watched, you saw that everything has exploded. The entire show is up in the air which is incredibly exciting. What better way to celebrate the show than to watch the live improv comedy special we all did for Showtime a few months ago. Enjoy House of Lies Live, shot at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles with Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, me, Josh Lawson, Lauren Lapkus, Ryan Gaul and Eugene Cordero. Everything in this video was made up on the spot. Enjoy and share it with your friends so hopefully I can put together more of these long form improv shows for TV! The YouTube clip above has all of the curses bleeped out, to watch the uncensored version, find the special on Showtime On Demand or ShowtimeAnytime and enjoy all the profanity in the universe.