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== Team ==
 
== Team ==
  
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*[[Aaron Jackson]] as ''Sigourney Weaver''
 
*[[Aaron Jackson]] as ''Sigourney Weaver''
  
*Meseret Haddis as ''Eddie Murphy''
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*[[Meseret Haddis]] as ''Eddie Murphy''
  
*Rudy Behrens as ''Owen Wilson''  
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*[[Rudy Behrens]] as ''Owen Wilson''  
  
 
*Coach Tim as ''Morgan Freeman''
 
*Coach Tim as ''Morgan Freeman''
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*Boy Butter practiced for a few months in the classrooms in the Dramatic Writing Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
 
*Boy Butter practiced for a few months in the classrooms in the Dramatic Writing Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
 
*[[Matt Moses]] was their first coach. He noted their monoscenes by saying "Weird. I like it. Do it again."
 
 
*Boy Butter has never done monologues as an opening, ever. Even in practice.
 
  
 
*Boy Butter is coached by [[Tim Martin]] and will continue to be coached by him until they bury him.   
 
*Boy Butter is coached by [[Tim Martin]] and will continue to be coached by him until they bury him.   
  
*Boy Butter is the only known improv team to successfully play the warm-up game ba da da in 3/4 time.
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*Boy Butter is the only known improv team to successfully play the warm-up game [[Ba Da Da]] in 3/4 time.
  
*Despite his outward hatred of Boy Butter, John Zachary Trowbridge is one of their biggest fans. He often gives the group notes after an indie show.
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*Despite his outward hatred of Boy Butter, [[John Zachary Townsend]] is one of their biggest fans. He often gives the group notes after a show. His main note is "stop sucking".
 
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*Alex used to come to practice with an ABA colored head band when his hair was long. This was not a bit.
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==Indie Shows ==
 
==Indie Shows ==
  
  
BB has done a few notable shows like  Jump on Three's Secret Show and Improv Nerds where Kevin Hines sat in with them. Kevin Hines, after performing with BB, begged to join the group. He was denied on the grounds that his request came off as desperate.
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Boy Butter has done a few notable shows like  Jump on Three's Secret Show, which took place in a boxing ring. As a result, David's pants were ripped, Riley's hip was bruised, Alex's back was thrown out, and Rudy's nose was possibly broken. After their set, [[Sandino]] challenged Boy Butter to a push-up contest for Aaron Jackson, the match was fixed.
 
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Their most notable show was their win at UCB's Cagematch against weekend team [[The Curfew]].
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==The Mars Volta==
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Boy Butter performs an improv form they call "The Mars Volta." It's a concoction of the many different approaches Tim Martin has brought to Boy Butter practices in hopes of getting the team to reign in their madness and perform a decent set. The Mars Volta includes, but is not limited to:
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*A suggestion in the form of your favorite/least favorite song lyric
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*A [[Krompf]] style opening of very quick scenes.
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*Three two-person scenes with walk-ons.
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*An "optional" group game.
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*Whatever it takes from that point on to get to a satisfying blackout.
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The form was named after the band The Mars Volta after Tim criticized Boy Butter for "jamming" too often during practices. When Boy Butter pulls it together for a good set, a more appropriate name for their form is "The Anti-Mars Volta."
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== Scenes ==
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Meseret and Aaron did a scene where Meseret told Aaron's character not to look behind him. Aaron then immediately tried to turn around, but was restricted by Meseret. After eventually breaking free he screamed "That's my kid hanging from that tree!"
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A scene was initiated where someone was flicking coins into a fountain and Alex entered and began flailing on the ground saying "Whoa! Hey! Stop that! Whoa!"
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Aaron and Alex were a couple at a restaurant and Meseret was their waiter. Meseret took Aaron's order and began to walk away when Alex said "And I'll have." Meseret broke, but walked back to take Alex's order. Alex said "I want a steak." Meseret replied "OK. How would you like that cooked." Aaron said, "the temperature." Alex retorted "At six hundred degrees. Celsius" Tears were leaving Meseret's eye he laughed so hard. The scene didn't make it past that point.
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In a group scene a bunch of women were gathering to have a baby shower for all of their baby's that had died. Someone received a baby coffin as a gift which at that point Riley said "You could punch a hole in that baby coffin and use it as a piggy bank."
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== The Term "Alex'd" ==
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The phrase Alex'd was coined by BB as a description of the persona of improviser Alexis L. Pereira. One example is when Ellena initiates a scene by looking through binoculars at the sky and says "There are so many birds". Alex would respond by saying "Who's winning?"
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Another example is the service person (deli clerk, plumber, waiter, etc) who refuses to do what they are being paid to do.
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This persona is not bound to the stage either. Alex will often do things called "Anti-bits" where it's almost impossible to figure out if he is joking or not.
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Another notable show was an Improv Nerds where Kevin Hines sat in with them.  
  
[[Category: New York City]]
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Their most notable show was their win at UCB's [[Cage Match]] against weekend team [[The Curfew]].
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Latest revision as of 15:07, 26 November 2013

Team

  • David Sidorov as Jerry Seinfeld
  • Coach Tim as Morgan Freeman

Former Members: Emmanuel Galvan as Himself

History

The group was formed out of a Kevin Hines 401 in the fall of 2009.

Boy Butter is named after the sexual lubricant of the same name. While walking down a street in Chelsea, Rudy and Aaron saw a display for Boy Butter in a shop window. After mentioning this to the group they became Boy Butter. Shortly after going public with the team name, Eyal Feldman, the CEO of Boy Butter (the lube, not the group) contacted Alex via Facebook. Eyal, being totally cool with an improv group naming themselves after his product, donated a box of Boy Butter samples to the team. At indie shows, Boy Butter handed out these samples to the audience member who gave the suggestion at the top of their set. They have since run out.

Riley Soloner was recruited from a Chelsea Clarke 501 class that Meseret, Alex and Aaron were taking. Riley first sat in with Boy Butter at their first Gentrify Brooklyn show. He got the black out line, "Well then I'll just have to rape you against your will."

When Emmanuel left the group, Ellena was added. She sat in with one practice before being asked to join later that night.

Trivia

  • Boy Butter practiced for a few months in the classrooms in the Dramatic Writing Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
  • Boy Butter is coached by Tim Martin and will continue to be coached by him until they bury him.
  • Boy Butter is the only known improv team to successfully play the warm-up game Ba Da Da in 3/4 time.
  • Despite his outward hatred of Boy Butter, John Zachary Townsend is one of their biggest fans. He often gives the group notes after a show. His main note is "stop sucking".

Indie Shows

Boy Butter has done a few notable shows like Jump on Three's Secret Show, which took place in a boxing ring. As a result, David's pants were ripped, Riley's hip was bruised, Alex's back was thrown out, and Rudy's nose was possibly broken. After their set, Sandino challenged Boy Butter to a push-up contest for Aaron Jackson, the match was fixed.

Another notable show was an Improv Nerds where Kevin Hines sat in with them.

Their most notable show was their win at UCB's Cage Match against weekend team The Curfew.