If you’re looking to incorporate some family sitcoms into your life during the Dallas Comedy Festival, then you won’t want to miss Family Tree! An improv duo from Oklahoma City, Family Tree turns their show into a family sitcom that’s different each time. Make sure to get tickets early, because I’m sure this show will be a Full House (I’m sorry).
Can you describe the format for Family Tree?
It's your favorite 1990's era TGIF sitcom - live!
How did the two of you decide to make it a family sitcom versus another type of TV show?
We both love sitcoms and the fact that over its run, a sitcom becomes an extension of your own family or friend circle.
Would you rather have Cheetos fingers for the rest of your life or have a popcorn kernel stuck in the back of your throat forever?
CHEETOS FINGERS. Not even close. Popcorn kernels are the WORST.
Do you watch a lot of family sitcoms as preparation? If so, what are your favorites?
Like most Millennials, we could have PHDs in sitcoms from all that we've watched over the years, but Ben loves Family Matters and Jaclyn enjoys Baby Daddy.
Any advice for young (or old) improvisers out there?
Hmmm. Do it, and keep doing it. Improv is a blast.
Jessica Dorrell is a graduate of the DCH improv program, and is currently enrolled in the sketch writing program. Her one wish is that some day she can have a Mogwai as a pet. You can see her perform every Thursday at 9:30 p.m. in the current Ewing show.