Raye Maddox here, Intern Manager, here with another exciting and gut-wrenching set of interviews for the latest edition of “Interns of the Weeks!”. This is the space I used to celebrate and focus on members of our lovely House Crews here at Dallas Comedy House. Every week House Managers nominate fine folk for this prestigious position, which nets them show tickets, bar tabs, and MORE, LIKE THIS. Let’s hop into a Question and Answer and question the past two week’s Intern of the Week for answers: Ella Hedger and Chandler Pennington!
Dallas Comedy House is hosting its 2018 Open House on Saturday, November 10th! The doors will open for you to try out all the different types of comedy classes offered at DCH.
Whether you have already taken classes or have never even stepped into a comedy theater, this day is a great day to try out something new.
In Level 1 Improv class, we practiced our ‘Yes, And’ by literally practicing saying “Yes...and” at the beginning of each responding line: 1) “Yes” begins a repeat of the information we’ve been given, 2) “And” contributes additional information.
For example, Player 1 initiates the scene with,
“Honey, I’m so glad you’re home.”
Dallas Comedy House is proud to announce the latest additions to the house improv team program!
November 1st will see the debut of the Ewing teams: Fern and Mahogany. Every two months, the Ewing program brings together experienced students and veteran performers to create improv teams that perform each Thursday night at 9:30 pm. The current house Ewing team, Razzmatazz, can be seen weekly at this time through the end of October.
Each month, Dallas Comedy House highlights an individual nominated by their peers as Performer Of The Month. To cast your vote for a performer, simply fill out this form.
The recipient this month is Devon Kodzis, an electric storyteller and all around awesome person. Whether speaking in front of a packed house or just having a conversation someone, Devon is able to completely engage an audience. Behind the scenes, Devon works tirelessly as a storytelling instructor and as one of the producers on Gettin’ It to help others fall in love with the craft.
Such a terribly unpleasant word to any improviser.
Even worse, when the no isn’t said, but it is felt.
(CRUCIAL NOTE: I am not speaking in the context of the powerful and necessary ‘no’ that sets good and healthy boundaries. I am speaking about the ‘no’ that judges, discriminates, and cuts off some people from others and opportunities.)