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Friday October 14, 2011, 3:34am - by admin

The Mantzoukas Brothers (Jason Mantzoukas and Ed Herbstman) made a short film that will premiere at this year’s Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.

Their film, ‘Ashley’, premieres tomorrow night, Friday October 14th night at 9pm at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on 23rd street.

Tickets available here.Will The Mantzoukas Brothers’ close friendship survive when Jason gets a new girlfriend? Spoiler Alert: No fucking way.
Also appearing in the film are Magnet performers Melanie Hoopes, Charlotte Rabbe, Teddy Shivers, Joel Jones, Leanne Linsky, Desiree Nash, Joe Miles, Binu Paulose, Ruby Marez, Louis Kornfeld, and Megan Gray.
Wednesday September 7, 2011, 3:53pm - by Ed Herbstman

Short Circuit PhotoThe Circuit works like this: every Friday night at 10pm, three of the current six Circuit teams (composed of Magnet Students and veteran performers) perform the Harold. Teams exist for three months – enough time to perform a good amount of shows before the next round of Circuit teams replace the current ones. After three months, the teams are burned up in a secret sacred ritual and then new Circuit teams rise from the ashes like a comedy phoenix. So, who’s in on the action this time around? CLICK TO READ MORE…

Wednesday August 24, 2011, 5:55pm - by admin

Willy Appelman, Thin Skin Johnny and The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac after this month’s Deep Traffic show.

Wednesday August 24, 2011, 9:24am - by admin
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Recent TV spot featuring Ed Herbstman, co-founder of Magnet Theater, bobbing for apples.

Monday August 22, 2011, 4:27pm - by admin

Congratulations to the newest Musical Megawatt Teams!

NEW TEAM AQUA
Jon Bander
Laura Dlug
Joe Hendel
Julie Katz
Ruby Marez
Oscar Montoya
Michael Murnane
Ross Taylor

NEW TEAM AVOCADO
Ryan Dunkin
Andrew Fafoutakis
Dreagn Foltz
Woody Fu
Melissa Gordon
Sarah Puls
Jennifer Sanders
Drew Tarvin

NEW TEAM ROSE
Joel Arandia
Lorraine Cink
Shaun Farrugia
Chano Garcia
Jordan Hirsch
Ariana Murphy
Robin Rothman
Chris Simpson

Come out Tuesday, September 6th & 13th at 8:30 for the premiere of the new teams.


Wednesday August 17, 2011, 6:19pm - by admin

Listen to Your Life is Now Better Podcast!

Your Life is now better is a podcast hosted by Michael McFarland (The Imposters), Shawn Wickens (Junior Varsity) & John Lippi. Injecting humor into philanthropy, they interview artists, musicians, taste makers & social innovators that you should know about.


Thursday August 4, 2011, 10:19am - by admin

The Interview featuring Willy Appelman, Russ Armstrong, Laura Grey and Kevin Cragg. Special thanks to the crew Riley Fields, Tom Capps & Reed Tereski.

Wednesday August 3, 2011, 6:58pm - by admin

Joe Bill and Mark Sutton will come to town next weekend for The Del Close Marathon and are taking a stop at The Magnet Training Center to teach 3 amazing workshops.

Visit www.magnettheater.com for more info!

Friday July 22, 2011, 12:19pm - by admin

This month’s featured Flick Video!   Revenge Italiano  Actress/Comedienne Lucia Brizzi finds herself with a less-than-satisfactory local theater review. So she lives, learns and deals with it, the I-talian way.Featuring Jon Bander, Lucia Brizzi, Kelly Kreye and Mike Toro. Part of the Magnet Theater’s FLICK Showcase!