peterEveryone vs. Branson Reese was a non-stop thriller, and yet only the beginning of the De-spirado action.  Up this Thursday at 11pm: Trike + Bryn McNerney vs. Sad Kids + Bryn McNerney.

It’s sure to be a battle to go down in Inspirado Legend, as Trike (Peter McNerney and Nick Kanellis) battle Sad Kids (Beth Newell and Julia Hynes).  Only one thing is for certain: Bryn McNerney is going to win.

And also the audience.  Bryn’s rearing to go.  Thursday, December 11th at 11pm only INspiradaaaaadoooooooooooo

DE-SPIRADO! Everyone vs. Branson Reese Recap


Against all odds Branson Reese triumphed over the entire Magnet Theater!!!

The beginning of the month long De-Spirado events started off with some fierce trash talk. First, Kevin Cobbs stated to things we all know to be true. 1) Branson Reese is the worst person at the Magnet 2) Fuck that guy. Reese fired back saying that God should forgive the Magnet theater for they know not what they do to go against a man like Branson Reese.


First the rag tag group of Magnet theater vets was up and they chose the Physical Challenge of Dungeon: Your whole set is a mono-scene which takes place in a dungeon, each character is chained in a different way. And what a dungeon it was!!!! Not only did we follow a dear married couple who got turned around and ended up chained together in a dungeon filled with people all from different parts of England. But we also met Skort! Who was a real complain-y son of a bitch. Whilst everyone was being turtured they also got to enjoy a round of “give everyone a nick name” hosted by a man on the rack who had a rat gnawing out of his crotch. While the doormaster tried to master the door, the silent twins decided they liked pumpkins. Branson Reese made a cameo as a real dickbag and turtured some people of his own. At the end of the day a song coxed the rat out of Don’s crotch and they all lived happily ever after.

Then it was on to Branson Reese.

On a side note, that guy is a real a-hole am I right?

Anywho! He selected the nerdy challenge of Pan: Do a one man version of the live Peter Pan that was airing simultaneously on NBC. Oh and what a rendition it was! It of course featured the classic Peter Pan style of every character constantly reminding the audience of who they were and saying what all the other characters were saying. We were reminded that the father of the family is the worst guy ever, and that when you really look at it Peter abducts three children from their home and takes them to a pirate infested island. Then we met Captain Hook who never let us forget that not only did he want a child dead but he (Christopher Walken) had murdered Natalie Wood in the 70s and gotten away with it. After the audience revived Tinker Bell with a rather long applause break, Christopher Walken, who had momentarily wandered off set, returned and killed Allison Williams! But the murder was quickly avenged by the crocodile who stealthy killed Walken and turned the night into his one man show!

All and all it was a thrilling night but evil won and Branson took home the prize of half a piece of cornbread lovingly donated by the beautiful Elena Skopetos!

Join us next week for more fun, crazy, wacky challenges that you can only find at DESPIRRRRRRRRRRRRADO!!!


BransonIt’s that time of the season…De-Spirado!  Each December, Inspirado takes a break from it’s regularly scheduled programming to present a handful of one time only magical Inspirado events guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit, or not to put you in the spirit, or a third option.

Up first: EVERYONE vs. BRANSON REESE.  Brick and Weave member and devilish imp Branson Reese will perform a show entirely by himself.  The team he’s facing?  Everyone else.  A team composed of any and every House Team performer will take on the Inspirado challenge board.

The trash talk has already begun.  See you Thursday, 11pm, for De-Spiradoooo!!



Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, guys and gals, ladies and men, cats and dogs, gather round! For last night we had a team take home the big bacon! That’s right The Music Industry won the OH SHIT CHALLENGE!!!

The air was pulsing with electricity as the trash talk began. Tom Dunlap the captain of challenging team, Musical Megawatt sensation Wonderland, began by complimenting TMI for being “Almost The Wrath good.” Tom went on the talk about how TMI was a wonderful example of how if you work real hard at the Magnet you’ll eventually date someone who teaches there. Kevin Cobbs would not be deterred or distracted and ended his glorious trash talk run by pointing out that Musical improv had everything that improv had (privileged whites dicking around on stage) but with singing. He then tried to name some funny musicals but was only able to produce Nazi ridden adventure tale “The Sound of Music.”


Wonderland was up first and chose the Dumb challenge of Transaction: Every scene in your show is someone buying a pair of pants.  Wonderland then launched into a marvelous musical milieux of the dangers of Black Friday. AND DANGEROUS IT WAS! There songs and scenes spanned a young nerdy boy at Abercrombie and Fitch who had a strange (and quite uncomfortable) relationship with his mother to the highs of murder and the lows of remorse. There set even included Christopher Walken and Samuel L. Jackson starring in a chilling (and brief) anti-hope propaganda film. All in all Wonderland set was magical but would it be enough to take down the Juggernaut of…

THE MUSIC INDUSTRY who was forced to choose none other than the dreaded, the beloved, the bedazzling OH SHIT! Challenge! And it was a juicy challenge indeed! For it was Clementines: Here are 20 pounds of Clementines, you have to eat more of them in a twenty minute span that world champion eater Yasir Salem. And to make things more interesting TMI could only eat while they were in a scene while great gurgatator Yasir could just chow down on the citrusy treats. AND SO IT BEGAN! With a EMT standing by (as we legally had to have) TMI began eating with great ferver, but as the scenes wore on and the massive masses of mushy pulp settled surreptitiously on their stomaches their eating slowed significantly. There set revolved around a local Louisiana town who had their own Vienna boys choir, loved attending funerals, and was worried about the effects of “reverse scurvy.” While Yasir noshed with no need to reduce his speed, TMI had to occasionally slow their eating especially when those pesky clementines just wouldn’t stay in their stomaches. Regardless of the regurgitation, the clementines they wasted by squeezing the juice on poor Hannah Chase,  and their anger with god (Rick) for making them do this in the first place, in the end they pulled ahead of Yasir and won the eat off 54-57!!!!

So there you have it, another OH SHIT! Champion (the second for both Dennis Pacheco and Pheobe Tyers). But fear not friends! While the orange smell in the Magnet may linger for only a few weeks, INSPIRADO will return in December for a run of specialty shows called Desperado! So keep your ears to the ground and your eyes in the sky and remember you can only catch action like this Thursdays at 11pm at the Magnet Theater at the one and only INSPIRADDDDDDDDOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!



In 4 years, the Oh Shit Challenge has been selected 6 times, and Thursday Nov. 13th will be the 7th.  The Music Industry will face off against Musical Megawatt Sweethearts Wonderland, in a all out brawl to the finish.  Haven’t been to an Inspirado OH SHIT Challenge ever in your life?  Check out some of our previous OH SHIT’s to get an idea…

What will happen?  Who can possibly for see the magical mystery that is OH SHIT?  Will The Music Industry actually be able to complete the challenge or will they be the first improv team to ever topple to the OH SHIT Challenge?  You Decide.  Thursday, Nov. 13th at 11pm.  Get there early and stay late, this is gonna be great. INSPIRADOOOOOO!





Gather round guys and gals because TMI is moving on to the holiest of holies the OH SHIT! Challenge!

Last night they leaped their last hurdle by taking on Bloomer.

The trash talk was mighty as the devil himself represented Bloomer and tried to warn the crowd away from causing the “Most boring OH SHIT! Ever.” But Kevin Cobbs of The Music Industry would hear none of it and not only reminded the crowd of the brief one year run that Bloomer had on Megawatt but also described his ideal world in which Phil Wolf was at The Magnet a lot and Branson Reese went the way of the Buffalo.

After that it was onto the challenges. Bloomer selected the dumb challenge of How Fares Zach Braff? One character in your show just woke up from a coma they have been in since 2006. It was a raucously raging rollercoaster ride of roast beef sandwhiches and jet pack cops punching people’s jaws off. We followed poor young Marissa as she awoke from her coma to the strange and terrifying world of 2020! With iPhones, British cars, and father son sleep studies. Even when the poor lass tried to reconnect with her parents they could never believe it was not a rouse no matter how detailed her description was of the big birthmark on her buttocks.

Speaking of Buttocks! The Music Industry had no choice but to choose the challenge of Stylistic: You must perform the film Forrest Gump in complete gibberish. And off they ran! We saw the heartwarming tale of Forrest Gump as he defended Jenny from her numerous attackers, met at least one confused president, and watched his friend mail a letter. We all remember that great scene in Forrest Gump where that guy mails that letter. And Forrest ran on and on without a word of English spoken (except for the word AIDS which was spoken quite a bit). And it of course ended the way Forrest Gump always ends, with Tom Hanks getting an Oscar.

Now TMI takes on the tremendous towering task of the OH SHIT! Challenge! They will go up against musical Megawatt sensation Wonderland. Will Wonderland woo the will of the crowd and stop TMI from sensationally snatching success? Or will The Music Industry finish off their fabulous feat with a fantastic finish? Find out next week only at INSPIRRRRRRRRADDDOOOOOO!!!!




The Music Industry has won 7 weeks in a row and appear unstoppable.  The only thing standing in their way now is reunited Megawatt darlings BLOOMER.

Bloomer, a powerhouse Megawatt team from the 1950’s (or so) features a stacked line up of improv stalwarts.  There’s a lot of Inspirado experience coming to the stage, including Andrew Vuillmier, Branson Reese, Will Quinn, Hannah Chase, Bianca Casusol, Alexis Lambright, Phil Wolff and Kevin Kiernan.  Holy smokes that’s a team!

Can the cuddly Bloomer take down the mighty Music Industry?  Will the Inspirado stage be able to support the weight of all the talent?  Will a random old man be a part of the show?  Find out Thursday at 11pm at Inspiiiiiiiiradoooooo!