It’s already a great summer. My 41st birthday is coming up July 23rd and in lieu of my usual birthday bash, I’ll be spending the week with my lovely girlfriend Samantha. Improv Trick Classes start in LA August 7 and I’ll be doing a show at BANG Studio called Zodiac Thrillers.
But first, the moment you’ve been waiting for… Here we are in July and I promised the next post would include footage from one of the assemblies that me and Kristina O’Neil performed at all over Mid-Missouri. Well, due to technical difficulties, I’ll have to post a bonus blog in a few days.
In other Improv Trick news, our good Friend James Adomian made it into the semi-finals of Last Comic Standing. James has joined me onstage at the New Orleans Improv Festival and the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival as well as a special fundraiser in St. Louis where he portrayed George W. Bush at the Shlafly Tap Room. James wasn’t the only good friend of Improv Trick to appear in a comedy competition this year. Clownvis appeared on America’s Got Talent, ripping the B-List judges a new ego after their all-too quick judgement of how funny an Elvis Clown can be.
Speaking of laughs, my top pick of online funny is almost always found at The Onion. This month’s favorite is a story entitled: Girl Raised From Birth by Wolf Blitzer. The young girl in this video is priceless. You’ll laugh…why would I lie?
Those of you linked to me on facebook already heard the news, but Wizards of Waverly Place will be back for season 4 soon. I’ll start shooting new episodes in mid-August. It’s probably unlikely that we’ll have a season 5 since Selena Gomez will be moving on to other projects after completing this season and another Wizards movie! Maybe I’ll make it past the cutting room floor in the next one.
OK, I hate to brag…(pause for eye roll) but I’m very proud to announce that my high school Alma Mater, Ritenour Senior High will be inducting me into the Ritenour Hall of Fame this October. Ah, to be among the Pride of the Huskies.
Finally, the movie I did with the Upright Citizen’s Brigade is now available on iTunes. See me singing with Amy Poehler and some of the top names in comedy today making cameos in this long-awaited indie Release Wild Girls Gone.
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.
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.
Phone: (314) 922-1998
Age Suitability: All Ages
Click HERE to purchase tickets now.