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Mon, Jan. 11th, 2010 05:55 pm

Hello Students and Friends of Teen Improv NYC,

Hope you are all having a happy 2010. We are thrilled to announce our winter session of classes! Please fill out this form to register.

IMPROV FOR TEENS is designed specifically for students 12 years and up, of all experience levels, to learn and explore the fundamentals of longform comedy improvisation and scene work in a fun, supportive and positive environment. You will play games and exercises that teach you to be spontaneous, make discoveries, and grow as a creative individual and as part of a team.

Improv is a great tool for building self-confidence and your artistic voice, no matter what path your life takes. It's also a great way to meet other people and have fun outside of school!

Your regular instructor may be joined by guest artists to enhance your class experience. All skill levels are welcome.


All classes are on Saturday from 12-2PM

Winter 2010 Class Dates: Febuary 6th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Class will end in a Class Performance. Location and time TBA!

Class location TBA (a space in Midtown Manhattan)

Price: $155 (EARLY ENROLLMENT SPECIAL - $130 if you register before January 23rd). Payment can either be received through PayPal (preferred) or through personal check (checks must be received before the first day of class!)

click here to register!

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Tue, Dec. 29th, 2009 05:03 pm

Hey friends!  I am in an absolutely fantastic New Years eve variety show at 92YTribecca!  I'm going to be playing a set on the ukulele of new and old stuff and doing some improv.  If you don't have any plans yet, please come bring in the new year with me!  There's going to be two sets of a full variety show, and multiple spaces to eat, drink and socialize.  After the show, you can stay for our interactive party with DJ and open mic sessions, which you can sign up and perform in yourself!  Look at this amazing lineup!



David Rees (Get Your War On)
Emily Flake (Lulu Eight ball)
Lianne Smith
Marykate O'Neil
Cat Martino
Deborah Johnson light show/space transformation
The Psychasthenia Society's Jon Keith Brunelle and Daniel Vatsky
Video from Patrick Borelli
Griffin Newman
Daisy Rosario
Tony Carnevale
Ed Illades
Louie Pearlman
Bob Acevedo
Shannon Manning
...and many more, including surprise guests!

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Thu, Nov. 12th, 2009 01:14 am

Hello Friends!
This year, I've had the pleasure of being involved with some amazing shows and groups. Remember the good times with The Top Shelf Chappies? Or remember an amazing Story Pirates show?  Ah!  Wonderful memories!
It is nomination season for the ECNY (Emerging Comics of New York) awards and if you loved something this year, go to this website and write it in. It takes literally 5 seconds and it feels good to support the people and projects you love.



Mon, Oct. 26th, 2009 10:41 pm

Hey everyone!

Exciting news.  I'm going to be in an amazing Story Pirates show this Saturday night!  For Halloween, we are putting on a huge, spooky show with musical accompaniment by the rock band Meowskers.  As per-usual, all the comedy in the show is inspired by the writing of kids and I may or may not be playing a cat named Michael Jackson who wishes he was a laptop.

The show is this Saturday at 8pm at Dixon Place, and also featuring the AfterDark Premiere of the Story Pirates movie I was in,  Leo's Favorite Train is the F Train!!!!
And a Halloween Costume Contest!! Winner gets a free Leo's Favorite Train T-Shirt!

Drink Special starting at 7:15pm!
You can buy discounted $10 tickets at the Dixon Place website:  https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/7463245/prm/friendtix

Dixon Place
161A Chystie Street
Saturday, October 31st at 8pm

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Thu, Oct. 15th, 2009 11:21 am

Hey Friends,

Got a great week coming up with some shows that I wanted you all to know about.

First up, on Saturday at 2PM is a very cool Story Pirates show at Comix with special guest Kristen Schaal from Flight of the Conchords.  We are premiering our latest short film - Leo's Favorite Train is the F Train, in which I play a ridiculous old man.

Leo's Favorite Train is the F Train
based on a story by Leo Erikson
Premieres Saturday, October 17th at 2pm
During the Story Pirates mainstage comedy show
at Comix (353 West 14th street at 9th Ave)
For tickets, visit ComixNy.com

Then, this Wednesday, I am playing the ukulele as part of a comedy/music show at the Tank called Two Chord Minimum.  I'll be debuting some new songs and playing some old favorites.  Fun, right?

Two Chord Minimum
Wed Oct 21st, 9:30PM
Upstairs @ The Tank - 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Tix $7


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Mon, Sep. 28th, 2009 09:13 pm

Hey Friends!

I'm in a very fun show this weekend.  The  Story Pirates are doing a puppet show as part of Puppet BloK.  Puppet Blok is a monthly show that features new works of puppetry, animation, music, and other innovative styles of performance by emerging and established artists from the NYC area.  This show features a new 20 minute adventure staring everyone's favorite Story Pirates pirate, Rolo Vincent and a cast of other insane characters.  I think this is going to be great, we're all very funny in it, you should come see it.

The Story Pirates in Puppet BloK

Oct 2nd & 3rd at 8PM
Dixon Place -161A Chrystie St. (Between Rivington & Delancey)
$12, All Ages

Also, if you're interested in what my nefarious comedy partner Poughkeepsie P Baby has been up to, click on this link!  Cheers!

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Tue, May. 19th, 2009 12:27 am

Hey friend-os! I am subletting my room in Astoria for the summer because I'm going off to camp. Please pass this along to anyone who might need a room for two months. E-mail me with questions. Thanks!

The dates for the sublet would be June 19th - August 17th. These dates are flexible, especially on the August end. The apartment is located in Astoria, Queens a quick 30 minute subway ride to Midtown Manhattan on the N/W train off the Ditmars stop. The apartment is a seven minute walk from the subway in a great neighborhood with lots of grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and close to all amenities. And you'd be close to the Bohemian Beer Garden for the summer. Who could ask for anything more?

You would be living in one fully furnished bedroom of a three bedroom apartment. Your roommates would be a couple of fun, clean female professionals. The apartment has a spacious kitchen and shared living room. Your room has a private patio and access to a garden! Rent will be about $750/mo including internet and cable. It'll be about $30 more for electric. Please e-mail me [louie4711 at gmail.com] if you're interested!

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Thu, May. 7th, 2009 10:16 am

Hey guys!

First of all - thank you to one and all who came out to The Magnet on April 26th and made the Chappies show a sold out smash success!  If you missed the show, or want to relive your favorite moments, you are in luck.  Every Monday and Thursday for the next few weeks we are releasing a sketch from our show on youtube!  There has never been a better time to subscribe to our youtube channel and watch us rock it.

If you want to get right to it, you can watch the first two sketches here:

Also - I'm doing a last minute ukulele show at Variety Underground tonight!  I haven't played out in a while and will be playing a bunch of new awesome stuff so come if you want.  Yay!

Louie & His Ukulele @ Variety Underground, Tonight 7PM
The Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St.

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Tue, May. 5th, 2009 11:50 am

Hey Chap-Fans,

Been starving for new content from us?? Starve no longer! For as many Mondays and Thursdays at it takes we will be releasing our ENTIRE LIVE SHOW on Youtube, sketch by sketch starting with this unearthed classic - The Truman Capote Show w/ Liza Minnelli! YEAH!

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Fri, Apr. 17th, 2009 02:11 pm

Hey guys!  Two big shows coming up that you need to know about:

My sketch group, The Top Shelf Chappies had a GREAT show last month at The Magnet and we've been invited back to do it again a week from this Sunday!  Please come see it if you haven't yet, this is your last chance to see this show for a while!  We're doing all your favorite sketches and some new stuff.  Yay.  It's already looking like it's going to sell out, so I highly recommend reservations.  Please call 212 244 8824 to make them!

Top Shelf Chappies
Sunday, April 26th, 8PM
Magnet Theater, 254 W29th St. (Btw 7th & 8th Ave), NYC
$5, $2 Beer!, All Ages
212 244 8824 For Reservations
Chappies Facebook
Chappies Youtube

Also, my wonderful Puppet Improv Group Sock is having a show tomorrow night!  YAY!

Sock - Hosted by the Action Pals!
Saturday, April 18th, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
The Village Lantern, 167 Bleecker St, Between Sullivan and Thompson NYC
Admission is Free!  No Drink Minimum!
Come before 7 and mention "Action Pals" to get a meal discount!  Or just come at 7 to watch the show!

Love love love.

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