Pass the Cornbread: Comedy, Culture and Collard Greens by Jasmine West

Pass the Cornbread: Comedy, Culture and Collard Greens by Jasmine West

Before I dive in and baptize us all in Oprah’s collard green juice, I feel it is important that you the reader, trust me. It is not my aim to point my finger and accuse non-people of color of being the enemy. Nor do I desire to hurt feelings or make others feel uncomfortable. Oh, and I am in no way THE spokesperson for minorities (I feel that I have to give that disclaimer or else I’ll be dragged to the depths of the sunken place). I’m just trying to start a conversation, you know, the way you do when you’re finally able to sit at the grown folks table at thanksgiving.

Intern of the Week: Drew Lipowicz!

Intern of the Week: Drew Lipowicz!

Everybody meet Drew! He's our latest Intern of the Week! Drew is no stranger to the DCH intern program, and is always willing to help others feel welcome and supported. When it comes to answering questions, lending a hand, or even covering shifts, Drew is the man! If you see him interning on Wednesday nights (look for the guy singing or telling jokes!), introduce yourself! You can also learn more about Drew by reading this compelling interview we had eight feet away from one another via walkie talkies.

Quite the Characters: A Fake It ‘Til You Break It Interview

Quite the Characters: A Fake It ‘Til You Break It Interview

Have you ever been sucked into small talk about a film you’ve never seen? Or showed your face at a book club meeting for a novel you skimmed? There’s power in faking it, but what happens when you BREAK it?  In this interview, we sit down with a few of the cast and writers of the newest Dallas Comedy House mainstage sketch revue, Fake It ‘Til You Break It. This sketch comedy show features a stellar cast (Andrew Plock, Danny Neely, Emily Gee, Julia Estelle, Kate Grogan, and Patrick Hennessy), two writers (Ashley Bright and Brian Harrington), and is directed by Cody Hofmockel.

Intern of the Week: Victoria Cooper!

Intern of the Week: Victoria Cooper!

Check it out! It's our latest Intern of the Week: Victoria Cooper! Victoria was voted Intern of the Week by her peers, and boy did they have lovely things to say about her! "She is fantastic!" (She is!) "She's friendly and always willing to help!" (So true!) "She always has a great smile on her face!" (Duh! Look at that picture!) Victoria is kind, sweet, helpful, and GOOFY! Get to know Victoria a little better by reading the following recap of a top secret conversation she didn't know I was recording!

Plotlines and Pilgrimage by Evey McKellar

Plotlines and Pilgrimage by Evey McKellar

Your answer is in your partner’s eyes.

Raise your hand if you’ve heard an improv teacher say this to you in one of your levels. You’re playing a game of Mindmeld, and you’re staring at the ceiling trying to think of the right word to say next. Or, you’ve entered a scene and your mind is blank; you’re staring at the floor trying to find your initiation line. Even during a game of Crazy Eights as we count down on hands and feet from 8 all the way down 1, each of my teachers has encouraged us to make eye contact throughout the exercise.