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G. Whiz

Terrence G. will be the headliner for the Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX 1st Birthday Party at Side Splitters Comedy Club on Sunday night. Local comic John Upton and improv troupe Einstein Simplified will perform too. I will be the emcee … Continue reading

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Scruffy City School System

Eight members of the promotion department and the general manager of the radio cluster attended Tuesday night’s Einstein Simplified comedy improv show at Scruffy City Hall. Before the show, the GM treated them to dinner in appreciation for their hard … Continue reading

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Birthday Party Quirks

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the call letter and format change at Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX. We’re going to celebrate with a birthday party at Side Splitters Comedy Club on June 1. I’m very happy that there will … Continue reading

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Comedy Impod

In episode 24 of the Einstein Simplified podcast, I told the story of the time I was exercising at midnight at Koko FitClub. That’s when the lights went out and the alarm sounded. I also talked about buying gift cards … Continue reading

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Circle to the Square

Einstein Simplified performed on Market Square twice in the past week. On Tuesday, we had our debut performance in Scruffy City Hall, the new home to our weekly shows. On Saturday, we performed at Latitude 35 as part of Blank … Continue reading

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Orange Scruffy

Tonya Cinnamon of Cinnamon Studios put a nice footer across the bottom of one of her photos from Tuesday’s Einstein Simplified show. It promotes that our show has moved to Scruffy City Hall on Market Square. The photo she chose is … Continue reading

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Fare the Well

The Well in Bearden served as a good home for Einstein Simplified since January, 2013. Sadly, the Well closed its doors for the last time on Monday night. It means that we have to move our improv show to a … Continue reading

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Line Backers

The season premiere of Whose Line Is It Anyway? snuck up on me. The show returned on Friday night with two episodes. One featured guest star Tara Lipinski and the other featured guest star Kat Graham. Fortunately the episodes I … Continue reading

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Brushing Up on Looking Down

The highlight of the Gatlinburg Improv Fest, for me personally, was a guessing game called “King’s Court.” We played the game during the Einstein Simplified show on Friday night. I was lucky enough to play the king. Paul Simmons played … Continue reading

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Best of Both Worlds

When members of an improv troupe get to know each other and anticipate each others’ actions on stage, it’s called “group mind.” At the Gatlinburg Improv Fest, each participating troupe got a chance to show how well its members work … Continue reading

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Yes Energy

One of the best things I learned at this year’s Gatlinburg Improv Fest is something that I had already learned about radio. Until Saturday, I hadn’t realized that it was yet another similarity between the two disciplines. Consultant Valerie Geller … Continue reading

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GIF Exchange

The third annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest is coming up in two weeks. I’ve been looking forward to it for months because I had such a great time last year and the year before. Two years ago, I interviewed festival founders … Continue reading

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Two Can Play That Game

The hosts of TODAY reacted in amazement to a clever film clip this morning. My wife rewound the DVR to show me the segment. She said, “Watch this, it’s just like one of your improv games.” The actors from the … Continue reading

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You Other Brothers Can’t Deny

Several things have me more fired-up than usual about improv. I started making plans to attend the 3rd annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest, March 6 through 8 at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Steve Saracino, my first improv teacher, called to tell me about … Continue reading

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