The Players Workshop
Created in 1971 by Josephine Forsberg, The Players Workshop was Chicago's only official school of Improvisation for over a decade. Although it was never officially a part of The Second City cabaret th...
Sanford's Opera Troupe
Sanford's Opera Troupe was an American blackface minstrel troupe headed by Samuel S. Sanford (1821-1905). The troupe began in 1853 under the name Sanford's Minstrels. The name changed that same year t...
William H. West (entertainer)
William H. West (June 18, 1853 – February 15, 1902), known as the "Progressive Minstrel," emulated the British minstrel owner Sam Hague and became one of the first white owners of a minstrel tro...
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Brooker and Clayton's Georgia Minstrels
Brooker and Clayton's Georgia Minstrels was the first successful African American blackface minstrel troupe. The company was formed in 1865. Under the management of Charles Hicks, the company enjoyed ...
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So You're a Man
So You're a Man were a five-man comedy troupe, who performed in the mid-90s in both New Zealand and Australia. Members were Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, actor Carey Smith and theatre...
Harmoneons
The Harmoneons were a blackface musical singing group in the 19th-century United States. The group began as the "Albino Family" in 1843, and later became the "Harmoneon Family." Principal group member...
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Carlos Núñez Cortés
Carlos Núñez Cortés (born October 15, 1942 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) has been a member of Les Luthiers since 1969. In the group, his functions include:He is also an expert malacologist, owning an e...
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The Suggestibles
The Suggestibles is a British improv comedy group based in Newcastle upon Tyne.Formed in 2003 at Live Theatre (as "Improv Night") they went on to find a following at their home venue, The Cumberland A...
Ethiopian Serenaders
The Ethiopian Serenaders was a blackface minstrel troupe from the 1840s. Their first major performance was for John Tyler at the White House in 1844 as part of the "Especial Amusement of the President...
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The Seven Raymonds
The Seven Raymonds were a comic revue troupe founded in 1987 by Oxford University undergraduates. The Seven Raymonds were Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Emma Kennedy, Michael Cosgrave, Richard Canning,...
Les Luthiers
Les Luthiers is an Argentine comedy-musical group, very popular also in several other Spanish-speaking countries such as Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Bo...
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The Drifters (Japanese band)
The Drifters (ザ・ドリフターズ, Za Dorifutāzu) is a Japanese rock and roll band and comedy group. The band was formed as "Sons of Drifters" around 1956 from two bands "Mountain Boys" and "Tokyo Wester...
The Kids in the Hall
The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous televisio...
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Purple Crayon
The Purple Crayon of Yale, or the Purple Crayon, is an improvisational theater group at Yale University in New Haven, CT, United States. The group specializes in longform improv, such as the Harold. T...
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Galenskaparna och After Shave
Galenskaparna och After Shave is the collaborative name of two Swedish comedy groups, Galenskaparna and After Shave, from Gothenburg. In 1982 the two groups joined in order to collaborate on the revu...
The Nellie Olesons
The Nellie Olesons is a sketch comedy group based in Los Angeles. The group's name comes from Laura Ingalls' rival Nellie Oleson on the television series Little House on the Prairie. The group began i...
Madame Rentz's Female Minstrels
Madame Rentz's Female Minstrels was a blackface minstrel troupe composed completely of women. M. B. Leavitt founded the company in 1870. Unlike mainstream minstrelsy at the time, Leavitt's cast was en...
Asperger's Are Us
Asperger’s Are Us is the first comedy troupe formed by people with Asperger syndrome.
Asperger’s Are Us formed on the North shore of Massachusetts in the summer of 2010 after New Michael Ingemi, J...
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The Second City
The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise, best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the United States (Chicago) and Canada (Toronto). It also has programs ...
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Cardoso en Gulevandia
Cardoso en Gulevandia is the eighth album of Les Luthiers, released in October, 1991. The recording, like previous disks of the group, took place in the Ion studies in the city of Buenos Aires, in the...
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