As anyone who’s put up a show will tell you, all the marketing in the world won’t get butts in the seats if there’s no demand. And nothing creates demand like a good, new idea.
Jared and Ed have one with Improv Thunderdome. They’ve started with the genius idea behind Cage Match and other cities’ improv throwdowns: Have troupes compete, and encourage them to stack the house with friends who will vote for them.
But just as important, they’ve created a personality behind it, and that’s a big reason behind the buzz. Jared is a great concept guy—an idea man, Chuck—and his energy is infectious. Ed will be perfect as the announcer—big, loud, in-your-face. Clay has boasted, belittled and goaded other teams into playful smack talk.
And because Jared loves improv and is supportive of the community, groups from all over KC are invited. And excited.
Improv Thunderdome is the first new thing in KC improv for a really long time. A new troupe is just another bunch of players. New games and forms are just different takes on making things up. They’re both great, but outside of our community (and performers’ families and friends), it’s not news.
Jared and Ed are putting on an event. The Pitch, The Star, Channel 9 and others are covering it.
That’s really cool.
Also: Vote for Spite on March 15!