A night featuring Bing Bong Industries / Shell Company
Bing Bong Industries is a growing film and comedy collective. Come see originals short films, sketches and more from a community of people who make stuff for people who make things.
Short Films and live sketch from Rob Gentile, Cody Ziglar, Marla Black, Griffin Davis, Andrew Stanton, Jp Boudwin, Maddy Wagger, Sarah Brown and more!
Shell Company is a Los Angeles-based improv comedy troupe featuring Alex Dobrenko, David Lee Hess, and Troy A. Miller. With a simple audience suggestion, the group is off and running to create a central cadre of characters whose relationships and story world are explored both thematically and narratively. Their vibe, as Alex would put it, is “good friends who like to goof around.”
All three met years ago while living in Austin, Texas. In Los Angeles, they have performed at iO West, The Clubhouse, and Impro Studio (where they are currently guest residents for the month of March).
David Lee Hess is musician, actor, and improviser, who’s recorded a dozen albums of original music with various Texas-based bands. He started improvising in 2008 at ColdTowne Theater in Austin and graduated from iO West in 2016. Since 2011, Hess has worked in over four dozen feature and short films, pilots and web series, as well as episodes of TNT’s DALLAS and NBC’s REVOLUTION.
Troy A. Miller is an accomplished screenwriter, filmmaker, and improvisation performer and teacher. He’s been improvising since 2002, starting in Austin, Texas at the renowned Hideout Theatre, and his comedy group CONFIDENCE MEN (improvised David Mamet) is a two-time winner of the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Improvisational Theatre, and regularly tours festivals across North America. Currently, his award-winning screenplay THE HITCH is being developed by filmmaker Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption).
Alex Dobrenko is an actor and improviser who can be seen in the films KRISHA, ARLO & JULIE, and the upcoming QUAKER OATHS. He also played Dustin Hoffman’s son in THE PROGRAM, and Wired Magazine called him one of the “15 Most Fascinating Filmmakers and Stars at SXSW” but they were probably talking about Charlie Day or some other short jew. He’s been through the UCB program in Los Angeles and cut his teeth doing improv in Austin, TX at the Hideout Theatre.
Call 323 962-7560 to purchase tickets or purchase them online. (Free for iO students and performers)