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Our old pal George Basil (HBO’s Crashing, TBS’ Wrecked, Netflix’s Flaked) returns to New York this week to take on two of Magnet’s greatest improv duos: Kornfeld & Andrews and Trike! We sat down with George to talk about his work in television, his passion for improv, and his favorite spots to return to in NYC.
MAGNET: What are some current and upcoming projects you’re pumped about?
GB: Im excited for a couple things coming up. One is an animated show that some friends are making, and Ill be the voice of a centaur (dream come true), and the other is a series Im developing about a single dad and his cool kid titled Rad Dad.
M: You’ve got some improv shows coming up at Magnet with Kornfeld & Andrews and Trike what excites you about doing improv? What keeps you coming back?
GB: The same thing that excites me about playing blackjack or craps is the thing that excites me about improv: the total unknown. No matter how good you think you are, sometimes the earths rotation has got it out for you. What keeps me coming back? The Magnet will always feel like my home.
M: Between your characters on Crashing, Flaked, and Wrecked – which is most similar to you?
GB: Probably Lief from Crashing. Hes impulsive but finds different philosophies he can use as a way to justify his sometimes irresponsible actions. I do that shit.
M: Whos your favorite improviser and why?
GB: Dan Bakkhedal, for sure. I used to watch him whiz mentally around a stage and it didnt matter who his scene partner was, he totally listened to them and supported every move they made. I could watch that man do anything.
M: What are you most excited about doing during your time back in NY?
GB: Aside from the rad shows at Magnet, I’m always stoked to revisit my old neighborhood in Brooklyn and reminisce through places I used to eat. Even just walking the same streets that took me to the train gets me all excited. Mostly excited for the shows though. It’s been too long.
George Basil joins Trike this Saturday, August 5th at 9 pm! You can also see him with Kornfeld & Andrews this Sunday, August 6th at 7:30 pm!
SUNDAY (4/10, 9pm) Magnet Theater is thrilled to announce a special edition of its weekly show, ‘Kornfeld and Andrews,’ featuring IRA GLASS (This American Life). This Sunday, Glass will sit in with the distinguished improv duo to help kick off a week-long celebration of the Magnet’s 11th Anniversary. This special show will take place at the Magnet Theater Mainstage 254 W 29th St, New York, NY.
American radio personality Ira Glass is the creator, host and executive producer of the award-winning public radio show ‘This American Life’ as well as the editorial advisor of the chart-smashing podcast ‘Serial.’ With numerous other projects to his name, this is not Glass’ first foray into comedy he previously worked alongside comedian Mike Birbiglia on his 2012 film ‘Sleepwalk With Me,’ which Glass co-wrote and produced.
Stand-out improv duo ‘Kornfeld and Andrews’ has been a critics pick in the New York Times and one of the most consistently hilarious shows in NYC. Rick Andrews and Louis Kornfeld have performed and taught improv all over the continent at The Chicago Improv Festival, Vancouver International Improv Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival and dozens more. Louis and Rick have performed in a litany of highly respected and heralded shows at the Magnet, including Kiss Punch Poem (a rare find… uproarious and heartfelt. Time Out) and The Weave (Weekly Best Of Splitsider). Rick is head of Magnets Education department, while Louis directs multiple shows at the Theater.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday (4/6) at 12pm EST.
Link to show page: http://www.magnettheater.com/shows/47065-Kornfeld-&-Andrews