Friday, August 28, 2009

The Union is working hard!

Less than two weeeks until opening night of "The Union: A Very Civil War" at Second City's Donny's Skybox! We haven't posted as much lately because we've been busy working hard on sketches, videos and posters!

Plus, The Union was interviewed by Cheeky Chicago and you can read all about it here!

Keep checking back here, as we will be posting new stuff soon!

- The Union

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dual Duel Semifinals

The Dual Duel is a 2-person, long-form improv competition going on over at the ComedySportz theater. Each show has 5 duos performing for exactly 10 minutes, not a second more, and the audience votes the winners on to the next round. Mo and I entered as The Union and we won our first round matchup a few weeks ago. So The Union will be improvising at the Dual Duel semi-finals this Sunday, August 23rd at 9pm. The competition is stiff, so we'd love your support. Tickets are just $5. Hope you can make it!

- Corey

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's a circus around here

The last few weeks have been a lot of fun. We are continuing to write for our upcoming show, have decided on a title and have a few fun poster ideas ready to go. We're currently looking for places to preview our show before our run, so if you have a group looking for an opener, let us know. Though the show has been a huge part of our focus, it's not the only thing.

As many have heard me talk about on Facebook, I started trapeze classes, the aerial dance kind, not flying trapeze. I envisioned myself perched on the bar and gliding through the air with elegance. It could not have been more the opposite. That shit is hard! Though I'm proud to say I'm able to hoist myself up, it was definitely not in an elegant way. They teach you poses which eventually leads to other moves and more difficult poses and even the most simple were challenging. I have stigmata holes in my hands and bruises all over the back of my legs. The first 2 1/2 days I was really sore. Corey had to get the coffee cup for me or open a jar of sauce, anything to give my body a break. Still, I'm really looking forward to Monday when I have my second class. It's a great workout and a ton of fun.

Corey's staying busy with teaching and coaching an improv group, plus he'll be directing a Triple Feature show at The Annoyance that a friend wrote for her, me and a couple others. We're also going to take an on-camera commercial class to get better at auditioning. We wouldn't necessarily take it together except we're able to save money on the private sessions if we both go, so why not! Hopefully we can start booking these gigs we're auditioning for.

Otherwise it's about to be fall which means travelling for shows!