Odd Lot is moving toward some new frontiers in entertainment! In September we will be launching Odd Time Radio Hour, an old fashioned radio show complete with sound effects and over acting! In October we will launch our sketch comedy night! And we are working on film, TV, and web content that will knock your socks off!
Odd Lot creates all type of content. This year we entered the 48 Hour Film Project for the 3rd time. By sheer luck we drew Comedy as our genre. Comedy is an incredibly difficult genre to get right. Despite being an improv comedy team, an award winning improv comedy team, the thought of tackling a comedic piece in 48 hours was still very dunting.
For those of you who do not know, the 48 Hour Film Project is a film competition in which filmmakers compete against one another in creating a film from script to finished product in just 48 hours. This is a difficult task on its own, but the 48 Hour Film Project manages to add to the difficulty by assigning elements which must be included in your film. A character, this year Luke or Lana Beardsley who is a door to door salesperson, a prop, this year it was a measuring cup, and a line of dialogue “Who died and made you king?”
We are happy to announce that this year we were nominated in 14 categories and won 5! Including best film! Which means our film is headed to Paris, France for the next stage of the competition.
*Best writing -Christopher Jean Soucy
*Best acting ensemble – Justin Kent, Marshall Frey,
Lynita Spivey, Trick Kelly, Lillian Soucy, Logan
Kent, Jake Roberts
*Group A Audience Choice award
*Best use of character
And received nominations for the following:
Best Directing – Christopher Soucy
Best Editing – Voe Joe
Special effects – Voe Joe
Best Graphics – Voe Joe and Andy H.
Best Actor – Justin P. Kent
Best Supporting Actor – Trick Kelly
Best Actress- Lynita Spivey
Best Use of a Prop
Best Cinematography- Zachary Burke
Not everyone can handle being put on the spot. Not everyone can fly by the seat of their pants. But improvisers live to be in the moment. If you fear standing in front of a crowd and speaking out loud and clear, maybe an improv class can help you. We can teach you how to say “Hi!” To total strangers. We can make those awkward moments into hilariously awkward moments! Team building, self esteem building, and just plain, old fun building! Come experience the joy of improv at Odd Lot Academy!
So…. You think you’re odd? Welcome to the club! We here at Odd Lot have dedicated many hours to the study of oddness. And by many hours I mean just as I am sitting writing this.
What does it mean to be odd? Well, Webster’s dictionary defines odd as “having one more or one less than an even.”
Now, I could have looked that up, I am online after all as I write this, but I feel that knowledge is power, and power corrupts, so I’d like to maintain my purity by not really knowing things.
In any case, I would like to remind you that Odd Lot performs weekly at the Loft on Liberty! That’s just above the Savannah Coffee Roasters.
Grab a pastry and a cup of joe and laugh your uvula loose. The uvula is a Swedish car company that makes dependable, safe, somewhat boxy cars.
Viva la ignorance!
We will be having our regularly scheduled Monday Night Madness on July 3rd! Come see the comedy fireworks that is Odd Lot! Don’t miss it! Unless you are otherwise engaged. I mean, you might be out town, for instance. You can miss it then. But don’t miss it otherwise… unless you are sick, or don’t feel like it, or are really gassy, or have other things to do… Tell you what, come see the show if can, it’s only $5!
Due to the change in Coffee Roasters hours on Memorial Day, Monday the 29th, we will not be doing our regularly scheduled Monday Night Madness! But we will be back on Saturday for Saturday Shenanigans!
Let’s face it, parking downtown can be a bit of a chore. And often is the case that you decide not venturing downtown would be easier than battling the armada of automobiles vying for limited parking spaces in the downtown area.
We assure you, our shows are worth it! But in an effort to guide our audiences to a more pleasant experience here are few tips.
1. Travel in packs! Pile into one vehicle and come downtown to improve your odds of getting odd with us.
2. Park south of Liberty street. There are two squares south of Liberty street on Barnard, they may offer up better parking opportunities than pretty much anywhere north of Liberty.
3. Walk. Get some exercise! Park many blocks away in the cozy neighborhoods that wind around the hostess city and walk. Give yourself plenty of time.
4. Use a teleporter. Teleporters are super convenient ways to get from place to place and they do not require parking spaces. Also, invent a teleporter.
5. Just stay at the Loft on Liberty. Renounce your worldly possessions and live in the warm glow of Odd Lot comedy! (This is a joke, we would make a terrible commune.)
There you have it! Some simple advice to get you to our shows!
Established in 2014, Odd Lot Academy has served the scholars of silly, the impresarios of improvisation, and the hardiest of har hars. And we are happy to announce that our new sessions will begin on May 2nd 2017! Learn the academic acrobatics that are the improvisational arts!
Here’s what some people are saying about improv classes:
“It really helped me come out of my shell.” – Louis Wisenblatter
“I can now read the minds of everyone around me.” Chelsea Picamonterio
“I have never felt more alive.” Livey McLivey-face
“None of these quotes are real, none of them!” – Odd Lot
Classes are $75 for a block of 4 sessions or $20 per drop in.
We offer three classes:
Ages 8-12 at 4pm – 5pm
Ages 13-17 at 530pm to 630pm
Ages 18 and up at 7pm to 8pm
Feel free to join us any Tuesday beginning May 2nd, 2017
Hello and howdy from the whole odd crew. We thought we would put out this friendly reminder that there are those in the universe who have not heard of our band of merry makers. Providing Savannah with the highest quality improv comedy is a honor and a pleasure, and we would love for the whole wide world to know what we’re up to! We’d love it if you went on Tripadvisor to tell the tale of the daring dos that we do when we do the dos we do. Done.
And while yer at it, saunter over to Connect Savannah and vote for us in the best of 2017. The category that we have won 3 years running is Best Comedy Team. But think outside the box! We could be the Best Scandal or the Best Local Weatherman or, of course, the Best Thai restaurant.