Two Awesome Improv Teams. Each Won UCB's Cagematch 44 Straight Times. And Then They Faced Off...
The men of Convoy are quick-witted and fearless. They have vast resources of knowledge on every topic from science to history to pop culture, and they are able to dredge up trivia from these fields to enrich a scene with authenticity or humor at a moment's notice. Though they bank tons of laughs for inserting their dry witted selves into a catalog of crazy situations, they are unabashed to dance on chairs, stick their faux boners in each others faces, and commit to being chickens. One minute they'll get a laugh for calling out a team member using a record player in a middle-class setting during a time period only a few years after its invention when only the rich would have owned one, and in another for getting a hard on repeatedly while wearing sweatpants in public.
Heather and Miles, while just as intellectually nimble, are much more character driven in their creation of worlds, conflicts, and interweaving story lines. Their pace is faster and, as there are only two of them, each one will often play multiple characters in a single scene, each with a distinct personality and physicality. At one point in the show they, almost simultaneously, played two jittery cops and the world-worn couple pulled over for giving a hand job while driving. Campbell is especially adept at committing to the hair-pulling madness of one character in one moment, then calmly reflecting on the situation from another character's perspective in the next.
One audience member described choosing between Convoy and Heather and Miles as choosing between "high intellect and beautiful chaos." But a choice MUST be made. The votes were counted and the audience has spoken. The new UCB Cagematch Grand Champion is.....Heather and Miles.
Each week, Cagematch host Harrison Brown edits together a recap video and posts it to www.ucbcagematch.com. The Heather and Miles vs. Convoy video is below:
To attend next week's Cagematch and see Heather and Miles meet a new challenger visit www.losangeles.ucbtheatre.com for reservations. The $5 tickets usually sell out a week in advance. There is a waitlist.