New Jersey sometimes gets a bad rap. That said, as governor of this fine state I have to take issue with the study that came out this week. The American Journal of Psychiatry published a report that listening to a New Jersey accent in one’s formative years can significantly depress emotional growth and correlates to lower IQ and earning power. Most damaging to my state, it seems these results are reversible by leaving the state before the 20th birthday. How can I preserve the heritage and the dignity of New Jersey?
-Chris Christie, Governor, State of New Jersey
Alright, this letter isn’t real. While all those things are probably true there is no such study. We just wanted to make sure everyone was paying attention. What we really want to talk about is the awesome new improv show we’re hosting in Hollywood.
Many of you aren’t familiar with the improv community in Hollywood but you’d be right to assume there are a lot of stages and a lot of space. The logical question at that point would be, “Does Hollywood really need another improv show?” The answer to that question is probably not. But the answer to, “Do Art & Chris have gigantic egos?” is undoubtedly yes. So we have a new show.
Our show is going to incorporate a lot of innovations that the idiots in charge of every improv show since the dawn of time have failed to incorporate. First and foremost among those is the constant presence of Art & Chris. Also among these innovations is holding it at a venue that serves food and alcohol. If you’ve ever been to a stand-up show you might think this isn’t much of an innovation but we cannot think of a single improv venue in New York or LA that does this. We’re pretty sure it must happen in Chicago what with their rich tradition in comedy and copious amounts of food. They serve all their improv with green relish and sport peppers.
So you’re sold, We get it. You just need the essential information. The show is tonight (Tuesday) from 8-10pm. Mention this column and Art will buy you drink. If you happen to have a caricature of yourself at the top of this page you don’t need to buy a drink all night. As an added bonus for our first show you can catch us doing our drinking-game-based show Two Drink Minimum. Check out this link to our first show as compensation for this column being mostly a shameless plug.