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Thursday July 7, 2011, 11:19am - by admin

Check out Magnet Theater instructor/performer Tara Copeland in the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm this year on HBO!  The preview happens at about the 10:20 mark!

Monday June 27, 2011, 3:28pm - by admin

The Mantzoukas Brothers won the Friars Club Improv Competition this past weekend.  For winning they get $5000 to put towards creating a short comedic film.  Congrats! You can catch them at the Magnet in July.

Monday June 27, 2011, 2:55am - by admin

Members of the Magnet Digital Media Engine at the Best of 48 Hour Film Festival – NYC.  Their film “NANNY CAM” won Best Sound Design, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Audience Favorite and BEST PICTURE! Congrats Sean Taylor, Mike Bell, Danielle Tolley, Steph Garcia, George Gross, Jon Bander!

Wednesday June 22, 2011, 1:56pm - by admin

 

The Funny Lady Brunch is a potluck brunch open to any lady involved in comedy in any way to come and meet other ladies involved in comedy! Everyone is welcome! There is delicious food!  It’s a great chance to meet other performers, talk shop, and eat breakfast pastries.  The next brunch is this coming Sunday at the Magnet Theater Training Center (259 W 30th Street). Snacks will be provided but feel free to contribute if you like!

For more info contact: Bianca @ b.casusol@gmail.com

 

Friday June 10, 2011, 7:31pm - by admin

This month’s FLICK showcase winner: “Lonny Lee’s `Faucet`”. Straight from the minds of the sketch team Officer Rick.

Tuesday May 31, 2011, 1:44pm - by admin

Dates are set for the 3rd Annual New York Musical Improv Festival hosted by the Magnet Theater. Tuesday November 1st through Sunday November 6th, 2011.

Friday May 27, 2011, 2:30pm - by admin

Kelly Buttermore (We Might Just Kiss) and Dave Warth (Hello Laser) are running the NYC Marathon this year to aid The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Many Magnet students and performers run the race every year to raise money for their favorite charities.  Kelly & Dave recently completed raising money for their charity in the NYC Half Marathon and want to do make an even bigger impact.  Please visit their charity pages and support our performers running for a good cause.  Good luck you two!

Kelly’s Fundraising Page

Dave’s Fundraising Page

Wednesday May 25, 2011, 2:28pm - by admin

Magnet Digital Media Engine’s “Weather Report”.

Wednesday May 18, 2011, 7:54pm - by admin

The members of Trike hanging out on the set of The Daily Show! See Trike this Saturday at 10PM, this is their FINAL show as Leslie Korein will be moving to LA in the near future.

Trike is Nick Kanellis, Peter McNerney and Leslie Korein!

Friday May 6, 2011, 2:31pm - by Ed Herbstman

The deadline is coming up!  Please register now and be sure to take advantage of the return camper rate and the group discount.