Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oxygen Deprivation

Many improv games live and breathe a certian elegance. a grace and charm that keeps them strong thoughout the years. Fresh Choice? Blind Line? Classics.

But there is no place for classics, elegance, grace or, nay even BREATHING at Halloween Spooktacular time!
Hence, Oxygen Deprivation- the stupidest and most dangerous improv comedy game ever to slash the stage to hilarious ribbons.

Whats the gimmick you ask? Well, during the scene one player will literally not be breathing. thats right. not. breathing. they will play with their head submerged in a bucket of icy water. why? because its Halloween Spooktacular Baby! its also cold and flu season. and if you cant dance on the edge of drowning and phneumonia whilst putting together some spontaneous improvisational fun then you just arent trying hard enough, am i right?

I assure you, NCT Phoenix will be trying hard enough.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

giant spider?

In San Diego at National Comedy Theatre it was a delight of the Halloween season to see what crazy new decoration would be added each year. One year it was a plethora of toddler sized skeletons (ci, el guapo... you have a plethora) that danced along the back of the stage. The next year some average human sized skeletons joined them (till the one day when the lady skeleton met this fellow, and they knew it was much more than a skeleton hunch) and they became a family that sat and watched the show. Years later large TV monitors were pointed at the audience that featured a scary face making... scary faces...
the point is, there was always something new to gander at. each year the stakes were raised.

trying hard to keep that tradition alive here in the Valley of the Sun. last year we added some pretty creepy spider nests and a haunted boiler room. this year Ive got an eerie skeleton bride and some giant spiders to add to the spider webs.

im hoping the resulting effect will be that people who were scared out of their boots last year (in a comedic sort of way, not an actual fear sort of way) will be scared out of their socks this year (again- comedically speaking. not serial killer-illy speaking)

maybe thats the point and, essentially, the hard part- perfecting the art of hilarious but spooky. someday we will have ten years of precident and supplies to draw from, like NCT SD. Till then though, I know NCT PHX will still rock your socks off... come see the spooktacular show!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Spooktacular Week! Monday, Monday Monday!

Want a bit of insight into the hilarious terror of Halloween Spooktacular at National Comedy Theatre?

Last Action Joke Vs. CSI:NCT

love 185 jokes? hate 185 jokes? spooktacular has a trick or two up its sleeve-

last action joke, a favorite of NCT San Diego, combines the horrible puns of terrible action movies with the pure groan-worthy genius of 185s...

or, will we play CSI:NCT? Created and beloved by NCT Phoenix, we take the snarky, sunglassy snarl of CSI and the pun-intended turbo cheesiness to the Max!

which do you prefer? which do you hope to see? come on down to the spooktacular to find out!