About the Show
This show may contain adult language.
Seasoned improvisers Tyler Quinn and Matt Lask explore and exploit their characters' deepest secrets as the emotionally-available long form duo, Pillow Talk. The pair performs a series of scenes inspired by a secret from an audience member. At any point in a scene, either player can call on the other's character to "Pillow Talk.” This prompts the character to step forward share an inner monologue. As the set continues and the secrets pile up, the duo weaves the narratives together, building to a satisfying and vulnerable conclusion.
About the Group
"What's a secret you've never told anyone?" From this opening question, each Pillow Talk set features intimacy, emotional availability, and some good-old-fashioned oversharing. For Matt Lask and Tyler Quinn, seasoned improvisers, self-proclaimed sensitive boys, and real life best friends, that oversharing comes naturally.
Fresh off their 10-win streak at Curious Comedy Theater’s Friday Night Fights, this duo offers something a little different. “We're not in it to make fun of each other or to go for the cheap joke — although we do make jokes,” says Lask. “We're interested in making connections, building energy, and finding what’s funny about our emotions.”
After Pillow Talk gets a secret from the audience, they dive into a set of characters, weaving together story lines and psyches to create a complex world. At any point in a scene, either player can call on the other's character to "Pillow Talk.” This elicits a chorus of echoing whispers from the audience and prompts that character to disclose an inner monologue.
The pace and sharing escalate toward an exciting and satisfying conclusion, with more and more secrets revealed along the way. When it all ends, the room is more connected, brought in on the same secret. “We invite the audience into our bed for a little bit,” says Quinn. “You know, like pillow talk.”
Pillow Talk stars Tyler Quinn, Matt Lask, and Jake Hull, piano accompanist, who will play in the Friday 2/22 show.