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Fallo da solo Italian Cinema!

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This week’s Barrosse family film series continues with a bit of homemade Italian cinema…

img_2318A few years ago, my family traveled to Italy in the company our good friends, the Rashids. We’ve known each other since college and have shared a long, rich history in music, comedy and theatre. Despite all that, we still get along.

We began our two-week Italian sojourn in Florence and took in many of the incredible sights that unparalleled city offers – then made our way to Pisa, Siena, Assisi, and a variety of small towns in southern Tuscany.

img_1846Our final week was spent largely in the small, historic hilltop village of Camporsevoli, near the border with Umbria, where we rented a venerable and very comfortable house, Casa del Neri, from the wonderful Grossi family, who own and manage the estate.

Picturesque Camporsevoli is like a tiny magical kingdom right out of a Shakespearean comedy, complete with a lovely church, clock tower, winding cobblestone streets, classic statuary, imposing gates and lush gardens. It’s an ancient place (two Etruscan tombs are preserved in the village cellars), and it’s been in the Grossi family since the middle of the 1800’s.

004_displayAs soon as we saw Camporsevoli – we knew we had to use it as a backdrop for a performance of some kind.

Thus was born “La Commedia di Camporsevoli”, written and shot over three merry, memorable days in a fabulous place to which we all hope to return someday soon.

italyaThe entire movie was shot on my iPhone. Not my new iPhone, mind you – but my ancient iPhone from three long years ago. That was all the equipment we used. And if that’s not homemade enough — the owner of the estate graciously agreed to play the priest. (He stole the show!)

Simple, bare bones film making — and lots of fun.

Si prega di godere il nostro piccolo film!

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Apocalypse Now!

E Art Today jpegThe Apocalypse begins tonight. And it’s going to be lots of laughs!

iOOur very funny daughter will take the stage at iO West on Hollywood Boulevard tonight for her first standup comedy special event — “Emilia Barrosse: Headlong into the Apocalypse” — which runs July 8, 9 & 10th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 — and you can get them here.

We’ll be filming the Saturday and Sunday shows. So, let us know if you’re coming to the show by responding at this link.

It’s not the end of the world. It’s just a great night of comedy.

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Only 2 Days Until The Apocalypse!

E 2 DaysThat’s right. The Apocalypse is tomorrow. And it’s going to be really, really fun!

iOThat’s when Emilia Barrosse will take the stage in her first standup special event at iO West on Hollywood Boulevard!

“Emilia Barrosse: Headlong into the Apocalypse” runs July 8, 9 & 10th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 — and you can get them here.

We’ll be filming the Saturday and Sunday shows. So, please let us know if you’re coming to the show by responding at this link.

Don’t worry. It’s not the end of the world. It’s just a great night of comedy.

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Just 3 Days Until Emilia’s Standup Special!

Ebanner 2It’s your last best chance for post-holiday laughs!

iOThere’s just 3 days before Emilia Barrosse takes the stage in her first standup special event at iO West on Hollywood Boulevard!

“Emilia Barrosse: Headlong into the Apocalypse” runs July 8, 9 & 10th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 — and you can get them here.

We’ll be filming the Saturday and Sunday shows. So, please let us know if you’re coming to the show by responding at this link.

It’s gonna be big fun. Hope to see you all there!

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One Week Until Emilia’s Standup Comedy Special!

E Art Ten #3 jpegLooking for some post Fourth of July laughs?

There’s just one week before our very funny daughter Emilia Barrosse performs her first standup special event at iO West on Hollywood Boulevard! So, get your tickets here.

E 2“Emilia Barrosse: Headlong into the Apocalypse” runs July 8, 9 & 10th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 — and (did I already says this?) they can be obtained here.

Please let Emilia know if you plan to come to the show by responding at this link.

We’ll be filming the Saturday and Sunday shows. It’s gonna be a great weekend. Hope to see you all there!

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Two Weeks Until Emilia’s Big, Funny Night at iO West…

E Art Two jpegThere’s just two weeks before Emilia Barrosse performs her first standup special event at iO West on Hollywood Boulevard in — where else? — Hollywood!

“Emilia Barrosse: Headlong into the Apocalypse” runs July 8, 9 & 10th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10 — and can be obtained here.

Please let Emilia know if you plan to come to the show by responding at this link.

It’s gonna be a great night. Hope to see you all there!

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Emilia’s Very Funny Summer…

IMG_4433 bannercomedy store.pngOur standup comic daughter Emilia is headlining in the Main Room at The Comedy Store this Sunday at 8:15. Hope to see you there!

For info & tix, click here.

And we’re only 5 weeks away from her first standup special, “Headlong into the Apocalypse” on the Main Stage at iO West on Hollywood Boulevard, coming up on July, 8, 9 & 10. All shows at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10. It’ll be a while lot of funny for a small sum of money. For more info, click here.E Art Seven jpeg.jpg

 

 

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