BBCT 2012 HISTORICAL RECORD

Black Box Comedy TournamentBLACK BOX IMPROV TOURNAMENT returns for its fifth annual installment. Eight comedy teams will battle it out in a relentlessly assault of gut-busting hilarity. At the end of every match, the audience will help decide which team advances and which one gets eliminated. The last team left standing will receive a coveted performance slot in a Black Box Comedy Festival Saturday night show!!

BBIT SHOWS

$10 for access to all BBIT events | | Performances at Relapse Comedy Theatre (map).

SAT 9/15 2PM
PRELIM 1
- Zombie and Flesh
- Toxic Gumby
- Salon du Shogun
- TruHollywood Storytellers

SAT 9/15 4PM
PRELIM 2
- So & So and His Imaginary Friends
- Dudemouth
- Revis & Zeiss
- Drug Money

SAT 9/15 6PM
BEER & PIZZA SOCIAL
SAT 9/15 8PM
FINALS

BBIT TEAMS

Drug Money
DRUG MONEY

Reigning BBIT 2011 champs, Drug Money is a team of cut-throat improv thugs assembled by none other than Curtis Smythe, a seasoned veteran of comedy trade. Watch out. Drug Money is gonna get’cha.

DUDEMOUTH

Dude, it’s frat party improv, totally gnarly and chock full stuff that’ll make you laugh your butt off. We’ll undoubtedly put you in that keg-stand state of mind. Come out and party down.

Dudemouth

Salon du Shogun
SALON DU SHOGUN

Atlanta’s finest live neo-comedy show. Yes, it’s as pretentious as it sounds. Be there, or lose… EVERYTHING.

SO & SO AND HIS IMAGINARY FRIENDS

Are you home alone playing with made-up people? Get out of your house, come to Relapse Theatre, and bring those made-up people with you to see some amazing short-form, audience-inspired improv.

So & So

Revis and Ziess
REVIS AND ZIESS

Revis & Zeiss is a thought provoking, improvised theatrical exploration of the human condition. From one audience suggestion Jay Revis and Craig Zeiss create multiple characters and discover their intersecting stories, exposing both the comic and tragic nature of everything that makes us human. Oh, yeah, and they’re funny.

TOXIC GUMBY

They are two adult males with varying degrees of facial hair and one adult woman with no facial hair whatsoever. They share one stretchy brain that best expresses itself in spasms of controlled chaos. Toxic Gumby… improv pure and toxic as the driven snow.

Toxic Gumby

TruHollywood Storytellers
TRUHOLLYWOOD STORYTELLERS

TruHollywood Storytellers is an improvised VH1 Storytellers based off an audience suggestion of a fake band’s name. From there founding band members Kellan Meador and Russ Kirn delve into the life, times, and greatest hits from your favorite fictitious band.

ZOMBIE AND FLESH

One of them is dead and not like the other. He wants to eat his head, but that’s not a bother. Zombie and Flesh.

Zombies and Flesh

BBIT SLIDESHOW

Check out this slideshow from the BBIT 2011.


BBIT RULES

  1. TEAMS :: Any groups not otherwise performing in the Black Box Comedy Festival can compete in the tournament. Teams may consist of 1-8 people.
  2. MATCHES :: Each match pits four teams against each other. Teams with the highest score from the judges win and advances to the next round. The losing teams are eliminated.
  3. TIMING :: Each team gets a 20min. performance set followed by a 10min. joint performance set. Each set is strictly timed. Judging occurs after the joint performance.
  4. JUDGING :: There is one Representative Judge and two Independent Judges. At the end of the match, the audience votes via applause. The Representative Judge assigns scores based solely on those applause. The Independent Judges assign scores using their improv wisdom. The team with the highest overall score wins.
  5. PLAY NICE :: This is meant to be a friendly competition. Harassment and intimidation during, before or after the performance by either the performers or members of the audience will not be tolerated. The host will not hesitate to eject people or disqualify teams for such behavior.
  6. STACKING THE AUDIENCE :: Stacking the audience is not only allowed, it’s encouraged.

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