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Postby erikamay » August 23rd, 2005, 12:40 pm

inspired by mo's reply to dave in another forum, i wondered what people's pet improv team names were.

here are a few of mine that i havent had the opportunity to foist upon an entire team...

lazy susan

and the entirely sophmoric 'hoof hearted'.

and, the new fave 'old white nissan'.
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Postby Roy Janik » August 23rd, 2005, 12:52 pm

Wes, Kareem, Valerie, Phil and I are going through the pain of finding a troupe name right now. So there's loads and loads of names that we won't actually use. At one point the list was something like 200+ names strong. It's now around 45 names long I think.

Here are the favorites of mine that we've already rejected:

Kittens in a Shotglass (we use this all the time, but it's probably just in jest)
A Totally Awesome Tattoo of a Skull Eating a Snake and Shit
Look, a Zeppelin!
The Dark Bloodlords
Crackers by a Lakeside
Mr. Self-Destruct
Silly String Theory
Time to Shave Grandma
A Wonderful, Loving Relationship
The Slithy Toves
Unattended Baggage
The Roustabouts
Futz
Chewed Alive
Karmic Bitch Slap

And many many many many many more.
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Postby mcnichol » August 23rd, 2005, 1:32 pm

Roy Janik wrote:Crackers by a Lakeside

A winner!


I was on a very short-lived team called Cats 2. I regret wasting the name on drunken barprov.

I've always wanted to use the name Timothy Whistlepenis for a team or a character, but it's never come up. Someday...

And the name The Nod has always stuck with me. If I don't use it for an improv team, then I need to start one of those Scandinavian black metal bands with it.
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Ahhhhhhhhhh................

Postby cargill » August 23rd, 2005, 10:56 pm

Spiderbite Rage
Frankie's Mom's Pants
Diarrhea Robot
Captain Lady
Trousers
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Postby Wesley » August 23rd, 2005, 11:48 pm

I'm still gonna push for:

improv~1.bat (a 5 1/4" floppy logo, with the name scrawled across the upper left label)
GOTO 10
Vorpal Slapstick
Grown-up Band Fags
Ramshackle Rocketship
The Bold Decievers
Hannibal's March
and Hitler Fucking a Donkey

Actually, none of these have made the cut...so far. Roy mentioned several of the others I like. (Dark Bloodlords forever!)
There are about 10 I really want to discuss with the troupe, but I'll keep most of them under wraps for now (not that many people haven't already heard half of them).
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i like dark bloodlords

Postby erikamay » August 24th, 2005, 12:50 pm

i have to say.

funny, yet serious.
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Postby acrouch » August 26th, 2005, 3:40 pm

My old troupe, Ed 32 went through a long naming stage and came up with at least 50 names. Among my favorites were:

The Smell of Fresh Plumbs
I am a Truck
Starving, Hysterical, Naked
Play with the Bear
and
Pickled Infant Hands
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What's not in a name...

Postby arclight » August 27th, 2005, 10:43 am

One name considered for what became First Round Draft was New Car Smell. An also-ran for WCBH (a great name that should never have been changed IMO) was Hugh Downs Syndrome which I like for it's abject tastelessness.

I still contend that just as any academic field is not actually science if it needs the word 'science' in it's title, a troupe whose name contains the words 'funny', 'comedy', or 'laugh' is not funny. This is an extension of the '"People's Democratic Republic" rule and goes triple for 'Intelligent Design' and 'Compassionate Conservatism.' Though at least one of those is an oxymoron, and sadly The OxyMorons has already been taken (viva Lampe!)
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the next group i create...

Postby macarthur31 » September 1st, 2005, 9:54 pm

i'm very partial to the names:

tibet convenient and universe condensed

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Lazy Reader

Postby sara farr » September 2nd, 2005, 1:07 am

Okay, I'm sure I'm a lazy reader now, bc I saw "WHJ" and thought it said "WWJD" -- all of which made me think a fun improv troupe name would be "WWJD" - or - "What Would Jury Do". Can yoose guys think of anything else "WWJD" could stand for (besides the original pop-religion thing).
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Postby Roy Janik » September 2nd, 2005, 9:16 am

Can yoose guys think of anything else "WWJD" could stand for (besides the original pop-religion thing).

World Wide Jelly Distribution
Wear Wool Jammies, Dan
Wasn't Waldo Jumping Down?
Weird Wacky Juggling Dwarves
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improvising team names

Postby HerrHerr » September 7th, 2005, 12:03 pm

Okay, I have a short list. Then I'm gonna improvise.

Ulna and Radius
AD/BC (should be a thunderbolt rather than a slash)
Tori Amos & Andy
Sid & Nancy Drew
Driver 8
Business as Usuoil

IMPROVISED
Banjo Dan Variety Hour (wink!)
The Sniffles
Pynchon Ala Mode
PCPGA
Pupils for Pyros
Born to Regret
The Last Dishwasher

And finally...

CJ Allen's Barnacle Buffer and Salty Sea Dogs Invade an Islet
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Postby valetoile » October 6th, 2005, 9:01 am

I tried to foist I am a Truck on the kittens, but they would have none of it.

acrouch wrote:My old troupe, Ed 32 went through a long naming stage and came up with at least 50 names. Among my favorites were:

The Smell of Fresh Plumbs
I am a Truck
Starving, Hysterical, Naked
Play with the Bear
and
Pickled Infant Hands
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Postby Wesley » October 6th, 2005, 3:57 pm

I think "Saffron Oppression" with a Dali Lama icon would be a fun troupe name.

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
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Postby beardedlamb » October 19th, 2005, 2:50 am

Image

this is the first group photo of available cupholders. the poster board is our final five names. we put random words we liked into a hat and pulled out a couple sheets at a time to make the names. available cupholders was the first one we pulled out and we busted out laughing.
other finalists were:

Altogether Now
Altogether 5 (this is actually on the poster board but hard to read. This lost by one vote to Av. Cup. - dodged a huge bullet there.)
The People Club
Emphatic Failure Club
Teeth Pain
Blank Noise
Atomic Force People
Easy Epiphany
The Tangible Space
Klass
Schmolocaust
Brainchild
Bonus
Ace and the Acettes (not a serious contender)
Realization Burn
The Ruse
A Touch of Class
BOX
Axis of Improv

in the end, we picked the longest, and most difficult to understand and remember. fuck it.

a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, know what i'm sayin?
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