Posts categorized “Tacoma”

Saturday, 5 November 2016

My Famous Friends Are at Jet City Comic Show This Weekend!

Fall into "The Abyss"

Fall into “The Abyss”

The Abyss

First off, I’m super excited that two of my Fools Play colleagues, Andre the Crimson Fool and Laramie the Olive Fool, have published a (bizarre) book called “The Abyss.” They’re exhibiting it at JCCS right now!

Creator’s Edge Press

My pal Travis runs a comic book company! Go check out this Creator’s Edge Press booth and pick up some awexome indie comix like “Billy Love Nibbles” or “Prince of Pieces.”

Jet City Woman?

Jet City Woman?

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse

A former fool (Mike the Green Fool) and his friend Greg wrote a comic book last year that got published by Oni Press (the same company that published “Scott Pilgrim”). Greg is exhibiting it!

Sweetgyrl Designs

Greg’s wife Anne runs Sweetgyrl Designs, which offers awexome pop-culture tchotchkes. All the retro 80’s stuff you’ve been looking for, handmade and vintage! This year it looks like the booth has a “Stranger Things” vibe to it!

Sometimes I’m amazed at how my life is just filled with artists of all sorts. Anyway, head to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center (map) this weekend to attend Jet City Comic Show!

Categories: Comics, Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, My Famous Friends, Tacoma.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Twice the Fools Play This Saturday!

Tacoma or Olympia? YOU DECIDE!

Tacoma or Olympia? YOU DECIDE!

Tomorrow (Saturday, October 22nd 2016), Fools Play Improv is performing NOT ONE, but TWO shows!

First you can see Fools Play at the Olympia’s South Sound Estuarium at 8:00 PM. Then you can see Fools Play at the Tacoma Little Theatre at 10:30 PM:

Fishy fishy fishy fishy boom boom boom

Fishy fishy fishy fishy boom boom boom

It should be noted that the South Sound Estuarium and Tacoma Little Theatre are about a 30-minute drive apart (in good traffic), so it is actually possible to go see BOTH shows. I, however, will only be performing in Tacoma.

It should also be noted that this isn’t the first time Fools Play Improv has performed at the Tacoma Little Theatre. NO! Fools Play had a memorable run there a couple of decades ago as well:

Let's do the Time Warp again...

Let’s do the Time Warp again…

South Sound Estuarium:
309 State Ave NE, Olympia (map)
8:00 PM

All-Ages, $5.00
Tacoma Little Theatre:
210 N I St, Tacoma (map)
10:30 PM
All-Ages, $10.00

Concessions (including BOOZE) are available!

LET’S SEE YOU IN SOME CAPACITY TOMORROW!

Categories: Fools Play, Tacoma.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Two Upcoming Fools Play Opportunities

Pure profit...

Pure profit…

Hey, there are a couple of Fools Play Improv shows coming up that y’all might wanna look into. And after looking into them, y’all might want to actually, y’know, go to them.

The first one happens this Saturday. Hey! That’s tomorrow!

A colorful cast!

A colorful cast!

Fools Play is part of a massive bill that includes two musical acts and a couple of stand-up comedians, so they’ll be doing a shortened show as just one of the acts. Bonus: Half Pint makes really excellent pizza, and you can have some whilst you watch the funtimes! Also, who can resist “Gypsy Folk Punk Clowns?” Full disclosure: I won’t be at this show ’cause I’m going camping this weekend. BUT YOU CAN (be at this show, in the audience).

Details:
Fun Police + Are They Brothers? + Fools Play
Saturday, August 27th 9:00PM
@ Half Pint Pizza & Brewery
2710 6th Ave, Tacoma 98406 (map)
All-Ages (I think) & Free (I think)

The next opportunity is in a couple of weeks, and this one is up in SEATTLE!

MUSICAL GUEST!!!!

MUSICAL GUEST!!!!

That’s right: We are doing a co-show with musical guest Julia Massey! Holy crap! That’s awexome! Plus it’s in Seattle, so all of you people who don’t come to see Fools Play because it’s way down in Tacoma and that’s too far away (you know who you are) have NO EXCUSE not to come see this show!

Details:
Fools Play Concert Conversations with Julia Massey! (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, September 10th 5:00 PM
@ The Pocket Theatre
8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle 98103 (map)
All-Ages, $10 (online) or $14 (at door)

COME SEE THE FUNNIES!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Music, Tacoma.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

See Fools Play LIVE at the Harry Potter Block Party this Saturday!

Fools Play Improv: The best of all Hogwarts Houses!

Fools Play Improv: The best of all Hogwarts Houses!

Saturday, July 30th, Fools Play Improv participates in Tacoma’s huge block party celebrating the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. See us live for free at Destiny City Comics at 7:00 PM alongside an entire block’s worth of entertainment and spectacle!

Details:
Harry Potter Midnight Release Block Party (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, 7/30 7:00 PM
@ Destiny City Comics
218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
All-ages; FREE!

Categories: Fools Play, Tacoma.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Fools Play’s Summer Improv No. 2: This Saturday!

Fools Play's Summer of Improv Part 2

Let’s get together and do this Summer right!

This Saturday Night (July 16th) is Fools Play Improv’s 2nd show of the summer! It’s gonna be a Metric Tonne of Funne™!!! I’ll be performing in it as the Purple Fool as per usual, and I’d heart to see all y’all’s laughing faces in the audience this weekend.

If’n you can’t make it to this show, we’re also having a show the 3rd Saturday of August. Also, it looks like there might be a couple of extra shows at different venues coming up over the horizon. You’d BEST BELIEVE that I’ll keep you posted about those, too!

July& August Fools Play Performances.

Look where the Maroon Fool is pointing! LOOK!

Details:
Fools Play Summer Improv No. 2 (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, July 16th, 9:00 PM
@ 924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA (map)
All-ages, $10
Discounted 2-for-1 tickets available here!

I SHALLE SEE THEEE THEEEEREEEEEE!

Categories: Fools Play, Tacoma.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Did You Know There’s a Fools Play Show This Weekend?

Fools Play Summer Improv: It's True!

It’s true!

Details:
Fools Play Summer Improv
Saturday, June 18th 9:00 PM
@ 924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA (map)
All-Ages, $10

I’ll be there, up on stage! So can you (be in the audience).

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Tacoma.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

3 More Chances to see Fools Play Improv in March!

Two different shows, three different evenings!

Two different shows, three different evenings!

So you’re thinking, “Hmmm… I find this Chris chap to be interesting. I would like to see more of him.” Well, my fine little friends, you’re in luck!

My improv troupe Fools Play Improv will be performing three more times before the sun sets forever on the month of March 2016!

First, this Thursday the 24th will be Episode 3 of “Improv & Dragons,” our excellently weird show wherein we do improvised scenes based on scanty notes that were taken at an actual, real-life session of Dungeons & Dragons (that none of the Fools were at).

Improv & Dragons

Certainly NOT dungeons.

It’s very funny. You can learn more about it by watching the video that I posted here.

Details:
Improv & Dragons: Episode 3 (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, March 24th 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre
715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)
All-Ages, $10

Then, this Saturday the 26th, come to our regular venue at 924 Broadway in Downtown Tacoma for a very special presentation of “Fools Play Easter Battle.” The two icons of Easter, Jesus and the Easter Bunny, battle it out for ultimate supremacy over the holiday!

Fools Play Easter Battle

Who will win?

It’s all funny and improvised! And the stakes couldn’t be higher, as this video proves:

Plus, I’ll perform my annual “Peep Show” wherein I perform a puppet show whose puppets consist entirely of marshmallow peeps! I usually end up eating a couple dozen of ’em! I believe this might actually be my 10th anniversary of the Peep Show. That’s a lotta sugar.

Details:
Fools Play Presents: Easter Battle (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, March 26th 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Youth Theatre
924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
All-Ages (with swears), $10

Then finally, next Thursday the 31st will be the fourth and final episode of “Improv & Dragons.” What will happen with our intrepid party of adventurers screw-ups? There’s only one way to find out!

Don’t forget we have it on good authority that this show is funny:

Tacoma News Tribune review of Improv & Dragons

HELLZ YEAH I’M IN THE NEWSPAPER

Details:
Improv & Dragons: Episode 4 (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, March 24th 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre
715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)
All-Ages, $10

And that’s it for the month of March. Oh, Fools Play will be a part of the South Sound Improv Festival the in Olympia the first weekend of April, but I’ll get more into that later. This is quite enough for now.

So I know what you’re thinking now: “Yes, this Chris chap is most delightful. I’ll most definitely (or mos-def) be seeing ALL of these three remaining shows, and I’ll also be donating at least three times the ticket prices at each deliciously wondrous performance.”

I knew it!

Categories: Fools Play, Holiday, Tacoma.