Continuing our getting to know you series… we introduce you to RAM! See them at 7pm on July 12th! You can also read more about the shows and troupes on the website!
* Tell us about your troupe name.
Our troupe name is Random Access Memory; it’s a reference to our format, the Armando, which requires monologists to whip out random memories, and of course wordplay on computer RAM. It’s geeky like us I guess.
* How do you guys prepare for a show? Anything crazy?
We don’t do anything CRAZY crazy to prepare, we tend to just be ridiculous. We’re constantly making up new warm-up games, singing made-up multi-part acapella songs to each other, sometimes making elaborate group prayers, really often jumping on each other and otherwise not respecting anyone’s personal space. We just have fun goofing off, sometimes like an hour straight of bouncing off the walls, and carry that happy dynamic on stage with us.
* What was your favorite moment in improv/favorite thing about improv?
It’s hard to give one favorite improv moment or thing between a group of people, but one of them was our very first show, which we didn’t expect much fanfare for but ended up being completely packed with a really supportive audience, and our first guest monologist was hilarious, so we really enjoyed ourselves. I guess one favorite thing about our format is that by having a new guest monologist each show we get to involve lots of different people from the community who we wouldn’t have otherwise hung out with and get to hear their hilarious stories. We get to just be the audience for that part of our show, and then we spend our entire stage time making fun of it, so it’s great.