2010 – Triple Baby Fantastic!!
January 6, 2011 by crisishopkins
Welcome to the fantastic-ness that is and shall be 2011…!!
2010 was an incredibly productive and reproductive year for Crisis Hopkins and we wanted to thank you all for being a part of it. So what happened in 2010 again…?
In January Christy Daly gave birth on January 4th to Joey Daly Matthews and performed less than two weeks later with us to a sold out SketchFest crowd!
February and March had several shows around the greater Bay Area & SF, including one for Haitian relief in Lafayette and a double-bill with Revolving Madness at the Climate (ah, the Climate…). We also started creating materials for our Spring show which you all helped in shaping with your frequent laughter and applause, and occasional palpable silences – thank you for both.
The funniest thing we did at this time was formally adding both Rebecca Poretsky and Chris Libby to our ranks because, well – they are just plain funny. Wait it was the smartest thing because they’re so smart – wait – shortest and most mustachioed thing because they’re… well you get the idea – we’re pleased to have ’em!
In June, we wrote and performed a short play for PianoFight’s Shortlived 3.0, with our videos also appearing in their S.H.I.T. Show on an ongoing basis through the Summer.
And this was the month we bid goodbye to the Climate Theater in it’s location at 9th & Folsom – we’d been serving up helpings of our Improv Soapbox and Jam there until the end, providing a space for a wide range of improvisors to come together and play. Happily, the Climate continues on under the inspired guidance of Jess Heidt here in SF!
July saw Crisis Hopkins kick off the Town Hall Comedy Series, hosting PianoFight and comedians Johnny Steele & Richard Stockton.
August had Crisis playing at the SF Theater Festival as well as the SF Improv Festival (also produced by several members of the troupe) in it’s return to the SF scene.
September – we hosted another installment of the Town Hall Comedy Series, this time our guest was the amazing Will Durst. This was so exhilarating we took October off, but came back the next month to host ourselves for November’s Comedy Series installment at Lafayette’s Town Hall Theater.
And finally, we decided to end the year the way we started it, with more babies! December happily welcomed Jettaya Catalani Veneziale (Dec. 3rd) and Ian Michael Shaw (Dec. 30th) to the Crisis Hopkins fam and the planet in general. Congrats to new pops Anthony and Sam!!
Crisis Hopkins will be coming back with totally new material, doubling down on sketch, improv and video – we’re looking forward to seeing you in 2011 – we hope you are already having a great one!!