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We are so excited to have Sarah Hendricks join the Sick Puppies Comedy Cast. She’s a real pleasure to work with and just the kind of sick mind it takes to deal with all of us. Welcome to the cast Sarah!
Sarah has always loved performing, whether it was theatre, dance or just tap dancing down the isles at Costco to see how annoyed she could make her mom. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in 2010 with a BA in Multimedia Journalism, in hopes to become the next Guiliana Rancic, and has done nothing in the industry since. Instead, she pursued marketing, public relations and events, occasionally dabbling in comedy. It wasn’t until she was introduced to Sick Puppies that she fell in love with improv. Sarah is honored to be a part of the Sick Puppies cast and continue to make people smile!
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Get ready folks! This is a really funny one. Meg has been making us laugh for over a year now and we found it to be selfish to hold her back any longer.
Meg McKenna has been stalking the sick puppies for years. She graduated in 2005 from Umass Amherst with a BA in Theater Set Design. She is originally from New England, which provides her with some good imitations of her parents and past “teachahs”, but living in Florida only enhances her comedic material and life experience to work from. She is over the top excited to get to spend more time with Sick Puppies as a part of the cast. They make life go up 5000 points.
Welcome her in and come see the show tonight to support her! Buy Tickets by CLICKING HERE
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This was a fun episode. I got to have a chat with one of my favorite improvisers on the planet, Douglas Widick, a founding member of North Coast Improv, a Hip Hop Improv group. In my opinion, THE HIP HOP IMPROV group. He was so kind to let me ask about how he got to where he is.
Douglas Widick is a founding member of Hip-Hop Improv group, North Coast, which was named one of Timeout NY’s Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2014. Additionally, his Musical Sketch comedy group, Pop Roulette, is currently running their latest show, Amazing Earth, at the UCB Theatre. They were also named one of Comedy Central’s ‘2015 Comics to Watch’ landing them a video deal.
He recently concluded several runs at the UCB Theatre including The 2017 Tony Awards (UCB) and The Dead Dads Club (UCB), amd performs monthly with UCB Theater NY Maude Sketch Team Hot BIrd. Doug teaches an 8-week Hip-Hop Improv class, and was recently seen in the Off-Broadway musicals F#%king Up Everything and Blank! The Musical. You can catch his many comedy videos at http://www.Douglaswidick.com.
Douglas is an off-beat comedy whiz whose improv background and acting chops combine to make him a formidable comedic talent on stage and screen. Consistently adding heart to irreverence, and finding the funny in touching moments, Douglas adds a three-dimensional spin to every role he plays. Recently coming off a critically-acclaimed off-broadway run in Blank! The Musical at New World Stages, Douglas will make a vibrant addition to your upcoming production.
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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.