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Interns of the Weeks: Alan Jenkins and Kyle Rico!

Raye Maddox here, Intern Manager, here with another pulse-pounding edge-of-your-seat episode of Interns of the Week! In this series I allow everyone to get a gander at two of our most prized House Crew Interns! Nominated by their House Managers weekly, Interns on our House Crew get a quick second in the spotlight before having to hop back into the job! Being awarded Intern of the Week nets them a bar tab, some free show tickets, and this nifty blog feature and with no more droning on, let’s talk to Alan Jenkins and Kyle Rico!

  (On the Left: Alan harnessing the power of the sun in the palm of his hands and never ceasingly to look elsewhere but into the celestial flame. On the Right: Kyle has nice teeth.)

(On the Left: Alan harnessing the power of the sun in the palm of his hands and never ceasingly to look elsewhere but into the celestial flame. On the Right: Kyle has nice teeth.)

Where is your hometown?

Alan: I was born in Wichita, Kansas but grew up in Richardson/Plano area.

Kyle: I'm from Los Angeles. East Los Angeles to be precise!

What level of classes are you in?

A: I am almost finished with Level 5 Improv.*

K:  Level 3 improv!

*Raye: at the time of this interview

What’s something you’re passionate about?

A: I’m an animal lover, all about Dallas sports, and really enjoy cooking. Sleeping isn’t half bad either.

K: I'm really passionate about design and human interaction with applications. It's basically a fusion of psychology and computer science, my two favorite things! It's really fun interviewing people and trying to see what their needs are when it comes to designing intuitive software.

What’s the best food?

A: I am a steak lover with pizza a close second, and I’ll never turn down a Snickerdoodle!

K: Sushi, hands down. I've been eating it everyday. Honestly, I'll probably die of mercury poisoning, but what a way to go!

What’s the worst candy?

A: Black licorice. No idea who thought that was a good idea.

K: Black licorice. Why does that even exist? It's toxic, literally, when consumed in high doses.

Favorite movie?

A: Twister and it’s not close. The weather has always fascinated me and I was hooked from the first time I saw it. I’ll put it on when I’m bored, going to sleep, sick, sad, whatever.  “It’s the suck zone..” –Dusty

K: The Martian with Matt Damon. Science and comedy perfectly fused together. Seen it around 50 times already.

What’s just the worst?

A: Probably getting stuck in traffic when you gotta go. You know, gotta go bad.  There’s a weird acceptance that hits you if IT were to actually happen. Like, well, guess I’m done doing whatever I had planned for the day.  I’m not speaking from experience, but that would suck.

K: Making plans is just the worst. Stressful, and you immediately regret committing yourself to something.

What’s some good advice?

A: If you give a smile, you’ll get a smile! :)

K: No one's ever gone blind by looking at the bright side of life. So let's stare at it

Alan Jenkins is no longer on a House Crew, but the walls creak and moan waiting for his return! He was a solid help in all situations and always a warm face to greet you at the door! You can still catch him around the theater though as he still haunts this place!

Kyle Rico is a blessing! He has a quiet resoluteness to him that makes him a dependable piece of any House Crew team! You can always catch him on Thursday nights!

Raye Maddox is the Intern Manager and the Assistant in Toilet Paper Affairs at Dallas Comedy House. He has recently watched Bad Times at the El Royale. The movie is long but the pacing is fantastic. If you are in the mood for a thriller, go see this movie! You can catch him do improv in Midnight Passion, Kill Me Please, Gerald, and Don’t Broke Not Fixin’.


DCH Alumni: Where Are They Now? — Rozie DeLoach and Darek Tatum

DCH Alumni: Where Are They Now? — Rozie DeLoach and Darek Tatum

This series explores the lives of former Dallas Comedy House (DCH) students and graduates, showcasing their creativity and how they’ve used lessons from DCH classes in their artistic pursuits.

Rozie DeLoach and Darek Tatum live in a motel. Well, not a real motel. A motel that exists in a podcast universe. It’s called Rabbit Hole Motel, and every two weeks, listeners learn about the unusual, the weird, and the profound that inhabits the real—or not so real—world.

Rozie was a DCH student in 2011, and Darek took classes in 2010. I sat down with them in Rozie’s strings shop to learn more about their podcast.

Jason Hensel: What is the podcast’s origin story?

Interns of the Weeks: Ella Hedger and Chandler Pennington!

Raye Maddox here, Intern Manager, here with another exciting and gut-wrenching set of interviews for the latest edition of “Interns of the Weeks!”. This is the space I used to celebrate and focus on members of our lovely House Crews here at Dallas Comedy House. Every week House Managers nominate fine folk for this prestigious position, which nets them show tickets, bar tabs, and MORE, LIKE THIS. Let’s hop into a Question and Answer and question the past two week’s Intern of the Week for answers: Ella Hedger and Chandler Pennington!

Interns of the Weeks: Ali Van Fleet and Trunese Wisdom!

Raye Maddox here, Intern Manager, with the First two Interns of the Week for Season 3 of this blog! Big changes are coming to these, so make sure you are TUNED IN AND CAUGHT UP! Let’s start this Season Premiere with a foundational post, letting you reacquaint yourself with the series! And speaking of acquainting oneself: have the acquaintance to meet Ali Van Fleet and Trunese “Tru” Wisdom!