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Ron Hill has trained with, and is an alumni of, New York City's Gotham City Improv , formally known as The Groundlings East. The Groundlings serves as the comedic birthplace of notable greats WIll Farrell, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig, Jack Black and many more.
Ron is a cast member of Ha! Comedy Club located in Times Square, and National Comedy Theater (NCT) (aka Manhattan Comedy Theater) located in the heart of Manhattan, and has had several appearances at the famed Caroline's Comedy Club with Rebecca Vigil in 'Rebecca and Ron'. He is a member of 'Heater Michael Hill' and can be seen performing regularly at The People's Improv Theatre (The Pit), The Tank and Gotham City Improv where he has shared stages with Rick Overton and David Stork.
Ron's comedic style may be described as highly physical and character-based. Ron is the creator of RoosterCOMICS, a touring improv comedy company, and adds to his credit Improv instructor for RoosterCOMICS, National Comedy Theatre (NCT) and Gotham City Improv. Recently, Ron has worked with HBO in their promotion of Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire and can soon be seen in his ad for Crate and Barrel.
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Improv comedy show Itís All Fun and Games returns to Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre on Friday, June 27. Photo: Contributed Photo
Asked what they want to be when they grow up, most kids will respond with firefighter, astronaut, athlete or doctor.
Ron Hill has always been open to suggestions.
From the time he was in high school, Hill has wanted to work in improv comedy -- a performance art that depends on audience input.
"There's something about the energy in an improv show," Hill, of Fairfield, said. "Nothing's been rehearsed, there's nerves in the air. You can feel the worry, the excitement, the thrill of stepping out on stage not knowing what you're going to do."
Hill has channeled his passion for improv into his self-founded comedy troupe, It's All Fun and Games, which comes to Bridgeport's Bijou Theatre for a performance on Friday, June 27.
Following the format of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," Hill and company rely on audience suggestions on the characters and situations they create. In the game Dinner at Joe's, they interview audience members and then portray them in on-the-spot scenes.
"To see them and their friends on stage, they feel like they're in on the joke," Hill said.
Hill, who launched the company with his ever-supportive mother, Pamela Hill, will be joined by comedians Paul Valenti, of Stamford, Karen Summerton, of Darien, and a host of other up-and-coming comics. Several members of the group, including Hill, have trained at New York City's Gotham City Improv (formally Groundings East), which has produced such greats as Will Farrell and Lisa Kudrow.
The genesis of It's All Fun and Games came some 15 years ago when Pamela Hill took her son to his first improv comedy show in New York City. At the time, Ron Hill was a big fan of "Saturday Night Live." But after seeing the off-the-cuff antics of the performers on stage, he altered his career course from sketch to improv. At 15, he was accepted into Groundlings East, where he was schooled on the ways of improv.
Years later Hill enlisted his friends in the New York City comedy circuit for It's All Fun and Games, a name his mother suggested. The troupe presented its first show at the Bijou Theatre in 2012.
Hill now has aspirations of opening his own comedy theater, which would host performances and improv classes for kids and adults.
"It would be a new place for teens to stay out of trouble and try something new and for adults to have a drink and relax and watch a funny show," Hill said.
In the meantime, Hill will continue to present as many performances of It's All Fun And Games as he can. And, as always, he'll be open to suggestions.
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Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Friday, June 27, 8 p.m. $25 table seating, $20 theater seating. 203-332-3228, www.thebijoutheatre.com.
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Published 5:36 pm, Monday, June 23, 2014
The ROOSTERCOMICS offer a brand of improv comedy and comedy-writing packed full of Boundless Energy, Whacky Characters and Explosive Physical Comedy. Created by Ron Hill, an alum of NYC's Underground Improv Circuit, and featuring comics varying in background from Chicago's famed "SECOND CITY" to NYC hotspot "UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE". Taking our audiences on adventures through intelligent,creative and funny sketches, improv games and character monologues. And it's all MADE UP ON THE SPOT! ..And since it's improvised, No two shows will ever be the same! The ROOSTERCOMICS are excited to bring their Fresh and Hilarious brand of comedy to towns/areas who have little to no comedy clubs/shows. And are becoming involved with local communities to offer Improv Training and Comedy Workshops, as well as Children's Improv Workshops. We are also available for events / parties and are capable of customizing any comedy to your specific event needs/demographics. ROOSTERCOMICS - creator RON HILL