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  Before she was The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Erin from The Office, Becca from Bridesmaids or BUST’s April/May 2015 cover star, Ellie Kemper got her start with improv - and last weekend, she returned to her roots with a performance at New York Comedy Fest. On Saturday, November 14, KempSas - that’s Ellie Kemper and comedian Christina Gausas’ improv duo - kept a packed crowd at UCB Theatre Chelsea in stitches as they presented an hour-long show depicting perhaps the most codependent friendship to ever exist. Read More
  “I’m sorry I don’t know more about you!” Ellie Kemper says, baring her perfect teeth in a broad smile as we wrap up our lunch at Little Dom’s, an Italian place near her part-time home in Los Angeles. “That’ll be next time.” But after talking for nearly two hours over bread, salad, and piping hot arancini, she does know about me, because she asked—about where I live, my family, my dog, how I got into writing, how I started at BUST, even what TV shows I like. Read More
  We’ve all had a handful of teachers whom we will never forget, right? Maybe that teacher inspired you to pursue what you love, or in the case of Natasha Vaynblat’s class, banging a frying pan to bring order to her students. After teaching in the public schools of NYC, Natasha was compelled to create a show highlighting her experiences. Vaynblat recalls, “We spent most of the [professional development] session singing a revised version of "So Happy Together" that was supposed to improve our teaching practices. Read More
If you're tired of being type-cast in your previous comedy classes just 'cuz you're a girl, this is the class for you! Magnet Theater will be offering "Lady Party", a four-week, girls-only, improv class starting Saturday, June 19. Lady Party  specializes in the female perspective of humor and is taught by Magnet's very own Megan Gray.  The class requires participants to have previously taken Magnet's Level One course, or an equivalent. Read More