CA – Theme Park Improv LIVE

Ian Brennan, John Michael Higgins, Jessica Makinson, Oscar Nunez, Vanessa Ragland, Cole Stratton, Janet Varney, and special guest monologist Alison Rosen perform live improv on Wednesday, April 4th at 8:00 PM.

Tickets at the the link…

Press Release:

The THEME PARK IMPROV show’s improvisers take a single suggestion from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from a special guest monologist. They’ve sold out shows at SF Sketchfest, Colossal Clusterfest, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower, Bentzen Ball, The Vancouver Comedy Festival and The Rooftop Comedy Fest.

They make their Dynasty Typewriter Debut with a great lineup:

  • Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”)
  • John Michael Higgins (“Pitch Perfect”)
  • Jessica Makinson (“South Park”)
  • Oscar Nunez (“The Office”)
  • Vanessa Ragland (“Pop My Culture” Podcast)
  • Cole Stratton (“Pop My Culture” Podcast)
  • Janet Varney (“The Legend of Korra”)
  • and special guest monologist Alison Rosen (“Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” Podcast)

Theme Park also regularly features Rachel Dratch (“Saturday Night Live”) and Michael Hitchcock (“Best in Show”). Past special guest improvisers and monologists include Jon Hamm, Fred Armisen, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, Thomas Lennon, Simon Helberg, Matt Besser, Paget Brewster, James Roday, Danny Pudi, Natasha Leggero, Kevin Pollak and many more.

RSVP on Facebook!

Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90057

SF – SF Sketchfest: The Bat

Recorded live for Audible, join hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney alongside guest improvisers Scott Adsit, John Ross Bowie, Lucy Davis, and Gary Anthony Williams on Sunday January 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM as they create a world before your very ears where they’ll perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions.

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest! It’s the city’s greatest comedy festival, with a variety of sketch and improv, film and television tributes and reunions, solo performers, podcasts and stand-up comedy performers. See the greatest names live and in person!

Get tickets at the link!

Gateway Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-255-8207

CA – The Bat: Improv in the Dark

Join hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney plus four guest improvisers on Wednesday August 2nd at 9:00 PM for a live taping in which they will create a world before your very ears, as they perform the entire thing in the dark! Characters, conflicts, sound effects and more will be vocally winged based upon your suggestions. Tickets available at the link…
Guest improvisers:
Stephanie Courtney (Flo from “Progressive”)
Phil LaMarr (“MADtv”)
Tawny Newsome (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$”)
Gary Anthony Williams (“Malcolm in the Middle”)
Hosted by:
Cole Stratton (Pop My Culture Podcast)
and Janet Varney (“The Legend of Korra,” “Stan Against Evil”)

Mi’s Westside Comedy Theater
1323-A Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 451-0850

SF – Pop My Culture: The Final Episode

Pop My Cpop-my-cultureulture, a popular podcast on the Nerdist network founded in 2010, says goodbye with this very special final episode recorded live at SF Sketchfest on Sunday, January 15th at 4:00 PM. After 200+ episodes, co-hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland are very honored to be joined by final guests Paul F. Tompkins, Samm Levine, and Rhett Miller.

Tickets are available at the link!

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest.

Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-788-SHOW (7469)

SF – Theme Park Improv LIVE

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Press Release:

The Theme Park Improv Show’s improvisers take a single suggestion of a theme from the audience, and wing an entire set of fast-paced long-form scenes and characters, based on stories from a special guest monologist. After six sold-out years, they return to SF Sketchfest on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10:00pm with a stellar lineup: Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), Michael Hitchcock (“Best in Show”), John Michael Higgins (“A Mighty Wind”), Jessica Makinson (“Halfway Home”), Oscar Nunez (“The Office”) Cole Stratton (“Pop My Culture podcast) and Janet Varney (“Burning Love”). With special guest monologist James Roday from “Psych!” $25 All Ages tickets available now…

Presented by SF Sketchfest.

Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

SF – Pop My Culture w/ Fred Willard

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Special guest Fred Willard joins hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland at the Eureka Theatre on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm!

Press Release:

Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok?

Joining Vanessa and Cole for a live recording at SF Sketchfest is a very special guest — legendary comedian and actor Fred Willard (“Waiting For Guffman,” “Best In Show,” “Fernwood2Night,” and countless others)!

With over a million downloads, Pop My Culture has been named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and has appeared on Best lists by Paste Magazine, IFC.com and Mashable.com. It’s part of the Nerdist network of shows. Past guests include Drew Carey, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Cary Elwes, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Rachel Dratch, Laraine Newman, Jonathan Silverman, Reginald VelJohnson, Jodie Sweetin and many more.

Tickets are available at the link!

Presented as part of SF Sketchfest.

Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street San Francisco, CA 94111
415-788-SHOW (7469)

CA – Legends of Voice Acting LIVE

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Rob Paulsen, Tara Strong, Cree Summer, and Maurice Lamarche appear on a live edition of the Pop My Culture podcast with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland on Sunday, September 23rd at 5:00p.m. at Five Stars Bar in Los Angeles.

Buy tickets ($5.00) at the link.

Press Release:

Prepare to have your culture popped! Named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone and to Top 10 lists by IFC.com and Mashable.com, Pop My Culture is a weekly-ish podcast hosted by comedic actors and improvisers Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland. Join these two entertainment nerds and their special guests as they discuss movies, music, television, celebrity gossip, etc. without all those pesky “serious” topics like politics, religion and the environment. I mean, you can tune into Fresh Air for that. We’ll just tackle the trivial watercooler stuff, ok? Oh, and check out their past episodes on iTunes, popmyculturepodcast.com and on nerdist.com.

For this special live edition at RIOT, Cole and Vanessa are thrilled to welcome some legendary guests that have voiced tons of your favorite cartoon characters, including Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & The Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Teen Titans, Rugrats, The Fairly OddParents), Cree Summer (Inspector Gadget, Tiny Toons, Batman Beyond), Maurice LaMarche (Futurama, Pinky & The Brain) and more to be announced soon!

Five Stars Bar
267 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012