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Center City Fringe: Dangerous Fools & Nardo Are Making It up as They Go

Posted August 10th, 2015

DF&NImprovisational comedy may be pretty Dangerous, potentially Foolish, and possibly Nardo-y? for those of us clutching onto our ego and self-image. But, we’re glad to say that the members of the improv groups, Dangerous Fools and Nardo, just don’t operate under the same sort of anxieties that the rest of us do. Nope, the company of Thomas Fowler and Mary Carpenter (Dangerous Fools) and Steve Roney, Eoin O’Shea, and Joe Sabatino (Nardo), veer headlong into their wild brand of long-form improv as often as they can. All members of Dangerous Fools and Nardo have performed for years with the Philadelphia improv-centerpoint, ComedySportz in Center City. For this year’s Fringe Festival, they bring their comedy chops to the PlayGround stage at the Adrienne on Sansom Street. We posed a few questions for one half of the Dangerous Fools duo, Mary Carpenter.

FringeArts: What can audiences expect from Dangerous Fools & Nardo when you take the stage this summer?

Mary Carpenter: First and foremost, they can expect to laugh. I know I laugh every time I work with or watch any of these improvisers. Both groups do long-form improv, meaning they usually just take one suggestion and weave together a series of scenes and characters. With this group though, people should expect the unexpected.

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Tonguing the Groove

Posted September 9th, 2012

Today, Bobbi Block of Tongue & Groove ran from performing in Le Grand Continental at the Art Museum over to Rittenhouse for the first night of her group’s run at the Playground at the Adrienne. After the jump, this Philly Fringe vet—she’s produced or performed in a show at every Fringe—talks about what makes Tongue & Groove: Spontaneous Theater different from other improv. You should read it for a number of reasons, not least of which is that they are forebears of the spirit of 2012 Philly Fringe nakedness, for all their promo photos, including this year’s (see below), involve no clothes. After the jump: we talk, because you only subscribe to this blog for the interviews.

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