Both shows for Mr. Paul F. Tompkins have sold out. There might be a few tickets at the door but no promises. But whether you’re one of the lucky ticket holders looking to psyche yourself up or you’ve been left out in the heat, craving a Tompkins fix – we got the thing for ya. [...]
Remember those sitcoms you and your family watched growing up and you just couldn’t get enough of? Cosby…Cheers…Whitney…Dynasty…A Movie…Cosby… Well, Delicious Moments (Ithamar Enriquez and Brian Shortall) doesn’t. BUT, they decided to make their own live sitcom, with everything you love about sitcoms: Opening Credits, Furniture, Snake Monsters AND a Wacky Neighbor to be played by a very celebrated and respected local Austin actor. “Taped” before a “live” studio “aud”ience, Delicious Moments is aware of itself, the audience and everything else. Watch Delicious Moments break the fifth wall.
Ithamar and Brian’s credits include The Second City, IO, UCB, The Office, Raising Hope, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Key and Peele, Supernews, Punk’d, The Promotion, Miss Congeniality II, The Tonight Show and the television. Delicious Moments blew the doors off the place last year and we can’t wait to see their new show tonight. We asked them for some inside deliciousness (eww).
How did you get involved in sketch comedy?
Ithamar Enriquez: I’ve always loved comedy and started doing improv in college. Once I found out that Chicago was the place to be for improv and sketch, I moved there and took classes at Second City. I eventually wrote and performed at Second City and the rest…is…social studies.
Brian Shortall: I’m from Chicago, so the Second City was close by. I never had the courage to actually try sketch comedy until after college. I always loved sketch. Once I studied it, there was no looking back.
Volleyball children, magic sex pencilists, submarine dads, jazzercise preachers, and dudes who love to 69, bro — these are but a few of Your Terrific Neighbors. One of Austin’s most passionately loved (and loving) sketch troupes, Your Terrific Neighbors are out there dropping fresh sketches on the community’s head on a monthly basis. They’ve been doing it for 4(ish) years and pride themselves on creating some of the most smartly dumb, dumbly smart, sweetly sick, sickly sweet comedy around, depending on what you mean by “around.” We asked YTN what the streets were sayin.
How did you get involved with doing sketch comedy?
Joel Osborne: I stumbled upon Kids In The Hall in my youth and became an instant addict of sketch. In college, four of us decided that since we were all borderline obsessed with the show and we thought each other hilarious that we should form our own group. We would meet about twice a week, write as many sketches as we could, and once a month drive from San Marcos to Austin to try out our pieces at No Shame Theater. There were a lot of rewrites. A lot.
Curtis Luciani: One day I decided that I wanted to do some sketch comedy, because writing full-length comic plays was too much of a pain in the ass. So I asked some of my favorite funny friends to do it with me. That was Your Terrific Neighbors version 1.
Fantasy Sex Picnic has been in front of packed houses every night at The Second City in Hollywood. FSP is high-energy show with a lot of physical comedy, that still maintaining a fresh organic approach every time. A hardcore “Top Gun” volleyball game, plenty of robots, and real actual dinosaurs await you tonight as Fantasy [...]
Comedy, openness, passion, friendship, and experimentation. These are the tenets of Austin’s famed comedy duo, The P! Company. Combining high energy live sketches, video shorts, and conversations between the P! Company’s super funny hosts, Andy Petruzzo and Kyle Sweeney. We asked Kyle and Andy to give us a breakdown on the shakedown of tonight’s show.
How did you get involved with doing sketch comedy?
Kyle Sweeney: Andy and I have been making comedy videos/home movies together since we were in junior high. While other, better-adjusted pre-teens were dating and socializing, we took every effort to become more like the weirdo with a video camera from American Beauty. We too found the floating plastic bag as beautiful.
Andy Petruzzo: We have beautiful minds.
Kyle: No no – I’m referring to American Beauty, not A Beautiful Mind, the superbly crafted psychological thriller starring Russell Crowe.
Andy: Ah yes – and masterfully directed by Ron “Splash” Howard.
Kyle: Mmhm. So, we’d had a lot of time growing up together, being funny- then throw in some theatrical experience, mixed with our painful childhoods,
Andy: I wouldn’t say “painful.”
Kyle: I mean I didn’t get the Sega CD right when it came out.
Andy: Now I understand. A tragic period, to be sure.
Kyle: ANYWAY, then we organically shifted into that medium of sketch.
Andy: To be clear, we started sketch comedy because our parents wouldn’t buy us the Sega CD console.
Kyle: Of course. I think that’s why Lorne Michaels started SNL in the mid 90′s.
Andy: No that was because of the 32X.
Kyle: Now I understand.