Improv comedy shows, unlike criminal-court proceedings and open-heart surgeries, encourage people in the room to shout out suggestions. Explore the extemporaneous with this GrouponLive deal.
- $10 for two to Red Carpet Catfight (Up to $20 value)
- When: Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m.
- Where: Art Theatre
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 1:30 p.m.
Red Carpet Catfight
Directed by veteran funnyman and Held2gether founder Darren Held, "Red Carpet Catfight" weaves together an evening of longform improv sketches. The talented troupe spins out scenarios based around the drama and pageantry of the eponymous crimson catwalk, toying with the tropes of Hollywood and celebrity.
Disappointed by the improv opportunities around his native Long Beach, comedian and actor Darren Held began teaching classes through the city's Department of Parks and Recreation. He soon found himself amazed at the personal changes improvisational comedy fostered in his students: improved self-confidence, enhanced listening skills, better public speaking, and the newfound ability to seamlessly riff off a cop's query, "Do you know why I pulled you over?" Inspired, he founded Held2gether to bring the empowering effects of improv to a wider audience. Today, the company offers four levels of classes, practical-minded seminars for companies, and regular shows by the resident troupe of comedians.