1/15 Chicago Improv Comedy A/V and Web Update

Entry is $50
Suggestions given: Friday March 23rd
Films Due: 11:59p Saturday March 24th
Finalists will be screened at iO Chicago March 25th. Winner’s will be chosen by audience choice at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival in November.
Improv Obsession Podcast Interview with Colton DunnĀ 
Colton talks about BOOM Chicago, the early days of UCB NY and more.
New Episode of We Wrongly Assume with Kate Duffy and Rachael Mason
What’s wrong with America and why the world will end in 2012.
New Webseries from Hallie Jordan

AWKWARD INTERACTIONS from Omar Haro on Vimeo.


Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition

Entries Accepted through 1/27/12

Free to enter.

Submit your 8 – 15 minute pilot along with the shooting script.

Finalists will receive designation as 2012 NYTVF Official Artists and be invited to the New York Television Festival, held in NYC in the Fall of 2012.

Finalists will give development rights to Comedy Central for a period of 3 months.

Rules and submission form here.


New Improv Nerd Podcasts Up: TJ Jagadowski and Dave Pasquesi

Should probably note that these are separate interviews. You can hear quite a bit about what makes TJ and Dave tick as well as the personal motivation and frustration of a life of improv.

You can also check out my digest from attending this past week’s live Improv Nerd Show featuring Middle Age Comeback.


Poor Choices with Mary Sohn and Tyler Smith

I hope to someday be as regular in my work or my bowel movements as Mark Colomb is at recording interviews. He is a work-aholic. Then again, its hard to call something this much fun work.

Two episodes: Mary Sohn and Tyler Smith

Also, turns out Mark is in Wikipedia!


Beginnings Field Guide with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobsen


Ilana and Abbi are NY based performers and writers and their web series is being optioned by FX at the moment. So their interview is a nice window into that process.

You can see their series “Broad City” below: