Posts by Scott Hearne

Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 57 – Mark Beltzman

Mark Beltzman has been acting, writing, and directing since 1981. He was a founding member of Improv Olympic in Chicago and of the legendary group, Barons Barracudas. Mark has worked and directed at the famed Second City in Chicago. He directed many improvisational and theatrical productions at Second City in Chicago and Los Angeles, including…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 56 – David Drake

David Drake is a comedian. Since moving to Chicago he has been invited to perform in over 17 national festivals. He has also been featured in Comcast’s televised stand up specials ‘Who’s Laughing Now?’ and ‘Trial by Laughter’ in addition to the College Humor Live show at the UCB Theater in New York. He is…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 55 – Deano Jones

Deano Jones is a musician, actor, author and graphic designer. He’s also a member of several Austin improv groups: The Knuckleball Now, The Intentions, and Simply D-Vine. Originally from NYC, he was the singer/songwriter of the band Clowns for Progress, a greaser punk pop band who wore full clown makeup and vintage tuxedos. The Clowns…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 54 – US National Improv Team

The US National Improv Team (USNIT) is a group of seven UCB-trained improvisers who play with “aggressive faith.” After practicing and performing together consistently for over a year, they feel supported enough by one other to leap before they look and always love where they land. A UCB East Indie Cagematch three-time champion, USNIT recently…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 53 – Ryan Schutt

Ryan Schutt has performed stand up comedy at SF Sketchfest and Gilda’s Laugh Fest, as well as the Laughing Skull Comedy, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts, Cape Fear Comedy, Memphis Comedy, and Midpoint Music Festivals. He has also made appearances on the Nerdists’s “Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction” podcast, “The Alyona Show” on…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 52 – Nice Astronaut

One of Austin’s longest running comedy troupes, Nice Astronaut was the first self-formed troupe from ColdTowne Theater in 2008 and has played at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater at the Del Close Marathon, the Chicago Improv Festival, and The Out of Bounds comedy festival. Nice Astronaut regularly performs improv and sketch comedy at ColdTowne Theater…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 51 – Brandie Posey

Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian and writer quickly making a name for herself as one of the most consistently hilarious and hard working comedians in LA’s popular alternative comedy scene. She has been featured as a performer at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The All Jane No Dick Festival, The Cape Fear Comedy Festival,…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 50 – Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger

Abbott had Costello. Martin had Lewis. Luis Cortes and Drew Coolidge have to settle for each other. These veteran improvisers and best friends seem to share one comedic mind as they explore a multitude of ideas and characters in their trademark conversational style. One of the most decorated two-man teams in Los Angeles, they most…

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Theft Forum Podcast Ep. 49 – Lilan and Wilder

Scott Hearne interviews Lilan and Wilder; and Will Doughty at The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2013 on The Hideout Coffeehouse stage. Lilan and Wilder are former college roommates and current best friends. They are both actors/comedians and have been doing sketch comedy together since 2011. They have performed at LA shows: Where Eagles Dare,…

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