Tonight is the night.  After 8 weeks of Trike, tonight is the night.  After almost a full year of no #OHSHIT Challenges, tonight is the night.  2 years after the very first #OHSHIT Challenge, tonight is the night.

Trike will be facing the infamous MalBec (Jamaal Sedayao and Rebecca Robles), for their 9th and final challenge on the Inspirado board.  Throughout their  8 week run they have done nothing but triumph; completing every challenge on the board and climbing to the very tippy top.  Tonight, they complete their quest for The Dale North Memorial Cross Country Skii’s.  Will they win?  Will they go to jail?  You decide.  INSPIRADOOOO! #ohshit


Jan. 17th PREVIEW: FLOWER GIRL Plans to DE-FLOWER Weekend of Regret!!!!

They’re fresh, beautiful and ready to become the new Inspirado champions!  FLOWER GIRL takes the Inspirado stage this Thursday at 11pm.  The Megawatt sweethearts are fresher then they’ve ever been and prepared for any challenge.  Their strengths are strong characters, brilliant initiations and the Harold.

Can they use their charm and dirt to take down Weekend of Regret?  Or will Weekend of Regret plow them over just as they have every team before them?  You decide.  Thursday at 11pm.  INSPIRADDOOOOOO!!!!!




In December, Inspirado will be having 3 one-time-only shows of epic proportions, scale, and grandiloquence.  We’re calling it…De-spirado…

The Owners of the Magnet Theater have long reigned tyranny over the good people of The Magnet Training Center!  The cruelty of Armando Diaz, Ed Herbstman, and Alex Marino has known no bounds.  Last year at this time, 5 brave Level 1 Students challenged the unforgiving Owners and won the deed to THE MAGNET THEATER!

In a rage of unforgivable fury, The Owner’s buckled down and lodged up in THE MAGNET TRAINING CENTER.  This year classed have been filled with endless 3-line scene drills, dreaded laugh taxes, and mimed public square whippings.  One year later- a brave band of 5 Level One upstarts (Chris Hastings, Noelle Ghoussaini, Lev Gartman, Scott Austin, Max Rissman, Michael Delisle) dare to challenge the iron fisted rule of the Owners.  They bear the hopes and dreams of all of Middle Earth Magnet Earth Magnet Students on their Improv backs.

They battle for hopes, for dreams, for bragging rights, and for THE DEED TO THE MAGNET TRAINING CENTER!

David vs. Goliath.  USA 4, USSR 3.  Selena Gomez vs. Mike Tyson.  All pale in comparison.

Will the Magnet Training Center be freed from bondage?  Or will 136 years of collective improv experience quash the uprising.  Find out Thursday, December 6th at 11pm at DE-SPPIRRADDDOOOOOOO!!!!!!!



UPPPSTTTATTTEEEEEEEEE!!!!! OH SHIT!  All 8 challenges and now, only one more stands in their way to becoming the official owners of The Dale North Memorial Chachkies.  OH SHIT!  Orange Augustus team captain, Nicholas Feitel had some serious beard trash talk, but Upstate’s Dustin Drury brushed it off with a knock to Feitel’s “imaginary” beard.  Here we go…

Orange Augustus was up first and chose a Stylistic challenge.  They received ‘Commencement’ and had to do a show in the style of a graduation ceremony.  First we saw the “class speaker” Frank, who told lame jokes, talked about his jobless future and got emotional.  The stage was juxtaposed by  proud divorced parents, in the audience, who had their own problems (including peep touching).  The piece ended with the class valedictorian doing a poetic reading of Vitamin C’s “Friends Forever”.  Perfect.

On their 8th week on the Inspirado stage, the hilarious duo, Upstate took the stage and chose their 2nd to last challenge, Individual.  Since Andrew Yurman-Glaser has done 2 solo shows during their run, it was now Dustin’s turn.  “Coma”.  Andrew had to be in a coma the entire piece and Dustin had to do a mono-scene in a hospital room with him.  What followed was a multi-character, bromance that was partly an homage to Breaking Bad.  Brian Cranston (Malcom in the Middle) showed up for a “Make-a-Wish” request, and performed a few scenes from Breaking Bad.  In the end the piece had slapstick, strong characters and one very important lesson, friends and Breaking Bad, are forever.

OH SHIT!  Upstate took the night and plans on an incredible return for the infamous OH SHIT! CHALLENGE.  Last time this challenge was picked, two men were married.  Next week they will take on the newly minted Megawatt team, The Party Lions!  Will The Party Lions make a dent in Upstate’s incredible armor?  Or will Upstate take the night just like they’ve done for the past 2 months?  You decide!  If you can get it!  11pm!  OH SHIT!  INNNSPPIRADDDOOOO!!!!!!!



The Deed Changes Hands!

In December, Inspirado will be having 4 one-time-only shows of epic proportions, scale, and grandiloquence.  We’re calling it…De-spirado…

It was a historic night at the sold out Inspirado arena, one that will never be forgotten.  As of Dec. 9th, 2011, the tyrannous rein of the “owners” is over!  At the end of this mud slinging grudge match, The Magnet Training Center’s Level 1 Students, would proudly be holding the deed (on leave from the Smithsonian) to the Magnet Theater.  After property being destroyed (Ed knocked down a mic stand), high emotions, and “rich” owners smack talking, the battle for the deed commenced!

The Level 1 Students went first and chose an Individual challenge,  they received Super Power.  Each player was given a super power that every character they played had to have.  The powers that were given were, invisibility, super strength, super speed, mind reading and shape shifting.  The set started off with a construction worker with super strength telling his boss that he wanted to “broaden his horizons”, “…now I want to focus on what else I can do.”  Then we saw a relationship in which the husband, who blocked out his wife’s mind reading powers, was having an affair with an invisible woman.  One of the more abstract scenes started off with two ducks on the water.  Soon after they started mating, “that’s some National Geographic shit right there”.  Right after they both finished, the shape shifter shifted out, “Ahhh…That’s what I needed”.  There’s nothing like a little Duck Love from the new owners!

The Owners (bathed in red light) took the stage next.  They chose a Physical challenge and received Slap/hug.  Every scene needed to began with either a slap or a hug and end with the opposite.  The first scene was a slap fight between two lovers, that quickly ended with them hugging and getting it over with.  We saw a scene in a haunted mansion, where there was blood on the walls and hands in the chimney, “Who would do such a thing!” (Enter Alex Marino), “I would”.  From there we saw a scene in a “sleep lab”, a woman who gave birth to a diamond baby and computer whiz who designed a “monster that moves like a robot”.  In the end, the owners would hang their heads on the fact that they had under estimated their training center (I hear that the new Magnet will have a water fountain!).

Glory has been served!  Level 1 Students will now, “Take level 2!”….ahhhh, all is right again.  Next week!  The 2011 Inspirado Champions Throwdown!  Featuring J.V., Listen Kid!, The Friday Night Sh*w, and Brick!  Who will win!  What will happen!  You find out, next week at 11pm at INNNSPPPIIIRRADDDOOOO!!!!

De-spirado 2011

Dec. 1st: Everyone vs. Shawn Wickens

Dec 8th: Level One Students vs. THE OWNERS

Dec 15th: Champions Throwdown 2011

Dec 29th: The 2011 Holiday Playtacular

DUNK prepares to take on Brick + ARMANDO!

In what could be a double dip recession, there’s not much to look forward too.  Stocks are down, unemployment is high and a weekend trip to Europe is “absurd” according to my mother.  But on Thursday Aug. 18th at 11pm, everything is going to change.  Megawatt legend’s Dunk will come to the Inspirado stage to give Brick a run for their money.  Watch here as they enjoy a scene in a Dallas Barbeque.

They’re skilled, easy going and quick! Is that enough to beat 5 time reigning Inspirado champions BRICK?  This week Brick only has 2 players (Jamal Sedayo, Tim Eberhle), and it turns out they’re going to use their one sub and call upon ARMANDO DIAZ!  Not even the improv gods could have put this match together.  Dale North himself had a dream about it, but never thought it’d happen.  Dunk will face a 2 man Brick plus ARMANDO DIAZ!  WHAT!? How?! Who will win?  Will Inspirado even exist after this, or will this fierce show destroy the stage?  There’s only one way to find out. Thursday.  11pm.  Inspirado.  It’s time for the economy to go BOOOOMMM!!!!!