The third Thursday of every month Big Blue Door presents Charlottesville’s only longform improv show at C’ville Coffee, and the third Thursday of January will start the year right with the return of OK Stupid, plus sneak-peek previews of our winter shows, The Helix and Sleepover! It’s 90 minutes of awesome comedy starting at 7pm, Thursday, January 21st! All for only $5!
OK Stupid is Big Blue Door’s sensitive, nurturing, dating comedy created by the sensitive, nurturing improv duo Brian Weisbrod and Nauder Namaky, plus their sensitive, nurturing regular guest Max Hoecker, and this very special shows very special guests Finn Mehigan and Deborah Arenstein! Drawing on anonymous audience dating profiles and their own failed love lives, OK Stupid creates hilarious improv comedy!
The Helix evolved from a form called ‘Nautilus’ created by former improv coach and current Daily Show-writer Alex Marino. Originally a practice exercise for improv group Hell Buffalo in New York City, then a practice exercise for Big Blue Door’s Smallprov run two years ago, this January Big Blue Door’s own Larry Goldstein, Debby Prum, Max Hoecker, Deborah Arenstein, Will May, John Lawrence, Melissa Wender, Ryan Wender, and Jason Megill will present the world premiere of the Helix as a stand-alone show! The Helix features location-based scenes created in an unfolding sequence.
The first full performance of The Helix will be Friday, February 5th paired with Sleepover as part of First Fridays at McGuffey Art Center!
Sleepover was created by famed improv guru, Armando Diaz, for a New York improv group called Mother, and brought to Charlottesville this January by Big Blue Door’s own Shawn Hirabayashi, JP Riggle, Nauder Namaky, Brian Weisbrod, Kirk Martini, Finn Mehigan, and Erik Swanson. The Sleepover is intensive-character-based, theatrical comedy (Or comedic theater?) in which each performer creates a unique character entirely from scratch and plays that character through multiple scenes and combinations!
The first full performance of Sleepover will be Friday, February 5th paired with The Helix as part of First Fridays at McGuffey Art Center!
BIG BLUE DOOR: IMPROV NIGHT
OK Stupid hosts preview performances of Sleepover and The Helix!
1301 Harris St
Thursday, January 21st
Show starts at 7pm!