Jun 28, 2006

Providence Improv Festival. June 29 & July 1.


We have two shows at this festival (and Becky is teaching a workshop that is free to performers, if that's your cup of tea).

9:00pm, Thursday, June 29 (with Elmo from New York)
8:00pm, Saturday, July 1 (with The Oxford Imps from Oxford, England) - Hey, that's Canada Day. Three American dollars says nobody will care.

Both shows at Trinity Repertory Theatre
(Corner of Washington and Empire in historic downtown Providence).

Check out the festival website for more details, directions and pretty pictures.

Jun 22, 2006

Edmonton Improvaganza. June 14-24.

Okay, we've been late in mentioning this but here we are in lovely Edmonton.

There are a few days left in the festival (the good days) so come on down to the Varscona if you can get tickets.

Also, if you are far away and want to see what's going on, just look at the amazing pictures Klyment Tan has been taking.

May 19, 2006

The South. May 23-28.

May 23, 2006
Living Room show with The French Toasts and VETRAN
The Peach Palace
146 North Church Street
By Donation (also, a potluck)

May 24, 2006
The Doug Dank Project
Location TBA

May 25 - 27, 2006
Atlanta Improv Festival
Dad's Garage Theatre
Tickets $10-$15

May 28, 2006
With Improv Nashville
Bongo Java's After Hours Theatre

2007 Belmont Ave
(across from Belmont University)
Tickets $10.00

Apr 10, 2006

Thank you, Rochester.

Well, what a great way to spend a weekend.

Thanks to everyone in Rochester for being so nice and kind to us, to GEVA Theatre for housing and presenting us, GEVA Comedy Improv for letting us crash TheatreSports and to Tim Goodwin for doing all the leg work to get us there.

Also, thank you to Kevin Leas for taking the best picture of Graham ever.

We are now laying fallow in Toronto until late May when we embark on the biggest leg of our touring. Stay informed about our (possible) upcoming shows in New York, D.C., Athens, Gainesville, Atlanta, Nashville, Indianapolis and Detroit by joining the mailing list (below) or adding us on MySpace (on the right).

Mar 31, 2006

Vancouver. April 3.


The first show in our impossibly North American tour.

With very special guest Ehren Salazar.

Monday, April 3rd, 2006
Havana Theatre
1212 Commercial Drive
Tickets $8/$10 at the door

Mar 4, 2006

So Much!

IRON COBRA is back! Big time!

We have a crapload of things booked that will carry our little shells of bodies right through to July.

Here is but a sampling:

Photo by Klyment TanVancouver -
April 3, 2006
The Havana Theatre
1212 Commercial Drive
This show is being produced by us. Better information will appear here as in emerges. Well...the time and price, mostly.

Rochester -
April 9th, 2006
GEVA Nextstage
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Hosted by the folks at GEVA Comedy Improv.
They have a blog, if you're into that sort of thing.

Atlanta -
May 24-27, 2006
Dad's Garage Theatre Co.
280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C-101
As part of the 3rd Annual Atlanta Improv Festival.

Edmonton -
June 14-24, 2006
The Varscona Theatre
10329-83 Avenue
Hosted by the lovely folks at Rapid Fire Theatre.

Providence -
June 28-July 2, 2006
Venue TBA
As part of the 3rd Annual Providence Improv Festival.

...and it looks like there is even more to come, so stay informed!

We're on MySpace, which feels kind of lame somehow but also affords us a good online calendar. Look there for calendar-related items. And loose women.

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We don't send that much crap and it's usually very useful.

Mar 3, 2006

Artists of Merit.

In preparation for IRON COBRA's impending Tour of Destruction, we have enlisted the help of a lovely and generous quintet of artists to help us in our endeavours.

Artwork by Brad SimonFirstly, the image to the right was created by Brooklyn-based artist Brad Simon who graciously lent it to us for the year as our tour artwork. You can buy copies of this very print from the wurst gallery's gocco exhibit and can also buy all kinds of art zines and prints from Brad's website. Do all of this.

As if that weren't enough, the lovely Emma Segal has volunteered to supply us with even more IRON COBRA buttons for the purposes of our new tour. So, if you already collected the 70 designs she made last year, fear not, your IRON COBRA shrine/tribute ruck sack can continue to evolve!

Also back for more punishment is entrancing Toronto-based silkscreen artists/anti-specialist, Hazel Bell-Koski who has once again agreed to hand silkscreen a billion strangely coloured t-shirts for the tour. We have been promised new mystery designs this time around and since we generally invite her to run wild with the COBRA shirts, even we don't know what will be on them.

Bryant Paul Johnson (no relation), the toast of Northampton, Massachusettes, has also agreed to make a few new IRON COBRA button designs. Bryant publishes two great online comics called Teaching Baby Paranoia and The Antecedent (respectively). These are some of the most erudite and informed things you may ever come across in internet comic land, or maybe anywhere. Come for the artwork, stay for the footnotes.

Finally, Rev. Aitor Coria has been enlisted to provide some promotional artwork for tour flyers and such. He prefers not to have an internet presence and generally not to be found. We do, however, happen to know that small bits of his artwork and writing can be found in this book. He will also probably agree to perform your marriage cerimony in many American states.

Jan 24, 2006

catch23 IMPROV. January 30th.

How did this happen?

IRON COBRA is doing a show.

The show is catch23 IMPROV. The show that borned us.

Next Monday.

With these folks: Jim Annan, Ryan V. Hays, Scott Montgomery, Bob Banks, Peter Stevens, and probably more!

Monday, September 19
Clinton's Tavern
693 Bloor Street West
(@ Christie Station)
8:30 (doors)
9:00 (start)