Tickets are on sale now for the final four performances of “The Vic & Paul Show” at the iO West Theatre in Hollywood. CLICK HERE.
After stops in Chicago and Cleveland, “The Vic & Paul Show” Summer 2012 Tour is celebrating the conclusion of our comedy odyssey with four performances in an intimate cabaret venue on Hollywood Boulevard: The iO West Theatre.
It’s the perfect place to enjoy a cool summer drink and share some groovy music and lots of laughs with Paul, Victoria and Steve.
Seating is limited, so get your tickets now. You can do so by calling the iO West Box Office at 323-962-7560 or by going to the iO West website at http://ioimprov.com/west/io/shows/the-vic-and-paul-show.
We hope to see you in Hollywood, August 9-12th, for a festive end to our great comic adventure!
Cleveland, Ohio is often associated with laughs. My hometown is often the butt of jokes — including many made by its steady crop of homegrown comedians, from Bob Hope to Drew Carey. Much of the laughter is well-earned: you set fire to a river JUST ONCE and it’s hard to escape the jokes.
But while Cleveland has been laughed at many times, it’s a city with a great sense of humor — and there’s nothing like being in a room full of Clevelanders enjoying a laugh. That’s what I rediscovered during our recent run of “The Vic & Paul Show” at the 14th Street Theatre in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square.
Every night, Clevelanders got every joke in the show — and the laughter flowed with warmth and recognition. Even when we performed some songs and sketches during an afternoon appearance at a local Senior Citizen Center, it was obvious that Clevelanders enjoyed a joke no matter what their age.
So, while Cleveland has often been laughed AT — we were delighted to be laughing WITH Cleveland this past week. And it wasn’t a one-way street. For all the laughs Victoria, Steve and I delivered from the stage — we were treated in return to a steady stream of wit and riposte from audience and crew members, family, friends, former classmates, teachers and coaches of mine — and even passersby! (Especially that guy in the car who shouted out, “Welcome to Cleveland” with a wide smile as we pulled up next to him.)
I’ll be publishing a longer report on my whole summer adventure as soon as I catch my breath. But I wanted to shout out to my hometown while all those laughs are still ringing in my ears.
The Vic & Paul Show Opens in Cleveland this Week!For show info and tickets, click here.
Here’s what my hometown newspaper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, had to say after we did an interview with comedy beat writer, Mike McIntyre last week…
Happy July 4th to all my friends and those who follow, read, or just happen to stumble upon this blog.
Today, I’m in Evanston, Illinois getting ready to spend a wonderful day with family and great friends. We’ll watch the Central Street Parade, cool ourselves with Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, and then enjoy a backyard barbecue.
Aside from the 100-degree heat, it couldn’t be more perfect.
I’m sure it was just this kind of day that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and all our founding fathers had in mind when they decided to throw off the shackles of British rule and risk their lives in a revolution.
Seriously, those brave patriots clearly had weightier matters in mind – but if they could join us as we sip from a bottle of Summer Shandy between bites of a burger hot off the grill, it might have been reason enough for their epochal Declaration of Independence.
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