We’re coming up on another year of the Del Close Marathon. For the uninitiated, DCM is an annual three-day improv endurance test. The 150+ shows run around the clock at UCBT-NY and other stages from Friday afternoon until late Sunday night. There are so many shows and people and laughs that this marathon has been known to cure junkies of their improv obsessions.
From their site:
“Del Close was the driving force behind improvisational comedy in Chicago for over 30 years influencing Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Mike Myers, John Belushi, Chris Farley and the Upright Citizens Brigade to name a few. After Del’s passing in 1999, the UCB started the Del Close Marathon to celebrate their mentor and keep alive his name and teachings for future generations.”
DCM will run a little later than usual this year. Running Aug. 8-10, it’s up against the DC Comedy Fest and the APW Music & Arts Festival (also NYC). So it should be interesting to see who we’ll have in attendance.
If you have a group that you’d like to submit to perform, all of the information can be found on their website.