Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Photos From Recent Improv Shows


Montclair State College  - Walt Frasier, Patrick Reidy
Broadway Comedy Club Mainstage - Noel Olivencia, Andrew Scannell

Hastings College - Patrick Reidy, Andrew DelVecchio, Amelia Fowler

Weyauwega-Freemont School, Wis 
Montclair State College 

Monday, January 13, 2014

IMPROV Comedy - "WORLDS WORST" GAME by Eight is NEVER Enough



Eight is NEVER Enough performs the hilarious improv "Worlds Worst" Game on tour in Wisconsin. The NYC-based improv company is now in it's 11th season of making people laugh through improvisation, and is touring nationally at colleges and schools.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Great Quotes about Laughter and Humor


Some for our FAVORITE QUOTES about the Importance of Laughter!

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. - Mark Twain


“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.”
― Criss Jami


At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. - Jean Houston

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff

 He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof. - Theodor Adorno

Hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. -Norman Cousins

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. - Woody Allen

I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives,
in so many ways.  - Lucille Ball

I'm really only happy when I'm on stage. I just feed off the energy of the audience. That's what I'm all
about - people and laughter. - Larry David

If I have caused just one person to wipe away a tear of laughter, that's my reward.  - Victor Borge

If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.  - Yakov Smirnoff

It is better to write of laughter than of tears, for laughter is the property of man. - Francois Rabelais

It is still not clear from this study how laughter can directly help the heart but other studies have shown
that laughter is beneficial for every system in the body.  - Allen Klein

Comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: Laughter. -Jackie Gleason

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. - Bob Newhart
Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.  - Arnold H. Glasow

Laughter is America's most important export. - Walt Disney

Laughter is an instant vacation.  -Milton Berle

“We're all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.” 
― Will Rodgers

Laughter is God's blessing.  -Joseph Prince

“A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can't see clearly.” 
― Emily Mitchell

Laughter is one of the very privileges of reason, being confined to the human species. - Thomas Carlyle

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of your heart.  - Mort Walker

“Our flesh is a gift of laughter.” 
― Harley King

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. - Josh Billings

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” 
― Langston Hughes

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.  - Victor Hugo

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.  - Max Eastman

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.  - Joseph Addison

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. - Gordon W. Allport
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The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity. - Henri Bergson

The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed. -Bennett Cerf

The sound of laughter is like the vaulted dome of a temple of happiness. - Milan Kundera

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no
matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it. - Bill Cosby

You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it. -Bill Cosby

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen Kin

You feel completely in control when you hear a wave of laughter coming back at you that you have caused. -Gilda Radner

“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost

“I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.” ― Maya Angelou

There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Laughter is carbonated holiness.” ― Anne Lamott

“It is cheerful to God when you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity...When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch
more and to make eye contact more frequently.” ― Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project

“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the
hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ― Seán O'Casey

There is no greater power than that of a laugh and happiness is a force which can save a person from the
horrors of the world.” ― Hillary DePiano

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If cavemen had known how to laugh,
history would have been different.” ― Chuck Klosterman

“You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.” ― Michael Pritchard
“The best blush to use is laughter: It put roses in your cheeks and in your soul.” - Linda Knight

Live it well, laugh it up, and love as much as you can. Your life will be over before you know it.” ― Dixie Carnley

“You gotta laugh because if you didn't you'd cry”  ― Craig Ferguson

In the darkest of times, laughter helps revolutionize our perspective.” ― Phil Callaway

“Even amidst tragedy there is laughter, sometimes farce.

“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what
they're laughing about.” ― Criss Jami

“Laughter separates us from despair, and gives us a chance at love.”
― Craig Ferguson

I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut

“The only real laughter comes from despair.” 
― Groucho Marx

“People who stop laughing are always the ones who get hurt.” 

― Josh Sundquist

“I know why we laugh. We laugh because it hurts, and it's the only thing to make it stop hurting.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Best Gangnam Parodies & Mash Ups

It's only been a few weeks since our cast of improv comedians and comedy students unleashed our Gangnam Style Parody video "Gangnam Santa Style" into cyberspace and it seems that the Gangnam mania is exploding even further into the world of pop culture history. Reports came out today that Psy's original Gangnam Style video has become the internet's MOST WATCHED VIDEO in history, surpassing Justin Bieber's Baby! Psy's video has over 800 million hits.

Last week Psy made a surprise appearance with MC Hammer at the American Music Awards in a pretty awesome mash up of Gangnam Style and MC Hammer's old school "Too Legit to Quit". Many people were tweeting and blogging that this awesome mash up was the highlight of the night at the AMA's. Check out the performance here.

Of course there is no shortage of mash ups of Gangnam mash-ups and parodies on youtube.
The LMFAO Sexy and I Know It & Gangnam Style Mash up:




Also - VERY very funny is College Humor's Mitt Romney Style. (Even though the election is over)




Another funny Gangnam Parody - Nobody could possibly miss Gandalf Style. This video is perfect timing with the new Hobbit Movie coming out next month.



Be sure to check get into the Holiday Christmas Spirit this season with Santa Style and join him in NYC doing the Gangnam Dance in Times Square and all over the city with his morphmen dance crew. Santa Claus can actually do the dance pretty well. 



Happy Gangnam Power! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Santa Style Gangnam (PSY) Video Parody



Gangnam Style Video by the real SANTA CLAUS - "Santa Style" Santa, his Elf and morphman dance crew hit the streets of New York City and break it down Gangnam Style! We know it's a little bit early for the Christmas season but we filmed this before the hurricane an thought maybe NYC could use some cheering up. Merry Christmas Everyone. Happy Holidays and to those who need a smile in NYC please realize that we will recover from this disaster! We hope parody will hopefully make you laugh and smile.

Featuring: Walt Frasier (as Santa), Steven Prestia (Elf), Leroy Prompakdee (as Psy), Brandon Ford & Justin Gibbs as Santa's Purple Morphmen Dance Crew, Laurice Fattal (Nerdy Scrooge, Grinch & Sexy Mrs Clause)

Presented by Eight is NEVER Enough Comedy Troupe
http://www.eightimprov.biz
& LMAO http://youtube.com/lmaonyc
http://www.lmao-nyc.com

The Jolly Gangnam Santa
http://www.eightimprov.biz/santa

Check out our "Psy" Royel Pictures
http://youtube.com/royelpictures

Special Thanks to:
http://givemefreeart.com
http://movietools.info/
http://fiverr.com/silentstudio
http://www.twohands.ca

Original Gangnam Video by PSY (강남스타일) M/V
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0