You Only Shoot the Ones You Love
Performance: Monday, January 23, 2012
with Jeffrey Sweet
How I found a second family in improvisational comedy including a crazy uncle named Del Close and inadvertently became the illegitimate grandfather of the Upright Citizens Brigade. With special regards to the Cossacks for not quite killing my grandmother.
"Mr. Sweet has stories to tell and an amiable, laid-back style of delivering them. Entertaining, compelling."
-Anita Gates, New York Times
"You Only Shoot the Ones You Love is a 75-minute solo show that weaves an anecdotal history of improvisation and comedy in the 20th century, [transporting] us from Chicago to New York to Toronto to Russia to London and back again. I hope everyone who takes classes or performs at the Peoples Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade and Magnet Theater will see this to hear first hand where what they do started."
-Chris Harcum, NewYorkTheatre.com
"[A] one-man show about Del Close, Nichols & May, Paul Sills and other legendary comics whose work led to such comedy institutions as NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade, the Pit, and The Magnet. If you have any interest in improv comedy history, this is a show not to be missed."
-Hy Bender, Best New York Comedy