Rochester’s Improv Plate
Broken Couch’s sketch group: Canary in a Coal Mine has their Spring Sketch Show on May 31st and June 1st (9:00pm) @ the new “Space” location (1199 E. Main St.). Tickets are $10 at the door. BYOB is encouraged… you will need it.
“The improv duo, Broken Couch, and the improv trio, 2 Fat Ladies, team together to do a show that will keep you laughing or at least turn you on. All of these improv gentlemen are extremely attractive, tall, lean, dark, handsome…and funny. Think Louie Anderson as a Calvin Klein model. Broken Couch might even bring along a special guest…
Broken Couch performers: Jeff Andrews & BJ Scanlon (Surprise guest: Gavin Price)
2 Fat Ladies performers: Pete Byrne, Keith Gomez, & Tyler Gagnon”
BYOB(and whatnot). Please no fireworks, again. Tickets only at the door.
See the Broken Couch take their ridiculous comedy duo to the bank… Syracuse Improv Collective’s “Bank Show” at CNYP that is. Fellow performers include: Marcus Cox (stand up), Austin Lafond (stand up), Carnindyle (an awesome band), and Satan’s Closet (Local Syracuse improv). Let the mayhem begin!
Friday, March 1st at 8:00pm, $5 tickets
Broken Couch is on the road! Pittsburgh’s own, Hipsterpotamus invites the Broken Couch to an ironic improv comedy duothon at the newly opened Steel City Improv Theater in Pittsburgh’s Shadyside! Tickets are only $5.00 (and some gas to get to Pittsburgh).
Saturday, January 26th. 10:00pm. facebook event.
Join the Broken Couch and some of their funniest out-of-town improv friends to celebrate the Mayan End of the World…and the holidays! Friday, September 21st at 8pm at the Space (1115 East Main St, Rochester). Special guests include: Brad Fortier (Portland, OR), Ruth Aronoff (West Lafayette, IN), John Forrest Thompson (Chicago, IL), and ex-Broken couch member, Gavin Price (New York, NY). This is a free show, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Rochester/Syracuse branch of Planned Parenthood.
Saturday, November 17th @ The Space (1115 East Main St, Rochester, NY)
First up goes the musical improv talents of Shaddup Zeke, comprised of Keith Handy and Sarah Peters (who recently won Best Actresss in City Newspaper’s ‘Best of’ Rochester). Then feast upon the dark improv stylings of the improv duo of Jeff Andrews and BJ Scanlon, better known as the Broken Couch.
Tickets are $5 (cash only) at the door. BYOB. facebook event.
Its that time of the year again: Rochester’s Fallback Comedy Fest!
Friday, November 2nd, 7:00pm, $10- Canary in a Coal Mine: A Sketch Show
Broken Couch’s sketch group performs a 30 minute set along with Geva & Search Engine Improv. Facebook event, here.
Friday, November 2nd, 9:00pm, $10- SEI’s Monstrocccity
Jeff will be performing along with highlighted members from the other improv groups performing on Friday. SEI’s Monstrocccity brings together all different comedians into one long form improvised piece inspired from a special guest monologist. The Monstrocccity will be paired with the improv groups, Junior Varsity and The Syracuse Improv Collective.
Saturday, November 3rd, 9:00pm, $10- SEI’s Monstrocccity 2
BJ will be performing along with highlighted members from the other improv groups performing on Saturday. SEI’s Monstrocccity brings together all different comedians into one long form improvised piece inspired from a special guest monologist. The Monstrocccity will be paired with the improv groups, Honey and Hipsterpotamus.
Saturday, November 3rd, 11:00pm, $10- BROKEN COUCH!!!!
Our official Fallback Comedy Fest slot- the Broken Couch will bring their mayhem to the stage for roughly 30 minutes. Broken Couch will be paired with the improv groups, Public Enemy and Uncle Lena.
All shows will take place at The Space (Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St, Rochester, NY). More info, deals, and discounts for the whole festival can be found here.
Thought we went away, eh? Nope! We are back with a whole new season…that we are figuring out as we go!
First up, a show with BrainWreck Improv, one of RIT’s great improv collectives!
More info here.
Broken Couch, although improvisational actors, do dabble in the scripted comedy world as well with their four man sketch group called Canary in a Coal Mine. This irreverent group of 20 somethings will be performing at the first annual Rochester Fringe Festival at the Space twice, once in their own Sketch Show on Friday, September 21st and again on Saturday, September 22nd with the Big Vaudeville Hook Comedy Hour. Both shows are at the Space! Tickets can be purchased at any Wegmans store. Come and support live theatre…or come and make fun of live theatre, like we will be.