About Us FAQ's
When did you first start working together?
We started working together in 2008 at The University of Montana, where we all went to school and got various degrees in Theatre, Acting, and Dance.
How did you come up with your team name / show title?
Our first sort of “big hit” piece uses a home made format, which we still utilize today, that employs pads of paper strapped to our bodies like back packs. The papers all have simple line drawings of things that could either be what we become or a tool we use.
What was the first sketch idea you can remember having as a group or an individual?
I think the first sketch we did as a group was a tap dance, a sort of call and response physical comedy kind of thing. The piece was called “Sell The Buffalo” and was performed to OK Go’s“Here It Goes Again”.
What's your creative process like?
We are inspired by silly everyday situational comedy and tragedy which will soon be laughed at. Our process generally starts with one idea or story and we heighten and offer ideas from that one jumping off point.
Who are your influences? Who are some of your favorite sketch comedy acts performing today? Who has blown your mind?
We are huge fans of Blue Man Group, Pilobolus, Momix,Manual Cinema, Nina Conti, OK Go and The Muppets.
Do you have any fun "worst show" or "worst audience member" stories?
Can I replace the word “worst” with “memorable”? We were in Portland putting up a show while we were in college and had to do all our own publicity. So we spent most of our time handing out flyers to strangers. We had a homeless man take us up on it, he was a very chipper fellow, seemed to be into the performance, commented loudly the whole way through, made any possible effort to participate, and left about 20 minutes in.
Do you have any fun "best show" stories?
Our first time performing in Austin was a moment of truth for us. We performed at Frontera Festival and were unsure about how an audience of people who aren’t our peers, have never met any of us, and have never seen our work would respond to our shenanigans. Needless to say, we were very well received and ended up playing Best of Fest for four straight years.