Since 2002, the cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH has played 7000+ shows live from Times Square (off-Broadway, Top NYC Clubs) and touring nationwide (clubs, theaters, colleges and private events) delivering hilarious interactive comedy improvised based on the audience suggestions and participation. Now available worldwide via ZOOM, the cast brings the energy of the NYC clubs to your living room, office, or anywhere else you like to watch.
February 21, 2021 show features the Gutterballs
This is our monthly show featuring veteran cast mates that all joined the troupe on or before 2010.
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH IMPROV co-founder, DC area native, Walt Frasier, now has 18+ years working in NYC comedy clubs. TV credits include Billions, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Lilyhammer, and Letterman 9 episodes). Plus shows on NICK, TRUTV, WE, MTV2, commercials, indy film… Additional international credits include theater (Off Broadway, Festival, Regional and touring), opera, and music.
Member since 2009
This Long Island, New York native is a graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Theatre Performance as well as Voice and Speech.
TV/Film: 30 Rock, Law and Order, Gossip Girls, Fringe, Cupid, When in Rome.
Off Broadway: LMAO, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever. Off-Off Broadway: Lost Boys or an Awfully Big Adventure, JAR’D, Isabelle and the Pretty-Ugly Spell, Hollywood-Hollywood!, Booth! The Musical, Dickens Condensed. Regional Theatre: Shrek The Musical, Jekyll and Hyde, Seussical The Musical, A Wonderful Life, Grand Hotel, Into The Woods, James And The Giant Peach, The Wizard Of Oz, Harry Connick Jr’s The Happy Elf, Sleeping Beauty, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Touring Theatre: Improv4Kids, Charlotte’s Web, 1776, A Christmas Carol. Thank you to all for the love and support!
Patrick Reidy is an actor, comedian, musician, and improviser in NYC. He can currently be seen as a host and improv comedian at the Broadway Comedy Club for the Eight Is Never Enough and LMAO-NYC Interactive Comedy Shows as well as touring with their family friendly cousin, Improv 4 Kids. He is also an established improv teacher, having taught for the Comedy Hall Of Fame and independent residences throughout the five boroughs. As a sketch writer and performer his work has been featured on Funny Or Die, College Humor, and the Absent Minded Comedy Show. He is a graduate of Salem State University and has studied improv, sketch-writing, stand-up, and screen writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Peoples Improv Theatre, and The Annoyance Theater. Yes, and he would love to help you with your next artistic project!
Christopher Leidenfrost is an actor, singer, director and producer who spent the last four years (before COVID) touring the country with his improvised, pirate musical The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told! and his bands, The Crimson Pirates and The Roving Blades. Before that, he was a regular with Eight is Never Enough! and LMAO-ff Broadway. He now spends his days bartending and selling real estate until we can all perform in public again. http://www.christopherleidenfrost.com
Bringing with him 18 years experience of performing live on stage, he is back with his fellow performers from Eight is NEVER Enough! Throughout his performance career he has performed all over the country for people of all ages! Originally studying Improv in his home town of NYC he has since moved out and continued studying in the Windy City of Chicago! He continues studying Improv, Musical Improv, Sketch and anything else that allows him to get on stage to entertain! He also spent 5 years traveling the world and entertaining guests at sea with Carnival Cruise Lines!
NEXT LIVE SHOW: Thursdays January 14, 2020 8pm CLICK HERE for Tickets
Dolphin Surprise Party is a show featuring our hilarious ladies performing their own version of our off-Broadway show that has been performing LIVE in Times Square since 2002 and touring nationwide. Currently running monthly online, we will see you back in Times Square ASAP.
EMAIL to book this show for your next private event – Corporate Entertainment, College Comedy, K12 Outreach.
Amelia Fowler MC, Teacher Member since 2009 WEBSITE TV: Newark, Posh, Bull, Blue Bloods, FBI, Power, Mysteries of Laura FILMS Learning to Drive (with Ben Kingsley), Learning to Drive (Chris Rock). Amelia, a native of Brooklyn, New York has been seen in commercial spots for Cablevision, the History Channel, IFC, as well as comedy venues throughout the Northeast with her fellow cast mates of the improv troupes, Comedy Sportz, and Eight is Never Enough. Amelia has also had the good fortune to perform in the GLAAD award winning She Like Girls at the Ohio Theater as Regina and most recently the one woman show Flozetta performed at HERE as part of the Downtown Urban Theater Festival and the movie Monica Z, directed by Per Fly as Ella Fitzgerald.
Liz Lord MC, Teacher, Member since 2012 After receiving her theater degree from Earlham College, Liz came to the city to act, direct, and teach. Favorite roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Liz in Chicago, and She in The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year. She loves performing in new work as well, and has been on stage for many of New York Cities various theater festivals. Liz has directed adults and children, and is the co-artistic director of the newly formed Three Bridges Theater. Teaching has always been one of Liz’s favorite endeavors. She has worked with Americorps to bring arts education to low income families, taught literacy through acting with the Central Park Historical Society, and acted as an assistant director for the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation. Her favorite teaching position, however, has been teaching stand-up and Improv to kids. Liz currently is hiatus to raise an amazing child and work at St. Ann’s.
Ivana Méndez MC, Teacher, Dance Instructor, Member since 2015 TV: Start-Up (SONY Crackle), Wrecked (TBS) Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Ivana has been acting since she was negative 12 months old Credits: Off-Broadway- Everything No One Should Know, Press Play. Puerto Rico: High School Musical, Diary of Anne Frank, El Condominio, and other Spanish titled plays. Proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Pace University BFA. She would like to thank her family, friends, and El Pollo Mendez.
Andrea Hernandez Mieres Member since 2019 Andrea is a Mexican & Spanish singer, actress and dancer. Originally from Mexico City where she debuted professionally on the Musical Theater scene in the Mexican Broadway versions of The Fiddler on the Roof and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Recent AMDA NY graduate, Andrea is venturing on the New York City scene.
Robin Murray is also a member of the Sunday Night Laughs Writers Room
Robin is a singer, actress, and improv comedian living in Brooklyn in New York City. She is a 2018 graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School. Her most recent projects include a reading of a new musical, Two Princes, and performing Revenge and Sorrow in Thebes via Zoom. She otherwise spends her time procrastinating on her psychology homework and bothering her cat.
Izza Saks Member since 2019 Izzy is a singer, actress, model, (possible mermaid,) and writer who graduated from AMDA NYC in February of 2019 shortly after joining the cast. Her most “viral” work is doing the voice over for a Storybooth video which has gained over 11,000,000 views.
Since playing an even for the Pan Hellenic Counsel at #UMCP during a black out in 2003 (yeah road life lol) we have toured numerous amazing #college and #university campuses and hosted student groups at our Times Square theater.
Also college student interns for major corporations like BDO were treated to improv and pizza at our club. #IMPROVCOMEDY by Eight Is Never Enough is fast paced, high energy and very interactive. Many are invited on stage, while the entire show is #improvised based on audience suggestions and participation.
Now online, be our guest at public shows or treat your fellow students to a private show. Just $200 for up to 90 guests hosted on our #ZOOM. We’ll see you LIVE in Times Square and at your campus ASAP
Written & Directed & Choreographed by Carolyn White
Starring Carolyn White, Emmett Rosenbaum, Justin Sasserath, Ami Gillon
Edited by Walt Frasier
We do not own ANY of the following CGI Animation of Space provided by Pixels https://www.pexels.com/video/cgi-animation-of-space-854228/ Billie Karaoke track purchased via https://www.karaoke-version.com/mp3-backingtrack/billie-eilish/bad-guy.html
Additional Music provided by Walt Frasier on Piano Blues based on “You deserve a break today” McDonald’s Jingle Hallelujah Chorus, Messiah by George Frederic Handel Imperial March from Star Wars by John Williams
Advanced comedy classes for kids by invitation only. Improv, Stand-Up and Sketch Comedy Weekly online classes available now. See you back in TIMES SQUARE soon!!!
Starts with black screen, and cuts to girl being thrown into ball pit–McDonald’s ball pit
Oh my gawsh! Is this…McDonalds? I LOVE fast food…but, why am I here?
Waiting Room Person:
Oh you’re here, a little late though…must be a glitch in the system
What, no! I’m always fashionably late for things.
Waiting Room Person:
I see…well, we’ll have you out of here in just a second. Oh, by the way, you’re dead. Sorry about that, but welcome to burgertory.
Are you kidding me?! I can’t be dead, I still have things to do! Like…post about how I don’t get fake tans or wear makeup on Instagram! I thought purgatory meant I was a ghost.
Waiting Room Person:
Ma’m, I apologize, but it’s not my job to console the deceased. The best I can do is offer you is a lukewarm McFlurry. And it’s BURGERtory. Some guy misspelled purgatory, so a McDonald’s was built.
Wow, some people just don’t have common sense. #can’t relate. (Gets handed drink) Oooh yasss, that looks so delish. I bet you’ve met tons of other girls who wouldn’t dare to even look at one of these, but I’m nothing like them! I bet they only like salads, so shallow am I right?
Waiting Room Person:
Okay…I’m just about to send you up to heaven, but don’t get too excited, this is just a formality. We have to see what God thinks of you.
Wdym? I’m totally heaven material. I’m not fake, I love video games, and I love rock music! I bet you don’t have anyone like that up there!
Waiting Room Person:
Note to God…girl talks in abbreviations…alright. I think we’re all set to go. (Pushes button)
I must tell you, unlike some people, (Trailing off) I’m super anxious and loyal to my boyfriend–
Waiting Room Person:
Oof. Good luck God.
I’m so glad I didn’t fix my hair today. I know some people would, but I like it messy.
Welcome to heaven! Where you can live in luxury for all of–are you still talking about your hair?
Oh, sorry, I just wanted to point out that I’m so unique that I didn’t even wash it this morning. I bet other girls wouldn’t be caught dead like that, but not me!
(To themself) Well, we all have our flaws…
Oh, and do you have Call of Duty up here? I like to play video games while I bet other girls are getting their nails done. They’re so typical, lol.
Ahem. Right, well, I see a strong lack of…personality coming from you, so–
What r u saying? I’m just exposing all the horrible things other women do, and how I’m so much different and better than them!
Riiight. Well, I think you’ll be a much better fit down in hell…sooo, bye.
(Trailing off) Probably no other girls get to meet Satan–
Who’s this girl? She doesn’t seem like a bad person…ugh, probably reads books and teaches children to write…
Actually, I run a full time blog called Quirkchat! It’s where all special girls can get together, and explain how hard it is to be an outcast for not wearing skinny jeans.
…You’ll fit in just fine.
NO, no no no no!
…I-…what’s the problem?
Don’t. Fit. In. I can’t believe you would even say that I don’t want to be like other girls I want to be my own person how could you even compare me to those ordinary and common girls they don’t have any defining qualities–
(The ground begins to shake)
(God and Waiting Room Person appear in hell)
Waiting Room Person:
Her quirkiness is ripping a hole in the system! She’s too unusual for the afterlife! If we don’t do something soon, the whole universe could collapse!
–and I don’t get why they even exist I mean they’re clones they all put gunk all over their faces and they only care about lipstick breaking boys hearts and clothes! I have no clue why–
(God, thinking quickly, pulls out his iPhone, goes onto iTunes, and starts playing…)
Billie Eillish songs should calm her down…
How do you know?
I went on the “not like other girls reddit page.”
(God plays a song)
–I’m so outdoorsy and…other people…can’t…understand–Is that Billie? Omg she’s my queen!! (Starts lip syncing to Bad Guy)
Waiting Room Person:
It’s a pretty good song…
Yeah, I never realized that…
I don’t think any normal people listen to Billie…
Waiting Room Person, God, and Satan:
(Turning into quirky girls–high pitched voices and super enthusiastic) We must be unique because of our specific song preferences!
“Improv is communication training. And it’s empathy training,” he said. “Improv is really just a fancy way of talking about how we understand language and how we understand the communication that a group of people can have amongst themselves.” Jean-Michel Cliche in article from The Aquinian, St. Thomas University’s independent newspaper, is a student-owned-and-operated publication.
So well put and in these times, more than ever, we have so many punches to roll. Pandemic plus politics plus financial ruin equals a beyond psychologically tough 2020.
But those that will emerge from successfully, or at least this less scathed, will take the good and take the bad (The Facts of Life) and stay focused on their goals.
This past week top CEOs denounced ZOOM meetings, calling them far less creative hubs etc.
They are not wrong.
Improv teaches us to thrive working with perfection.
These #unprecendented times call for unprecedented measures.
I miss performing on stage but I know folks need laughs. Teaching on ZOOM is draining but I press on, motivated by the joy my students get from the work.
If we stop focusing on what we can’t do, and drive the machine that does work to its max, we will find new ways, sometimes better ways for forge forward!