Episode 98 — LIVE from DCM 15 Pt. 3
Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:35 PM
Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:41 AM
Also, I would love to see Michael and the other Missourians come on a regular episode on I4H if they could fly out to record it
Posted 12 September 2013 - 05:05 AM
Thanks for giving this shit out for free.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:26 AM
Plus the first scene with Michael was pretty cool. Amy said, "We'll make you look good" and then they promptly swaddled him and enveloped him into the scene in a way where he was involved but didn't have to necessarily be hilarious.
Nice pick up on Ian saying "play" instead of "record".
Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:53 AM
You did great man, AND you got to go up with three of the best improv performers/teachers in the universe. It sounded like a lot of fun, I am jelly.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:41 AM
Maybe you should replace Matt Walsh? It's like, we already have Louis CK, who needs another balding red head comedian?
Posted 12 September 2013 - 03:51 PM
I read about Michael's group in an interview Matt did about the book, and that was really awesome that he got to perform here (in addition, if I understood correctly, to the whole group getting to perform at DCM). Not completely embarrassing yourself seems like a reasonable goal given the circumstances, so getting a few genuine laughs from the crowd was amazing.
LOVED the Mt. Everest scene and Amy's angel character.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:48 PM
It has the humble beginnings and an all is lost moment when you're in LA realizing you may not get your one chance to see live improv, only to be saved by the very person you're there to see. Then there's the game changer, when you're given UCB manual. I'm guessing a rehearsal montage of you and your friends messing up at first, but eventually nailing finding The Game, followed shortly after. Then you're off to the big city where you get called up to the big leagues and everybody's like "is he gonna blow it or rise to the occasion?" and the orchestra swells when you get the big laugh for calling out Ian's flub.
I guess what i'm saying is I hope you win the big improv competition so you can pay for the heart surgery, or you learn the true importance of friendship after your meteoric ascension briefly alienated you from them.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:19 PM
There was an act of betrayal in there, too, when one of our members decided to go see Times Square and do tourist stuff while the rest of us went to watch shows, and then the reconciliation of that situation.
And we also slayed a dragon.
Really, all the credit for that should be Matt's, Ian's, and Amy's. They're absolute professionals and they made me feel comfortable.
Honestly, the entire weekend was amazing. We went into it expecting to be "those guys", but literally everyone we talked to made us feel welcome. Even though we were completely new to this thing that they love and have been doing for years and years, they didn't treat it like it was "their thing" and we were visiting. They made us feel like we were a part of it.
Improvisers are the best people on the planet.
let's be friends
Posted 12 September 2013 - 10:29 PM
I hope stories like this start to happen everywhere. I would love for this to happen in Dallas. I would support it, but I'm not quick enough to start it.
What do you think Matt? Any ideas on how to get people together in non-coastal America?
Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:35 AM
This just keeps on being my favorite podcast!