Bad Boys is an improv troupe.
Bad Boys have been performing since July of 2010. Bad Boys was originally formed by Danny Catlow, Adam Trabka, Byron Brown and Brett Tribe to compete in Cagematch while they were students at the ColdTowne Conservatory. They decided to continue performing together after winning that tournament.
Their initial format involved interviewing an audience member as inspiration for a montage to follow, but their latent awkwardness made this uncomfortable for everyone. They quickly switched to opening with an Invocation, followed by a stream of consciousness set of scenes that lands somewhere on the spectrum between a Harold and one act play.
Bad Boys currently has an open-ended run on Friday nights at ColdTowne Theater.
Here is Adam Trabka's explanation of the name's origin:
Our Cagematch submission was due and we were spitballing names in RLM when Byron made this big dramatic proclamation that he knew exactly the name that would exemplify us and walked up to the chalkboard and wrote "BAD BOYS" in big letters. No one could come up with an argument against it so we went with it since at that time we were only committed to doing a Cagematch.
In hindsight, he was probably doing a bit.
- Most Outstanding Troupe - ColdTowne Awards - 2011, 2014
- B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Work in Improvisational Theatre Nominee - 2012, 2013, 2014
- Video by Brad Hawkins of their 3/22/12 performance in The Threefer.
- Video by Kyle Sweeney of their 4/8/13 show.
- Their 6/23/13 show at The 44-Hour Improv Marathon.
- Video of their 8/29/14 performance in The 2014 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Video by Kyle Sweeney of their 1/16/15 show.
- Video by Kyle Sweeney of their 2/13/15 show.
- Video by Kyle Sweeney of a 2015 "Sasquatch" show.
- Their 12/1/11 show at The Threefer (photoset by Steve Rogers).
- Photoset of their 3/22/12 show at The Threefer by Steve Rogers.
- Photoset by Roy Moore of their 3/29/2012 performance in The Threefer.
- Photoset by Michael Yew which includes their 6/21/12 performance in The Saturday Night Special.
- Photoset by Claudio Fox that includes their 7/21/12 performance in The Saturday Night Special.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers that includes their 8/29/12 show at The 2012 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers that includes their 11/10/12 performance at WaffleFest.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers of their 8/16/13 performance.
- Photoset by Michael Yew which includes their 8/31/13 performance in The 2013 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Photoset by Claudio Fox that includes their performance in WaffleFest 2013.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers of their performance at The 2014 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes their 11/21/14 performance in WaffleFest 2014.