The Long Form Improv Special “House of Lies LIVE” Premieres Online 12/30 and on Showtime on NYE!
I have very special news! I executive produced and acted in a special for Showtime that will bring LONG FORM IMPROV TO TELEVISION!
The special is called HOUSE OF LIES LIVE and combines improv newbies Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell with improv veterans from our television show- Josh Lawson, Ryan Gaul, Lauren Lapkus, Eugene Cordero and myself. We get a single suggestion from the crowd to create an entire long form improv show. Every word and idea is made up on the spot. No one knows what is going to happen next.
I have been performing improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in both NY and LA for the past ten years and it has been a dream of mine to get long form on television to show off the kind of stuff the UCB Theatres do on a daily basis. And the fact that I get to do this while highlighting how funny and amazing the cast of House of Lies is, is just a beautiful treat. I hope people are blown away by how talented this cast is because it’s remarkable how good they are for trying this out for the first or second time. And this group in particular had never performed on stage together before the cameras started rolling.
Showtime has been unbelievably supportive and wonderful throughout this entire process. House of Lies Live will premiere ONLINE on December 30th then have it’s big television premiere on NYE at 10pm on Showtime.
This special means a lot to me and any love the tumblr/twitter/facebook/instagram/comedy community could give to support this type show on television would be very much appreciated. If this goes well, who knows what comes next.
Check out some of the clips below from the special that airs in just one week!
House of Lies has been picked up for a THIRD SEASON!!!
House of Lies has been picked up for a third season!!! This is such fantastic news! Thank you to everyone at Showtime for your amazing support and every single of one of you that has been watching. I can’t wait for everyone to see what happens next in season 2!!! Our next new episode airs a week after the Super Bowl, February 9th at 10pm on Showtime and it features…MATT…FUCKING…DAMON.
TVLine Interview on the House of Lies Finale, Parks and Rec Finale, Hunger Games and Sloths
Here’s an interview I did with the fantastic Alyse Whitney for TVLine.com about the House of Lies season finale, the Parks and Recreation season finale and Jean-Ralphio’s Hunger Games. Click the photo below to read the entire interview.
House of Lies- Season 1 Finale
This Sunday marks the season finale of our Showtime show- House of Lies. If you’ve been watching up to this point, you know that the pod is suffocating for air with their backs against the wall. It all comes down to this episode. If you haven’t been watching, you can easily catch up on Showtime on Demand. This finale changes everything about the dynamic of the show for season two. It’s a big one. Here is a preview of the finale plus a bonus scene.