TJ & Dave - Archived

  • January 26 - 27, 2024
  • ColdTowne Theater

    1700 East 2nd Street
    Austin, Texas 78702
Ticket Price $35.00 This event is now over

TJ and Dave is a fully improvised two person show that runs close to an hour and often resembles a one act play, but might be funnier. Unless you’ve seen really funny one act plays.


Since 2002, TJ & DAVE began performing at the iO Theater in Chicago.  In 2006 they began an Off Broadway run, performing monthly at The Barrow Street Theatre in New York City. The 2009 South by Southwest Film festival included the documentary "Trust Us, This is All Made Up" directed by Alex Karpovsky, which chronicles a "T. J. and Dave" performance. The Chicago Reader has described the show as "an hour of subtle character development, verbal facility, and pantomimic agility that anticipates and plays off the audience's reactions.


The comics TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi miraculously improvise a one-hour play at every performance. This is an impressive feat of mental athletics, but the results are also observant, complex and frequently enormously funny.- The New York Times


“BRILLIANT, HEARTBREAKING, MIND-BLOWING, INSPIRING! The best 50 minutes of improv comedy that we’ve ever seen. But we wouldn’t want to insult their effusive skills by speaking so simplistically. Also, it’s funny. Drink their Kool-Aid.”- Time Out New York


“TJ Jagodowski and Dave Pasquesi, two of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of long-form improv, create an hour long one-act play. They’re both great actors and have amazing improv chops, but it’s always hard to notice these kinds of things when you’re peeing your pants laughing.”- Time Out Chicago


“The cumulative effect of their spontaneous storytelling is breathtaking…Without-a-net derring-do brand of theatre.”-


TJ Jagodowski  is an alumni  member of The Second City Mainstage as well as a performer and teacher at iO Theater, He has appeared in movies such as Stranger Than Fiction, The Ice Harvest, Get Hard and the television show, Prison Break. For 18 years,  TJ  starred as one half of the "Two Guys" for the Sonic Drive-In commercials alongside fellow improviser Peter Grosz  The two actors also appeared together in the 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction.  The Chicago Improv Festival called Jagodowski "The best improviser in Chicago". New City Chicago said, "If Miles Davis had pursued comedy instead of music, the results might have looked something like this.


David Pasquesi has been seen in Groundhog Day, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Return to Me, The Ice Harvest, Veep, At Home with Amy Sedaris, Lodge 49,Angels & Demons,  and The Book of Boba Fett. He wrote for Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy, co-wrote and appeared in the Spike TV series Factory, and co-wrote and co-starred in Cop Show. Pasquesi has performed at The Second City, iO Theater, Improv Institute, and Annoyance Theatre. He studied under Del Close in the early 80s, and became part of the first iO Harold team "Baron's Barracudas". He appeared in four mainstage revues at Second City, as well as in plays at the Steppenwolf Theatre and the Goodman Theatre. 



Date & Time

Jan 26 - 27, 2024

Venue Details

ColdTowne Theater

1700 East 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78702 ColdTowne Theater
ColdTowne Theater

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