photo courtesy of Washington Improv Theater

Hello! Today marks the start of Washington Improv Theater’s 2010 FIGHTING IMPROV SMACKDOWN TOURNAMENT, affectionately known on the street as FIST.

This year, 44 teams comprising 132 improvisers in total will be competing for a chance at the glory that is the title of FIST 2010 champion.

You are loudly inquiring with your eyes and eyebrow spasms, “How is Aparna involved and why do I care?

As it so happens, well-meaning but impatient reader, I am co-commissioning the tournament this year with my esteemed cohort, Kat Davis. Read more about us here.

Anyhoodeehoo, that means I will be at pretty much every match telling you things and smiling and spinning the wheel of Fate like a host on an ancient Greek game show. So come to one, two, or a thousand shows. Here is the schedule!

Also, please check out my troupes Jinx and Jackie, who will be performing for the next six weekends as well. Keep your pants on, please. I KNOW it’s great news!

In funclusion, here is a picture of my dad who was wearing my FIST 2009 t-shirt this morning for no apparent reason except the looneyverse told him to do it in support. Also yes, we share clothes. I hope that doesn’t put you off.

FISTing Starts Here

Hey! It’s that time again! Washington Improv Theater is bringing the pain and the heat for its Annual Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament (street name: FIST).

There’s quite a sexy load of competitors this year so check out the teams!

Including the one most nearest and dearest to my organ which most resembles a heart, BETTER HOUSEKEEPING. Our first match is Friday, March 6th @ 8pm. Tickets here. Part of our winnings depends on audience vote so, you know, no presh or anything.

We’re in it for all of the pie!

Also, my groups Jinx and Jackie will be performing for the next five Saturdays in tandem with all of the combat-ready warriors (click on ’em for schedule & ticket links).

All shows are $10 and at the Source Theater (1835 14th St NW, WDC).

Oh dearie me! (battle cry)

Once in a Blue Monday

Giving up coffee doesn’t have to be my New Year’s resolution anymore (I don’t actually believe in resolutions, only high-resolution for photos) because I done-did it already!!!

Yes, I have effectively been off the brown sauce since last Wednesday (ok, so not a week yet but things are looking encouraging, emphasis on raging).

Actually, today I was allowed to pour myself a cup of it, but I was only allowed to smell it and listen to it, but not drink it. It went really well, you guyyyyyyyys. I didn’t even venture a sip.

Do cry over spilled coffee.
photo courtesy of Flickr and tienvijftien

Also, I started taking these energy natural vitamins (I know it sounds weird but they are legal and non-prescription! Jessi to Zack: I’m so excited! I’m so excited! *breaks down* I’m so…scared!!) and today I woke up with an incessant urge to climb mountains and cross rivers using naught but my footsies and armsies. Outstanding. I can’t wait for the 20/20 story on these bad boys.

Two other tings:

1: Andy Kindler rulez.

2: Holiday video made by my improv group, Jinx