DCF2015: Field Day

Field Day It’s here! The Dallas Comedy Festival is here! Which means all of our out-of-town groups are here! Or on their way here!

AND since we are talking so much about HERE, HERE is one more group for you to get to know a little better before you see them on stage at the festival!

Meet Field Day, a team of four from beautiful Austin, Texas.

Selfishly, I’m using these interviews as a way to live out my never fulfilled dream as a traveling reporter. So far, I’ve been to Little Beach in Maui, a tiny studio apartment in Austin, and the Chez Amelia Bedelia. That being said—and since this interview is obviously taking place in person and somewhere interesting—where are we and name five things that you see?

We see a homeless person, a building that looks like stairs, a dude with headphones in his ears working on comic books, Congress Avenue is blocked off, and the Capitol of Texas!

Cool spot. Just because it’s fun, if you guys were a 1990s pop group or sitcom, who would you be?

We would be Seinfeld. Our troupe member, Chris, would be Kramer (because he's the loud one), Judith would be George (because she's the most neurotic), David would be Elaine (because he's the most negative), and Lindsay would be Jerry (because she's more stable than the rest of us).

But since you’re not called Seinfeld, you're called Field Day. Tell us where you got the name and how you came together.

We locked ourselves in a room for 40... minutes to figure out a name, and having a "Field Day" sounded like a lot of fun. Hence the name! We all met through the Hideout Theater in Austin.

Go in order around the circle, and say something you like about the person to your right.

David says Chris is loving, charismatic, and committed. Chris says Judith is brave, honest, and caring. Judith says Lindsay is electrifying, supportive, and beautiful. Lindsay says David is solid, chic, and brilliant.

Now that we are in sentimental mode, how do you think improv is relevant to day-to-day life?

It isn't. Do other improvisors know something that we don't?!

Guess you’ll find out when you get here? Speaking of, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Dallas! Anything important that we should know about you guys before we do?

We wear denim!

Field Day performs Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. with Pure & Weary and David & Terry. Tickets are on sale now.

Tori Oman is a level three student at DCH. She’s trained and performed with the Second City and iO in L.A. and Chicago. Favorite pastimes include being irrationally competitive at Monopoly, eating an apple in every country she’s traveled to, and being the sole person on this planet that thinks Necco Wafers are a delicious candy choice.