Off The Wall Improv

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Back Live at the Fanatic Salon: Left to right, Carol Weiss on the keyboard, and Harry S. Murphy, Wendy Cutler, Andy Goldberg, special guest George Wendt, Bernadette Birkett and Tom Tully perform the improv game ”Symphony of Social Criticism” on June 27, 2021.

Andy Goldberg – Andy is one of the founding members of Off The Wall. He has starred in such TV hits as “Full House,” “The Practice,” “LA Law,” “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” and has many more television, commercial and film credits. Andy’s is the author of the critically acclaimed book “Improv Comedy.”

Harry S. Murphy – Harry is a Second City veteran with numerous commercial and TV credits, including “Seinfeld,” “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Scandal,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He also has appeared in films, notably “Nixon” (directed by Oliver Stone) and “Charlie Wilson’s War” (directed by Mike Nichols). On stage, Harry has had memorable roles in the musicals “Reefer Madness” and “Re-Animator.”

Bernadette Birkett – Bernadette is an Emmy-winning alumna of The Second City and has starred in such TV hits as “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Family Ties,” “The Twilight Zone” and “Frasier,” along with a recurring role on “Arrested Development.” Her film credits include Roger Corman’s “Alien Avengers,” “Saint Elmo’s Fire,” and “Heartbreakers” (opposite Gene Hackman).

Wendy Cutler – Wendy is also one of the founding members of OTW and has starred in such TV hits as “Ally McBeal,” “ER.”

Tom Tully – Tom performed all over the globe with The Second City, has starred in such TV hits as “Candid Camera” and won an Emmy award for his performance in “Oh Art.”

Paul Willson – Paul did 55 episodes of “Cheers” and 47 of “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.” Among hundreds of episodes, he recurred on “Malcolm in the Middle,” “George and Leo,” “Pig Sty,” and “The Larry Sanders Show.” Latest were “The Conners” and “The Big Bang Theory.” He is Bob Porter in “Office Space.”

Archie Hahn – Archie has starred in several blockbuster hits including “My Favorite Year,” “Police Academy,” and “This Is Spinal Tap.” He has appeared on such TV hits as “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and has many commercial credits.

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But there’s MORE! Enjoy “Generations of Improv” when the Mostly Organic troupe opens for Off The Wall at the Fanatic Salon!

See the Show

Off The Wall currently plays at the Fanatic Salon in Culver City, California. $15 a ticket, includes refreshments. Call for reservations at (310) 622-2046. (Show Map)

The Group’s History

OFF THE WALL has been delighting audiences in Southern California since 1975. Founded by DeVera Marcus and first produced by Norman Marcus, the cast first spread their wings at a small dance studio near a hamburger stand in West Hollywood.

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In 1978, the group starred in its own late night TV pilot for ABC, called “Completely Off The Wall,” guest starring John Ritter. In 1980, Off The Wall was invited to be the resident company at the Improvisation in Hollywood and played there for 14 years. Among former members and illustrious guests are Robin Williams, Chevy Chase, Jim Belushi, George Wendt and John Ritter. Michael Feinstein was the group’s piano player for several years.

Ever since its inception, the group has garnered accolades from critics and audiences alike. Group members have appeared in thousands of movies, television episodes and commercials, and written scripts for familiar TV shows and unfamiliar feature films.

Currently the longest continuously running all-improv ensemble perhaps in the world, Off The Wall entertained an international audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2000 in Scotland. The group is also much in demand for corporate parties, fund-raisers, and events.