You may know Bob Wiltfong from his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or as “The World’s Greatest Spokesperson in the World” for Nationwide Insurance in TV commercials. Bob came up in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City right when it started. His teachers included Amy Poehler and Armando Diaz. While there, Bob’s Harold team, Neutrino, invented a new improv form called the “Neutrino Video Projects” – which landed them headline slots at HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and The Fringe festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2004, the Chicago Improv Festival awarded Neutrino its “Improv Group of the Year” award. Bob moved on to become one of the founding performers at The People’s Improv Theater in New York and his shows there helped grow The P.I.T. into what it is today. Bob is proud to say that he’s a graduate of The Conservatory program at The Second City in Chicago and he’s currently going through The Groundlings system here in L.A. If you like awards, Bob has them too! In his previous career as a TV news reporter and anchor, Bob won several Emmys for his on-camera work and was awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow and Peabody Awards as well.
BOB WILTFONG BIO:
Your emcee for the evening will be Bob Wiltfong. You may recognize Bob from his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or as "The World's Greatest Spokesperson in the World” for Nationwide Insurance in TV commercials. Over the years, his on-air work has won him several Emmys,the prestigious Edward R. Murrow and a PeabodyAward. For this evening, he'll be performing a sample of his new one-man (and completely improvised) show called "I don't know Dick." You can follow Bob on Twitter @bobwiltfong.
NEUTRINO VIDEO PROJECTS DESCRIPTION:
Neutrino will perform its ground-breaking improv form, the Neutrino Video Projects (NVP), at The Improv in Hollywood.
The NVP is an improvised movie based on audience suggestions. The actors and director run to locations around the theater and film scenes. Runners bring the scenes back to the theater and are projected and mixed live in front of the audience.
Neutrino is an improv comedy team formed in 1999 in New York City. They have garnered rave reviews to sell out crowds all over the world. Achievements include: Offical selection for HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the 2004 Ensemble of the Year Award from Chicago Improv Festival. You can follow them on Twitter @NVPlive.
Squalid Gold has a team name that's so bad it's good and does comedy so good that it's bad (ass). Squalid Gold is made up of improv/sketch comedians who met in a class at The Groundlings. Now they dish out the funny to you in a uniquely delicious mixture of short-form and long-form improv. Their on-air credits include The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Modern Family and 30 Rock. They perform on a regular basis at The Improv in Hollywood.Come see them before that 80's dance show "Solid Gold" sues them for copyright infringement!