In April of 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church taking the name Pope Benedict XVI.
Halfway across the world, a small rag-tag group of Los Angeles improvisers took the name Trophy Wife and performed their first show on the mainstage at iOWest.
Eight years later, guess who's still standing?
That's right, bitches. We outlast Popes.
So join us Tuesday, April 16th at 9:30pm at iOWest as we gloat over outliving a Papal Reign. We'll have special guests, t-shirt giveaways, and much much more.
So this is cool. We’ve been asked by the good people at Impro(vs)tandup to represent the improv half of their next show at the NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown in Hollywood. Past guests have included King Ten, Dasariski, and others, so we’re honored to be among their company.
The show includes standup from Andrew Santino (Arrested Development, Punk’d) and Melissa Villasenor (Family Guy, Adventure Time), so there’s bound to be something for everyone who likes to laugh.
So join us next Thursday at Meltdown. We’re not sure if it’s an actual competition, but if it is, we’re siccing Dave Park on them.
Trophy Wife in Impro(vs)tandup
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 7pm
The NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA
Starting tomorrow night, you can catch The Wife every Tuesday at 9:30pm. We’ve been paired with the excellent team The Cartel to bring you the most dangerous hour of improv in LA*.
(This also means our podcast will update on Wednesdays.)
So join us at our shiny new Tuesday time slot – or, if you can’t make it, subscribe to our podcast so you’ll never miss another show.
(*Improv performed will not actually be dangerous)
In early 2005, a spunky young girl moved across the country to pursue her comedy dreams in the big city. She soon fell in with a rag-tag group of comedy misfits and performed live every week for adoring audiences who quickly became enamored by her many endearing, hilarious characters and charmed by her quick wit. Seven years later, she's leaving her beloved ensemble for bigger and better opportunities in television and film.
That spunky young girl was Kristen Wiig. The city was NYC. The show as SNL.
But also? Zabeth Russell. Los Angeles. And Trophy Wife.
Join us next Wednesday, June 13th at 9:30pm at iOWest as we bid a fond farewell to Trophy Wife founding member Zabeth Russell. Like Wiig's final SNL show, it's sure to be a night of wonderful memories, big laughs, and tearful goodbyes.
She's like a rainbow.
Any married couple with half a bottle of wine in them will tell you about the Seven Year Itch: that inevitable period in any courtship when the the initial spark fades a smolder, those early surprises settle into a mundane routine, and both partners start look outside of the marriage for the excitement of something new.
This desire might manifest itself as anything:
We here at Trophy Wife have been performing together for seven years come April, and lately we too have been feeling The Itch. That's why we decided to ask some of our ex-Wives to join us for our seventh anniversary show on April 11th. Eric Hunicutt, Mike Betette, and Tim Jennings have all agreed to take the stage with us for one night only for a very special Harold that's sure to be an unforgettable experience. See, it's not that we don't love each other anymore, it's just that after so long together WE NEED TO FEEL WANTED AGAIN, DAMNIT.
So join us on April 11th at iO for our 7th anniversary show as we revisit old friends, reopen old wounds, and generally get all weird with each other onstage. It's sure to be a night full of laughs and memories that, as we look toward our future together, will have to last us a very, very long time.
Can I be frank with you? It’s pretty tough being on a Harold team that oozes so much sexiness. Really tough. Sometimes, during a sweaty rehearsal, it’s all we can do to keep from jumping on each other and making so many babies, the Duggars would say “Hey, slow down, you dirty freaks.”
But we can’t help it. We’re just all really bone-worthy. We are all such tasty morsels, in fact, that there’s only one Trophy Wife left who hasn’t been snapped up by the love-vultures of the outside world. And that Trophy Wife is Mr. Dave Park.
“How is this possible?” you ask? We’ve asked each other that question a million times, and we really don’t know. Just look at that guy! Don’t you just want to wrap yourself up in all that pillowy chest hair like a Snuggie and just never come out? Wouldn’t you like to sit with him and buy him beverage after beverage as he regales you with tales of his trips to the Orient? Wouldn’t you like to admire his smartly-tied and fashion-forward neckerchief close-up, instead of from afar?
Are you human? Then course you would. And that’s why we’re GIVING HIM TO YOU. Yes, you read that right. If you’ve been jonesing for a walk in the Park, you’d better get your sweet tush to the Trophy Wife show on February 15, because one lucky audience member will WIN A DATE WITH DAVE.
Oh, we know. Right now you’re panting, pinching your cheeks to get a natural-looking flush, desperately applying Spanx to your body and screaming, “WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?” at your computer screen. That’s natural, if you have eyes and your reproductive organs are still cranking. Well, calm down. All you have to do is attend the Trophy Wife show on February 15 at 9:30 pm on the IOWest Mainstage, and get ready to give a suggestion to inspire our show. Three lucky ladies will be chosen. And then Cupid will work his magic, sending one damsel straight into the arms of Dave.
The show is still a week away, so you have time to do the Master Cleanse and lose those last pesky five pounds before you shimmy into your party dress and straight into a date with Dave Park. Not that you’d need to change yourself in any way. Dave’s not shallow. He already thinks you’re perfect.
Win a Date With Dave
presented by Trophy Wife
Wednesday, Feb. 15th @ 9:30pm
iOWest – 6366 Hollywood Blvd.
Tickets $5 – Order Online
So tomorrow is the 6th anniversary of our first show. What did you get us? The traditional 6th anniversary gifts are candy and/or iron. A broadsword made of marzipan would span both categories nicely.
What's that? You didn't get us anything? No, we're not upset. No, we're not being passive aggressive. We know you're busy. And we totally don't want to make you feel guilty when we say we got you something.
That's right, tomorrow night, at our 6th anniversary show, we'll be giving away a totally sweet, limited edition Trophy Wife t-shirt to the lucky audience member who gives us the suggestion for our show.
Can't make it to the theater tomorrow night? You can watch it LIVE online at The Wednesday Night Improv Experience website.
Can't make it to the theater, but still want a t-shirt? You can always purchase one here.
We hope to see you tomorrow night, live or online. We're only going to have one 6th anniversary.
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