Offramp - Short Improvisations

Series produced by Sheila Daughtry Cowley

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WMNF's Award-Winning Improv Comedy Series

On Offramp, three actors let the tape roll while anything and everything can happen. Completely improvised, the voices are fresh and funny, spontaneous, hilarious and natural. Even full-fledged songs are recorded in a single take. The tracks are edited and mixed with sfx - it takes anywhere from 6-10 hours of tape to make a half hour show.

The comedy is absurdist and eloquent, never cheap shots or game show antics. Witty wordplay and a wild array of voices give life to character-driven glimpses of reality and surreality, laugh out loud humor and poignant musings. Offramp find laughter in the absurd and tragic, deflating of the terror and sadness of day-to-day life in pieces more startling and unexpected than any script.

Winner of two Crystal Awards of Excellence in 2003's Communicator Awards - in Radio Programs and On Air Talent/Humor - the series has aired on home station WMNF and is available free to non-commercial stations.

The series is available as 13 half hour programs, or with segmented tracks for pick and choose drop-ins.

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On Offramp, three actors let the tape roll while anything and everything can happen. Completely improvised, the voices are fresh and funny, spontaneous, hilarious and natural. Even full-fledged songs are recorded in a single take. The tracks are edited and mixed with sfx - it takes anywhere from 6-10 hours of tape to make a half hour show. The comedy is absurdist and eloquent, never cheap shots or game show antics. Witty wordplay and a wild array of voices give life to character-driven glimpses of reality and surreality, laugh out loud humor and poignant musings. Offramp find laughter in the absurd and tragic, deflating of the terror and sadness of day-to-day life in pieces more startling and unexpected than any script. Winner of two Crystal Awards of Excellence in 2003's... Show full description


6 Pieces

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Old coots reminiscing about wars and police actions of words. . . and steam, geothermal and nuclear-powered doorbells they have known. . .

Bought by The Prairie Star and WCOM


  • Added: Mar 24, 2004
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 2
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A pleasant discussion of worm farming brings back a tale of (mild) horror..

Bought by The Prairie Star and WCOM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2004
  • Length: 06:10
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Feb 05, 2004
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Feb 05, 2004
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Feb 05, 2004
  • Length: 01:20
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Feb 05, 2004
  • Length: 04:01
  • Purchases: 2