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Comedy Impresarios, the tim&micah project, to Revolutionize Television with Premiere of PILOT
“It’s a nice change of pace when sketch comedians actually treat their audience members like smart human beings.”
"Exhilarating...bizarre and brainy comedy...a joy to both watch and take part in."
Time Out Chicago
“Brilliant…a rollercoaster combination of physical, intellectual, and just plain absurd comedy.”
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the tim&micah project, a critically acclaimed Chicago-based avant-garde sketch comedy duo, has announced the premiere of their first ever television pilot, the tim&micah project:PILOT.[VIEW A TEASER HERE!]
Far beyond a typical sketch comedy show, the tim&micah project: PILOT is a full 30 minute sketch comedy pilot written by, and starring, Tim Soszko and micah philbrook. It will take audiences on a roller coaster of emotions and immerse them in a mind-bending nonstop audio/visual experience.
The characters of tim&micah are two pretentious, art house, turtlenecked comedians who believe in the creative integrity of their art and its ability to influence the world. Writer/performer duo Tim Soszko and micah philbrook once again demonstrate "unbridled comic genius" (Centerstage Chicago) as they present an intelligent, original, and meticulously planned sensory adventure full of both silliness and surprisingly real moments. Each sketch bleeds into the next where characters overlap and intersect in this world anchored by tim&micah.
Building upon the success of their live stage show, the tim&micah project have written all new material that could only be realized in the medium of television performance art. Past shows have been described as "a web of scenes straight out of a David Lynch fantasy" (Time Out Chicago), and PILOT embraces that notion with an expertly timed bear hug. You never quite know what's real or what to expect as the tim&micah project continues to defy convention and push the boundaries of sketch comedy.
the tim&micah project:PILOT was completely funded by a Kickstarter campaign in June of 2013, proving the comedy duo has a mandate from the people! These comedy masterminds employed a local Chicago production company, Lucy Cooper Productions, and together they have made television history.
"We're excited and thrilled to hear what people think about PILOT," blurted Tim Soszko. "What exact words will they use to describe our genius?"
"Tim and I have worked so long together, we’re very excited to bring our art to this new dimension," mused micah philbrook, "and I’m certain the public cannot wait!"the tim&micah project: PILOT PremiereSunday June 15th, 2014 7pm Doors, 7:45pm ScreeningStage 773 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL, 60657Ticket reservations available at www.bit.ly/pilottixFor more information, visit timandmicahproject.com.About the tim&micah project
Tim Soszko and Micah Philbrook have worked side by side improvising, writing, and teaching for many years and at many different places, including 7 years working as coproducers of the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival. Out of their desire to bring inventive and distinct work to the sketch comedy scene, they created the tim&micah project. Their work has repeatedly won them critical acclaim, including from Time Out Chicago, who gave them credit for one of the "Funniest Moments of 2009." Past revues include the tim&micah project: SHOW, SEQUEL, CONTINUE, VERSUS, and QUINARY. Tim Soszko also writes and performs with critically acclaimed Chicago troupes The Cupid Players, BriKo, and The Deltones. He directs and teaches all sorts of theatre classes with Second City, Barrel Of Monkeys, The Actors Training Center, and Elmhurst Children's Theater to name a few. Micah Philbrook has trained all over Chicago, taught all over the United States, performed all over North America, and traveled all over the world. He is the co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of pH Productions, a nonprofit improvisation theater company, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Second City Training Center. Learn more at timandmicahproject.com
.About Lucy Cooper Productions
Lucy Cooper Productions is a Chicago based production company dedicated to showcasing and promoting comedic talent in its many iterations as well as developing content for local companies. Since its inception, Lucy Cooper has strived to highlight up-and-coming writers and performers, providing them the exposure they deserve. Learn more at lucycooperproductions.comAbout Stage 773
Stage 773 acts to embody the vibrant spirit of Chicago off-loop theater: We celebrate the creative process, supporting the work of actors, directors, writers, composers, and designers. We nurture the artist, offering material, technical, organizational and emotional support. We honor our audience, presenting accessible, affordable and exceptional entertainment. Learn more at stage773.com
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