Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Check out LMAO Off Broadway

This is an amazing NEW interactive musical comedy revue that is now officially running off-broadway featuring our very own Walt Frasier, Laurice Fattal and Spero Chumas.

Get Tickets at the Student PRICE for a limited time:

Monday, November 16, 2009


Dear Walter Fraiser

Thank you! Thank you! We had a wonderful time at your show on October 10th.It was very appropriate for the Girl Scouts. And I thank you for that.The evening topped off our weekend in NYC. And most importantly, it helped bring my niece out of her shell enough to give it a try and come up on stage. Bravo.!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lady Gaga Love Games Parody "Popsicle Stick" Music Video

Have you see the New JIMMY Music Video Yet? Check it out! Feedback welcome!

The "Eight is NEVER Enough!" crew will be bringing you more videos this fall season. stay tuned to our youtube channels for more funny stuff:

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Doctor Jiggly Improv

The improv performers of "Eight is NEVER Enough!" must complete the scene as each time becomes less.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ustream Broadcasts

The broadcasts that we have been doing on have been very successful. Unfortunately we haven't been able to broadcast EVERY show over the past few weeks but if you follow us on twitter -, then you will be notified on the days that we will be broadcasting. Our last broadcast was last Sun 8/16 and we had 116 people click and tune in to watch the show live. Our next broadcast will take place next weekend. Also if you attended any of the shows that we were taping be sure to visit our channel to watch the clips from that broadcast.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SUMMERTIME - 5 Reasons to come check out the show!

# 1 - Universal Humor
This is a comedy show that you can bring the kids to. This is a comedy show that you can bring grandma to.. You can even bring French Canadians... and they will ALL have a good time. This is a comedy show for everyone....and it's funny!

# 2 - When times are tough….Eight Is NEVER Enough!
Broadway shows can run up to $50- $120/SEAT. Movies in Manhattan are $12.50/Ticket. Popcorn...Almost THE SAME price! We are offering a great professional show for an affordable price. With the current state of the economy we realize that not everyone is able to afford such luxuries. We have taken this into consideration. If you are unable to pay the full price of admission, then give us a call and we will work out a special deal on the admission price for you. Unfortunately we are unable to change the required 2 drink minimum, but we can promise that the show will cost reasonable less than the above activities.

# 3 - Times Square Comedy Club
This club is one of the nicest, cleanest and upscale yet casual comedy clubs in Manhattan. Our resident theatre (Theatre 4) has a posh and cozy feel to it. The current staff is very friendly, the drink pours are heavy and the food is yummy. The club is also conveniently located right across the street from Port Authority and directly above 42nd St Subway A,E,C,1,9,N,R,W,7 Trains. We are 8th Ave so you can get to the show without dealing with too much of the congestion and slow walkers on Broadway!

# 4 - KILLER cast!
No don't worry - the comedians are NOT killers but they ARE all amazingly talented actors with years of training and experience in improv, comedy and theatre. Plus funnyman HOST Walt Frasier 's jolly humor and larger than life personality is a nice contrast to the dry witted deadpan of sidekick Spero Chumas. Click HERE to read about our Cast.

#5 - 100% Audience Participation!
Sometimes during live shows and even during movies the audience members can start to squirm in their seats! Sitting down and being quiet for 2-3 hours can cause your mind to drift, your legs to fall asleep and your butt to hurt. With EIGHT is NEVER Enough the audience is being called upon to either yell out ideas or come up on stage every 3-5 minutes. We make the show about what YOU want it to be. We are also now webcasting all of our shows LIVE on!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Webcast Time

Sorry - just wanted to add that the webcast will be taking place at 8:30 during Eastern Standard Time.

Live Webcast on Ustream TONIGHT Mon 7/13

We are going to attempt something tonight that we've never done before. We are going to be doing a webcast the show LIVE. This will kind of be a trial run to see how it goes. There may be some technical difficulties as we are still getting used to streaming with our software, connection, dv camera and computer. The cool thing about it is that it is LIVE IMPROV soo..what you see is what you get. NO cuts. No edits. We usually post clips and highlights from our live shows through our youtube account. This will be the entire show as it happens. So join us tonight on USTREAM at 8:30 .. the actual improv show doesn't usually get going until 8:45 but I will turn on the webcast backstage until it's time to get started...and see what happens.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Catch our "Irish Drinking Song Improv" on various cable networks!

A video submitted by you has been selected to appear on Television, using the i2TV (Internet-to-TV) Beta service.Don't forget to tell all your friends - it's time to watch your video on i2TV!

Here are the names of selected videos as well as times and locations when/where they are being broadcast. Note that these times are not precise. Start watching i2TV at least few minutes before and enjoy other videos as well.

Video Title: Irish Drinking Song ImprovTV Provider: Coaxial Cable TVTV Channel: i2TVCity: VENANGO, WATERFORD, TOWNVILLE, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, SAEGERTOWN, EDINBORO, MC KEAN, CRANESVILLEState: PABroadcast Scheduled at: 2009-07-02 16:15:02, 2009-07-02 06:15:02, 2009-07-03 07:15:02, 2009-07-03 17:15:02, 2009-07-03 12:15:02, 2009-07-02 11:15:02, 2009-07-02 21:15:02Video Title: Irish Drinking Song ImprovTV Provider: NPG CableTV Channel: i2TVCity: SAINT JOSEPHState: MOBroadcast Scheduled at: 2009-07-02 16:15:02, 2009-07-02 06:15:02, 2009-07-03 07:15:02, 2009-07-03 17:15:02, 2009-07-03 12:15:02, 2009-07-02 11:15:02, 2009-07-02 21:15:02Video Title: Irish Drinking Song ImprovTV Provider: SureWestTV Channel: i2TVCity: LOOMIS, CARMICHAEL, CITRUS HEIGHTS, ANTELOPE, GRANITE BAY, SACRAMENTO, ROSEVILLE, MCCLELLAN, LINCOLN, ELK GROVE, ROCKLINState: CABroadcast Scheduled at: 2009-07-02 16:15:02, 2009-07-02 06:15:02, 2009-07-03 07:15:02, 2009-07-03 17:15:02, 2009-07-03 12:15:02, 2009-07-02 21:15:02

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Day in the Life Improv

It's been a while since we've done this scene in the show but this is one of the best "Day in the Life" skits I've seen in a while.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

What is "Short Form" Improv?

What's the difference? I've recently discovered that the general public doesn't really know the difference between short form and long form. I just want to say that it's almost like comparing apples and oranges. There has also been some confusion between "improv comedy" and "stand up" comedy. I've noticed while promoting our shows that sometimes people are thinking of stand up when we mention the word "improv".

The word "improv" can already be confusing enough. Some people think of the chain of the IMPROV comedy clubs which have locations at major cities all over the US. These clubs usually do not feature "improv comedy". They usually have headliners that perform "Stand Up"Comedy. Of course occasionally they will bring in other famous acts too but mainly they are a stand up club. Again apples and oranges.

I will talk more about WHAT WE DO...What is "SHORT FORM" IMPROV? Short FORM Improv is what people are familiar with if they have seen "Whose Line is it Anyway" on ABC. Eight is NEVER Enough is one of the few "short form" troupes still performing regularly on the current the New York Scene. The majority of troupes in the city are based in long form improvisation. Short Form IMPROV is a series of different scenes, skits, songs, dances, jokes that each have some type of unique"game" or "gimmick". Just about every 2-5 minutes the audience members are prompted by the MC to either give a suggestion or come on stage for the game. Then the players take that suggestion to establish the characters, situations, activity, conflict and locations within the first 60 seconds and hopefully from there the hilarity will ensue.. once it is time for the skit to end, someone in the cast yells the word "TAXI" and the audience yells "YO" ...and then it's time for something NEW. Then at that point the audience is prompted again for another skit or song.. I personally like this art form because it is short, sweet, funny and to the point. The advantage to this is great because if something isn't working on stage for one reason or the other then it is OVER and off to something brand NEW and completely different.. Timing and pacing are very important and in our shows we often alternate different players each time and mix it up between either songs or skits. ...

More examples of some of our favorite "short form IMPROV" games can be found on our YOUTUBE:

PS - When is SPELL CHECK going to realize that IMPROV is a real word? It's not IMPROVE!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Cast Bios - Spring 2009


Laurice Fattal (Member since 2002, Producer) has been performing in theatre, music concerts, and stage shows since the age of 10. She originally began writing scripts and composing music through her own vocal group in high school. She continued to pursue her passion for the performing arts in college through studies in theatrical production, acting of NYC, MD and DC. Stage credits include comedy shows: Bobby Monaco's Improv Show, Indie Feature: Sunday Morning, TV: "Bad Bob" On DSL, Wil and Grace, Musicals/Operas: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Riverside Opera NYC), Alice in Wonderland - A New Musical, The Phantom Tollbooth - By Sheldon Harnick (Opera Th of N. Va), The Lounge @ Under St. Marks (Edge of Insanity Prod/Horse Trade), Bizet's The Pearl Fishers - Lead Soprano (Mont.Col/MD) and Valencienne - Supporting Lead The Merry Widow(Mont Col/MD) In addition to developing the concept for "Eight is NEVER enough!", she is thrilled to be the co-founderf "IMPROV 4 Kids!" program which currently tours elementary schools.

Walt Frasier (Member since 2002, Company Manager, SAG) is best known for multiple cameo appearances on the Late Show with DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS), Nickelodeon's "The Naked Brothers Band", "Stankervision"(featured sketch comedy segment), Cartoon Networks "Adult Swim" and several national commercials. You can catch Walt in 2 commercial spots for VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club” and Nintendo Wii. Walter has also been featured multiple times on the WE Network's hit show "Hair Trauma" for his expertise in leadership and teambuilding. THEATER: Fred Ho's WARRIOR SISTERS (NY Times Review), Boccaccio (Bronx Op-era), Scarlet Pimpernel (2nd Nat tour), Fiddler on the Roof (Gateway Playhouse), Pirates of Penzance (West End DT).

Spero Chumas (Member since 2005, Artisic Director) was born and raised in New York. He graduated from Castleton State College with a BA in Theatre. He has performed and taught improvisation for over 15 years on the stages of NYC, Atlanta and Chicago. Two of his favorite theatrical roles have been Alvaro in The Rose Tattoo and Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. He also has a bit part in the 1995 movie HEAVY. When he is not improvising you can catch Spero at the picture show or Yankee Stadium.

Lee Markham (Member since 2005, AEA) is currently appearing off-Broadway as Luke in “Altar Boys”, reprising the role he also appeared in regional productions in Media PA and Lake George NY. THEATER HIGHLIGHTS: "Angels" New York Musical Theate Festival, "For Christ Sake, The Musical" Off Broadway at New World Stages. Lee has performed in 30 musicals/plays and has appeared in 7 commercials. He first started out performing in Superbowl XXV Halftime Show when he was 7 years old. He grew up in Treasure Island, FL and moved to NY in Sept '05 with a BA in Theatre from USF Tampa. Three weeks later Lee joined "Eight is NEVER enough!"

CHRISTOPHER CATALANO (AEA) is a New Orleans native who graduated from Florida State University. His pilot Open Bar was a quarter-finalist in BRAVO's Situation: Comedy. Favorite past productions include: Trey Parker's Cannibal: The Musical and more than a dozen Dare projects with Tax Deductible Theatre Company, who has also produced and published three of his plays. Chris has taught improvisational comedy at the college level, and is a founding member of several troupes.

DARYL RAY CARLILES is excited to be living and performing in the wonderful city of New York!! He is now a part of the Improv Troupe, "Eight is Never Enough" and performs every weekend at The Times Square Arts Center, (formerly The Laugh Factory) His favorite roles include Frankie in Forever Plaid, Judas/John the Baptist in Godspell, Lysander in a Midsummer's Night Dream and Oscar in Sweet Charity!! Check out his website and say hello!! Daryl can be contacted at

David M. Green “DMG” (AEA) is thrilled to be enjoying his second year with Eight is NEVER Enough. David can also be seen in The Awesome 80's Prom as Principle Snelgrove and in the upcoming NYC Fringe production of Gutter Star: The Paperback Musical. Favorite roles include: Nicely-Nicely (Guys and Dolls), Jake Blues (Universal Studios), Cowardly Lion (The Wizard of Oz), Harry MacAfee (Bye Bye Birdie) and Mother Superior (Nunsense AMEN). "Thanks to Walt, Laurice, Spero and all the talented people who I have had the honor of sharing a stage with and learning so much from." - DMG

Marcia Sofley (AEA) National Tours: Seussical (Mrs. Mayor), They’re Playing Our Song (Erin Moran's understudy), Nuncrackers (Amnesia), A Christmas Carol (Belle). Other Favorites: Meet Me in St Louis (Esther), Hello, Dolly (Minnie Fay), Charlie Brown Christmas (original workshop), Nunsensations (with Georgia Engel). NYC comedy: Rose’s Turn, Don’t Tell Mamas, and Gotham City Improv.

John Gleason- has a natural skill for comedy, which was shaped and honed at Gotham City Improv where he was trained in Improvisation and Sketch Comedy, He also helped train potential “Happy Burger Employees” in the Off-Broadway Show “Minimum Wage” and has also generated over 10 Million “Theoretical” dollars thanks to “Youtube”.

Alena Acker hales from Detroit Michigan, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is thrilled to be performing with Eight is Never Enough. Alena spent almost two years in South Korea, creating and performing in musicals for the Gyeonggi English Village. She has also performed with the New York International Fringe Festival and most recently with New York Dinner Theatre.

Andrée Lambertson believes in the power of imagination, humor and music. A classically trained actor, with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Castleton, a comedienne and singer, a director and writer, musician and artist, she has performed in many cities along both coasts and in Chicago, IL.

Christopher Leidenfrost-Wilson began his improv training under the auspices of the New York Renaissance Faire Performance Company in 2004. Truly a renaissance man, he is a singer; actor; musician; costume, wig and set designer; teacher; painter; event planner; and graphic artist whose career has stretched from Cancun to Toronto.

Mara Dratfield is so pleased to be in Eight Is Never Enough! Theatre performances include: Pippin, The Producers, Oklahoma ! (Ado Annie), The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), Winter’s Tale and Tales Of Hans Christian Anderson. Thanks to my friends (especially Mathew, David, Josh, Ali, Amanda, Carly), parents & fellow Eight-ians, you guys rock!

Julia Morales is from Houston, Texas and has been doing improv comedy for over 7 years. She attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York and Los Angeles, where she got her inspiration to continue performing improv. In Houston, she was a member and co-director of Massive Improv and later moved back to NYC in Fall 2008 to pursue her comedy career.

Charles Bernard Murray (SAG, AEA) started in New York with the AMAS Repertory Company. He landed in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls in 1981 & Honky Tonk Nights in 1986. He’s appeared on television and in films and toured as a recording artist. He’s a published author, playwright, screenwriter and composer.

Sarah B. Stevens is so excited to be performing with Eight is Never Enough. She is a co-founder of the Vagabond Theatre Ensemble and most recently performed as "Hildie" in "Drunk" with Naked Angels ("Naked From the Vault"). She is currently in a production of "Un Ballo in Maschera" by Verdi at Brooklyn Rep in Park Slope.

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine BFA, Tisch School of the Arts. Emma performed her one-woman show in the NY International Fringe Festival and interned on Saturday Night Live. Performs at Joe’s Pub (direction, Elizabeth Swados), UCB Theatre and was Best Actress Nominee: Strawberry One-Act Festival, Symphony Space. National tour: Chamber Theatre, co-founder People’s Sketch Association.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Improv Study Guides - Now Available for Download

We created these study guides for teachers to use when they bring students to see our NY Improv shows or when we do shows at the school assemblies. For many students that see our show live NYC, it is the first time attending a professional off-broadway or broadway style show. These guides can be used directly by the teachers so that the students can gain a better understanding of the art of improvisation.

This is our Word Find Puzzle:

Basic Study Guide

Glossary of Improv & theatre Terms

List of our favorite Improv Games

Acting & Directing Basics

History of Improv

Monday, March 16, 2009

Tweet Tweet

Well... we have finally caved in and decided to keep current updates through Twitter. To follow us on Twitter you can go to

Thursday, February 12, 2009


2/13 Fri 11am - PRIVATE SHOW
2/13 8:30 Times Square Comedy 669 8th Avenue @ 42nd Street
2/14 Sat 3pm HA! Comedy Club 163 West 46th Street @ 7th Avenue
2/14 8:30 Times Square Comedy
2/14 11 Times Square Comedy - UNCENSORED
2/15 Sun 8:30 Times Square Comedy
2/16 Mon 8:30 Times Square Comedy

$5 admission - PTA Fundrasier

$10 tickets available at THEATERMANIA.COM
More info at

2/27 Fri 11am - PRIVATE SHOW
8:30 Times Square Comedy
2/28 Sat 3pm HA! Comedy Club
8:30 Times Square Comedy
11 Times Square Comedy - UNCENSORED
3/1 Sun 8:30 Times Square Comedy
3/2 Mon 8:30 Times Square Comedy

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Feb 19 Herndon VA

EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH will perform live in Herndon VA on Thursday Feb 19 at 7pm. This is a fundraiser for the Fox Mill ES PTA. The show is family friendly but geared towards th eparents and other adult guests. Our Improv 4 Kids program is performing that morning for the students.
RSVP for more info to

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tonight at 8:30

Love to see you all tonight at the show.
Times Square Comedy
669 8th Avenue @ 42nd Street
RSVP to Walter for comps.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


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FEB 6 Glastonbury CT Private Event

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FEB 18-20 Mini DC area schools tour

FEB 19 FUNDRASIER - Public Event in DC Area MORE TO COME


Just in time for Valentine's Day, the funniest comedy party in NYC returns to late night programming at THE TIMES SQUARE COMEDY CLUB. If you are easily offended please come to our 8:30 shows. If you are a fan of sex, drugs and alcohol, we do not supply (Except for selling drinks) but dive into all the naughty sides of life. Smart but raunchy comedy!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 11pm
$20 plus 2 drink min.
1/2 price tickets at

HOST: Walt Frasier (Letterman, MTV, VH1, NICK, WE)
Uncensored Improv from the ranks of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH
Special Guest comics including
MAD DOG MATTERN (Sirius Radio, BBC, National Bookings/College Favorite)
ANGRY BOB (CNN Political Satirist, Last Comic Standing)

See ANGRY BOB every Friday with Rick Sanchez on CNN

The New Gang

We are very excited to some amazing talent starting next week. They have been rehearsing all month and ready to freshen up the ranks. Come to the show and check out these great folks.

Alena Acker, Scott Baxter, John Gleason, Lauren Grey, Andree Lambertson, Chris Leidenfrost-Wilson, Dorothy McMillan, Roger Mulligan, Katie Siegmund, and Ryman Sneed start performing in shows on Feb 13