The attitude is back in 2017 with a whole new show, new characters, new cast, and new surprises.
Big Attitude is an improv comedy show with big characters. Like The Muppet Show meets Saturday Night Live, our cast of comedians combines the best of improv, sketch and live music, while highlighting the absurdity of exceptional people: the 80s rock star, the tumbling circus duo, and the lizardy lounge singer. Audiences delight as we bring them up on stage to join in the improv games. Brian Agosta is our master of ceremonies leading you through a night of big fun, and even bigger laughs.
Cast includes: Brian Agosta, Gloria Rose, Anthony Scibelli, Ryan Marchant, Kristina Smarz, Mike Paternoster, James Huessy, Quentin James, and Adam Ableson
Hi comedic performers, improvisers, writers,
Big Attitude is preparing its first live-to-tape show to be filmed at the Out of the Blue Too in Central Square, Cambridge.
BA is a live comedy variety show mixing improv, sketch and musical comedy. We’ll prepare a 90-minute video show by creating comedic characters, rehearsing improv games and structures, and collaborating on comedy bits and songs.
The show is a fast-paced mix of SNL and other variety shows like Laugh-In, You Can’t Do That on Television, Your Show of Shows.
Rehearsals will be split between a writer’s room atmosphere and performer’s rehearsals.
Casting: Writers and performers
Production title: Big Attitude at the Out of the Blue Too
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Live show (90 minutes)
Out of the Blue Too,
541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Production Company: Big Attitude
Company website: www.big-attitude.com
Director, Producer: Brian Agosta
Compensation: potentially, depending on our audience size
Sat, Oct 22, 2016: 1pm – 3:00pm
Mon, Oct 24, 2016: 7pm – 9:00pm
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Rehearsals Schedule: Possible Mondays and/or Thursdays, 7pm to 9pm, Nov 21 through Jan 26
(with days off for holidays)
Show Schedule: Thursdays in January, 8pm to 9:30pm
How to audition
Send me your stuff.
- Headshot and Resume
- Best samples
- A link to video of you performing on stage or in a comedy scene, a scene you wrote (5 minute clips, please give me the timing if there’s a certain spot you want me to start watching)
- Which slots work best for you:
- Oct 22, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm
- Oct 24, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm
Email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and if selected, I’ll send you an invitation to audition
About producer / director Brian Agosta
Brian is a comedian, singer, and marketing professional living in Medford. The city of Somerville has recognized him as a certified performing artist.
He is a former cast member of the ImprovBoston Main Stage and the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, and once had the rare opportunity to perform with acclaimed musical improv group Baby Wants Candy. He’s performed comedy and music across the country, including Chicago, Alaska, Washington DC, Key West, Miami, New York City and right here in Boston.
While at ImprovBoston (IB), he co-produced, co-hosted, and co-everything’d the comedy variety show Spice, The Variety of Life, featuring sketch, music, and dance.
He’s studied improv with IB and Improv Asylum, took special comedy workshops with iO Chicago, and practiced improvised singing with acclaimed singer Rhiannon. He’s taught both improv and a cappella, and before moving to Boston he toured for 2 years and 500+ shows with the cappella group Almost Recess, teaching and singing for kids grades K-12 about the harmony and history of vocal music.
His acting credits include commercials for Friendly’s, Meineke, Big Y, Cumberland Farms, Honey Dew, and Wayfair.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Electronic Media, Arts and Communications.
Currently, he is the creative director and owner of Big Attitude, which performs a live show at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, and produces comedy videos for the web. He is also co-producer of The Sky which produces monthly stand-up comedy nights at Aeronaut Brewing Company. He also works part time as a Web Designer and Marketing Consultant.
Brian is picking up a sound mixer for the show at the Chevalier on September 1st, 2016.
Brian tries to pull a fast one on Quentin after he has dental surgery using the ol’ zombie radio emergency prank.
We talk shop about our upcoming run of shows at The Chevalier Theatre, and what goes into producing independent improv comedy in and around Boston.
Also discussed: did you know that if you take an animal and give it bear-like qualities, like Brave Heart Lion, it’s called “Anthropobearized?” Of course you do, because you’re smart.
Making a burger for dinner.
“Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda