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Watch Two Masterful Long-Form Improvisors Do What They Do Best

Looking for raucous entertainment? Check this out! Composed of actor-comedians Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz, Middleditch and Schwartz is a two-person improvised show. From an audience suggestion, the two create characters, scenes, and storylines off the cuff, not knowing where they'll end up. No hooks, no gimmicks, just two weirdos making everything up in front of your eyes. Every show is totally different, so like Pokemon, you gotta watch 'em all. Check it out when the duo performs live at Tabernacle on Saturday night.

The average American television viewer probably knows Ben Schwartz for his portrayal of Parks and Recreation’s debilitatingly douchey self-described “baller” Jean-Ralphio Saperstein. That same average American television viewer might know Thomas Middleditch as debilitatingly nebbish and brilliant programmer Richard Hendricks on HBO’s Silicon Valley (but he or she almost certainly knows him as the pitchman in recent Verizon commercials). They have myriad other projects, of course — Middleditch pops up often in rock-solid mumblecore flicks like Joshy, and Schwartz is brilliant in the web series The Earliest Show.

What most folks don’t know is that both actors are extraordinarily talented long-form improvisers who make frequent appearances on cult-hit podcast Comedy Bang! Bang!, where Schwartz (also known to Bang! Bang! fans as Benny Schwa and The Elegant Mr. S.) is known for riffing at great length on juvenile topics and for making up meandering but nevertheless catchy nonsense songs. Middleditch, on the other hand, is known for crafting an array of characters with peculiar accents and maladies — like, for instance, jelly salesman Alan Buchanan, who suffers from something he calls “wet crotch syndrome.”

Get your tickets now for what promises to be a nonstop rollercoaster of comedic relief! Tickets range from 30 to 40 dollars and may be purchased online via Live Nation.

At Eleven85 Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 12, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Tabernacle
152 Luckie Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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