Fellow Magic Meathand Kathie Bostian has been on a long journey competing with other comedic improvisers in an elimination-style show called The X-Ecution, a joint production by The Improv Space and iO West. It all started on March 31st with 24 improvisers. Each week, a contestant has been voted off based on their performance, feedback from a panel of judges, and votes from a live audience. After last Friday’s show, we’re down to the Final 3 and one more show. And the great news is that Kathie is still in the running! The big winner gets $500 and meetings with heads of casting from Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS.
For last week’s show, the Top 4 were each asked to write and produce a 4-minute video starring themselves in a hero’s journey. Kathie not only asked me to be in her video, she asked me to play every male role in the whole dang thing. That ended up being 3 different characters. Other Meathands helped out too. Mary Benedict played the other women characters that weren’t Kathie, and the whole thing was edited by Shane Boroomand. The video played during last week’s show, and I’m told it was a big hit.
Watch it for yourself and let me know what you think:
The final show is this Thursday night, 8 PM, at The Improv Space.