Monthly Archives: May 2010

Gateway City Comedy Blitzkreig

You Motherfaking June-Bugs,

I thought you might enjoy seeing these clips of the Fake Yo-Yo Trickster.  This is a hilarious prankster making his way around the country masquerading as a Yo-Yo expert on local news programs.  If I wasn’t trying to actually promote things on local TV, I’d be doing appearances like this one.

I’m really proud of the Improv Trick, my improv company in St. Louis.  We mounted the first weekend of a two-weekend benefit called The Wizards of Improv here in St. Louis. You can see more about it on one of my recent TV interviews.

KSDK NBC 5 – Show Me St. Louis

Sure, I’d embed it if I could, alas…you’ll just have to click the links to take a look.  In the clip, I talk about working with Selena Gomez, my work in St. Louis with Improv Trick and some other silliness.

I’ll have a bonus blog post this week when I finish editing my footage of the tour I did with Special Olympics earlier this month.  Consider this a teaser.  I’ve had so much fun getting out and visiting area schools and events the past couple of weeks.  Last week, I spent the evening with the Warrenton Warriors Seniors of 2010 in their Project Graduation and tonight I presented three awards at the 2010 Cappies. The Cappies are annual awards presented at a gala event for area high school productions that have gained critical success locally. A lot of the kids who took their pics with me have already started adding them to their facebook pages.

It really feels good to get out and meet the fans of Wizards of Waverly Place, they’re some of the best fans in the world.  From 8 year old little girls to grown up single male hairdressers, they love the crazy spirit of this show.

If you know anyone in St. Louis, I hope you’ll consider passing on the word of our upcoming Improv Classes for kids and of course the last weekend of the Wizards of Improv Benefit show…info is below:

Click HERE for info about the upcoming Kids Classes with The Improv Trick in St. Louis.

Soundstage Productions Presents : Wizard of Improv Benefit Show!

Star of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, Bill Chott (Mr. Laritate), hosts 2 weekends  of laughs for the whole family to benefit The Improv Trick’s Improv Summer Camp for Kids! Join him and The Improv Trick at Soundstage Productions, 214 Crestwood Court for 2 weekends of improv comedy, 5/21 & 5/22 and 5/28/5/29 7:30 & 10pm. Improv is unscripted using audience suggestions to create on-the-spot comedy! Proceeds benefit The Improv Trick’s Improv Summer Camp for Kids, a camp for local kids who wish to learn improv.


Friday, May 28th show is SOLD OUT. Buy your tickets now.  Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Friday, May 28th 7:30pm (Early SHOW SOLD OUT)
Friday, May 28 9PM (TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE)
at Soundstage Productions @ Crestwood Plaza Artspace St. Louis, MO

Bill Chott will not be appearing in the first show Saturday evening, but he will be present after the show for pictures and autographs.  All in attendance at the first Saturday show will be welcome to stay for free for the second performance featuring Bill Chott.

214 Crestwood Court
In the AMC Movie Wing (the east wing of the mall), near the children’s indoor playground.
Free parking near the old Dillard’s/Chevy’s entrance or the AMC Movie entrance.


Price: $10
Phone: (314) 922-1998
Age Suitability: All Ages

Click HERE to purchase tickets now.

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Big Showdown on Waverly Place

DAVID HENRIE, SELENA GOMEZ, JAKE T. AUSTIN, MARIA CANALS-BARRERA, DAVID DELUISE, BILL CHOTT

Well, pardners, I’ve been mighty busy on the old ranch on Cherokee in St. Louis, but I’ll be back on TV in a brand new episode of Wizards.  As you know, I wrapped up my tour to Spread the Word to End  the R word, and by next week I’ll have video of the tour posted here on the ole blogaroo.   I’ll be starring in a very special episode of Wizards of Waverly Place FRIDAY, MAY 14 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on The Disney Channel. Mr. Laritate’s job as principal is in jeopardy, and the gang tries to lure him back by showing him how to “cowboy up” and take his job back.

The future of the show is up in the air, as Wizards has not yet been picked up for a 4th season.  Our producer, Peter Murrieta is rumored to be leaving the show to create more fantastic top shelf shows on Disney and elsewhere.  Peter has been a good friend of mine since our days in Chicago, and if the rumors in the press are true I’ll miss working with him on this show.  But I’m sure we’ll be working together again soon.  Does this mean I’ll be in more episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place?

Perhaps…if we return for a 4th season.  Most importantly, if you can help me out, please write an email by clicking HERE. Just one click will send your messge to all the bigwigs at Disney.

Call toll free: (818) 560-1000 and/or (818) 569-7500 never hurts to call: (if under 18, please ask your folks first). and let them know that you want to keep watching Wizards and you’d like to see more of Mr. Laritate.

letter to:

Write The President and Director of The Disney Channel
Carolina Lightcap
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521

Write The President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Robert A. Iger
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521
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Write The President of Cable and Network Group for ABC Broadcasting, (Non-ESPN)
Anne Sweeney
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521

Write The Disney Channel

3800 W. Alameda Ave.

Burbank, CA 91505

I know you, you think an email is easier.  OK, be lazy…visit http://sdsmail.org/

and post on a few forums:

http://www.disboards.com/

http://dcfans.tv/

Let them know if you’d like to see more of Mr. Laritate, and more of Wizards.  If you really enjoyed helping me out, then maybe you’d like to join another fan campaign and join the “Bill Chott is Curly” group. You never know what can happen when fans make their voice heard.

For more info on the Curly campaign, click HERE.

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