Friday, August 29, 2008

On the ROAD

We are currently on the road on the way back from a gig that we did at Roger Williams University in RI. It was great. We will post videos soon from this eventful roadtrip. In what should have been a 3 hour drive took us 7.5 hours. We departed from NYC at 1:30 pm. Everyone was ON THE ROAD. Imagine that. Labor Day Weekend and non stop traffic. Who would have thought. Actually we did think about it which is why we left at 1:30 for a 9:00 gig. Got there at 8:40... so we did factor in time but never thought we would need that extra time. My next project is to get an touring vehicle. That will probably happen early spring or late winter. It will likely be wrapped with our logo. It will be making rounds in the city. Videos will be up soon.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Website Back up

The website is back up and running again. That was a lot less time that I had expected to kudos to Yahoo for getting it back up within a few hours rather than 72 hours. Anywho HEre is a clip from a post show backstage pizza eating thingy.
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Website Woes

Well our website http://www.eightimprov.biz/ is DOWN! It is all Yahoo's fault. We called customer service after waiting on the line for over 30 minutes and they told us that it would be up and running in 72 hours. 72 HOURS! WTF??? So if anyone tries to go to our website between now and then the are going to get an error page. We were told that it was "just something that happens" with yahoo servers from time to time - huh???? wha???

Hopefully it will be up and running by Monday as we usually don't get a whole lot of hits on weekends but anyhow it is kind of ridiculous that this just kind of 'happens!" We apologize for any confusion. geeze Laurice

Friday, August 22, 2008

What's in a name?

Well being that we are about to enter into our 7th year in 2009 I can assume that it is too late to change the name of the troupe. However we are considering giving the actual run of the show different names such as "Eight is NEVER Enough Presents....(Name Here)". People are always asking us who came up with the name and why. Well the answer is we are not quite sure. I mean our first show was in December of 2002. We had a gig at Danny's Skylight Room on 46th St. When Walt called and booked the room the booker asked what the name of the show was so that he could put it on the calendar. At the time we had exacly eight people and we had been going back and forth about the amount of cast members and whether it was too many or too little. So at that point Walt just made up that name off the top of his head. After our first performance (Dec 22nd) it just kind of stuck with us. After a year or so of performances at various venues and clubs around the city we decided it was too late to change the name (even though it was confusing people).

We usually run the show with 6 cast members, not 8 and this is what is confusing people. Then one day Walt discovered that if you put the 8 on its side then you get the infinity sign. We discussed it and realized that NOTHING is ever enough. There is always more to learn, more to see, more to do, more to discover in life. This may sound like old wisdom but it is how we run our troupe and how we base our shows. 8 is NEVER Enough because nothing is never enough. More laughter is needed in the world. More smiles and more comedy. That's where we come in.

Eight is NEVER Enough has now played over 2000 public performances and corporate, private parties, school assemblies and college gigs and it is not enough.We have over 20 cast members - some shows playing on the road simultaneously while the resident cast runs shows in NYC. Still not enough. More fun and laughter is wanted and needed.

I think I have written enough - or not enough. What's in a name anyway? The show is what it is. Nothing will change that. It's fun.

Laurice

Last of the Upstate Video

Same Road Trip. Different video but same gig:

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Tropic Thumper

Here is a video blog after a performance upstate:

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-Laurice

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Road Show Blogging

This video blog does not need much of an explanation. Fresh from the road show upstate in Carmel New York:

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Kiddie Rides

Here is the Image of the big kids playing in the mall. Our favorite duo was having fun but as you can see Walt's 5- year old character "JIMMY" who has been banned from "Eight is NEVER Enough"shows makes cameo in the mall taxi.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Today on the Road




Today we did a show for a camp group upstate in Carmel. Actually we did two shows for the campers back to back. It was great. We got some blog video footage from Walt's new laptop/webcam. In order to avoid traffic on the way back to the city we decided to hit the mall and catch a showing of "Tropic Thunder". This was a very funny movie but of course in the mall there was more comedy when Walt and Spero tried to both fit into a mini taxi made for kids.

-Laurice

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Welcome

Welcome to the ALL new blog for "Eight is NEVER Enough" Improv Comedy Show and the producers Walt Frasier & Laurice Fattal. Check back shortly for frequent video blogs from us and the rest of the cast.

Be sure to visit our website http://www.eightimprov.biz/ for all the latest on upcoming shows and events.