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In an age when Rich White Women are cheating to get their children into college, here’s the story of A Team of Poor Black Men who are still shucking, joking and jiving for their shot at stardom…
The Kings of The Fried Chicken Comedy Circuit.
They Were Famous Before Facebook... From the Westside of Chicago, to the West Coast, all the way to the White House... NATION OF IMPROV
The Docu-Dramedy about black men fighting the white improv patriarchy.
Los Angeles. 2003.
Five black guys from Chicago, create a long-form comedy troupe that took the VERY SMALL, VERY WHITE, VERY MALE improv community by storm. At their peak, “Nation of Improv!”:
😍Headlined the San Francisco Improv Festival with America’s First Black Improv troupe, Oui be Negroes. 😍Headlined a United States Veterans and Artists Alliance Fundraiser featuring stand up comedians JOHN FUGELSANG, FRANGELA, CHRIS SPENCER, and RODNEY PERRY. 😍Headlined at PETER MURRIETA's Bang Improv Studio [the first minority-owned improv training school in the world]; 😍Stars of “Shawshank in a Minute” The Great Sketch Experiment Winning Jib-Jab video directed by the LEGENDARY JOHN LANDIS; 😍Sold Out Shows in the early days of UCBWest Theater! [Coincidentally, this is the location where they suffered their only honest competitive improv ‘Cage Match’ loss to a two man team comprised of COLTON DUNN (star of NBC’s ‘Superstore’) and Academy Award Winning, Writer, Actor Producer, Director, All Around Great Guy - JORDAN PEELE. GOING TO SEE "US" TONIGHT!!!] Before they hit it big, they broke up… But their impact changed the world... #moviepitch #JordanPeele #NationofImprov #Diversity #Improv #US #BlackMovie #Movies #WeekendRead #CrazyRichAsians #BarackObama #MichelleObama #ObamaFoundation #UCBWest #IOWest #LoriLaughlin #FelicityHuffman #AffirmativeAction #PowerThroughPain #Story #PersonalStory #SuperStore #FF