Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Experienced Improvisers Needed: Auditions

Are you an experienced improv comedian looking for a place to flex your comedic muscle? Secret City Comics Society is looking for experienced improvisational comedians to join the ranks.

Our Vision

Secret City exists to bring professional comedy to Orange County and at the same time reaching a broad audience, which means we perform clean. Yes, it is possible and our track record has proved it.

The Myth of Performing Clean

Clean comedy does not mean its children's comedy or watered down comedy. As comedians, we portray everyday life on stage and through improvisation, we turn it on its head. There is so much to life to poke fun at without resorting to swearing or sexual innuendo. Consider it a challenge with a great payoff.

Experienced Performers Wanted

Qualifications :
  • must have improv comedy experience, either part of an existing group or took classes with us or other groups.
  • must be willing to perform clean.
  • must be able to attend Tuesday night rehearsal in Fullerton
  • must be able to perform at least 3 or more nights every month on either Friday or Saturday

Our Team

Secret City has been in existence since 2010. We are still a young group and we are still growing our fan base. We have a core group of performers and we're looking to expand our family.

In that short year we received the honor of Best Improv Group in Orange County from the editors at the OC Weekly.

Secret City Comics Society is passionate about bringing clean, all ages comedy to Orange County. By no means is our show a children's show, but we are considered a safe place to laugh for all ages.

Who am I?

My name is Alan Ng, Created Director of Secret City Comics Soceity

• Former Senior member of National Comedy Theater in San Diego from 2001 to 2011.
• Professional improvisers since 1993.
• Taught improv classes since 2004.
• Trained with improv teachers Pat Dade (Stella Adler) and Greg Atkins (South Coast Reperatory).
• Long time resident of Orange County

Audition Information

We hold auditions 2-3 times each year. Visit our website for our next audition

Hints on succeeding at the audition. We're looking for performers who are comfortable on stage, have a working knowledge of improv games, performs good scenework and works well as a team.

We are less interested in crazy characters, wacky suggestions and telling jokes.

Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Small Business Saturday - Great Deals and Raffle Opportunity

Come support small businesses this Saturday on the busiest shopping weekend of the year. Secret City Comics Society is pleased to be participating this year. Yes, struggling comedy theaters are small businesses. Plus downtown Fullerton is loaded with gift shops, restaurants and other businesses that you can help. Make sure you put a little money aside and spend it on a local small business instead of that mean old big box corporation.

In honor of Small Business Saturday, you can purchase a gift certificate for $25, which is good for 4 adults to see any of our shows. That’s a great deal. You can save it as a gift or use it at any of our shows this weekend.

Special Raffle from Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.

For each gift certificate, you purchase from Secret City, you will receive one raffle ticket to win one of 200 American Express Gift Cards from the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.  Go to the Fullerton Chamber ofCommerce for rules, eligibility and details. This promotion runs from November 24 to December 29.

Special Promotion for America Express Cardholders.

$25 credit on your American Express statement. Spend $25 or more at any small business participating in Small Business Saturday, like Secret City Comics Society and American Express will credit your next statement $25. IMPORTANT: You have to enroll at the Small Business Saturday website in order to be eligible – www.smallbusinesssaturday.com. It’s like getting 4 tickets to our show FREE!

Please help support local small business and join us at Secret City Comics Society for a night of laughter for you and your friends. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

3rd Annual OC Improv Cup

It's that time of the year again, where all the improv troupes in Orange County gather together to perform for a worthy cause. That event is the OC Improv Cup headed by the Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton, CA. Friday & Saturday November 16 & 17.

Secret City Comics Society is pleased to participate for the second year in a row and we had a great time performing and building bonds with other groups in the area. Last year, we helped raise over $3,000 for the Painted Turtles organization and audience donations helped with donations during the show that night.

The OC Improv Cup is truly a unique improv event. It's not a competition of all the improv troupes in Orange County to see who's best. 2 Members from each group are paired with 2 members of another group and they work together to make you laugh.

Just so you're aware of what's happening the weekend of the cup (this weekend)...

Friday, we are performing a warm up show at 8:00 pm at our theater. We'll then head to Stages Theatre at 11:00 when our first members compete. This night half the participates will be eliminated based on show performance by professional comedy judges.

Saturday, all members will move on to the next day (because we're that good!) and at 6:00, we compete and  winning will be based on Audience vote. If you can attend Saturday's show, we could use the votes.

Here are the Secret City Members competing in this year's cup.

Joey Shope and Keegan Lund

Daniel Eachus and Dimithri Perea

Manny Ortiz and Jessica Rose

Rocco Ambrosio and Jared Lomeli

Melissa Kirkpatrick

The Painted Turtle offers children with serious medical conditions and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration. Our goal is to empower campers—to make new friends, try new things, build self-confidence, and become more independent in their medical care. In short, we aspire to help our campers discover all that is possible in their lives.

If you want to help, here's how!