IMPROV: ON THE SPOT NYC
What is ON THE SPOT? Top NYC singer break out into song with some of the best cabaret in town. After each selection, Improv players from the cast of LMAO break into scenes based on the previous music’s title, theme, and lyrics. By end result is an original musical comedy the cast ties together with a big closing number.
After selling out 2015 selections the show is now confirmed for Mondays at 8pm through March 2016. Every week with different guest singers, including artists from Broadway and Off Broadway.
Monday February 8 ON THE SPOT ROSTER – full bios below
SINGERS: Claire Elise Walton, Rachel Leighson, Luke Doyle, Hannah Berry
PLAYERS: Patrick Reidy, Andrew Del Vecchio, Meg Reilly, Chris Catalano
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
CLICK HERE for Feb 8 tickets ($10 online via NYIT exclusive, $25 at the door)
CLICK HERE for full calendar of IMPROV at the BROADWAY COMEDY CLUB NYC
- LMAO Off Broadway Saturdays 8pm
- HAPPY HOUR IMPROV SHOWCASES
- 3pm Family Friendly Matinees (AKA Improv 4 Kids)
- STAND-UP COMEDY – Discount tickets to the Broadway Comedy Club NYC
- COMEDY CLASSES – Discount registration and calendar of Comedy Classes in NYC
- Corporate Events
- College Comedy Shows
- K-12 Outreach
ON THE SPOT FEB 8th SINGERS
New Singers Every Week
Claire Elise Walton
Claire Elise Walton received a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. Credits include Adele in the New Light Theatre Project’s workshop musical Rex, Tim Realbuto’s Bookseller in the Rain, Maggie Hart in Matt Davenport Productions’ Christmas In Chocolate Town, and various roles with Birmingham Children’s Theatre.
Rachel Leighson is a Los Angeles transplant who still hasn’t gotten used to the idea that the world exists when it’s below 40 degrees. A graduate of Oberlin College and Vancouver Film School, she most recently toured in Theatreworks USA’s production of Miss Nelson is Missing and performed in “The Christians” at Playwrights Horizons. She is thrilled to be performing with On the Spot! If you want to follow future fun adventures, check her out at @RachelLeighson and www.rachelleighson.com
Luke Doyle is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator originally from Providence, RI and a recent graduate of NYU, The American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC, and Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver’s Actor Therapy. Currently, you can see Luke in Vital Theatre Company’s FASHION ACADEMY as JC/Stitchman playing Saturdays and Sundays thru Feb. 21st. New York credits include: Dear Henry, a one-man show (Duplex NYC), Julius Caesar, Hamlet (Shakespeare2Go), original cast of Meta: A New Play (playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer), West Side Story (Skirball Center for the Arts), The History Boys (Snapple Theatre Center), Beyond Therapy (Triskillian Arts). Film and TV: Most Evil, Scorned (Investigation Discovery), various PSAs, and featured on Sleepy Man Banjo Boys’ Same Same Stars music video. Luke is a cabaret performer and is thrilled to be making his debut at Broadway Comedy Club in ON THE SPOT. Other cabaret venues include The West End, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Duplex NYC. Luke is a proud teaching artist, instructing arts-based curriculums at multiple after school programs such as Opening Act, Grace Church School, and 14th St Y. For more information: LukeJDoyle.com
Hannah Berry is fresh off the plane from Powell, OH, and is closing in on her second month of New York living! She recently received a degree in Musical Theatre from Bowling Green State University, and has since been working with Cedar Point Live Entertainment. Favorite past shows include Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde: The Musical, and Godspell. Hannah is extremely excited to be a part of this unique production! Much love to family, friends, and flag-wavers. hannahcberry.com
ON THE SPOT PLAYERS
From the cast of LMAO Improv
Originally from New Orleans, LA, Christopher Catalano has worked on a shrimp boat, performed at the World’s Fair, skinny dipped with alligators, graduated from Florida State University and the past 4 years has hosted the biggest lottery on Broadway for over 400,000 people. He has performed Shakespeare in 38 states and has appeared onstage in NY in over 75 plays (from Lanford Wilson to Trey Parker), and performed as an improvisational comedian over 500 times. As a writer he has had 7 plays produced and published, and his pilot, “Open Bar,” was a semi-finalist in Bravo Television’s reality competition, “Situation: Comedy.” @lotterydude on Twitter
Andrew Del Vecchio
Andrew has been an actor in New York City since 2010, and been improvising professionally since 2011. Originally hailing from New Jersey, Andrew graduated high school in Celebration, Florida and received his degree in theatre performance from the University of South Florida (go Bulls!). Andrew can be seen weekly at the Broadway Club and online every Tuesday with LMAO. Visit Andrew onFacebookand follow him on Twitter and vine @AndrewJDV.
Patrick Reidy has been an active comedian in NYC since 2009. His sketch work has been featured on Huffington Post, College Humor, Funny Or Die, and he posts new videos every Thursday to the LMAO YouTube Channel. Patrick is a founding member of the musical comedy show, “Big D & The Closers” and can also be seen every Saturday hosting “Improv 4 Kids” and “LMAO” at the Broadway Comedy Club. Follow him on Twitter, Vine, and Instagram @ThePatReidy and visit www.thepatreidy.com for more information
Megan Reilly is a sassy, outrageous Jersey girl with a passion for rapping and the moon. She can currently be seen giggling around NYC with her improv troupes LMAO-Off Broadway, Robopop (Hip Hop Improv) and Dancefloor Makeout (Musical Improv). She is also a part of the touring ensemble for the musical improv show Broadway’s Next Hit Musical. She attended The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has also studied at The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Second City and The Magnet Theater. Megan is thrilled to be part of “On The Spot”!
Since Andy moved to NYC in 2011, he has performed with 8 is Never Enough. While attending Salem State University, he was part of Grandma’s Third Leg, a brand new improvised comedy troupe. He hasn’t stopped doing comedy since. He also can be found performing at the Jekyll & Hyde Club, and commentating at Paragon League Wrestling in Woodbridge, CT under the name Chops McManus. (www.paragonleague.com) You can also find him doing karaoke somewhere. Give him a high five. Twitter: @andyscannell @chopsmcmanus / Instagram: andyscannell / Vine: andyscannell