WHERE: Broadway Comedy Club 318 West 53rd Street, NY NY 10019 WHEN: SUNDAY January 15, 2012 NOON - 2pm (2 hour class) This class is great for young comedy veterans and those interested in trying out the art form for the first time. This class will focus on Improv Techniques, Stage Techniques, and intro to some of the games played by the professional cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH and IMPROV 4 KIDS. Participants and and adult guest are invited to stay for our 3pm show. (Additional tickets just $7.50 at https://admin.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9424005/prm/walter101) The instructor, Walt Frasier, has served as Director of Instruction of the Comedy Hall of Fame since 2009. In additional to hosting and performing in 3000+ comedy shows since 2002, Mr Frasier teaches classes at NYC high schools, where currently 100 students receive English elective credits towards graduation. The program is doubling every year and about to expand to 4 new schools in the coming semester. Additional professional credits include Broadway Tours, Off Broadway, Regional Theater, Opera, Shakespeare, and TV (Letterman, MTV, VH1, NICK - Naked Brothers Band, WE, commercials) - also currently working on a number of filmprojects coming out in the next two years.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
IMPROV 4 KIDS, the outreach and educational division of Improv Troupe EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (AKA LMAOff-Broadway) , is once again adding shows for the holiday season. The show plays most Saturdays 3pm at the Broadway Comedy Club (318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019). Additional shows added Sundays Dec 4, 11 and 18 as well as every day the week the kids have off Dec 26-30 at 3pm. Tickets run $20-35 (via Ovation 866-811-4111)
Bring the whole family. ABC NEWS says "A production you and your children don't want to miss!" Regulars say the adults have as much or more fun than the "Kids". Kids of all ages will enjoy the interactive music and comedy sketches based on audience suggestions and participation. In just the past weeks the cast's quick wit dazzled audiences with scenes and songs about Justin Bieber, Occupy Wall Street, The Economy, Rick Perry, Herman Cain and so much more.
The Broadway Comedy Club is home to some of the best Improv in New York, especially for the short-form (Sketch Comedy Style) enthusiast. With three stages, the venue offers professional stand-up comedy 7-nights/week, three professional Improv troupes and some of the best showcases for up and coming talent all under one roof.
IMPROV 4 KIDS www.improv4kids.com, Broadway Comedy Club, 318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019. (Between 8th and 9th ave, Near 1 , 2, A, B, C, D, E, F, N, R Trains, street and garage parking) 75 minutes, UNDER 5 admitted free, $20-35 (via Ovation 866-811-4111) Nov 26, Dec 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 3pm
Read more: http://offoffbroadway.broadwayworld.com/article/IMPROV-4-KIDS-Holiday-Schedule-Announced-Kicks-Off-124-20111115#ixzz1e3aCgifE
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Blues Brothers Tribute by the Vic & Walt Show at private event in Rhinebeck New York on September 18, 2011. The Blues Brothers end their famous movie with this Elvis Classic, Jail House Rock! Famous for the Rhythm and Blues Horn Section at the end...
From Walter - "In 1986 I performed this for my first Blues Brothers gig with my Junior High Jazz Band. Then a trumpet player, it was my first ttime getting the theater bug. It was not till college that I formerly switched from Trumpet major to Broadway wannabe, but that was the first spark."
Vic Martino (Sopranos, Curb, Vegas & AC bookings) and Walt Frasier (Letterman, MTV, VH1, WE,, NICK, Commercials, Off Broadway, Bway tours, regional theater) perform the tributes to the Blues Brothers and Abbott & Costello at parties, corporate events, theaters and clubs nation wide. Appearing Semi regularly with NY Improv Troupe EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH
- elvis presley
- johnny cash
- live music
- cross country
- brad paisley
- garth brooks
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
LMAO, the Off-Broadway run for Improv troupe EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH (www.eightimprov.biz), has announced additional performances added the last three weeks of summer 2011. The hilarious interactive show will run Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm at the Times Square Arts Center and Comedy Club (669 8th Ave, New York NY 10036). There are also Matinee performance Sunday, September 4th and every Saturday at 3pm.
Producer, Laurice Fattal, stated, "We wanted to add shows earlier this summer, but were unable due to extensive bookings at college orientations (including four shows at Pace U) and corporate events (JP Morgan Chase, Bloomberg etc)." The cast has been busy touring the Tri-State area and beyond including educational outreach to schools, camps and other non-profits serving K-12 audiences. (Check out IMPROV 4 KIDS www.improv4kids.com)
Now in its 9th season and 3000 shows later, the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH continuously delivers hilariously improvised music and sketch comedy created on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Recent audiences have inspired scenes and songs about Summer Blockbusters (Harry Potter, Captain America, Transformers etc), The DC Debt Debates, NFL lockout, Amy Winehouse and more. No two shows are ever the same.
Times Square Arts Center and Comedy Club offers a full bar and food menu for purchase at their five Vegas-style cabaret showrooms (80-300 seats). There is no drink or food minimum for the Improv Comedy. VIP tickets include a drink from the bar.
Laugh My "Ankles" Off Broadway (www.lmao-nyc.com) Times Square Arts Center (669 8th Ave New York, NY 10036) (Between 42nd and 43rd streets). RUN TIME: 90 minutes. Tickets $20 - $50 (OVATION TIX 866-811-4111) Group Sales 212-568-6560; Mon 8, Thu 8, Fri 8, Sat 3 & 8, Sun 8. Added performance Sun 9/4 at 3pm
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Song About 92Y To Be Performed At The New York International Fringe Festival - 92Y Blog - 92nd Street Y - New York, NY
Check out www.waltfrasier.com/seed.pdf
Song About 92Y To Be Performed At The New York International Fringe Festival
“Did you know,” Hilary Russo asked on our Facebook wall, “there is a song called ‘The 92 Street Y’ in the new musical The Seed of Abraham,” set to take the stage at the The New York International Fringe Festival this month? We did not, but we do now! Listen to the mp3.
Interested in hearing more about the song, we got in touch with Kenny Karen (seen in the photo at left), who not only is the composer/lyricist of “The 92nd Street Y,” but also the one singing. Turns out, he was a resident of 92Y Residence from September 1961 until March 1962, a time reflected in the song’s lyrics. Kenny recounted his time here at 92Y:
The Seed of Abraham, set in 1967, centers around three young people who fight for their dreams in the Bronx. “But when war breaks out in Israel, their loyalties are tested when they are forced to choose between themselves, their families or a higher power.” The musical has five showings at the Bleecker Street Theater in Manhattan, on August 14, 17, 19, 23 and 25.
If memory serves me correctly I spent more time at the cafeteria than any other area of the building. My closest friend at the time was a Lower East Side resident, an old Camp Monroe buddy, Sheldon Silver, who for the past fifteen or sixteen years has served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly. We’re still in touch.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Walter oepns and warms up the crowd at IMPROV 4 KIDS showing Saturdays 3pm at the Times Square Arts Center & Comedy Club.
IMPROV 4 KIDS
NYC FRINGE FEST 2011 Original Musical "Seeds of Abraham"
THE CLEANERS Feature Film shooting this summer!
Wednesdays in July Late Nite Shows at Pace U, Pleasantville, NY Orientation events
July 23 Private Event (as John Belushi) Blues Brothers
August 4th Corp Event for JP Morgan
August 7th Private Event NJ (as Lou Costello)
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Live at theTimes Square Comedy Club
Times Square Arts Center
669 8th Ave NY NY 10036
LMAO Off Broadway
Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 8pm
IMPROV 4 KIDS
More at www.eightimprov.biz
Private/Corp Event planning www.fpny.org
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH improv presents shows and workshops in times square and travels nationwide to theaters, clubs, schools,universities, corporate and private events.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Thor God of thunder is going to be recruited by Tony Stark to join the Avengers here on earth in the modern world. What happens when Thor has to adjust to a different society "superhero squad" "jane foster" Featuring Patrick Reidy, Walt Frasier, Robert Savage and Laurice Fattal.
thor movie reviews
parodies spoof entertainment summer movies tony stark iron man geeks avengers hulk motion pictures marvel superhero comic book comic spoof tony stark pooping hollywood superhero film sneak peek out takes director actor talking funny
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Hot topics, discussion and commentary about eight news headlines: Osama is Dead, Obama vs. Trump Birth Certificate, Gas prices rising, Royal Wedding, No more launches for NASA, 72 Virgins, Charlie Sheen and Two and a Half Men, -- San Francisco may ban male circumcisions, Mariah Carey gives birth to Twins. Brought to you by Eight is NEVER Enough Comedy Troupe. http://www.eightimprov.biz. Directed by Laurice Fattal. Featuring Patrick Reidy, Paul Degrocco, Walt Frasier, Chris Catalano, Bill Edwards, Amelia Fowler, Alyson Goodman, Andrew Scannell, Robert Savage.
Royal Wedding osama dead obama birth certificate Donald Trump gas prices NASA osama bin laden entertainment talk show politics discussion obama events charlie sheen current events commentary space barack talking news 72 virgins Mariah Carey twins babies
Thursday, April 28, 2011
PASSING THIS ....
Hi there, Lisa & Debbie Ganz here-Twins Talent/Original Media.
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YOU MUST TELL US YOUR STORY OF WHY YOU WANT THIS TATTOO!
THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT INTRICATE Tattoos OR LARGER TATTOOS WITH A STORY. COVERUPS are WELCOME
Calling All NYC firemen and NYC policemen, New moms and dads, Hells angels bikers, Dance Troupe, Soccer Moms, Bridal Parties/Wedding Parties, Multi generational family units (grandfather,father,son etc), MMA fighters, UFC fighters, Parking Ticket Cops, Sanitation workers, Taxi drivers & THE LIST GOES ON...
MAYBE YOU HAVE A GROUP OF FRIENDS, OR COLLEAGUES THAT ALL WANT ONE, MAYBE YOU ARE A FIREMAN, POLICEMAN , HAVE AN INTERESTING JOB, or MAYBE YOU ARE A STAY AT HOME MOM? These are just ideas!
WE WANT YOU ALL! AS LONG AS YOU WANT A TATTOO
Looking for all different people that may fit these categories
(NOT MANDATORY TO FIT THESE CATEGORIES-all individuals should apply)
WHAT IS YOUR STORY:
Maybe you want Memorialize a loved one in ink? Maybe you want a tattoo to commemorate a new chapter in your life. Maybe you have a bad tattoo of your ex's face on your back and it needs to be buried under a new work of art. If so we want to hear from you.
IF INTERESTED, PLEASE EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE PUT "INK APPLICANT/your occupation" IN SUBJECT TITLE MUST INCLUDE-your name, age, OCCUPATION, tel #, where you live, full length and close up photos, TATTOO YOU WOULD LIKE, TELL US YOUR STORY, LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE OPEN TO OTHER IDEAS, let us know whether you have other tattoos and where they are..
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
669 8th Ave NY NY 10036
Saturday April 30 Improv Comedy Class for Teens
New York, NY Saturday, April 23, 2011. IMPROV 4 KIDS, the outreach and educational arm of Improv troupe EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, is offering a Improv Class for Teens to NYC area students (ages 8-17), this Saturday (April 30, 2011) 12-2pm at the Times Square Comedy Club (669 8th Ave, NY Y 10036). Students and family will be invited to stay and see the professional Improv show at 3pm (complimentary with class participation, reg. $20-35). RSVP to register your family’s future stars via phone (212-568-6560) or email (email@example.com). Admission runs each student $30 (just $20 in advanced online at https://admin.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8933085/prm/eight20).
Training in Improvisation teaches focus, self-confidence, communications skills (public speaking, one on one conversation skills, listening, eye contact), teamwork, leadership and creative writing. Major Corporations hire these teachers to remind their top execs and teams the importance of good communication and teamwork. IMPROV 4 KIDS hopes to impart this wisdom on youth before entering the work force. Plus, developing these skills at an early age helps students better learn in all disciplines.
Future stars all should be learning Improv as it is one of the most desired skills with today's casting directors for entry level jobs in TV and Commercials. These days, many casting directors will forego agents and managers these coveted jobs and contact the Improv companies directly for talent to audition. The Improv performer is able to create a character performance ready on the spot with out rehearsal time that is no longer available to directors. Current and former actors of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH are showing up all over TV, Film, Web and Commercials.
This class will be taught by EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH co-founder and artistic director, Walt Frasier (http://www.waltfrasier.com/). As Improv performer, MC and/or pianist Mr. Fraiser has performed over 3000 shows with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH, IMRPOV 4 KIDS, LMAO Off Broadway and other productions since 2002. Mr Frasier is currently serving as Director of Instruction for the Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation, offering accredited comedy classes in New York City high schools as well as training and managing future teachers for the program. Previous credits include appearance on Letterman, MTV, VH1, NICK, WE and dozens of theater productions off-Broadway, touring and regional theater.
FULL CALENDAR OF EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH shows and classes at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/29075, weekly in Times Square (Many are family friendly)
ADDITIONAL PRESS www.eightimprov.biz/Press. Check out stories from ABC, CBS, NY POST, TIME OUT NY etc
"A production you and your children don't want to miss" - ABC NEWS August 2007
"Whether it was about starting school, sports, Disney World, or a guinea pig, the four talented and quick-witted actors could act out or sing on any topic in a moment's notice and with loads of energy." By Michelle Sanford Staff Reporter/Columnist for the TOWN CRIER, MA September 09, 2010
"Families are treated to movie parodies, made-up rap songs (the lyrics feature the names of kids in the audience) and wacky scenes performed at frantic speeds" TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS
"This uncommonly talented group brings a dizzying mix of games, skits and musical improv.... Their comedy ranges form slapstick silly to sophisticated wordplay" by Carrie T Gruman-Trinker for Post-Crescent, Appleton, WI. November 2008
"(Improv 4 Kids) involves a lot of action and creativity which keeps children enthralled and coming back for more." By Jane Borden for TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS AUGUST 2007
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Vic Martino and Walt Frasier perform Who's On First in Belleville NJ New Years Eve December 31, 2010 for a private event at Nanina's in the Park. Vic (Sopranos, HBO) and Walt (Letterman, MTV, VH1, NICK, WE, off broadway, broadway tours, improv comedy) perform all over the new york, new jersey and connecticut area. Full act include over 30 minutes of classic routines!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Coming soon (Like tomorrow) - our parody Of Britney Spears' new hit single Hold It Against Me http://waltfrasier.com/blog1/2011/01/13/new-britney-spears-would-you-hold-it-against-me/
Starring Patrick Reidy (http://www.patrickreidy.com/) as Mark Wahlberg; Voice over by Walt Frasier (http://www.waltfrasier.com/)
See Pat and Walt together in our Harry Potter parody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWlCbW0GktU
PAT REIDY YOU TUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/user/thepatreidy
WALTFRASIER YOU TUBE CHANNEL http://www.youtube.com/waltfrasier
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Transcription of Script LMAO
First he was the rapper (Marky Mark and the funky bunch)
Then he was The Shooter (2007 film)
Then he was the Fighter (2010 film)
And now Mark Wahlberg in the role he was born to play The Pooper in 3d
Coming to a theater near you!
From WIKI http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Wahlberg
"Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, former rapper, and producer of film and television. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, and became famous for his 1991 debut as a rap musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He was named #1 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the 90's. He is well known for his roles in films such as Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), and The Fighter (2010). He has also served as the executive producer of the TV series Entourage and Boardwalk Empire."