Improvisers are notorious for getting bored quickly. That’s why there are so many different variations of the same games. I guess it’s the closest thing to asking an actor what it’s like to perform the same role in the same show for 15 years.
The fact of the matter is, I love this show. Each night with I step on the stage, I know I’m on stage with a professional. I know when I throw an idea out, my partner will run with it and I know when someone throws out an idea, I can run wild with it.
Over the last 15 years, the cast at NCT has changed with the exception of Gary Kramer, the owner, and David George, the last remaining original player. Gary has managed to create the longest running live show in San Diego history. It regularly sells out and the improv classes continue to be popular. It’s an honor for me to have been a small part of this.
Regarding Dave George, I will always remember him beating me in the first NCT poker tournament. For the record, I lost because of a string bet he made, which reveal the strength of my hand and I am NOT bitter about it.
I’ve also made lifelong friends including Dorian Lenz and Loren Kling, who joined the team at the same audition as me. Dorian is now the owner of NCT in Phoenix and Loren is my producing partner. We created a staged game show and podcast together.
Anyways, the Main Stage show in San Diego is a cute little show that you, your friends and family will enjoy. Thanks to Gary’s leadership (and I know how thankless being a leader of an improv troupe can be), the show remains funny, appropriate for all ages and serves as the comedic benchmark for the now football-less city of San Diego.
Join me this Saturday, January 21 for two amazing shows at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Tickets will be hard to get later this week. Purchase NCT tickets here.