The Goo House gang is bringing together an unruly assortment of comedic entertainers for your pleasure this evening on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst, including sketch, film, improv, stand-up, and other various varietals. As brief background into the formation and naming of this burgeoning young collective, please see reference video #1 (below):
The Rochester/Ithaca/Buffalo-based group (consisting of Mikey Heller, Jonathan Schuta, Lucas Gardner, Vasia Ivanov, Charlie Wildey, and Colin Michael Burgess) can be seen throughout the Western New York region performing stand-up and improv, producing elaborate variety shows, or screening various video shorts. To watch a recent short film called Kill Lucas starring Lucas Gardner, please see reference video #2 (below):
The members of Goo House aren’t content to simply produce live shows and video shorts together on the regular, however. Heller and Schuta recently wrote, directed, and starred in the five-part play, Derek. Burgess created the series DORM TIME with COLiN for UBTV. Gardner has taken up the task, of, well, reviewing everything. And Gardner and Burgess write and produce the digital-but-maybe-sometimes paper humor zine, Cat Skeleton. Oh, and they’re also mostly still in college, with the exception of Heller, Gardner, and Ivanov, who only recently graduated. In short, no one here ever sleeps ever. To watch the first episode in the serial Smoke Breaks starring Colin Burgess and Dewey Lovett, please see reference video #3 (below):
Expect to hear something about stand-up shows inside a blanket fort and at an anime convention in the Falls in the near future regarding Goo House; for now keep yer eyes peeled on the Internet for upcoming video shorts and an in-real-life appearance at the March Laughs for Lifebox fundraiser in Rochester, after joining in the fun tonight in UB’s Student Union.
UB Improv Presents: Goo House at UB, featuring Lucas Gardner, Mikey Heller, Vasia Ivanov, Jon Schuta, Sarah Jane Barry, Alex Berkley, Ethan Biggler, Hawaiian Hank, Eric Lingenfelter, Kyle Turner, Patrick Wilson, and Puddles the Cat Comedian, 7:30 p.m., 330 Student Union, UB North.