Not since the Axis powers joined forces in 1937 has a triumvirate of such disparate comedy ideology created such ballyhoo in the pantheon of Improvisational Absurdity.
MAMA LUKE is a three man Improv team spanning three generations of history, culture and comedy influence. Michael Capristo, Dave Cederquist and Glenn Takakjian make up this unholy Trinity. Not quite a Harold, not quite an Armando, their freeform approach is, however, quite amusing.
Mike is a Pittsburgh native and one of those rare people who have spent some time in New York before moving to LA. He’s been performing long-form improv for 5 years including the years he wasn’t very good at all. He enjoys writing and performing all over the city and has been called a “manic pixie dream-girl” by some bullies.
Dave is from Cazenovia, a small town in New York known for hunting and alcoholism. He moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and enjoys performing improv and throwing away screenplay drafts. His natural enemy is the copperhead.
Glenn, expatriate from New Jersey, has been in the Comedy game for over 25 years. Filmmaker, writer, actor, musician, he simply can’t make up his mind what he wants to do. As the “elder statesman” of the group, his pop culture references are often so arcane and incomprehensible, audiences are left outraged and bewildered.
2013 Improv Festival 2 Asians 3 Americans 2 Beer Queer 3 Step A.D.D. Comedy with Dave Razowsky and Ian Foley Adults ALFRED Arab Spring Break Bacon Marmalade Barbie's Dream House Bear Supply BeerSharkMice Big Yellow Taxi BillyHawk Black By Popular Demand Black Irish Pisces Blimprov Boathouse Bobby Hot Stuff Bootsy Collins Boss Tweed Broken Engleesh Bush League Cake Batter Cake Walk Chef Borscht Cherry Spitz Clapping for Carla Clarke Classy Pants Coco Van Cocoon Comrade! Conan Writers Live! Cool Jacket Dad Martinez Daddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore Danger Snack DEATH METAL SEX BRIGADE Doctor Who Live! Double Denim Dr. God Revival Drunkards & Dragons EndGames Improv English Speaking Moose False Restart Fancy Football Femoir Fender Bender Ficus Fine Toothed Gnome Freedom Snatch Gibbon's Tail Girls With Boyfriends God's Little Atheist Good Ol' Days Group Hug Half Kelvin Half Kelvin Happy To Be Here Hello Mallory Higgs Boson Hot Mess Hug Bear I Don't Know Dick I, Intern Improv Dance Company Improv Diary...(uh) In Transit In Your Grandmother's Closet Interrobang? JCT Jimmy Dolan Jimmy Hoffa's Body Joe Canale's Joking Alley with Gareth Reynolds Jorak and Jorak Do Movie Josh.0 KC Improv Company Kreed Stained LA Ugly Level As Well LOLA Los Improvisos! LUNCHBOXXX M'Lady Machine A Manifest Destiny Mannerhouse Manor Margot's Pie Mean People Medium Cool Middle Seat Mike & Chris Mike Brown Solo Improv Extravaganza Minnesota Nice Monkey Butler Mortimer Mr. Body Mr. Johnson Mrs. Beckley Mrs. Belvedere My Racist Friend Narcissists Anonymous Nate & Allie Natural Gas No You Don't, Oprah! Odd Man Off The Cuff Old Vegas One Man Show Panda Panda Pack Pawn Takes Queen Pew Pew Pachoo Phasers On Stun Pirate Yacht Pope Poet Prophet Potion Power Up! PunkRockRobot Puppet Mayhem Quartet Ranger Danger and the Danger Ranger Red Bicyclette: Classic Riggins Rinse & Repeat Scary.Killer.Nice. Schoolyard Chum Scoop Slam Scout Second City Ensemble 1 Shootin' the Shit Shut Up and Kiss Me Silent Majority Skank World Skitsations Smokehouse So Funny It Squirts Squalid Gold Squire Stage Monkeys Star Power Strange Bedfellows Stuttering Lumberjack Sweet Dalai Lama Temporary Insanity Tender Places That's What She Said The Ark The Armando Show The Armando Show w/ "The Mindy Project" cast The Armando Show w/ Angela Kinsey The Armando Show w/ Kevin McDonald The Dick and The Dame The Divorcees The Edge The Flashlites The Foremen The Greene Boozer Elixir The Improv Bruvahs The Kuntz Family Hour The Last Men on Earth The McAllister Boys The Sauce The Younger Statesmen Tiny Marbles TMI Hollywood Toughie Triggerfinger Trubtosiano Two Boot Soup WeirDass What's The Frequency Kendall? Whiskey Tango Wiffle Waffle Win A Date With Chrissy Kiehl!
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Mainstage Rotating Shows BeerSharkMice Elevator and Hill Jones present: Double Standard Freedom Snatch Kind Strangers Less Hot Dog presents: One With Everything Manifest Destiny Razowsky & Clifford Spin-Off Cinema The Better Half The Lampshades The Lusty Horde WeirDass Harbinger