Finally, at long last I have the rough behind the scenes footage from my recent tour in Mid-Missouri with Special Olympics. I hear that it might be flagged for offensive content???? According to You Tube. So, I’d really appreciate you rating it and commenting on it. It’s not offensive at all, it’s about overcoming prejudice against people with disabilities.
And I hope if you enjoyed it you’ll forward to a friend.
Speaking of Good Friends, I’d like to pass on word about a really cool episode of Wizards of Waverly Place premiering this Friday. Fans from way back remember the early days at Improv Olympic or iO west when I’d perform as Artie Smitten, the borscht belt comic/greedy manager of The Lampshades and The Great Mountebank the “Mentalist” The Lampshades was some of the most fun I had when first starting out in LA.
Well, Set your Tivo’s kids and parents! The Lampshades play Harper’s parents on Wizards of Waverly Place on July 30th on the Disney Channel.
Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson play Marty and Elaine Finkle, Alex (Selena Gomez)’s best friend, Harper Finkle (Jennifer Stone)’s folks –a twisted, upbeat, Disney-fied version of the Lampshades. It’s exciting and surreal. Hey please watch and tell them what you think at www.theLampshades.com.
So, I mentioned that for my birthday I spent the weekend with my lovely gal-pal, girlfriend, and soul mate Samantha. If you’re subscribed to the blog, then you’ll read all about how I spent an amazing 41st birthday. Hope you’ll read all about it next week.
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.
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.
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.