Stamp and Coin Club
The Stamp & Coin Club is a longform improv comedy group in New York City, formed in Spring of 2007 when Alex Teague, Shane Ryan, Dustin Drury, and Alex Charak met during a Rob Riggle weekend workshop at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. The group has become known in the indie improv scene for their unique sense of humor that often includes celebrity impressions, haunted houses, and rocket ships. The group is part of the famed and often derided Indie Team Alliance, which was created to help the allied teams win Cagematch votes. This alliance was not so strong, leading to defeat for every team except the hilarious Fat Penguin. The Stamp & Coin Club's 2008 Cagematch show featured Lewis Black bowling and making political jokes ("Barack Obama's head looks like a bowling ball!"), Dracula and his vampire bride Denise running a Bed and Breakfast and putting them to sleep with vampire magic, a Halloween haunted house that was haunted with frightening economic statistics, and a man who is constantly lost having being given the worst maps on earth. The team also called a time out at 17 minutes because they were tired, only being used to short indie sets. Brandon Gardner then came out dressed as a 1950's football coach to give advice to the team, while Kelly Hudson gave the team water and John Robert Wilson, Amber Nelson, Dave Bluvband, and Alan Starzinski held up signs that bore the team's name and cheered them on. The Stamp & Coin Club lost 44â€“133 to The Stepfathers, a team of seasoned (very seasoned) players. Coaches have included Brandon Gardner, Jonathan Gabrus, Joe Wengert, David Siegel, Chelsea Clarke, Sean Hart, and Dave Siegel. They have performed at Under St. Marks, The Red Room, and miscellaneous venues around New York City. In 2008, they performed at the Del Close Marathon, where they threw shoes at each other. In January of 2008, the team started hosting their own show at The Red Room called "Tickets Still Available!" The show ended in February 2008. In 2010, They added long-time coach and funny man Dave Siegel to their ranks. They are not to be confused with The Coin & Stamp Club, which doesn't exist.