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  • Summary

  • Hosts Cole Stratton and Janet Varney join four guest improvisers to create this show in total darkness in front of a live audience at a comedy club in California. The characters and the conflicts are all based upon the one-word suggestions from the people in the room and are enhanced with music and sound effects. Episodes feature a unicorn who plays board games, a talking dog that saves the day, and a boy who escapes from a bubble to pursue his passion for coin collecting.

    Janet Varney is an Emmy-Nominated actor, comedian, writer and producer. She played the award-winning voice of Korra on the Nickelodeon hit The Legend of Korra. She co-stars on the IFC show, Stan Against Evil and the FXX comedy You're The Worst. She was the host of the beloved TBS show Dinner and a Movie and was a regular on the series Burning Love.

    Cole Stratton is an actor, improviser and writer based in Los Angeles. You may have seen him on the TV shows, American Horror Story, Nash Bridges, and Good Girls. He writes and performs comedic commentary for films on RiffTrax.com, an online venture helmed by the creators of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

    Episode Listing:

    "Pancakes" - Featuring guest improvisers Phil LaMarr, Stephanie Courtney, Gary Anthony Williams and Tawny Newsome. Recorded live at the Westside Comedy Theater.

    "Bobcat" - Featuring guest improvisers John Michael Higgins, Tawny Newsome, Oscar Nunez and Gary Anthony Williams. Recorded live at the Westside Comedy Theater.

    "Women's Rights" - Featuring guest improvisers Scott Adsit, Lucy Davis, John Ross Bowie and Gary Anthony Williams. Recorded live at the Gateway Theatre.

    "Unicorn" - Featuring guest improvisers Phil LaMarr, Stephanie Courtney, Gary Anthony Williams and Tawny Newsome. Recorded live at the Westside Comedy Theater.

    "Nickel" - Featuring guest improvisers Tawny Newsome, Seth Morris, Brian Huskey and Edi Patterson. Recorded live at the Westside Comedy Theater.

    "Fountain" - Featuring guest improvisers Phil LaMarr, Stephanie Courtney, Gary Anthony Williams and Tawny Newsome. Recorded live at the Westside Comedy Theater.

    "Brisket" - Featuring guest improvisers John Michael Higgins, Tawny Newsome, Oscar Nunez and Gary Anthony Williams. Recorded live at the Westside Comedy Theater.

    "Lawn" - Featuring guest improvisers Scott Adsit, Lucy Davis, John Ross Bowie and Gary Anthony Williams. Recorded live at the Gateway Theatre.

    When you add The Bat to your library, you'll get all 8 episodes, each with a runtime of about 18 minutes.

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  • Ryan D. Klint
  • 2020-12-07

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The full essence of the actors is hilarious and I laughed almost every time I herd a joke.

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  • Andy
  • 2021-12-03

I didn't like it at all and wasn't funny at all.

I didn't like it at all and it wasn't funny at all. . .

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  • Yuki A.
  • 2020-11-08

Thank God it was FREE and SHORT

I've heard some funny improvs but this was not one of them. Took a chance on it because it was rated 4.7 stars but I should have gotten a clue when ZERO people actually wrote something about it. I only listened to "Pancakes" but my headline says it all - Thank God it was free and short!