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Our friends at Political Subversities just released a new video: an ode to Homeland! Check it out!

Nov 5
Political Subversities is hosting a full evening of election night revelry at The PIT starting at 7pm this Tuesday, November 6th!
Comedy, music, more comedy, topical acts, not-so-topical acts, story-telling, yet more comedy, and of course THE ELECTION OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Come for an hour or for the whole night!
The lineup includes:
Political Subversities
Summer & Eve
Gentlemen Party
Matt Koff
Carrie Manolakos
Ben Lerman
Plus surprise guests!
More to come!

Political Subversities is hosting a full evening of election night revelry at The PIT starting at 7pm this Tuesday, November 6th!

Comedy, music, more comedy, topical acts, not-so-topical acts, story-telling, yet more comedy, and of course THE ELECTION OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Come for an hour or for the whole night!

The lineup includes:

  • Political Subversities
  • Summer & Eve
  • Gentlemen Party
  • Matt Koff
  • Carrie Manolakos
  • Ben Lerman
  • Plus surprise guests!

More to come!

Give Up Your Blood

politicalsubversities:

The PIT (the theater where Political Subversities performs its weekly sketch show) is hosting a blood drive on Monday, September 17th from 10am-2:30pm. Like many people, you may be flirting with the idea of donating… especially right now… if this is the first you’ve heard of this. Like many people, you may be scared and creeped out because, though ideologically you’re into it, filling a bag with your creepy crawly lifeblood, may sicken you.

Well, as a veteran donor, I wish to allay your fears and calm you—nay—seduce you— into donating. I’m going to assume, for the purposes of this persuasive blogpost— that you are an improviser/member of the extended PIT community. (If you are not, just substitute some other blood donation center for The PIT and some other thrilling practice for performing comedy.) Assuming this is true, I will further infer that you are a bit of an adrenaline junkie. You relish the thrill of bounding out onstage not knowing what will happen. In keeping with the identity I’ve projected upon you, I will further suggest that you live for the laughter of an audience, the pleasure of bringing joy to strangers and the knowledge that you, personally, have had an impact, in a positive kind of way, on other humans.

So if that’s true… then what else?

You will be a terrific blood donor!

What is more adrenalizing than experiencing the loss of 1 pint of your blood and SURVIVING—nay— THRIVING? You are amazing. You are a hero.

If you like making people laugh… a comparatively piddling good deed… you are gonna LOVE saving a human life with your blood donation. The life of a stranger. You will save it. Ever done THAT with an improv show? You have? Well, now do it with your BLOOD. You are an amazement. You have so much to give.

Now… on Monday, I myself will be in Arizona visiting my grandma. I will therefore be absent from this particular blood drive. However, I want you to know what a high it is to get that sweet lightheaded buzz while saving somebody. It’s… dare I say… even better than performing comedy, which I know you love to do.

Please feel free to leave comments below. I would be pleased as punch to answer any questions you may have about what it’s like to donate. If you wish to vent or mourn about who can and cannot donate, those comments are welcome too.

Let’s talk about donating blood (on Monday, September 17th at The PIT)!

YEAH!  Blood drive at the PIT on Monday, September 17th from 10am to 2:30pm in the Striker Theater.

More on the New York Blood Center: http://www.nybc.org/

Mitt Romney’s Texts with Bain Capital in 2002

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Political Subversities was on MSNBC yesterday!

You can see them every Saturday at 9:30pm at the PIT!

Jul 9

Why do you want a job anyway?

politicalsubversities:

Today, the United States Labor Department revealed that the national unemployment rate has remained unchanged at 8.2% for the second month in a row. This year’s job creation numbers have also diminished, compared to the number of jobs created in 2011. This news likely leaves many Americans – both jobless and employed – discouraged. Glum readers, I ask of you:

Why do you want a job anyway?

Here is my experience with jobs, both working them and seeing my parents work them. They take up a LOT of your time. More often than not, you’ll have to get up very early for your job – I’m talking BEFORE 10:00. Also, you will likely have to get TO your job. It won’t exist right beyond your bed, like your television. You will have to drive there. You may even have to walk to your job from your car after having spent ten minutes finding a parking space. Doesn’t that sound awful?

You will also have to do things that other people ask of you. Many of these things will probably be very boring, and some of these things may require you to speak to other people, who will be dull and never as attractive as the people generally seen on Criminal Minds or The New Girl. At your job, you can’t even eat when you want to eat! Consuming your ham and cheese sandwich when your body requests it is a basic human need, but lunchtime will always be determined by your employer. 

After all this, you don’t even get to leave your job until 5:00 in the afternoon. You have wasted the entire day and it’s almost sunset. You have no time to ride your bike or play a game of softball. You didn’t even have a moment to catch up with friends from college over coffee. That matinee? You couldn’t see it. And that trip to Amelia Island you’ve been planning? You can’t go anymore because you have to be at work tomorrow morning before 10:00, where you will remain until 5:00. Again.

Cheer up, you doldrums-dwelling citizens of America! See? You don’t ever want a job. Join the ranks of jobless people who are happy to be unemployed day after day, seeking small amounts of money here and there – collecting from both the Department of Unemployment and their parents’ savings – and enjoying life at every possible venture, riding bikes and catching up with friends from college and seeing matinees. 

You don’t want a job, ever. So, come on over. It’ll be just like you have a BFA in the arts!

Political Subversities! 

Mr. Rogers Reaction Video

politicalsubversities:

When Mother’s Day rolls around, we take the time to honor our mothers, but wasn’t someone else there, raising us and teaching us “what do you do with the mad that you feel?”

That someone was Mr. Rogers.  

I stumbled upon this poignant YouTube video of Mr. (Fred) Rogers saying goodbye to his audience after so many years.  

If “Two Girls One Cup” gets to have reaction videos on account of how vile it is… then “Mr. Rogers Goodbye” should have at least one reaction video on account of its stirring beauty and inspiring message. 

Political Subversities new sketch!  How a Santorum Presidency is like Anal Sex.

See them LIVE every Saturday night at The PIT!

Check out a quick clip of Political Subversities, returning for a run at The Peoples Improv Theater stage tomorrow night at 9:30 p.m.! 

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/127927