Published on November 3rd, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson2
Third Frames: TJ & Dave
Had a bomb fallen on Second City this past Sunday night, there would no longer be a Toronto improv community. Said one local improvisor/teacher, “my entire Facebook feed is in this room”.
Chicago improv heroes TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi – collectively TJ & Dave – spent last weekend in Toronto teaching advanced workshops for the newly-minted Vanguard School of Comedy, capping off their Canadian adventure with a late Sunday show on the SC Mainstage.
You know those Sunday night TLC parade-of-freaks documentaries that occasionally show conjoined twins attached via a highly inconvenient limb? And yet both are able to function and, y’know, drive and stuff? That’s the same sort of otherworldly synergy shared by TJ & Dave. (How did he know to do that at the exact same time that he went to do that?) A two-person longform, when done well, is a trip to watch. And it doesn’t get much better than TJ & Dave.
TJ & Dave perform Wednesday nights at the iO Theater in Chicago , and are frequent visitors to the Barrow Street Theater in New York. If you get the chance, also track down their documentary, Trust Us, This is All Made Up.