Before you skip past this long post, which is definitely about pro wrestling, I think you should watch what happens in this video at 3:15 and see what these guys do in 60 seconds flat. Here’s a link that starts at 3:15.
I’m not going to try and convince you to like pro wrestling. But I will say it’s a misunderstood performance art. I’ll just come out and say it, and you’ll either get it or you won’t:
Professional Wrestling is a Lot Like Improv Comedy.
A Well Performed Wrestling Match is Like a Well Written Sketch Show.
If You Are A Comedy/Comic Book Nerd, Professional Wrestling Might Be More Interesting To You Than You Once Thought.
by Ben Layman and Michael Wright
Ben Layman and Michael Wright. Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.
Many thanks to Kevin Patrick Robbins Photography for taking these lovely headshots of our performers at NC Comedy Arts Festival this past weekend.
LIVE IMPROV COMEDY TONIGHT
Come out and laugh, RVA.
In this special Valentine’s Day show, the improvisers of the Coalition will be creating an entire show by interweaving true stories of love and heartbreak from the audience with scenes made up on the spot.
True Love and Live Comedy Await you tonight, RVA.
Singles, couples, casual daters, friends, friends w/ benefits, enemies, frienemies…all are welcome to The Relationsh*p Show at 8pm. Doors at 7:30.