DCH Turns 9 Years Old
Next week, January 24-27, is Dallas Comedy House's 9th Birthaversary! Come celebrate at the theater with $9 tickets to all shows, free cupcakes, and special "Freaky Friday" mix 'em up shows on the 26th. The last nine years have been filled with laughs and memories and moves. Post your favorite DCH memories and #dch9years as we celebrate this milestone!
(Photo above is one of my favorite DCH memories: My Improv Level 1 showcase at the old DCH location on Commerce Street. The stage I'm standing on is now the women's restroom at Dot's Hop House. Our suggestion was dinosaur. I'm displaying confidence by having my hand on my hip.)
Ewing Auditions on Saturday, January 27
If you are interested in having a weekly show for eight weeks in a row, meeting really cool people, and getting better at improv, you should consider auditioning for the next Ewing! Auditions are on Saturday, January 27 in the DCH theater from 12-2PM. You must be enrolled in Improv Level 3 or higher to audition. More info can be found on the auditions page of this site.
Free Old Dallas Comedy Festival Shirts
Get 'em while they last! We're officially cycling out old festival t-shirts to make room for 2018 DCF shirts coming soon. You can grab a shirt in the Training Center by the front door for free! Remember to save the date: March 27-31 is the 9th annual Dallas Comedy Festival and you're gonna want to be there for all the laughs.
Work at DCH
We're hiring bar & kitchen staff! Be one of the friendly faces that makes DCH so special. To learn more and apply, click here.
Performers: Turn in Your Headshot & Bio
If you are a DCH Performer and want to be featured on our website, please email an updated bio & head shot to David Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Show Passes for Students, Performers, and Graduates!
Student/Performer* IDs have been printed for January classes and Term 1 performers. You can pick yours up in the Box Office! And, if you're a DCH grad who no longer has a student pass, you can purchase a Grad Pass at the bar! The pass is only $75 and gets you into shows just like your student ID did while you were in classes. WHAT A DEAL!
*What if we call students and performers StuPer? Like "StuPer IDs are printed," or "The StuPer holiday party was super!" I pitched this to the DCH staff and they didn't squeal in delight and tell me I'm a genius so I thought I'd subtly ask y'all in this post. Feel free to comment on this post about how much you love this idea.
Two Specialty Shows this Saturday!
Saturday night features two super cool shows that only happen once a year. At 8:00, the recording for the Contest 4 Improv 4 Humans takes place, then at 10:30 a bunch of improvisers who have been awake for 48 hours take the stage in 'Sleep Deprived.' Last year, Sleep Deprived sold out, so you may want to get a ticket if you want to see it. StuPer* passes do not guarantee a seat in a soldout show
*See note above about this new, hip term all the kids are using
Wednesday Night at the Bar
A reminder, tonight (and every Wednesday) is happy hour all night and half-off all food for StuPers*!
*Wow. StuPer? That must be an abbreviation for "Student and Performer." I like it! Do you like it? I think it should stick around.
FRIENDS! I'm* back from maternity leave! Look at my cute daughter! Read these announcements! Stay informed!
*I'm Maggie Rieth Austin, the Training Center Director, and I've been gone since the middle of September raising a small human. I've missed DCH and all of you and I'm excited to be back.
Apply to be an Intern:
There's still time to apply to be an intern for Term 1! Get your class for free AND be a part of the community. Apply here by end of day tomorrow (Thursday).
Submit to Student Lottery:
If you are currently enrolled in Improv classes at the Training Center, you can/should submit to be a part of the Student Lottery show! It's a great opportunity to meet other students and get some stage time. Shows happen on Wednesday nights. Click here to submit.
Refer Friends, Get Free Stuff:
When you register for classes, you may notice a little line that allows registrants to put in the name of who referred them to classes. Well guess what?! If you have two new students register and say you referred them, you get 50% off your next class! Get four new students registered and the whole class is FREE! Similarly, if you refer a someone for a corporate workshop or event and they book with us, you get tuition waived 100% off your next class.
Now that I'm doing What's Up Wednesday again and not David Allison, there will be no music recommendations. I don't like music. I listen almost exclusively to NPR. I'm a monster. This is officially the day the music died.
Wow, it’s the last What’s Up Wednesday of the year! In celebration, please go back and read every WUW post and then comment with your favorite entries. Make sure to start with this one first, it’s probably the best.
Happy holidays everybody! Big thanks go out to everyone that made the DCH Holiday party happen on Monday, it was a memorable night. If you want to relive those memories, enjoy these photos from Jason Hensel or these from Paco Giurfa. Here’s what’s up with DCH this Wednesday!
It’s almost the end of the year, can you believe it?!? Here’s What’s Up around DCH this week
I’m gonna skip the preamble, cuz it’s awards time!
[Photo credit: Kaspars Skels]
Wow, another week! Did you know that the Dallas Comedy House teaches classes? Improv, sketch, stand-up, storytelling and more! I hope you knew that already.
Black Friday is this week, which means two things: You should probably stay VERY FAR away from malls and Dallas Comedy House is having a tuition sale where students can save $50 off of classes.
This annual tuition sale is always an important day for DCH because so many people use the extra savings as an excuse to sign up for classes. In fact, countless performers that you see on stage each and every week got their start because of the Black Friday tuition sale.
We’re very proud of the curriculum in our training center, the food & beverage selection of the bar and all of the wonderful shows that we showcase on our stage. What we’re most proud of is our community, and we’d love for more of DFW to experience the magic that is DCH.
If you’re reading this post, you probably enjoy what the Dallas Comedy House has to offer. We’d love it if you would pay that forward and help us spread the word about the Black Friday sale. Share something on social media, text a friend that’s been thinking about taking a class, do whatever you feel would be appropriate to get the word out.
Thank you for all that you do to make this place special!
Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? I can. Here’s the “what’s up” this “Wednesday” at “DCH.”
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