Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Upcoming: The Overtime Comedy Hour, Overtime Theatre, San Antonio, February 25 - March 26

Received directly from the Overtime Theatre, San Antonio:

The Overtime Theatre, San Antonio


A Prime Time Sketch Comedy Show Starring The Denials!

directed by Scott McDowell

The Overtime Theater, in the Blue Star Complex, 1414 S. Alamo, #103, San Antonio, TX 78210.

February 25 – March 26, 2011. 8 pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. No show on Friday, March 4 (First Friday).

Tickets $12 general admission, and $9 for teachers, students, seniors 65+, active military, and SATCO members. Tickets can be purchased online at

Information:,, and (210) 557-7562.

In February-March 2011, the Overtime Theater will stage its first, full-fledged sketch comedy show: The Overtime Comedy Hour, written and performed by The Denials improv comedy troupe. The Overtime Comedy Hour will showcase The Denials’ twisted brand of improv comedy, but in scripted form. The mainstage show will be structured like TV’s “Saturday Night Live,” with every week featuring a different show with new sketches and music. That’s five new shows over five consecutive weekends!

In the words of Denials member Rob Barron: "The Denials - San Antonio's number 3 comedy troupe for 1 year running! - are moving up to the primetime slot at the Overtime Theater! For a short five week run, the Overtime allows the Denials a slightly longer leash as they bring their brand of irreverence to sketch comedy! How could this possibly go wrong? The show involves new material every weekend as well as the Denials’ own style of improv comedy thrown into the mix! When the Denials get ahold of sketch comedy, sketch comedy doesn't stand a chance!"

Writers for The Overtime Comedy Hour: Rob Barron, Michael Burger, Rebecca Coffey, Morgan Scharff, Joshua Thomas, James Venhaus

Performers for The Overtime Comedy Hour: Carl Adair, Dru Barkus, Rob Barron, Lilly Canaria, Cary Farrow, E. J. Fischer, Rigel Nunez, Morgan Scharff, Josh Thomas

As an improv troupe, the Denials have been in existence for two years now and have steadily built a local following. Every Saturday at 10 pm, the players take the stage and entertain with improv comedy games and sometimes longer improv forms that take on classic movies, books, TV shows, and other pop culture. The troupe has grown in the past year, adding new members such as Joshua Thomas, Morgan Scharff, and E. J. Fischer. They attended the free improv workshops that are held by the Denials every week, and soon “graduated” to onstage performances. The Overtime Comedy Hour is the troupe’s first attempt to create a scripted variety show, with some improv mixed in.

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