Mar 20, 2020
Koch Brothers Seek Comic Geniuses For Rightwing Improv Troupe
Well this sounds like a regular gut-buster of comedic hilarity: Koch Industries, the legitimate business side of Charles and David Koch’s rightwing empire, is looking to put together an improv troupe, which ought to be just about the funniest development in comedy since the invention of the diesel powered whoopee cushion. New York magazine has the skinny on an ad posted at a New York improv theater Thursday:
aspiring comedians were offered the opportunity to be involved in a “travel gig” later this month. “Koch Industries wants to identify current and emerging social and economic issues and the underlying emotional drivers and motivations behind them,” said the vague casting notice, via the branding company Firefly.
We bet that’s going to be some primo comedic comedy!
The advertisement has few specifics:
Project: Still being developed: Koch Industries wants to identify current and emerging social and economic issues and the underlying emotional drivers and motivations behind them. This research project will take a cross-section of people, ask questions, and then based on the answers, the improvisers will perform scenes.
Dates: Either the week of 4/21 or 4/28
One Team Leader
Four-Five Additional Team Members
One Note Taker
We can only imagine what sort of funny improv games they’ll do — possibly something where the performers will pick up various amusing props and use them to act out scenes of how big government stifles their creativity? Or reinterpret a movie scene, only in a world where high taxation has made it impossible for people to develop to their full potential? Scenes From an Asshat? Or they could approach things from a positive perspective — improvise an Irish Drinking Song about how freedom from burdensome regulations would help you create economic opportunities?
There’s going to be a videographer, so keep your eyes peeled for some funny free-market high jinks to make their way to YouTube soon!