Friday, March 6 - at 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Ben Kronberg Stand-up at The Kick, with The KC Improv Company
Friday, March 6 - at 10pm-11:30pm
Ben Kronberg Late Night at The Kick, with The KC Improv Company
Ben Kronberg is a fast-rising comic fresh off appearances on Last Comic Standing and @Midnight. Ben combines clever one-liners and witty observations while playing instruments, or at least playing with his iPhone. Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at the 2007 HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show, and his own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central.
With opening act The KC Improv Company, named best Sketch/Improv troupe in KC the last two years, this is the perfect show to not miss.
Each show is $15, $10 with a student ID at the door. Group rates available online. 17+, 21 to drink. No drink minimums.
March 7 - 10am-12:30pm
Improv Workshop: Game of the Scene with James Mastraieni - In this workshop, we will explore how to immediately get to what is interesting and fun about your scene. Playing the Game is a technique that requires both players to listen to, explore and expand upon something unusual or absurd. We will learn to use real-life stakes as opposed to improv stakes to make our scenes matter more and make them funnier.
March 8 - 10am-12:30pm
Improv Workshop: The Harold with James Mastraieni - This form is the ultimate longform piece. It's often thought that if you can do a Harold well, you can do any form well. In this workshop we will explore the elements of a Harold, what makes a Harold great and some tricks and tips to improve our improv overall.
*Workshops are $25
Saturday, March 7 at 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The Gauntlet - Six enter, one rules. Join six brave souls as they vie for the favor of the audience and the all-powerful Gauntlet. The winner, chosen by popularity, skill and sometimes random chance, will become the next month's Gauntlet. This night of chaos, skill and hilarity (presented by The KC Improv Company) will keep you on the edge of your seat and at the height of your laughiness.
Featuring last month's winner: Trish Berrong
Her left and right hands: Nikki DuPont and special guest, stand up comedian Ben Kronberg
$10 at the door, $7 groups, $5 students. Ages 17+
Saturday, March 7 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Script Tease (featuring Ben Kronberg, Ashley Harp, and Preston O'ffill) - What happens when one actor doesn't know her lines? What if she doesn't even know the play? Or the person she's acting with? Script Tease is what happens. We'll pair one actor from a current Kansas City Production with an improvisor from the KC Improv Company and see what story unfolds when one actor plays his role as rehearsed and the other goes totally off the rails.
Also featuring the KC Improv Company in "Presto: A Musical!" our popular new musical long-form!
This month's special guests:
Ben Kronberg - Comedian featured on many national shows!
Ashley Harp - From Theatre for Young America's production of Charlotte's Web
Preston O'ffill - From the Barn Players production of Catch Me if You Can
Please know that news about this hilarity in Westport is spreading quickly and shows have been selling out regularly, so we recommend purchasing your tickets online.
February 17, 2015 - 4:09 pm
Raise a glass and drink to Big Ass Stout Day at the Foundry on Saturday, February 21st from 1pm to close. The Foundry will tap 13 different stouts, most of them will be imperial. Prices will vary for each beer poured. Bring a drinking buddy, this will be a day filled with flavorful libations.
STOUTS ON TAP
4 Hands Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk
Bell’s Expedition 2013
Boulevard Imperial Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County
McCoy’s Ursa Major
Perennial Barrel-Aged Abraxas
Southern Tier Choklat
Southern Tier Brulee
January 12, 2015 - 1:38 pm
This is an in-depth self-defense course for women, addressing situations of self-defense through group discussion, and physical practice of self-defense techniques. The course is led by Bill Frank, Instructor and 6th degree Black Belt at AKKA Karate USA and a former Instructor of Model Mugging in Kansas City. Mr. Frank brings his expertise to the forefront in these 4 sessions, using his experience in Model Mugging and as a martial arts instructor to create a unique, valuable and effective class.
The sessions are on Thursdays,1/08/15, 1/15/15, 1/22/15, 1/29/15 from 7pm-8:30.
Women must attend all four sessions.
For more information, call AKKA Karate USA- Westport: 816-756-1340 or CLICK HERE to register.
January 5, 2015 - 11:00 am