The Improv Shop, St. Louis’ premiere longform improv comedy theater, is very excited to bring St. Louis native George McAuliffe to town this summer for two showings of his one-man sketch-comedy satire, Not All Cops Are Bad.
Not All Cops Are Bad will play at The Improv Shop on Friday, August 14th and Saturday, August 15th at 10pm.
“St. Louis has been at the epicenter of the national conversation about police brutality and use of excessive force over the past year,” said general manager Andy Sloey. “Not only will this show be hilarious, it will inspire audiences to take a look back at this tumultuous year with a new perspective.”
Through the combination of satire, current events and McAuliffe’s unique imagination, the show gives an equitable take on the hot button issue of police brutality. As Officer Scott Baker, McAuliffe hosts a public relations meeting in an attempt to justify the “occasional abuse of power” by the police department in the fictitious town of Carlyle.
He showcases the “Human Behind the Uniform” through personal monologues, audience participation, and the analysis of national headlines.
“George is a seasoned performer” said Sloey. “We’re excited to see him take on this potentially challenging material.”
Tickets are $5 and available online at The Improv Shop’s website or at the door.
ABOUT GEORGE MCAULIFFE: George is a writer and improviser living in Los Angeles. He has contributed writing to The Onion News Network and has written and performed in pilots and films that have screened at the New York Television Festival, Sundance and South By Southwest Film Festivals. George has been a featured performer at TBS Just For Laughs Festival and in Bob Odenkirk’s Not Inappropriate Show. He is currently the artistic director of the iO West Training Center in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE IMPROV SHOP: Located at 510 N. Euclid in the Central West End, The Improv Shop is St. Louis’ only longform improv comedy theater and training center. Regular shows run on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, starting at8pm. All shows are $5. The Improv Shop was given a St. Louis Magazine A-List award for Best Comedy Club in 2014, and was named Best Place for Comedy by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Go! Magazine in 2015.
Press Release provided by The Improv Shop.