Stories & Cast Interviews
READY TO LAUGH?
ALL STAR COMEDY NIGHT is a great way to beat the doldrums! It might just get you in a cheery mood to go out & vote the next morning!! Six comics performing the best in adult comedy! NOVEMBER 3RD!!!!
Human beings love to laugh, and the average adult laughs 17 times a day. Humans love to laugh so much that there are actually industries built around laughter. Jokes, sitcoms and comedians are all designed to get us laughing, because laughing feels good. For us it seems so natural, but the funny thing is that humans are one of the only species that laughs. Laughter is actually a complex response that involves many of the same skills used in solving problems. Laughter is a great thing -- that's why we've all heard the saying, "Laughter is the best medicine." There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and help fight disease.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge
What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~Yiddish Proverb
When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~Kurt Vonnegut
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb
Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. ~Josh Billings
Carry laughter with you wherever you go. ~Hugh Sidey
It's Spooktacular !!
John Bundy & Morgan indulge in a little levity!!
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones are coming!!!
A preview of this amazing group! They'll be here on Oct 29th!!
Touch me, feel me!!
I caught up with the hilarious Amy Griffin who plays several character roles in the show.
I grew up in
My brother and I used to put on plays in our basement and force our parents to watch. I have had some wonderful teachers, especially Dawn Mora at Northwestern. I still use what she taught me basically every day.
Oooh, there are too many favorite shows to count! I will say PETER PAN was always my favorite growing up. I am incredibly blessed to have played the dream role of Peter Pan seven(!) times.
I grew up in a very funny family, so I think I was naturally inclined to be funny from following their example. I do think some of comic timing is innate, like having an ear for music. I am indeed a huge Mel Brooks fan--he's one of my dad's favorites, so I grew up watching all his movies. I think I first saw THE PRODUCERS when I was about eight. My brother and I used to run around the house yelling, "Bialystock and Bloom" in a Swedish accent, a la Ulla. .
My son Nicholas saw me as Peter Pan last summer when he was two and a half. That was a big thrill--I think it was even more thrilling for me than it was for him. He kept pointing and saying "Mommy flying!" My husband was desperately shushing him during the performance.
Most of the time I'm offstage, I am chasing my three-year-old son. I am a working mom, so any down time I get is a huuuuge luxury! After my son is asleep, my husband and I snuggle on the couch and commune with our TiVo.