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The Last Seen Comedy Festival

November 17 - 19, 2016

The Last Seen Festival showcases provocative and original comedy from comedians and improvisers who capture the sense of eccentricity, unconventional style, and irreverent behavior that the enigmatic Doug Dank left with us.

Highwire Comedy Co. presents the 2016 Last Seen Festival November 17-19 at Get Scene Onstage in Atlanta, GA. The festival will feature talent from Atlanta, Toronto, and Edmonton.

Schedule

Thursday
November 17
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Dark Side Of The Room
Hip Hop Harold
Automatic Improv
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Cornbaby Comedy
dottie
Friday
November 18
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Taylor and Cassidy
Folk Lordz
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Rapp Battlez: Dirty Zouth
Saturday
November 19
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The Tipsy Zone
Atlanta, I Love You
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Network Notes

Shows

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Automatic Improv

Automatic Improv

Automatic Improv is an Atlanta-based improv group that creates fast-paced and hilarious comedy based on YOUR suggestions for audiences all over the city! We perform a combination of short-form and long-form improvisational comedy that has been called awesome, hilarious and what was the question?

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Cornbaby Comedy

Cornbaby Comedy

Corn Baby Productions produces comedy shows all over the Atlanta area along with running the popular comedy food blog, Wings Across Atlanta.

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dottie

dottie

Dottie is a monthly night of solo comedy performances that launched in December of 2013. It’s a night full of oddball characters, monologues and storytelling, puppetry, songs, and more. Dottie promises to deliver hilarious performances you can’t find anywhere else.

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Dark Side Of The Room

Dark Side Of The Room

Dark Side Of The Room takes a classic movie (i.e Jaws, Star Wars) and through long form improv shows you what the black people were doing during that movie.

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Hip Hop Harold

Hip Hop Harold

Hip Hop Harold blends improvised rap, beatboxing, and a traditional Harold-style format into a musical storytelling experience. Fresh beats, fresh comedy.

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Folk Lordz

Folk Lordz

Braiding together high-octane improv comedy with folk storytelling, Rapid Fire Theatre’s Todd Houseman and Ben Gorodetsky present Folk Lordz!

The Recipe:

  1. Take one part Cree myth from the Indigenous oral tradition.
  2. Add one part Russian character drama inspired by the writing of Anton Chekhov.
  3. Stir in one part brand new genre – chosen by the audience at each show!
  4. Bake for 60 minutes to create a fast, physical, and folksy improv show like you’ve never seen before!

Folk Lordz have been featured at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, Philladelphia’s DuoFest, Toronto’s Combustion Festival, Winnipeg’s Gas Station Arts Centre, Edmonton’s Thousand Faces Festival of Mythic Art, LitFest, Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton Fringe Festivals. They are the recipients of two Cultural Diversity in the Arts awards from the Edmonton Arts Council.

“one of the most interesting, compelling and viscerally thrilling pieces of theatre you’ll see this season” - Mooney on Theatre

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Rapp Battlez: Dirty Zouth

Rapp Battlez: Dirty Zouth

Rapp Battlez Dirty Zouth is a hip hop comedy throwdown created by the Rivas Brothers (Toronto) where comedians portray characters that square off in one-on-one rap battles.

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Taylor and Cassidy

Taylor and Cassidy

Atlanta is crying out for a theatrical exploration of two people compiling a grocery list, discussing the composition of dryer lint and trying to figure out how to navigate their own existence. The actors, Taylor Bennett and Cassidy Russell fill this void with ordinary life, closely observed in an improvised setting.

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Atlanta, I Love You

Atlanta, I Love You

Atlanta, I Love You is an unconventional love letter to the city - based on the smash hit Toronto, I Love You from the Toronto Fringe Festival. It is an unscripted comedy about unexpected connections, set against a backdrop of neighborhoods suggested by the audience.

Atlanta, I Love You will feature a handful of spontaneously-crafted storylines that intertwine and intersect each other in surprising ways. Ben Holst and Mike Schatz serve as musical muses for the piece, both underscoring and inciting the action with a mix of Atlanta songs - some improvised, some well-known - chosen to complement the stories. “It’s a little like P.T. Anderson’s Magnolia, only much less… depressing,” says director Julie Dumais Osborne (Toronto). “We’re playing with light magic realism.”

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Network Notes

Network Notes

We all believe in movie magic, but is it technically “magic”? So much hard work goes into the creation of a film, but who is really making it all happen? Who should we be thanking for all our favorite Hollywood moments?

That’s right. The studio executives!

Join Evany Rosen and Kayla Lorette as they show us what really happens when studio executives must give notes to those pesky creatives and hopefully shape their movies into something that won’t be box office poison.

Network Notes will feature improvised scenes from nonexistent movies, harsh and likely nonsensical notes on those scenes, and an endless supply of complimentary bottled water!

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The Tipsy Zone

The Tipsy Zone

The Tipsy Zone is a fully improvised, never before seen episode of the cult classic TV show The Twilight Zone inspired by a single audience suggestion. Watch as skilled improvisers bring to life the surreal and science fiction but with a twist: our performers get more and more tipsy as the show goes on. Come join us as we delve deeper into…The Tipsy Zone.

“[The Tipsy Zone] makes for better improv, better drinking, and a weirder visit to the dimension between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.” -Creative Loafing

Workshops

Grounded Characters In Absurd Situations

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As improvisers, we can take our scene work to fantastical places, but striking the balance between the absurd and the grounded is important for interesting and dynamic improvisation. This workshop strives to explore truthful character work that can exist within any scene, giving it heart and integrity. No matter what sort of scenario you find yourself in, this workshop will provide you with the tools to have your characters respond from an honest and emotional place. Once you begin to apply these nuances to your work, you’ll find your audience is much more connected to what you’re sharing with them. Plus it totally makes it more funny, which never hurts.

Instructor:
Kayla Lorette
Evany Rosen

Physicality In Improv

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This workshop will heighten your physical presence on stage, expand your character range, and sensitize your group-mind for big, beautiful physical choices. Drawing on elements of clown, physical theatre and acrobatics this approach will arm you with techniques to develop your comedy beyond words and wit. You’re not just a brain in a jar, so use that beautiful bod of yours, darn tootin!

Instructor:
Ben Gorodetsky

Festival workshops are $35 each or $65 for both while space is available.

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Performers

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Ben Gorodetsky

Folk Lordz (Edmonton)

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Ben Holst

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Bret Brammer

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Cassidy Russell

Taylor and Cassidy (Atlanta)

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Chris Mayers

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Christian Grey Moore

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Dan Triandiflou

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Evany Rosen

Network Notes (Toronto)

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Freddy Boyd

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Ian Covell

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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J. Hill

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Katie Elkins

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Kayla Lorette

Network Notes (Toronto)

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Kris Purushothaman

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Lauren Schmuck

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Madison Rigger Hatfield

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Mark Spurlock

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Paige Hamilton

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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René Dellefont

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Rickey Boynton

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Sam Holtzen

The Tipsy Zone (Atlanta)

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Sarah Zureick-Brown

Atlanta, I Love You (Atlanta)

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Taylor Bennett

Taylor and Cassidy (Atlanta)

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Todd Houseman

Folk Lordz (Edmonton)

The 2016 Last Seen Festival is being held at Get Scene Onstage in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.

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