Sunday, December 12, 2010

HUGE!!!! And other things...

That's right, friends! It's OPEN!!! Amazing congratulations to Butch and Nels and Jill and everyone invovled!

(Please picture it currently covered in snow. Thank you.)

And holy crap, LOOK AT THE SHOWS!!

I'm thrilled to be taking part in the following ones - - yea!

"Overheard in Minneapolis", Fridays at 8 p.m., $10

"Ka-Baam!!", Saturday at 8 p.m., $10

"BlueProv", Saturday Dec. 18th 12mid, $10, plus a clean package of adult underwear as a donation for the clients of the Simpson Housing Services!

And in Improv A Go Go, Sunday Dec. 19th, 8 p.m. $1 with EXPLORER'S CLUB!!!! James Moore! Troy Zimmerman! I break onstage by tearing up and frightening the audience! Creepy!


Outside of HUGE, you can catch me Thursday Dec. 16th at 10 p.m. in "Stop Talking - A Game of Talking" after Joking Envelope's "SUPER-POWERED REVENGE CHRISTMAS #1" - - produced by Snikt! Bamf! Thwip! and Joking Envelope. Tickets are free if you attend the performance of Super-Powered Revenge Christmas #1 on Thursday, Dec 16th, otherwise tix are $5 and can be purchased here!


Finally, you can catch me not talking at Macy's Santa Brunch where I am playing unknown Christmas carols in the background. People come take pictures of their children in my general vicinity (i.e. by the huge white grand piano and the huge white Christmas tree), while I chord my way through "Neighbor, What Has You So Excited?" (super unknown, but quite catchy).

Fun stuff coming up in January and February. Like this. W00t!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Guys! It's happening!

Hi friends... A new show! Exciting! Look, a rubber chicken! Come see!

The theme for January show is FUNNY PEOPLE - - and we've got local comedian/playwright/monekywrangler Joseph Scrimshaw, local comedian/playwright/stand up bear Brian Beatty and the founders of HUGE Theater Jill Bernard, Butch Roy and Nels Lennes.

All of that, and improv by BOY TRON! HOLY CRAP!


This coming January 2011 - - local improviser and sometimes funny person Jen Scott presents:

A brand new improv and interview show at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

Camilla Parker Bowls (at the BLB) invites local celebrities, storytellers, rock stars, funny people, writers, troublemakers and all sorts of interesting folk to the Bryant Lake Bowl stage. We chat, we interview, we discuss - - and then the reins are handed over to some of the best improv talent in the Twin Cities. They'll take the themes and ideas presented, and create, on the spot, an all original improv performance. Every night is different, every night is funny.

Like Phil Donahue followed by Johnathan Winters. Like Dr. Phil followed by Jerry Springer. Like Ellen followed by.. Ellen.

For additional information, please see, or

Hosted by Jen Scott (Fringe Festival regular, Huge Theater's "Overheard in Minneapolis", Actors Theater of Minnesota's "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" and "We Gotta Bingo")

The Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 W Lake Street in South Minneapolis

Thursday January 20th, Doors at 9:30 p.m., Curtain at 10 p.m..

Tickets $6 advance, $8 day of show.
For more and info and reservations call 612-825-8949.

Monday, November 8, 2010


This Monday and Tuesday! Pillsbury House Theater! CHICAGO AVENUE PROJECT!!!

a) What is the Chicago Avenue Project?
A fabulous program that takes at-risk kids and pairs them with professional dramaturgs, directors and actors to produce original works - as written by the kids.

b) Why is it more fun than fun?
Not only are you watching plays about talking waterfalls and steak-loving guinea pigs, you're watching some amazing talent perform plays about waterfalls and steak-loving guinea pigs. (Gratuitous name drop: this year's performance features Taj Ruler, Christina Baldwin, Zoe Pappas, Simone Perin, George Keller, Patrick Boyle and more... The talent!)

The feel of each performance is one of a pep rally - - encouraging, supporting, thrilled, silly. It's great. And honestly, some of the most surprising and heartfelt stuff around.

I'm doing the music for Chicago Avenue Project again - - Come listen to some amazing singers do incredible stuff with my very very simple songs. (I never met a downbeat I didn't like.)

Monday, 7 p.m. performance, FREE
Tuesday, 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. performance, FREE

Pillsbury House Theater, 3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Fridays in October! 10:30 p.m.! At the Brave New Workshop! $10 - - Featuring Creature Feature (Improvised Horrrrrror!) and Survivors of the Undead Plague.

I got to perform in Creature Feature, and 'am playing piano for Survivors. Wins!

Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rockstar Storytellers Slumber Party

Hey! Please join the Rockstar Storytellers tonight, 7 p.m. at the Bryant Lake Bowl for Rockstar Storyteller's Slumber Party! I get to tell a story and braid Phillip's hair! Win!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Deadwood: The Last Bleepin' Episode"

Hi friends! My friend Joseph Scrimshaw and Mr. Tom Poole have written a terribly funny show, and I get to be in it! Please come! You don't have to have seen an episode of the actual HBO series Deadwood to get it, I promise. It's lovely. So grab your Fringe button, and get some mock duck rolls. Win.


A parody of the lawless town and the filthy TV show it inspired! A
mud-slicked night of esoteric gunfighters, bartenders, prostitutes and
their bleeping horses. Join Al Swearengen, Seth Bullock, Calamity Jane
and the whole Deadwood gang as they drink, swear and fight to defeat
the newest threat to their little mining town: the Yellow Pages man.
Complete with non-vintage commercials!

Written by Tom Poole and Joseph Scrimshaw!

Starring Mr. Scrimshaw as “Al Swearengen” and Mr. Poole as “The
Mysterious Stranger”!

Featuring Phillip Andrew Bennet Low and Jen Scott as

Fri, September 10th, Doors at 6 PM, Curtain at 7 PM
Sat, September 11th, Doors at 6 PM, Curtain at 7 PM
Fri, September 17th, Doors at 6 PM, Curtain at 7 PM
Sat, September 18th, Doors at 6 PM, Curtain at 7 PM
Fri, September 24th, Doors at 6 PM, Curtain at 7 PM
Sat, September 25th, Doors at 6 PM, Curtain at 7 PM

$15 regular admission
$13 w/ Fringe Button
Call the Bryant Lake Bowl Box Office at 612-825-8949 for tix!
Or buy tix online here:

This show is a benefit to support the rest of Joking Envelope’s
ambitious second season!

Pictures of Fringey Fringeness

Here are two pictures, courtesy of the Fringe Festival, of "Story Time Time Bomb". Matt is awesome. I have odd colored lip stick on.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Tonight! 2on2 Tournament at ComedySportz!

Hi Friends! Please come me and the amazing Taj Ruler as we compete as HAPPY INDECISIVE in the ComedySportz 2on2 Improv Tournament.

When: Tonight, September 3rd, 10:30 p.m.
Where: ComedySportz, 3001 Hennepin Ave S, in Calhoun Square
$$: $10

Who else is there tonight?


Is this delightful? THIS IS DELIGHTFUL!

Hoping to see you! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Neat press!

Ooohhh!! Neat.

I got mentioned in a MPR article (thanks, Robin!)

And the most excellent Matthew Everett mentions Story Time Time Bomb. Yeaa!!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fringe Trailer for "The Quest"!!!

This is unbelievably good. Please check it out and vote!!!

Vote vote vote vote vote - - Thanks so much, Friends! :)

"Story Time Time Bomb" Fringe Preview

That's Tim and Chris bein' silly. Improv and more silliness to follow!

Please check us out at the Fringe Festival website too! :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What came of it...

Hi friends. The Flash Fiction event was great. Replacement Press rules - - We Became Actors played. There were cupcakes from Sweets Bake Shop. We had so much fun.

If you feel like it, at the end of this blog entry is what I wrote for it. (in Muddy Waters, trying not to watch the hurricane happening outside.)

Thanks so much!!

P.S. The Quest/Hero's Journey is at Improv A Go Go tonight! Yea!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tonight! Flash Fiction Improv - FREE

Holy crap. OMG was delightful. Stupidly wonderfully delightful. Thank you to all ladies involved!

*Note to self - - when you laugh hard enough that you end up crying (which, honest to god, is a regular occurrence for me. My laughter gland and my crying gland are oddly and closely placed), you tend to scare even the most supportive of audiences. But, oh.. I laughed so much..

Onward to:

Tonight! An event by Replacement Press: This should be fun. Seriously. Fun.

Bringing this week of artistic and literary hijinks to a close is an event unlike any we've attempted before: an improv literary contest! A handful of Twin Cities writers/improv-ers will be given a prompt, then compose a piece of flash fiction on the spot and compete for your laughter and applause. There will also be live music by local band WE BECAME ACTORS.!/event.php?eid=129335497105372&ref=ts

Friday, July 9, 2010

What my producer says about The Quest at the Fringe!!!


It's an improvised myth, The Quest, At a pegan community center.

I'm co-producing a BYOV show. The V is for Venue! That is also what people in the biz call "site specific".

One block north of the Gremlin at University and Raymond in Saint Paul. One block from the Gremlin! Nothing feels close to the Gremlin. Am I right? But this is so close!

Just past the liquor store on the corner, and then a new age gift shop, and Key's Restaraunt, then a funny bus bench, then an alley, then the Women's Press... then us! We'll have a sandwich board or something out. I'll probably be standing in front of the Gremlin, actually, telling you to come see our show, so you could also look for me.

7pm. Every day. You could buy tickets right now. Or learn about our previews!

If you've read this far. Thank you.

If you've read this far. I am so sorry.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

OMG! Before We Got Our Lady Bits


Half diary reading,
Half improv,
All awesome.

Starring: Lauren Anderson, Samantha Baker, Ellie Hino, Hannah Kuhlmann, Katy McEwen, Taj Ruler, Emily Schmidt, Jen Scott, and Maureen Tubbs

Friday, July 16, 2010 at 11:00pm
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street, Minneapolis MN

Are you crying yet? I'm crying. This show makes me giggle cringe and laaauuuugh.. I'm so thrilled Emily and Taj have brought it back, and so thrilled to be a part of it. Please come. Laugh at the cute ladies. EEEE!!! :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My 2010 Fringe performance schedule!

Hi Friends! Please come catch any of these lovely shows! YEA!

The Quest
We improvise a 45 minute show, loosely based on Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey. It’s an interpretation of an improv form developed by Michael Gellman of Second City.. What?

Things to know: It’ll be different every time. It’s epic. It’s made up on the spot. It’ll be fun. And terribly silly. Playing every day of the Fringe, 7 p.m. at the Sacred Paths Center (777 Raymond, St. Paul).. Here's the ones I'm playing on..

Sat., Aug. 7
Sun., Aug. 8
Wed., Aug. 11
Thu., Aug. 12
Sun., Aug. 15

Story Time Time Bomb
Oh, holy hannah. Awesome beans. This is a show for kids and grown ups, complete with a real life comic book artist, a deadline, and geek references galore! You help us make up the story too! One of Bill Corbett's early picks! At the U of M Rarig Center Arena (330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis).

Fri., Aug. 6, 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 14, 7:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 15, 1:00 p.m.

Matchgame Minnesota
Win! Nate Melcher has collected some amazing people (Look at the guest panelist list! Now smile!) to panel what will be a very smart, very funny show. I’m thrilled to be a part of it. At the Gremlin Theater. (2400 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN)

Sun., Aug. 8, 10:00 p.m.
Thu., Aug. 12, 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 15, 4:00 p.m.

Finally, I’ll be playing music for…

Cosmo the Musical or How to Ruin Your Life by Having Unrealistic Expectations. At the U of M Rarig Center Thrust. (330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis).

Tera Jansen is a terribly funny and talented lady. This should be a blast.

Fri., Aug. 6, 10:00 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 13, 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 14, 8:30 p.m.

The full stoopid list follows.... Thank you so much for seeing the fun! Happy Fringe-ing!

Fri., Aug. 6
7:00 p.m. Story Time Time Bomb @ U of M Rarig Center Arena
10:00 p.m. Cosmo the Musical or How to Ruin Your Life by Having Unrealistic Expectations @ U of M Rarig Center Thrust

Sat., Aug. 7
5:30 p.m. Story Time Time Bomb @ U of M Rarig Center Arena
7:00 p.m. The Quest @ Sacred Paths Center

Sun., Aug. 8
7:00 p.m. The Quest @ Sacred Paths Center
8:30 p.m. Cosmo the Musical or How to Ruin Your Life by Having Unrealistic Expectations @ U of M Rarig Center Thrust
10:00 p.m. Match Game Minnesota @ Gremlin Theatre

Tue., Aug. 10
5:30 p.m. Story Time Time Bomb @ U of M Rarig Center Arena
7:00 p.m. Cosmo the Musical or How to Ruin Your Life by Having Unrealistic Expectations @ U of M Rarig Center Thrust

Wed., Aug. 11
7:00 p.m. The Quest @ Sacred Paths Center

Thu., Aug. 12
5:30 p.m. Match Game Minnesota @ Gremlin Theatre
7:00 p.m. The Quest @ Sacred Paths Center

Fri., Aug. 13
7:00 p.m. Cosmo the Musical or How to Ruin Your Life by Having Unrealistic Expectations @ U of M Rarig Center Thrust

Sat., Aug. 14
7:00 p.m. Story Time Time Bomb @ U of M Rarig Center Arena
8:30 p.m. Cosmo the Musical or How to Ruin Your Life by Having Unrealistic Expectations @ U of M Rarig Center Thrust

Sun., Aug. 15
1:00 p.m. Story Time Time Bomb @ U of M Rarig Center Arena
4:00 p.m. Match Game Minnesota @ Gremlin Theatre
7:00 p.m. The Quest @ Sacred Paths Center

Mary & Maria, a short film written by the lovely Michele Campbell!

Brookdale Chevrolet Commercial, 2008

Brookdale Chevrolet Commercial, 2008, "Jim"

All Incorporated Commercial, 2008

48 Hour Film Festival 2010

"Triage", the 2010 48 Hour Film Festival submission by Urban Mountain Media!