Press Releases for Improv Shows

For Immediate Release
Kill Date: July 6, 2008
Ka-Baam!! Improvised Comic Book Adventures
Media Contact: Asaf Ronen, Justin Davis

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http://kabaam.austinimprov.com/
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Who: Ka-Baam!! Improvised Comic Book Adventures
What: Theater, Improvisation, Comedy, and Comic Book
When: 8 PM Saturdays, May 3 through July 5
Price: $10. Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes before show time or online at http://www.hideouttheatre.com.
Public info: http://hideouttheatre.com/, or http://kabaam.austinimprov.com/

Blurb: Every Saturday, from May 3 to July 5, audience suggestions will inspire the origins of three never-before-seen heroes, followed by a team adventure based on a mock cover drawn by a different guest comic book artist each week. In a show originally created by Steve Wacker, current Marvel editor and former DC editor, Asaf Ronen, the director, and all the Ka-Baam players promise to honor the comic book roots of inspiration while also using it to tell new, exciting, and hilarious stories on a weekly basis. Show sponsored by Austin Books and Comics.

For 30-Second Release: Every Saturday, from May 3 to July 5, audience suggestions will inspire the origins of three never-before-seen heroes, followed by a team adventure based on a mock cover drawn by a different guest comic book artist each week. In a show originally created by Steve Wacker, current Marvel editor and former DC editor, Asaf Ronen, the director, and all the Ka-Baam players promise to honor the comic book roots of inspiration while also using it to tell new, exciting, and hilarious stories on a weekly basis. Show sponsored by Austin Books and Comics.


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Ka-Baam!!: A Heroically Funny Show

Fully-Improvised Comic Book-Style Adventures
June 11, 2008

Ever heard of Hypochondriac Girl? What about Reverend Gigabyte or Tortilla Man? Maybe the villainous Legal Eagle or Dr. Bad TV? No? Don’t worry, no one else had heard of them either until they were created, based on audience suggestions, during the fully-improvised superhero comedy show Ka-Baam!!.

Every Saturday from May 3 to July 5 at The Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX), audience suggestions inspire the origins and adventures of three never-before-seen heroes in a comic book story that will never be seen again. Audiences can watch stories unfold on stage with heroes their suggestions inspire, the deadliest of villains, the most ridiculous of brawls, and a different special guest comic book artist each week to capture the action in pencil and ink. One lucky audience member even wins said art. While the show has slipped into bawdy territory a few times when no children were present in the audience, the performers try their best to remain family friendly.

Ka-Baam!! was originally created by Steve Wacker, current editor at Marvel comics and former DC editor, in 1998 as an experimental show in New York’s Freestyle Repertory Theatre. Asaf Ronen, local improv extraordinaire and veteran of a previous run of Ka-Baam!! with Wacker, has picked up the reins as solo director of the show in Austin. So far, the show has been a hit and sold out each night. The show’s regular cast features a wide assortment of Austin improvisers, including: Erik Adams, Kareem Badr, Kaci Beeler, Jon Clinkenbeard, Justin Davis, Roy Janik, Kacey Samiee, Audrey Sansom, Michael Thomas, and Jason Vines.

More and more comic books receive the translation to the small and big screen alike, but a Ka-Baam!! show is the only time audiences can see a fully-improvised, live-action superhero story with a decidedly comedic bent. Regular comic book readers know they have to wait for Wednesdays, the day comic books are put on display at most stores, to get their weekly superhero fix. Now, they can get their superhero and supervillain needs, along with good laughs, every Saturday night from May 3 to July 5 at The Hideout Theatre.

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