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BYOI – Let’s Do The Show In Black & White

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We had a very special birthday to celebrate during our late night show! Josh, Emily, Daniel, Barbara, Ian and Alan were joined occasionally by David and BYOI alumni Ally and Candice. Our FAM was Daniel! He just turned 40, and has been working hard on BYOI for almost 10 years now. He told us about the huge toy train set his dad built him when he was younger, and it sounded amazing! FAM Sing It had Daniel forcing the rest of the cast to sing a bunch of times as they did scenes about doing things the hard way.

Quickest Minute had Ian, Josh and Candice, where the farmer’s wife surprised everyone by killing everyone. Mick! John! Blargh! The Dating Game was next, where Barbara was Belgium, Alan was Daniel’s dog Jack, and audience member Rose played malicious tweezers. Lines From a Cup was a blast, as the cast quoted Daniel isms and broke the birthday boy a few times.

Questions showed us a divorce lawyer visiting his therapist, and popcorn was in deep space. But was it buttered? World’s Worst was next, with the worst lawyer, director, Mordor, curtain, and FAM. Action Figures had Daniel and Ian building a model train and maybe needing a chiropractor after it. The show ended with Curtain Call, with the current and former cast members singing together. Happy birthday, Daniel!

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BYOI – Tumbleweed Tumbleweed

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Our 9pm Not-So-Family-Friendly show featured Emily, Barbara, Erich, Daniel, Amy and Krissy. Our FAM was Jim, who is celebrating his Birthday and would love to go to Disney and eat Gregg’s Death By Chocolate Cake. We started the show with FAM Greatest Hits. We sang a blues song about leaving Rhode Island, a country song about mouse theme parks, and a ballad about a photography “exhibition.”

Fortunately/Unfortunately brought us out to the pub with Jim who rolled a 20 and got a double with diamond teeth and a lot of understanding. Centerpiece revolved around the number 8, the verdict, sushi and wish. The pizza would be ready in 8 minutes, coming across a crime scene was a shock, Sue had an impossible choice and the Wishbone Ranch was made with real bones. Newborn had Daniel and our audience volunteer guess that they are John Oliver and a plate spinner and they gave birth to a sand dollar.

Remake took place in an originally themed restaurant with a morbid menu. We remade Death By Chocolate as a western and an Anime.  Post-It brought us dunce dental hygienists, bartender tricorders and Siberian living quarters. Sit, Stand, Lie Down was next, and then we sang a song for our FAM Jim!

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BYOI – Lake Tuna

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It’s Barbara, Alan, Emily and Myself out in Chepachet, RI for Gary’s 50th birthday party! Gary loves to plow snow, hit up auctions and has a great love to go out on the lake with his daughter. We began the night with a game of FAM Pillar where Gary brought fresh tuna to the lake for his daughter to catch.

Next, in Alphabet, we saw lactose intolerant mythical creatures. Then in Good Cop, Bad Cop, Barbara used the not-a-restroom on the 9th hole of a golf course with Buggs Bunny. Then in Action Figures, Alan got a scalpel in his head and my patient was heavily knocked out. Because I Said So allowed me to learn that I was adopted, Dad is in a well-built dog house and Gary’s friends know him well. Finally, we sang the night away with Curtain Call. Thanks to Gary and his friends and family for having us out!

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BYOI – Oh, Spare me, Gus!

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Our Late Night Comedy Show at the Warwick Center for the Arts starred Alan, Josh, Ian, Jonathan, David, and guest starred Krissy. Our FAM was Jen, who is celebrating her birthday with us! She likes chocolate and Italian food. Last year she had a go-carting party, and she would like to visit Australia and visit kangaroos. We saluted our FAM with a special edition of First Line, Last Line. A pop-up map and bricks kept the teenagers off the lawn But it attracted all the other teenagers. Sports Commentator brought us the Kitty Litter Box Changing Championships with Bob and Sven. During Remake, Tinkerbell gave Wendy Pixie Dust but she was a double agent. It was remade as a Man-Vs-Nature Survival How, a Musical Horror and a Kung-Fu Soap Opera.

At the Everything Emporium, Krissy had to guess that her customers wanted a Go-Kart that cooks hot dogs, an asparagus night light and ravioli that makes your hands flail wildly. Centerpiece had cast member Ian in the center of revolving scenes about pilots, adding by threes, flat-Earthers and baby in the corner. Story Story Die brought us the story of a universe of Chocolate with candied chocolate people. The alligator plotted, the doughboy wore a strange cap, and the kit kat bar was a master weapon. Follow that Action brought us to the Australian Outback, and we wrapped up the show with a song for our FAM Jen!

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BYOI – Borrowed Chinese Food

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We’re back to start off season 11 of Bring Your Improv  with Daniel, Jonathan, Ian, Josh, Erich and Audrey!

Our FAM was Jessica, who is celebrating her 17th birthday! She enjoyed Chinese food for her birthday, and works at the state’s favorite place, Dunkin’ Donuts. She loves reading Harry Potter and Stephen King books, and would be an avid gamer if she could find the motivation to turn on her PS4. She came to the show with her friends, who she described as hyper, geeky and adorable. FAM Day In the Life had a Hamilton-themed musical Harry Potter, lazy texting, and adorable friends.

What Are You Doing started off the show! We met people who were having their destiny for dinner, practicing Wingardium Leviosa, and make cake and pie! Lines From a Cup had a cat with a light and a dark side, everything was made of stars, and Jonathan’s tongue had a lot of bacteria. Up next was Press Conference, where Erich was Father Time, and he earned the gold medal in snowboarding.

Sing It had Stephen King on Broadway! There were dragons, but they weren’t for petting. Only the nice people could stand. Quick Scenes was fun, with a rock instead of chalk, Jedi training with silent Yoda, and a princess in Tupperware. This was followed by Highlander! The game took place where a kid could lift himself up, and oil made the floor slippery. In the end, it came down to Jonathan and audience member Carolyn, with Carolyn eliminated. The show ended with Busta Rap! The cast and audience members rapped along with cat, snow, singing, and hippopotamus. Jonathan beat Ian in the end!

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BYOI – Falsetto Battle

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Our Late Night Comedy Show starred cast members Audrey, Daniel, Barbara and Amy, and our FAM was Jake, who is celebrating his birthday! He would like a tattoo this year, and he is turning 18. He likes Harry Potter and geeks out about space science. Our first game was Movie Critics, where we created a film about Jake’s Existential Crisis. He drove the car and loved his pet cat more than life itself. A space-time warp turned him into one singularity sensation. Sit, Stand and Lie Down brought us to the park with Cast Alumni Alan as an audience volunteer. Exercise was thwarted and we made a latte, or at least a lot of coffee. In Lines From a Cup, we seemed to have lost our tricycle, daddy met your mother, I am a pretty pretty princess, and nobody put baby in the corner. Everything Emporium made Amy guess that folks wanted to buy pumpkin spice Butterbeer, a jogging refrigerator, and an evil clown wig that makes you sound like Jack Nicholson.

Two Headed Monster was a punny foray into love. Back in My Day we didn’t have biologists and frogs were happy. We didn’t have dragons, and the lizards just had to wing it. We didn’t have pagers, we had squires. We played Trolley Stop, with such characters as itchy mumblers, drumming mimes, knee wiggle wagglers, astronauts and yogis. We wrapped the show up with a Rap written just for Jake.

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BYOI – It Was in Blue but then I Read it.

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Or Family Friendly 7pm Comedy Show Featured Audrey, Amy, Barbara and Daniel. Our FAM was Carolyn who is celebrating her 14th birthday. Carolyn has been coming to BYOI for 7 years now. She has no stage fright and wishes that she could play Carol in Carol’s Christmas. She is homeschooled and still has to do math in an online math class. Her favorite subjects are archaeology and horseback riding. She would love to do an escape room with her friends. Our first game was Typewriter, where we wrote a book that was a sitcom about Carolyn’s life. Zoological Archaeology was in the encyclopedia but it fell in the fire. Cathy kept bragging until she couldn’t ride horses. I knew it! Tableau brought us to Scotland where the bagpipes were not as popular as one might imagine. At the Office, The desk bit the shins of the accountant. Atlantis had no insurance, and Neptune heard that s’mores exist. Equestria held a noble tree whose quest was indeed to “leave”. Revolver highlighted scenes based on trigonometry, tuna and chocolate, a bell and snap. The skyscraper could not be built, the fries did not fry themselves, the candy bar didn’t play a song and we were so very late!!! Newborn had Daniel and our audience volunteer having to guess they were JK Rowling and Arbor Day, and they just gave birth to the Bronx Zoo. In Guidance Counselor, Daniel had to help students Audrey, who didn’t know how to use a pencil and our audience volunteer who lost their wallet, and Amy had pumpkin spice overload. Debate club had our cast and volunteers arguing about how long stage fright takes. We stayed in our dimension but the tree fell and no one could hear it. Good, Bad and Ugly was an adventure in advice on what to do if your teacher is mean, if towels come out of your shower and if you get trapped in an escape room. We ended the show with a song for our FAM Carolyn.

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BYOI – It’s a Pizza, not a Baby.

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Our 9pm Late Night Comedy Show featured Daniel, David, Amy, Emily, Ian and Barbara along with our FAM Paul, who is celebrating his birthday. We opened the show with a song for Paul, about moose tracks ice cream, Yankee swaps, and ligers. Growing and Shrinking Machine brought us scenes about missing Zambonis, chicken puree, fingerprints and accordion lessons. During Catch Phrase, our FAM and his daughter went to work at a bowling alley with Amy. Press Conference made Emily have to guess that she was the original Madonna and she invented the shorter burning light bulb. Say it Again brought us bullwinkle manufacturing frozen confections in which Barbara took a dip, there were too many allergens, and Gryffindor won the house cup. Slogans brought forth advertisements for the Spanish Inquisition, sci-fi religions, and ancient Greek preventative measures. Serious Scene followed that, and we wrapped the night up with an Irish Ditty for our FAM Paul!

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BYOI – The Unlucky Hockey Stick

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We had an awesome family friendly show at the Warwick Center For the Arts with Daniel, Emily, Amy, Jonathan, Ian, and in her first show as an official cast member, Audrey! Our FAM was Sean, who was celebrating his birthday with us, all the way from Pennsylvania! He’s in the 6th grade, where he loves math. He likes playing ice hockey and playing with his English bulldog named Dublin. FAM Remake took place in the middle school cafeteria with diverted crusts, genetically modified jam, and math.

What Are You Doing started off the show, as we coaxed a baby hermit crab out of its shell, shaved for the first time, reeled in a giant squid and developed a sugar allergy. Last Line, First Line had Jonathan as the sock-er, but he was super picky about socks. The geometry convention had all the shapes, and two heads were better than one. Ian was late for work in Excuses, Excuses. First, he couldn’t wake up without True Love’s kiss, then the bus driver was locked in the house with a zebra, and finally, a comet hit his house.

Two Headed Monster had Audrey and our FAM Sean making a bulldog statue with Ian, before we jumped over to Story, Story, Die! The cast was joined by a few audience volunteers, where they told the story of the rainbow unicorn who played hockey. Thankfully, they beat the secret Russian pegasus team! Growing and Shrinking Machine had a dog standing up on one leg for treats, Spin the Bottle For the New Coach, and a sad proposal from a literal gold digger. The show ended with Irish Ditty!

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BYOI – If I Could Do That, I Wouldn’t Need an Instructor…

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It’s 7pm at the Warwick Center for the Arts, and we had a packed house for our Family Friendly Show! On cast were Erich, Daniel, Amy, David and Emily. Our FAM was Taki, who is celebrating his birthday today. He loves video games and his Lemon Beagle and has a brother named Saki. If he had any super power it would be super speed, and he would use his power for evil. We started off with a FAM reunion, where our cast very accurately re-enacted Taki’s life, with a parent teacher conference at his school. Churros were eaten, his parents did the homework for him, and the air shoes had a leak. Trolley Stop introduced us to breakfast cereal mascots, Charlie Brown’s teachers, monkeys, beat boxing and baseball bullies. Catch Phrase had popcorn machine disasters and spherical sabotage at basketball practice.

During the Dating Game, Barbara had to guess that her potential suitors were Mr. Magoo, a beach in California and a spatula. Short Cutz had inefficient bank robberies, Houdini escape tricks, boogie rabbits with super scents, and clean up at the drive-in. Slogans brought us parental appreciation, excuses for artists, sports ball, and conversations with nerds.

Following that up with Freeze Tag. The best unicorn ever had a hairy cake phobia, gravity took the pies and Emily went down the mountain. The heat in Hawaii didn’t help the shoes stay clean, and Erich got schooled.

We ended the show with a song for our FAM, Taki.

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