La MaMa Blogs: Amy Poehler Talks About Tom Murrin

Monday, April 7, 2014

Amy Poehler Talks About Tom Murrin

Actress, Comedian and Saturday Night Live Alumn Amy Poehler spoke to Paper Magazine about Tom Murrin in advance of THE TOM MURRIN FULL MOON PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL happening at La MaMa April 17 - 27, 2014.

"Poehler reached out to Paper to pay tribute to Tom Murrin, a performance-art pioneer and the magazine's longtime theater critic, who died last year, and was an early champion of the Upright Citizens Brigade, Poehler's improv comedy troupe."

She told Paper about her encounters with Tom early in her own career:

"UCB's first [NYC] show was at a place called Surf Reality," she says, pouring honey from a bear-shaped bottle into her tea. "That was '96. At that time, there was an underground downtown movement -- which I'm sure there still is, but I don't know enough about it anymore. It was an interesting cross between performance art, sketch and music. Tom Murrin used to perform and help run that show -- he was one of the nice artists we met early on."

Read the full feature on Amy Poehler: HERE

La MaMa Presents
The Tom Murrin 
Full Moon 
Performance Festival

April 17 – April 27, 2014

For full Festival Schedule and Tickets: Click Here

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