Tuesday, December 15, 2009


My Sketch Comedy group is back. Last year we did mulitple online sketches for MUTV and we also had a live show. But after the show was done, we just kind of fell apart. But over the weekend, we shot another video for one of the members final projects and after editing it, threw Ultra Boom on the beginning credits. After we watched it, we brainstormed for a few hours about potential sketches for next semester. So make sure to watch for updates on YouTube.

here is a link to some of our stuff from last year: http://www.youtube.com/user/johngal33

the new video should be up by the end of this week. Its a new twist on the Chirstmas song I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Study Break... again

Someone just sent me this website for free improv comedy "jam" sesions in Milwaukee. the website is here: http://www.alchemisttheatre.com/. It seems like a cool idea, for three bucks you get to do improv with a bunch of people and from what I understand its a wide range of skill levels.

Next time you think about going to ComedySportz, check this place out first. It seems like they haven't sold out yet and are way cheeper. Plus 100% of the ticket fees go into helping independent theater in Milwaukee.


Comedy week to Hell week

Man last week was the best! A sketch show and an Improv show all in a 6 day period with two improv practices in between. Fun times. This week, not so much. As of this moment, I am supposed to be doing research on the Cold War. So far its not going that great. And to top that off, I have two papers and two tests to go. This is for sure not comedy week.

Wish me luck. I don't think I can use improv to get me out of finals week.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

That's a long time

Second City had it's 50th anniversary celebration this weekend. 50th. That is unbelievable for a comedy group. Fifty years really means something and for Second City it is pretty evident. They helped produce almost every great comedian for the last well, the last 50 years. And they still are doing it. Four years ago I went to go see a show, and the guy that I thought was the funniest is now a writer for SNL and on Sonic Commercials. I remember the first time I saw him and just thought that it was the coolest thing.

But I am real happy for Second City. I think its great that they can still stay afloat in these times. It just goes to show that laughter may really be the best medicine out there.

Here is an article with some great pictures from the festivities:



Saturday, December 12, 2009

salted pork

I talked to an alum of MU the other day who pretty much introduced me to sketch comedy when he was here. He was able to make it up for Carpe Denim and loved it. It was awesome to hear that good of news from a guy like him. I really hold him in high regard and have loved his shows in the past, so it was a huge deal when he told me it was great.

Throughout the week a lot of people have come up to me and said it was great, and it just makes me look forward to doing another show.


Monday, December 7, 2009


The show went great. We had one mix up when the lights decided to go out, but we were able to cover that up with some awesome improv. We didn't have 99 people like we hoped, but got around 70ish, which is still good. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and we even had a Marquette grad who started to sketch shows come. He really enjoyed it, so it was awesome having his approval of sorts. I just want to say thanks to all of those who were able to see it and the people who helped put it together. If all goes as planed, we should have another show coming at you guys by this time next year, and if things really go well, sometime next semester.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's here

The show is about 1 hour away. The last count on Facebook was 99 people coming, so we'll see how it turns out.