Monday, November 1, 2010


64 of Southern California's best and most talented performers will come to play. In the end, 60 will fall. Who will be named Orange County's best?!?

On November 12th and 13th Cherry Spitz will be taking part of an epic event known as the Orange County Improv Cup. The fine gentlemen at The Lobby Improv have organized this two-day tournament to find the best improv players in all of Southern California. All of SoCal's top teams have sent representatives and when all is said and done we will know who is the best of the best.

The Improv Cup begins on Friday November 12th at STAGES Theater in Fullerton at 7pm ( There are 16 teams playing and the opening night will see the teams pair up and perform in 30 minute sets. Judges from the ACME Comedy Theater will be judging the teams as they perform and the top 10 will move onto Day 2. It's important to check the schedule and see what matches you want to see live. Tickets for each of the divisions of matches(Green and Blue) in the opening round are only 5 bucks! Plus, 30 VIP passes will be available on Day 1 (and only Day 1) for the entire weekend of the Improv Cup. 25 dollars for a VIP pass will get you more live comedy than you ever though imaginable. Best of all, proceeds from the show will be going to Hole in the Wall Camps, a charity dedicated to children with serious illnesses. Come see Southern California's best comic talents do battle with one another... for charity!

The teams have been randomly drawn and the first round brackets have been posted. Here's how Friday night is going to go:


Here's a more detailed break-down of when you can see your favorite Spitz members during the opening night of the Improv Cup.

TEAM 2: The Opulent Octopi
Kat Shea(Cherry Spitz), Tim Gale (Cherry Spitz Alumni), Kevin Stevenson (Cherry Spitz Alumni), and Eddie Zamora (Safety Safari).
Playing TEAM 9(The Powerful Ponies) on friday November 12th at 7:30pm.

TEAM 5: The Founding Flounders
Blaire Byhower (Cherry Spitz), Lindsay Henkenius (Safety Safari), Linda McDaniel (Comedy Kaze), and Adrian Terborg.
Playing TEAM 8(The Tasty Cocks) on friday November 12th at 8:30pm.

TEAM 7: The Broken Seals
Erik Wargo (Cherry Spitz), Steven Jones (Safety Safari), Sam Forbes, and Blake Keller.
Playing TEAM 12(The Limber Kittens) on friday November 12th at 10:00pm.

TEAM 8: The Tasty Cocks
Anthony Najera (Cherry Spitz), Tyler X. Koontz (Safety Safari), Ryan Herrera (The Fornicators of Comedy, The Fly Zone), and Andy Sharp (Fornicators of Comedy).
Playing TEAM 5(The Founding Flounders) on friday November 12th at 8:30pm.

TEAM 9: The Powerful Ponies
Ify Nwadiwe (Cherry Spitz), Jeff Echegoyan (Comedy Sportz LA College Team, friend of Cherry Spitz), LeShawn Holcomb, and Jeffrey Larson.
Playing TEAM 2(The Opulent Octopi) on friday November 12th at 7:30pm.

TEAM 14: The Sloppy Blowfish
James Stebick (Cherry Spitz), Lars Hansen (Cherry Spitz), Chase Hooper (The Lobby), and DJ O'Hea (The Lobby, The Fornicators of Comedy).
Playing TEAM 13(The Rainbow Unicorns) on friday November 12th at 10:30pm.

We can't wait to see all of our awesome fans there. Cherry Spitz is looking forward to kicking ass and taking names... all for charity, of course. All of us are super excited to be working with all of these different teams from across Southern California. Will Cherry Spitz prove once and for all that they are the best in West? Probably! You'll have to come to the Improv Cup to find out for sure! See y'all there.


[Word is Sloppy Blowfish is the odds-on favorite.]

EDITORS NOTE: If I spelled anybodys name wrong or posted the incorrect group affiliation feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email. Or don't. I don't care.


  1. Is there a drink/item minimum?

  2. hey, it's matt.

    im (tentatively) playing with the founding flounders (provided that the member who backed out stays backed out).

    now all the spitz are in the tournament!*


  3. nevermind. as soon as i sent that, i was told otherwise. but, i will be there friday to swoop up and available space and/or sit and enjoy

  4. STEVE: There is no drink minimum at the theater. All you have to pay is admission, 5 bucks per tournament bracket. The Theater is BYOB however and there is a lovely little liquor store a couple doors down from where the Improv Cup will be taking place.

    MATT: I thought you were getting picked up by Egon's team. Either way, I hope to see you at the Cup. Also, start a blogspot profile so you don't have to comment as "anonymous."


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