Wednesday, February 27 2019


UCB Franklin

5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Bob Dassie, Stephnie Weir and Rich Talarico


(Plus $1.50/ticket transaction fee)

×1 ticket = $5

Bob Dassie
Rich Talarico
Stephnie Weir
Bob Dassie, Stephnie Weir and Rich Talarico are Trio, a long-form improv show based on the idea of the jazz trio, exploiting the dynamics of small groups and how they riff and support each other, trading back and forth to optimize discoveries. Trio was an instant hit and spawned a new way to play comedy in smaller long-form improv combos.

“Inexperienced improvisers think improv is all a matter of speed; rushing through the preliminaries, they create slapdash characters in cliched situations. Then they wonder why they don't get laughs. Seasoned improvisers know that mental agility is more important, that time spent developing a character and allowing a scene to unfold will pay off. And no one in Chicago takes as much time or care in long-form improvisation as Bob Dassie, Rich Talarico, and Stephnie Weir, the three players in the late-night show Trio. No movement is wasted, no gesture is unimportant--everything is a possible portal of discovery.”
– Chicago Reader critic, Jack Helbig