RomHim Parody

RompHim Parody – HipDot

My friend, Ashley, works for HipDot, which promotes shopping on its site through facebook live broadcasts. If you’ve been on facebook recently, you saw the kickstarter video for RompHim, a romper for men. Ashley suggested a parody to her bosses. They green lighted it. Here’s the result. Glad to play a part. I’ll add that […]

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Robert A Lynch

2016 in Review

I grew a lot as an actor this year – more physical, playful, artistic, vocal and comfortable in chaos. I also made a big distinction toward the end of 2016 that really changed my perspective, and subsequently, my outlook for 2017: there’s a huge difference between struggling and being in the struggle. The latter includes […]

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The Art of Falling

Take a risk. Fall in love. Let yourself go… Oh. This show. THIS SHOW! Poignant, moving, thoughtful, engaging, lovely, funny, hopeful, inspiring. Here’s the description: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City bring their ingenious collaboration, The Art of Falling, to our stage, creating an unprecedented performance that’s lively, charming and adorably absurd. The […]

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UCB LA Harold Audition

Improv auditions are interesting. I’ve now auditioned for house/Harold teams at iO Chicago, iO West, The Annoyance, The Playground and for Rogue. Two nights ago, I added UCB LA to the list. 512 people auditioning. Less than 5 percent get in. Seems about right. A couple thoughts about this audition: 1) The auditors were extremely […]

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UCB LA’s Jake Regal Part 2

Here’s the second part of my interview with UCB LA’s Jake Regal. How has improv changed? When I was first taking classes, the philosophy was a very much a writer’s philosophy. It seemed solely about the game – finding the unusual thing, playing the move. It was very mathematical. Almost too mathematical. Never as bad […]

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UCB LA’s Jake Regal Part 1

If you’ve ever caught a Harold show at UCB, you’ve likely seen Cardinal Redbird. And if you’ve ever had a practice group, you’ve likely heard the name Jake Regal suggested as a coach. Jake plays with Cardinal Redbird. And he’s one of the best improv coaches I’ve had in LA. He’s efficient with time, specific […]

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Composing The Harold – David Harris

“Comedy was mystical to me. I used to think, ‘you’re either funny or you’re not.’ And UCB said you can analyze it and produce comedy and think about it as a writer.” -David Barton Harris For David Barton Harris, long form improvisation at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) is like composing modern music – the intro, […]

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