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Opening weekend of Panderfest went fantastically well – here’s the ridiculous (and ridiculously kickass!) promo from the weekend’s madness put together by Mission Control’s comedy overlord organization, PianoFight!!


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Showdown in Sacramento

Crisis Hopkins is taking part in the Improv Showdown – a head to head longform improv battle – at The Sacramento Comedy Spot on Saturday December 13th. We’ve heard a lot about this exciting new show, and can’t wait to take part:

Two long form improv teams enter the stage- only one leaves. Each show down will feature two long form improv teams that will each have 15 minutes to perform. After both teams perform the audience will pick the winner. The winning team will continue to perform at the Showdown until they are beat by another team.

Through a concentrated mixture of radio advertising and push-polling, Crisis Hopkins has assembled a HUGE fan base in the Davis/Sacramento area, so we’re expecting ya’ll to come out!

Improv Showdown: Crisis Hopkins Vs. ?
Saturday December 13th, 9pm
at The Sacramento Comedy Spot
1716 Broadway, Sacramento

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Twilight Zone at the Dark Room
We’re staging Rod Serling’s “The Time Element”, as part of Twilight Zone V at the Dark Room. Pete Jenson, a bookie, has a recurring dream in which he wakes up in a Honolulu hotel room on the eve of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Jenson eventually becomes convinced that he is in fact a time traveler and tries to prevent the attacks. Directed by Chris Hayes, dramaturged by Sam Shaw, and starring Bryce Byerley and a bevy of local improvisers, “The Time Element” is often called “the lost pilot” of the Twilight Zone. The episode, penned by Serling when he was in college, was purchased but never used in the Twilight Zone series. It ended up as an episode of “The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse”, with Desi Arnez in the Serling/Narrator role.

Crisis Hopkins presents:
Rod Serling’s “The Time Element”

3 performances only!
April 4th 8pm
April 5th 8pm
April 6th 3pm matinee
At The Dark Room
2263 Mission at 19th, SF

Directed by Chris Hayes
With Bryce Byerley, Sam Shaw, Aimee Miles, Dan Foley, the Libby Boys, and a special appearance by Paul Jennings as Desi Arnez.

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A profane, insightful and at times both funny and dark look into the communication of love. Other themes explored include Art, marriage, and of course business.

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Hopkins’ Chris Hayes & Sam Shaw will perform in a longform double-bill as part of the Revolution All-Stars at the Dark Room in the Mission on Friday & Saturday May 25th & 26th. The Revolution All-Stars is a band of renegade improvisers that has performed at locally at Off-Market, as well as at the Providence Improv Festival. The ensemble also includes Chris Libby, Lily Harvey, and other very special guests. Joining the All-Stars will be Middle School Poetry, which supplies longform improv that replicates that first tingly feeling. A pair of troupes that bring true improv madness, rocks Memorial Day weekend. Check it out Friday and join the crew at El Rio for Julie’s cd release party. Either way, don’t miss it!

Improv Revolution
Longform Improv with The Revolution All-Stars & Middle School Poetry
Friday & Saturday May 25th & 26th, 8pm
at The Dark Room
2263 Mission St. at 19th, SF
tickets: $10

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Bio: Chris


CHRISTOPHER HAYES is a professional actor who has been improvising since the dawn of the Republican revolution. His improv training and playtime include stints with Theatersports, ComedySportz, I.O. West, The Empty Stage, and Ultimate Improv. Chris produced San Francisco’s Improv Revolution from which formed the group known as The Revolution AllStars. As a three union actor, Chris finds improv the last bastion of system-cheating performance available to him just prior to retirement. “Stick it to the Man!”

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