Montreal Just For Laughs/10 Comics to Watch: Middleditch

http://www.variety.com/features/justforlaughs/

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118040419

Thomas Middleditch: Ready for anything after riffing Bard

By STEVE HEISLER

When Thomas Middleditch was asked to be a part of the Improvised Shakespeare Company — a Chicago-based improv troupe that performs spontaneous plays in stilted, Elizabethan-sounding English — his first thought was “That sounds impossible. Sure.”

As the breakout of the group, Middleditch went on to set another, equally exciting challenge for himself with his next project. He had written a two-person sketch featuring two snooty teenage girl parts, both performed in total darkness. After the bit bombed, Middleditch shelved it, but at the insistence of his manager Kirsten Ames, he added animation; the resulting “Worst Friends Forever” pilot is currently being produced by Mike Judge at MTV.

 

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