"With their astute vision, Brent Kado and Jessica Hardy hilariously expose the boundless egotism that
pervades Chicago's improv scene."
-Bryant Manning, Chicago Sun-Times


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Vanessa Bayer on SNL

Congrats to Off the Cuff actress Vanessa Bayer for joining the cast of Saturday Night Live! That's what you call a perfect scene that's what you call a perfect scene! *clap three times*

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Next Project

You can check out our brand new website for our next project HERE

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Premiere

The premiere was fabulous and we have many pictures to share. Next week we are in festival mode and will keep everyone updated on which festivals we plan to enter. Thank you for the big crowd of support! It was a very good night! Please link us to your pictures by leaving a comment!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wait, the Movie is Done?

Wait, our movie is done you say? And we are premiering it tonight? I'm going to throw up. So you're saying that after two years of putting together something that no one has seen yet we have to show it to over 100 people in a big room on a big screen? Tonight? Will there be liquor? There will. Good. I'm going to start drinking now. Do I have to be there? Can I sit in the back? I'm going to cry. I can't believe this. I can't sleep. I'm going to jump. For joy. I'm jumping I'm jumping I'm jumping. Thank you thank you thank you THANK GOD for perseverance and bravery. I'm going to need a lot. If I'm going to keep doing this. Cuz I think we are. I think we are crazy enough to do it all again. Why? It's worth it. It's so worth the pain. Pain. Wait, you said we have to show this movie tonight right? Oh GOD!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Premiere in February

For those who were involved in the movie you got an evite for the premiere. If you didn't you need to contact me at jesnhardy@gmail.com. We double checked but just in case we left someone off. Can't wait!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November Update

Hi! We watched the final rough edit of OTC. We are FINALLY moving on to sound and graphics for real. We are even working on a DVD cover. Thanks for your patience!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

September Update

Hi! We are going to view another edit of the movie on Sunday September 21st. I know it seems that everytime I leave an update I say "We are watching another edit." But it's true. And everytime it gets better. We are all putting in our time on top of our full time *jobs* so it leaves about twice a month that we sit down and view the progress that Angela has made. Kudos to Angela for perservering with us and believing in this project. Angela works at the Art Institute and is a graduate of Columbia College. She did some film work in New York before coming back to Chicago and linking up with Jessica. It was fate! She has been a very honest and vital part of this project and we appreciate her SO much. In fact we are already talking about another mockumentary to be shot next summer in the plain state of Indiana. We won't give away the idea, but if another fun project intrigues you, keep your ears open this winter.

Sending luck your way if you are still working hard on your dreams-Avant Chicago :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


The movie is being polished right now. Editing is unpredictable so thanks for being patient cast! We want to really put our best into it. We are working on the DVD cover in a couple of weeks and tying up some other loose ends.

We still need some music. There are some tunes we want to use but are open for suggestions. So let us know if you have something to contribute.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Edit Close to Complete

We are moving on to sound in the next couple of weeks and then graphics. If you or anyone you know would like to contribute their music for free to the movie please leave a comment here with your info. Thanks!