Sunday, February 27, 2005

Dan Does The Movie @ The UCBT, This Monday the 28th at 6:30

Instant Cinema, the house team that performs "The Movie" form at The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, describes The Movie thus:

"See everything you'd expect from a movie improvised live on stage -- dramatic camera angles, tense editing, high-flying action sequences and tender denoument.

Never-before-seen movies that span every era, every style, and every genre, but always better than anything you'd see at a multiplex."

That's as good a description of the Movie as anything (which is why I stole it). To be sure, Instant Cinema are the pros; we're just a bunch of skilled amateurs. But we're still better than the multiplex.

Come see me perform the movie with my upper-level improv class compatriots, this Monday at 6:30 at the UCBT, New York's best-respected improv comedy theater: 307 W. 26th Street, @ 8th Avenue. Entrance can be gained for a mere $5. How often can you get an hour of hilarity for only five clams?

Friday, February 18, 2005

Robots No More!

Just as all good things must come to an end, so too
must all little-known improvisational comedy groups
eventually say goodbye.

Yes, Robotski has broken up. But fear not, friends--
we wouldn't call it quits without one last farewell
performance. If not for the fans, we'd do it for the
merchandising alone (and for the profits from the
inevitable "Robotski Reunion Tour[s]").

So why not come see our final performance for old
time's sake? And if you've never seen Robotski
TOGETHER... unless, of course, you happen to see us
together eating dinner in a restaurant or something.
But that's not all that funny (other than the clumsy
way Francis eats radishes).

Where and when is this extravaganza of hilarity?

Gotham City Improv
158 West 23rd St
@ 7th Ave.
Above Monster Sushi
Friday Feb. 18 at 10pm

Will you be sharing the spotlight with anyone else?

We will be splitting the bill with a delightful group
that goes by the name "Jonely Bonely"

And how much must I pry from my wallet to gain entry?

A mere $7

Do not be sad old friends. As the saying goes, God
doesn't close a door without opening a window.
Unfortunately, it's often sleeting outside, and you
have to run and close the window, because God has no
sense of the ill-effects weather might have on a mere
mortal. Still, shed no tears for Robotski. After
all, it's not like we're being executed. Ha ha!
(Except for Fed, who is being executed. Sorry, Fed.
In retrospect that last joke was a little
insensitive.) Instead of crying with sadness, cry
with laughter at the show this Friday.

And, of course, this means you'll never have to suffer
through one of these long promotional posts again.

One last time-- Robotski is:

Francis Doehner
Jacques Duvoisin
Federico Hatoum
Jonathan Kravetz
Dan McCoy

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Robotski Says FAREWELL

Yes, after nearly two years, my improv group Robotski is calling it quits. But don't cry for us. Instead, come to our farewell show.

Friday the 18th at 10pm, we'll be doing a double bill with a group called Jonly Bonly, at Gotham City Improv. The cost will be $7-- a mere seven clams for your last chance to ever see Robotski perform together.

More information will be forthcoming soon.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Jest Magazine

The new issue of Jest is out, and I've got two pieces in it: "Jest's Fashion Time Cops" (pg. 22) and "Memos of a Sesame Street Fact Checker" (pg. 57).

You can check out some of the pieces from the new issue (unfortunately not mine) at, which also lists several locations in NYC where you can pick up the full print version.

The Humor Editor is IN

I am the humor editor for You should check it out.

I also did many of the illustrations, although some (for "The Clock on the Wall" and "Thousand Mile Stare") are erroneously credited to the other illustrator. Ah well. Glory is fleeting.

Dan Does The Movie at UCBT

I will be performing the "Movie" at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater (307 W. 26th Street), twice in late February/ early March.

The show is just what it sounds like: an improvised 25-minute movie (actually, two), each born from a single audience suggestion.

The shows will be on Monday, February 28 at 6:30 PM Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 PM, and will set you back a mere $5.