Tag Archives: improv

GIF You’re Happy and You Know It

The fourth annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest will be held on March 6 and 7 at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre and I can hardly wait. There will be five returning groups and four new participants. Festival organizers created posters that fans can print or … Continue reading

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Make Yourself at Home

A few of the members of Einstein Simplified normally record the troupe’s podcast after our Tuesday night show. Aaron Littleton records and edits the audio on his laptop computer. Aaron missed last Tuesday’s show due to illness. I thought it … Continue reading

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With All These Crazy Happy People

It’s easy to get me fired up about improv. Every time I meet new people who are interested in the topic, my enthusiasm is obvious. After Tuesday’s Einstein Simplified show, I had a great time talking with members of Full Disclosure, … Continue reading

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Myranda Rights

Actress and model Myranda M. was in the audience at Scruffy City Hall to see Einstein Simplified on Tuesday night. She told a story on stage about starring in an episode of Fatal Attraction, which is produced by Jupiter Entertainment. She … Continue reading

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I Spry

The word spry amuses me. A member of the improv group Ponch! called me spry on my 51st birthday because I jumped over a row of seats at their theatre in Frederick, Maryland. I was walking to my car after this week’s … Continue reading

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Tara-ra Boom-de-ay

In the ten months since she performed in last year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest, Tara Ochs has appeared in at least two projects that garnered national attention. I hope to offer her my congratulations at this year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest on … Continue reading

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A Side of Beacon

An article about Einstein Simplified triggered my Google alert for my own name and a Twitter notification that the group’s handle had been mentioned. The story appeared in The Daily Beacon, the student newspaper at the University of Tennessee. I … Continue reading

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Scruff and Ready

The logo for the inaugural Scruffy City Comedy Festival incorporates the image of Patrick Sullivan’s Saloon, even though the bar has been closed for years. The old joint played a pivotal role in the Knoxville comedy scene. When festival organizer Matt … Continue reading

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Ripe Van Winkle

 Some of the leaves on my fig tree have started turning yellow and falling off. However the fruits look the same as they did a month ago. According to one Internet article, the tree is either getting too much water … Continue reading

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T Time

In the current episode of the Einstein Simplified podcast, Aaron Littleton randomly mentioned Mr. T. The reference led me to tell the group about my encounter with Mr. T at WAVA. He was one of the many celebrities I took … Continue reading

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Avon Calling

The special at Shonos in City on Friday was a crab rangoon roll that was absolutely delicious. My wife and I shared one as we waited to watch Much Ado About Nothing on Market Square. The Tennessee Stage Company produces … Continue reading

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Purgecast

Two radio listeners contacted me over the weekend, one via Facebook and one via Twitter. In the course of our online conversations, they both mentioned that they missed hearing me on the radio in the morning. In both cases, I … Continue reading

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Heigh-Ho!

Comedian Brad Williams is a frequent guest on the Kevin & Bean show at KROQ in Los Angeles. When he arrived at WNOX today, I asked him about his upcoming trip to Brazil with Kevin Ryder for the World Cup. … Continue reading

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Join the Club

The Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX 1st Birthday Party was held at Side Splitters Comedy Club on Sunday evening. The show consisted of performances by Terrence G., Einstein Simplified, John Upton and yours truly. My wife took some nice photos with … Continue reading

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