A Conversation with TJ & DaveSunday, Aug 26, 2012 1:30pm
TJ & Dave, one of the most critically-acclaimed improv duos in the country, invites you to join them for a discussion on improv practice and theory. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and audience members may be asked to participate in demonstrations on scenework as part of the discussion. TJ JAGODOWSKI is a comedian, actor, and improvisor living in Chicago. He has been a member of The Second City as well as a performer and teacher at Chicago's iO, formerly known as Improv Olympic. He has appeared in movies such as STRANGER THAN FICTION, THE ICE HARVEST, NO SLEEP 'TIL MADISON, and the television show, PRISON BREAK. Most recently, he is also recognizable from the Sonic Drive-In commercials. DAVID PASQUESI, who trained under the late, great Del Close, is a Second City alumnus who has appeared at the Aspen Comedy Festival in his highly acclaimed one-man show, KILL THE MESSENGER, and in a myriad of hit feature films, including STRANGERS WITH CANDY, THE ICE HARVEST, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, RETURN TO ME, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, THE FUGITIVE, and GROUNDHOG DAY. He co-starred in I WANT SOMEONE TO EAT CHEESE WITH, a feature film directed by fellow Second City alum Jeff Garlin, and is set to appear in Harold Ramis' upcoming THE YEAR ONE and Ron Howard's ANGELS AND DEMONS. Pasquesi currently is an actor and producer on FACTORY, an improvised comedy series on Spike TV, and has also appeared in many series, including STRANGERS WITH CANDY, ACCORDING TO JIM and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM.