¡Zarzamora! (often spelled all-caps: ¡ZARZAMORA!) is an improv troupe that focuses on historically-themed improv shows.
¡Zarzamora! was conceived at the Dog and Duck Pub by David Lampe and Chuy Zarate in 2010. The original troupe lineup was Lampe, Zarate, and Jordan T. Maxwell, with Peter Rogers sitting in for the first show.
The current members of ¡Zarzamora! are:
- David Lampe
- Chuy Zarate
- Brad Hawkins
- Kevin Miller
- Topping Haggerty
- Cole Spainhour
- Patrick Daniel (member at large)
Here is Chuy Zarate's explanation of the name's origin:
Lampe and I had always wanted to try a duo together and we were discussing names while having some beers (go figure)... It is pretty common for The Oxymmorons to mention the street, Zarzamora when referencing San Antonio locales in shows. It has kind of become a running joke... Anyway, since we are both from SA and Oxy, we decided to name our duo, iZarzamora! Then we proceeded to invite other people to join. So much for our duo... :D
¡Zarzamora! has played the following festivals:
- BIg Sexy Weekend of Improv, Dallas, TX (2012)
- Improv Festival Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK (2011, 2012)
- Providence Improv Festival, Providence, RI, (2012)
- Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Austin, TX (2011, 2012)
- Houston Improv Festival, Houston, TX (2013)
- Finland International Improv Festival, Tampere, Finland (2013)
The following upcoming festival appearances are scheduled:
- Duke City Improv Festival, Albuquerque, NM (2013)
- Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Austin, TX (2013)
- Video of a 2011 performance.
- Video by Brad Hawkins of their "Q-Tip" show (uploaded 4/2/12).
- Video by Brad Hawkins of their 6/14/12 show ("The Panini Press").
- Video by Brad Hawkins of their "E-ZPass" show (uploaded 6/21/12).
- Video by Brad Hawkins of their show at Trill Fest in Houston, Texas (the festival ran from 5/22/14 to 5/24/14).
- Photoset by Steve Rogers which includes their 8/30/11 show at The 2011 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Photoset by Claudio Fox that includes their 4/1/12 performance in The Weekender.
- Photoset by Michael Yew which includes their 9/24/13 performance in The Weekender.
- Photoset by Claudio Fox that includes their 10/5/13 performance with Mister Morbid's Moonlight Movie Mayhem Madness Massacre.
- Photoset by Michael Yew that includes their 8/26/14 show at The 2014 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
- Photoset by Steve Rogers that includes their 11/22/14 performance in WaffleFest 2014.
- Photoset by Michael Yew the includes their 9/2/15 show at The 2015 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.