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  • 00:46

    # 107 Joseph Cranford

    in Entertainment

    Chicago actor/improvisor Joseph Cranford has performed professionally with the national touring improv group Mission Improvable, doing shows at comedy clubs, college campuses, and Chicago's Lollapalooza. He began in Chicago improvising with multiple Harold teams at iO Chicago. He has taken musicals to NYC Fringe Fest, and has been a guest improviser on the Second City ETC stage. His feature film debut can be seen in the summer of 2013 when he portrays a grown-up Pete Ross in the upcoming Man of Steel.

  • 01:05

    Patrick's Tuesday Night Review with Hallie Jordan

    in Entertainment

    8:30 PM EasterTime Zone Patrick's Tuesday Night Review with Hallie Jordon - Actress Born in New York City, the grand daughter of both a vaudeville comedian and a publicist for RKO, Hallie Jordan is an up and coming theater and film actress who resides in Los Angeles, CA. She has a background in Musical Theater and at 23 years old has performed in over 35 different staged productions- some along side renowned broadway performers and Tony Nominees. She practices and performs improv comedy frequently with her improv team "Ladies Like Tea" at different venues around LA, and writes her own sketches that can me found on Youtube. She recently started her own LA video diary, where she shares advice from her experiences living in LA, and will be seen in her own web series shooting in April.  

  • 04:19

    Matt Braunger - D&D Radio

    in Hobbies

    Merry New Year! The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana is back and ready for 2013.
    Our first guest is comedian/actor/improvisor Matt Braunger. He's currently on NBC's Up All Night, and was a series regular on MADtv. Matt is touring the country now supporting his latest special Shovel Fighter.
    During our Craftsmanship segment, we're strapping up our boots with Luke Snyder from the Professional Bull Riders circuit. What does it take to stay on a bucking beast, and what's it like when you're thrown off? Luke's got the answers.
    We're also checking in with Bleacher Report sportswriter Alex Bacon about finally reaching the end of the NHL lockout, and we'll wrap up the holidays with a Christmas tree disaster story from Life. In Balance. Sort of. blogger Susan Dowse.
    Are you ready? Let's get Down and Dirty!

  • 01:00

    Improv Roulette

    in Art

    Improv Roulette, live from the Improvisor Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. Featuring Si Reasoning, Deborah Mauldin, Ashley Andrew, Jennifer Caputo, Celeste LaBorde, Rhea Speights, Stella Nystrom, Juliet Eastlick, LaDonna Smith, Alice Faye Love, Claire Barratt, Stephen McClurg, Davey Williams, Johnny Coley, Jimmy Griffin, Cliff McPeek and Misha Feigin.

  • 01:02


    in Comedy

    TOM CARROZZA is a New York City based Actor, Singer and comedic improvisor. Tom has been entertaining audiences for over three decades. Primarily an improv artist, he is a graduate of The Players Workshop of Second City in Chicago, and he co-founded The 1st Amendment Improv Company in New York City. He is a member of the 4-man comedy group Mental Furniture, and has written and produced several plays including, “AREA 51 - The Musical!” with songs by Noel Katz. He performs in shows by The 52nd Street Project, co-produces “Sunday Night Improv” and continues to teach improv in many different places. His new CD called, “Zesty” is a comedic compilation of original songs by some of today’s best writers. www.tomcarrozza.com

  • 00:28

    Jill Burton Workshop

    in Art

    Jill Burton & “The Sisters”: vocal workshop. Live from the 2010 Improvisor Festival at Pepper Place in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • 02:01

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    in Art

    Sisters Omitola and Yaniba join us to talk about Wo'se Community Church & Bay Area Black Psychologists present a free Community Health Fair, Sept. 23, 2011, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and Saturday, Set. 24, 2011, 11 AM to 5 PM, (707) 637-2029. Marcus Lorenzo Penn, MD, speaks about stress reduction, the autumnal equinox, and a upcoming series of Yoga Meditations beginning Monday, Sept. 26, specific to Maafa Commemoration and Remembrance Month. He also gives listeners a way to reflect and respond to Troy Davis's pending execution.  GENEVIEVE JESSEEis an actor and playwright based in the San Francisco Bay Area. An Oakland native, she showed an early affinity for performance, which was fostered in a household full of words, music, and support. She attended Dillard University of New Orleans, LA where she received her B.A. degree in Theatre Arts. She went on to complete an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Boston University. Her theatre talents are varied, and in addition to her work as an actor and playwright she is a skilled improvisor, having received training from the Second City in Chicago. Her work has been presented at the Source Festival in Washington D.C., Intersections Play Festival of Baltimore, MD, Boston Playwright's Theater, and The Bay Area Playwright's Festival. Most recently, her one-woman show Girl in, but not of, the ‘Hood received a Best of 2011 San Francisco Fringe Festival award, and encore performance, in addition to a “Sold Out” award. Co-director/co-founder Elizabeth Gjelten came to playwriting via solo theater, performing her own work at venues around the Bay Area. Before the Strange Angels production, her play Hunter’s Point was in the 2010 Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Elizabeth has an MFA in Creative Writing from SFSU and is a longtime student of poetics with Diane di Prima. Her chapbook, say i am you, was published by Modest Proposal.

  • 00:15

    Maria Mykolenko

    in Art

    Maria Mykolenko, structured improvisation solo for piano and violin. (Yes, a solo player playing two instruments at the same time!) Live from New York City.

  • 00:24

    Childrens Improv Orchestra

    in Art

    Children's Improv Orchestra, live from Pepper Place in Birmingham, Alabama. Conducted by SI Reasoning. (Note: We had a subtle technical problem at the very beginning of the show -- the sound recording improves after about the first four minutes.)

  • 00:16

    Piano Ann

    in Art

    Piano Ann, live from Seattle (solo improvisation). (There is a one minute pause at about 4 minutes where we temporarily lost our phone connection. We were able to quickly reconnect. Of course, that's improv!)

  • 00:31

    Alabama Mockingbirds

    in Art

    Live free improvisation direct from Alabama. Rich Curtis performs vocal sound poetics, ambient noisescapes, recitations and improvisations. He will be accompanied by his students and friends. (Note: There is a 45 second silence at about 16:30 where we temporarily lost the phone connection. That's improv!)