Day: October 31, 2016
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Despite the ridicule you might get for cheering on the Cubs as a “bandwagon” fan, here’s why you can anyway.
- WGN – When I was a kid, WGN was the only portal to the tv world outside of Denver, Colorado. WGN was just local Chicago TV. Nothing special about it, but they played all of the Cubs games and I grew up without a MLB team. So, between the Cubs and Bozo the clown, I felt like I was familiar with Chicago. Sometimes, I felt like I lived nearby.
- Andre Dawson – When I was a kid, this guy seemed like a giant among men. The quiet giant. That guy could hit a baseball 100 miles.
- Improv – The center of our improv world is in Chicago. So many of our dear improv family is located in Chicago. The joy I get to see from them and many other friends from the Windy City is contagious.
- The 7th Inning Stretch – Often imitated, never duplicated. It’s a war cry meant to be sung at a horrible pitch with all of your heart. To see a crowd unified in fun and positivity while cheering on their favorite team is heart warming.
- Bill Murray – Fuckin Bill Murray. Enough Said.
- Because you can – If you want to cheer for someone, cheer for someone. There are no laws as far as I have found that prevent you from cheering for multiple teams… hell… cheer for them all. You can cheer for them all. Except the Yankees. Ok, them too. I guess. errgh.
- We are Human and we love a good story – It’s okay. Get sucked in. It’s better than most written Drama. And though pro-sports are manufactured tension, it’s still very very real.
- 108 years – 108 years – 108 years – Haley’s Comet happens more often. 108 years.
- Rooftop Seating – Instead of building the stadium so big to eliminate the historic rooftop views, they built more… yea yea yea… they made money off it I’m sure… but Wrigley seems like the smallest big league team ever because you can watch from your old ass run down apartment.
- The Fans understand the game – I’m from Colorado. We will watch any and every pro sport that comes to town. We love it. We love watching pro-sports, but if it’s not football, we have no idea what the hell is happening. We love the Rockies, but we need scoreboards, TVs and announcers to tell us what’s happening. Not in Wrigley.
- They Drink – Drinking got so bad that they began to stop selling beer after the 5th inning to reduce drinking related issues… however, people got so drunk by the 5th inning to compensate, they returned to the regularly scheduled 7th inning stretch last call. That’s dedication.
- They show up. The fans have shown up year in and year out. Through all of the bullshit. It’s time to rally together and be Cubs fans. They deserve it. Then next year, the Indians… but seriously guys… you have Lebron, so simmer.
We are so pleased to add another member to the Sick Puppies Comedy family. You’ll see her in our August shows. Stay tuned!
Linda Komatsubara was born in Chicago, raised in New York and Denver. She graduated from the University of Denver in 2005 and currently works in digital marketing consulting.
Being of Japanese and Puerto Rican descent, Linda has a broken English dictionary a mile long. She enjoys exploring new accents and refining her impersonations on stage. Linda’s favorite comedians include Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Rebel Wilson.
Tambourine really puts together a professional production. Here is Robyn Cassel and Casey Casperson from Sick Puppies. You might recognize my “wife” as well. It’s Cast member Tamara Jones! Enjoy! And Share! And book a vacation at Couples!
We were so lucky to have the opportunity to use our improv skills to improvise a few commercials for Couples Resorts. The project was incredibly fun and enjoyable. A huge thank you to Dave Spector at Tambourine for giving us the opportunity and cast member Julie Cotton for making the relationship so we could make this happen!
Cast members Allyson Martin, Plus Pierre and Robyn Cassel are seen in this.
If you want a commercial done for your company, go to these guys.
T A M B O U R I N E
New York City • Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Willow Theater at Sugar Sand Park
300 South Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33486
Ticket info: 954-667-7735
Never seen their show? Neither have we! Nothing is scripted in this non-stop creation of comedy.
Sick Puppies Comedy performs short form and long form improv for live audiences all over south Florida. The Sick Puppies Comedy cast is made up of movie and TV actors, improv pros, and theater veterans. Watch the Willow Theatre stage come alive with just a single suggestion from you, the audience.