This weekend's edition of the part interview-part improv event promises to be a good one, with Los Angeles-based comedic genius Betsy Sodaro coming out to Denver just for the show. Governor Jack has seen some exciting changes in the last few months, too, revamping its While You Sleep show to create a whole new comedy experience.
The format of the monthly event is still the same, he explains: The first half of the show is devoted to gleaning information from a guest via an informal, onstage interview, then the second half sees the improv troupe using that information to create hilarious scenes -- except now the guest becomes a part of the performance, too.
Clark says the relationship with Sexy Pizza and Sexpot Comedy has allowed the group to build a budget to bring in out-of-state talent, providing countless benefits. "We're trying to both expose more people here in Denver to the national improv scene at an affordable price, but we're also trying to show (performers) from places like New York, L.A. and Chicago that Denver has a kick-ass scene of its own," Clark adds.
Past national improv guests to Governor Jack Watches You Sleep include Alex Berg of L.A.'s Upright Citizens Brigade fame, Tracie Mauk from Omaha, Nnamdi Ngwe from Chicago and Rachael Mason from New York. Sodaro is the star this week; Dylan Rohde from Omaha is lined up for October and L.A.'s Suzi Barrett will join the show in November.
Governor Jack Watches You Sleep featuring Betsy Sodaro goes down tomorrow night, September 5, at 8 p.m. at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. Tickets are $8 to $10 and advance purchase is highly recommended. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Voodoo's website or call 303-578-0079.
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