For a little background: It’s A Date is a night of two-person improv from people who like each other, and have never before performed two-person improv together. These folks have asked an improv crush (i.e. someone they love to see play, or can’t get enough of being on stage with) to perform in a set with them, and that improv crush has said yes.
If you're somebody who is sick of having to hang in bars to see a good show, we're making a show outside of a traditional comedy space just for you. If you're someone struggling to stay sober, know that I'm rooting for you. If you're contemplating quitting, come see the show to get a glimpse of just how much better and weirder things can be.
This was hard. Like really hard. On a personal level, this has been something that has been an enormous source of anxiety for me. I take no joy in deciding which of my friends and peers get to do this and which don’t |sad emoji|. I have personally already lost a fair deal of sleep over the last two nights thinking about friends that we couldn't place because they didn’t fit the project, someone else had a slightly better audition, or any of the other million factors that went into these decisions.
Twitch is poised to continue to grow and take over an even larger portion of the market space. The bottom line is this - all the tools now exist for an intrepid and driven group of people to come together and create the world’s first DIY TV Network. That’s what we’re going to do. We’ve entered an era in which it’s easier to get your ‘show’ to people, than it is to get ‘people’ to your show.