As a twist, NCT plays its improvisational comedy played just like a competitive sport. Two uniformed teams go head-to-head on stage in a battle for laughs. A referee oversees the action and calls "fouls" such as the "groaner" (if a person tells a pun that makes the audience groan) and the dreaded "brown bag foul," called if a player says anything not suitable for a family audience, in which case a brown paper bag is placed over the offenders' head.
"Rapidly becoming an addiction for New Yorkers...a sure fire crowd pleaser", quotes a recent review from New York theatre Buying Guide.
Cast: J.T. Arbogast, Adi Blotman, Gary Cohen, Kevin Flinn, Scott Foster, Dan Guller, Ron Hill, Katie Jergens, Reid Kirchhoff, Gary Kramer, Jeff Lepine, Kate Marlatt, Emily Nicholas, Chris O'neill, Jason Salmon, Barbara Seifert, Sarah Spigelman, Karl Tiedemann, Paul Valenti, David Weinheimer
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 & 9:45 p.m.
Theater: National Comedy Theatre
Address: 347 W. 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
|Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors|
Thomas Poarch - (SAG/AFTRA, AEA, WGAE): former Peace Corps English teacher (Africa), cowboy line dancer/DJ, magazine research editor, Notary Public, (but still) son of a preacher man. Actor/writer/producer with numerous TV, film, theater and commercial credits, he regularly appears as the dad in Nick@Nite's branded interstitial series, Home Court, and has co-starred on Gossip Girl (CW), Blue Bloods (CBS), One Life To Live (ABC), As The World Turns (CBS), All My Children (ABC), plus the TV pilots, Titans of Gefa (starring with Hal Ozsan & Finola Hughes), and Wiseguys, currently being pitched in Hollywood. For the past five years, he has played "Principal Snelgrove" in the off-Broadway hit, The Awesome 80's Prom, and his original webseries, brosephs.com, has been featured online and was presented by the WGAE for the US Senate Judiciary Committee promoting new media entertainment. Other theater credits include: The Best Little Whorehouse in TX (natl. tour); Urban Cowboy (Broadway reading); Victor/Victoria (1st NYC revival) and, Take This Show and Shove It!, in which he starred and co-wrote with Broadway writer/director Phil Oesterman. He is also an improv actor and graduate of New York's Upright Citizens Brigade, National Comedy Theater and Tragic Improv. More at thomaspoarch.com.