Tag Archives: Sak Comedy Lab

Sak needs a house manager

Here’s a job notice from Sak Comedy Lab:

Sak Comedy Lab is looking to hire a Full-Time House Manager. Experience in Box Office or Theater Management is a huge plus. To submit interest please email jobs@sak.com – pass it on.

Sak offers Mother’s-Day deal (and another deal for after)

Here are a couple of Sak Comedy Lab deals — one for Mother’s-Day weekend (that would be 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday May 5; 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7) and another for the entire months of May and June. Read on:

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Upright Citizens Brigade coming to Sak

Here’s welcome news — an appearance of the big-deal comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade at Sak Comedy Lab in April. More from Dave Russell of Sak:

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Sak gives deal for Valentine’s Day

What better way to please your Valentine than to make him or her laugh? Sak Comedy Lab has two performances on Monday night for Valentine’s Day, and there’s a sweetheart deal:

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Gorilla Theatre opens grand(ly)

Sak Comedy Lab‘s newest show, Gorilla Theatre, holds its grand opening next weekend, with a gala following the show. Read on:

Sak Comedy Lab presents a wild new improv format! Created by Keith Johnstone of Calgary Canada, the Sak version runs amok under the direction of David Charles. Four improv performers-turned-directors battle it out for the highly coveted Gorilla Trophy. The stakes are high as each director competes to have his/her vision win the night in a series of spontaneous scenes, songs and games. This is no-holds-barred improv at its finest! Will the audience go “bananas” for the successful scene, or demand a “forfeit” for the misfires? Only one director can claim the gorilla as his/her own at the end of the night!

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Sak to open Gorilla Theatre

You’ve heard of guerrilla theater (well, maybe you have). Now there’s Gorilla Theatre, a new improv show at Sak Comedy Lab, in which four directors compete in putting together a song, scene or game to win the Gorilla prize.

The show opens Jan. 21, but there are a bunch of previews beginning Friday Jan. 7. Here’s more from the folks at Sak:

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Improv group now performing in Kissimmee

Power 2 Improv, an Orlando-based but until-now-homeless improv group, will open a new space this weekend in Kissimmee — on the second floor of Pacino’s, a restaurant on U.S. 192. The owners of Pacino’s also are involved with Wildside BBQ in Orlando and Kissimmee and Pulse nightclub, also in Orlando.

The restaurant at Kissimmee will allow Power 2 Improv to offer a full bar, dinner packages and family-style Italian dining.

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One-day sale at Sak

It’s sale time at Sak Comedy Lab — through 2 p.m. Thursday only:

Spectacular sale at Sak Comedy Lab.
One day only! Sale ends Thursday December 9 at 2 PM!

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Improv Festival to hold a day of workshops

Note: These workshops will be at Neon Forest Gallery, 1741 S. Orange Ave., Orlando.

Aspiring improv comedians may want to take a lesson or two from the day of workshops to be held as part of the new Orlando Improv Festival Sept. 19.

The lineup for the workshop includes Atlanta’s Ian Covell (a founding member of Orlando’s late, lamented Them), Boston’s Will Luera, Seattle’s Jed Rose and Sak Comedy Lab’s Chris Dinger.

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A little more on Red Chair

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It was fun to read my former colleague and friend Matt Palm’s take on Saturday night’s Red Chair Affair: He and I had a lot of the same reactions to an evening that was full of artistic surprises.

Used to be that Red Chair was full of exactly what we expected — little bits and pieces of the tried and true. Not so much this time around — not with spoken wordsmithing from my buddy Tod Caviness and a Jersey Boys re-creation from the Orlando Gay Chorus. And not with some real thrills from a bunch of familiar faces:

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Wayne Brady does ‘Rent’ in LA

Our own Wayne Brady, former Orlandoan and Sak Comedy Lab alumnus, gets a nice shout-out in LA Times theater critic Charles McNulty’s review of Rent, directed by Neil Patrick Harris at the Hollywood Bowl.

Sounds like Wayne’s take on Tom Collins was the high point of the show. Here’s the review.

(Photo: Wayne Brady as Tom Collins with Telly Leung as Angel, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.)

It’s Red Chair time (does that mean it’s almost fall?)

With the Red Chair Affair almost upon us, the 2010-2011 arts season can’t be far behind.

But right now is time for you to get your tickets to Red Chair, a preview to some of the best that the Orlando arts season will have to offer. And it’s time to bid on a red chair for your very own self, to help raise money for the Arts & Cultural Alliance, will provides support for, you guessed it, local arts and culture.

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Help comedy show move to Orlando

PJ & Friends, the entertainment/comedy/theater-oriented radio show based at a small station in Ormond Beach, is trying to move to a much larger (50,000-watt) station in Orlando.

The show features PJ Pantaleo and Matt Gervia, both improv fans who have taken classes at Sak and are involved with the new group Power 2 Improv.

PJ & Friends is looking for sponsors to help them make the move to the big(gish) city. Here’s a link to their website and another one to the page detailing what kinds of sponsorships they need. Can anybody help?

Six days in February: Sak makes its move

Here’s my final story as a staffer for the Orlando Sentinel — my account of Sak Comedy Lab’s move from the garage next to the Amway Arena to the swell new second-floor space at CityArts Factory, in the heart of downtown Orlando.

A little of it was cut, and somebody went in and changed every reference from Sak to SAK. (Note to Sak: Your name is not an acronym.) Anyway, here’s the story.