Switch Committee—David Schwartzbaum, Ryan Nallen, Alan Linic, Dave Karasik and Collin Dahlgren, best friends and iO Chicago graduates—perform their own version of the venerated improv form, the living room, by starting with an honest conversation that organically evolves into a scene, leading audience members to call them a Cook County Social Club. Switch Committee recently secured a Thursday night show at iO with an open run, and have been performing with their friends Lethal Action Force Saturdays at midnight. After they opened for L.A.F., Newcity caught up with the boys of Switch Committee for a late-night interview.
Watching you guys it’s evident that you have incredible group mind, could you speak to that?
Ryan: I think it’s because we’re all friends, we’re all best friends. We’re around each other all the time.
Dave Karasik: A lot of what you see on stage is exactly us, just hanging out. It feels like it’s just a fun conversation in a living room, just messing around.
Collin: We’ve had times where there are five-person piles, and there’s no show, it’s just us having fun. Read the rest of this entry »