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Postby Terry » August 18th, 2011, 9:29 am

It's my first time attending OOB and I'm super green when it comes to knowing the "Must See!" troupes and stand-up folks coming in are.

Those of you who went to the DCM (or any other fests, for that matter) and are clued in to the work of these troupes, who would you recommend absolutely not missing?

(Obviously every troupe coming in is on the high-caliber Scale of Improv Awesome, but I'm looking for first-hand recs.)
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 18th, 2011, 11:42 am

710 Split! cough...;)

i'll stick mostly to out of town troupes (since if you don't know Pgraph and Confidence Men, for instance, aren't to be missed...well, there's little else to say. :p )

Token Boy, Nerdvana and TuskegeeXperiment are some of my favorite troupes out of Los Angeles. i also have great fondness for a lot of the guys and gals in 400 Cat and My Favorite Customer.

KC Redheart and Computer out of Chicago get my recommendation because any troupe with Bill Stern is immediately 50 times better than the rest of the world.

Audience of Two and Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting out of NYC. Nuff said.

Twinprov out of OKC are incredible. Twin brains meet group mind and awesomesauce ensues.

Lounge-asaurus Rex out of Minneapolis is great fun. And if you miss Jill Bernard's Drum Machine, you WILL kick yourself for the rest of your life.
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Postby Matt » August 18th, 2011, 12:58 pm

From a show scheduling standpoint, the acts at the State are the headliners, so those are folks who are likely going to be the most experienced/biggest draw/most popular.
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Postby Ryan Hill » August 18th, 2011, 3:56 pm

I'm also following the "out of towners" strategy. I love Austin troupes, but I can see most of them any time, so I'm focusing on the out of towners.
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Postby HerrHerr » August 18th, 2011, 5:35 pm

FUCT was all the rage a couple years ago... and they're back this year!
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 18th, 2011, 10:14 pm

YES! FUCT! have been amazing both times i've seen them. so completely different from anything you've ever seen...unless you're from Amsterdam. :P
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Postby mpbrockman » August 19th, 2011, 1:48 am

I cannot recommend Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting highly enough. Sketch goddesses. They were at the Edinburgh Festival when I was there last year and they killed night after night.
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Postby mpbrockman » August 19th, 2011, 1:51 am

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote: Lounge-asaurus Rex out of Minneapolis is great fun. And if you miss Jill Bernard's Drum Machine, you WILL kick yourself for the rest of your life.


However, I'll be playing with both of them. So that might drag things down a bit. :(

Kidding (I hope).
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Postby kaci_beeler » August 19th, 2011, 5:56 am

mpbrockman wrote:I cannot recommend Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting highly enough. Sketch goddesses. They were at the Edinburgh Festival when I was there last year and they killed night after night.


I highly recommend them as well! Love those talented laydies.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » August 19th, 2011, 9:03 am

they're playing the same block Thursday night as 710 Split, so i'm hoping i can convince Jeff that sneaking into the theatre to watch them before our set counts as a "warm up." ;)
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Postby mpbrockman » August 19th, 2011, 12:30 pm

kaci_beeler wrote:
mpbrockman wrote:I cannot recommend Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting highly enough. Sketch goddesses. They were at the Edinburgh Festival when I was there last year and they killed night after night.


I highly recommend them as well! Love those talented laydies.


Whoa! I just realized they're playing at the Hideout upstairs - get them tix early!
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Postby Matt » August 19th, 2011, 2:20 pm

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Postby happywaffle » August 19th, 2011, 4:41 pm

Matt wrote:Buy Buy Buy!


Bought bought bought!

Here's a minor question not worth starting a thread over: is there any reason WeirDass is at 10:45? Jill's timeslot isn't running until 10:30 or anything, is it?
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Postby LisaJackson » August 19th, 2011, 11:43 pm

Terry, DO. NOT. MISS. WEIRDASS.
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Postby Katie T. » August 24th, 2011, 5:47 pm

I feel like an idiot, but if you bought a pass. Do you just email Matt all the shows you want into? I can't find this in emails. I saw something on the performer page I can't find again. :)
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