Dates: September 12-13th (Two-Day Workshop) |
Friday, 7pm-11pm; Saturday, 11am-Evening
Location: Simple Studios | 134 W 29th Street, btwn 6th/7th Aves, 2nd floor
PLEASE NOTE: Writing, rehearsals and production of your show will be happening all day on Saturday.
Every month Murderfist starts from scratch with nothing but weird doodles on the back of a dog’s water dish to creating a show filled with brand new material. Join us in a sketch comedy boot camp weekend where we take you through our month long process in one day. Bring in five to ten ideas and you will direct, produce, and act in them alongside the 1200 lbs of Murderfist. You will be tired, you will be scared, you will be exalted with the thrill of the hunt, but no matter what, at the end of the day we will create an hour long show of comedy that did not exist the day before. Join us. There’s magic to do!
It all begins Friday night with a Q&A followed by a writing session, where we break into groups and prepare the sketches after which we will hang out at Pioneers Bar (and get drunk and tell you personal secrets).
Starting Saturday morning we move on to revisions where John Moreno will tell you how it used to be back in the day. Then we’ll assign directors, cast the sketches and jump into rehearsal. At 10:30pm, the show begins and we see what inspires the masses and what makes people shake their heads in shame at you.
Murderfist enjoys sold out shows monthly at The Peoples Improv Theater. Winner of the 2010 ECNY Award for Best Sketch Comedy Group (doesn’t exist anymore) and named by The Village Voice as The Best Sketch Group In New York, we’ve performed on literally every stage possible in NYC and LA including official selections of the New York Comedy Festival, SketchFestNYC, the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, and the Charleston Comedy Festival. Hell, we even performed in a moving show inside a U-Haul Truck. Members’ credits include appearances on Comedy Central, Adult Swim, HBO, NBC and the upcoming Martin Scorsese film “Wolf Of Wall Street.” Isn’t that weird?
Friday Night, 7-11pm:
-Meet-and greet/Begin Writing at Simple Studios
-A show is completely written and produced by YOU and your classmates with Murderfist leading the way.
-The class comes up with 16 sketches as a group, then 8 are chosen.