By Darren Held

How to Make Gravy, Held2gether-Style

Held2gether wants to wish all of our families, friends and fans a safe and happy Thanksgiving! And to get you in the spirit of the holiday, please enjoy this helpful message.

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By Darren Held

Crazy Improv Schedule

Last week was an improv-intensive week for some of the Held2gether improv clan. Drop-in class for advanced levels on Monday, Improv Meets the Script class Wednesday night, Improv Comedy Level 2 on Thursday, some of the crew performing on Friday with our friends from Corporate Recess, the head honcho performing Saturday night at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, improv at a Buddhist meeting of all things Sunday morning AND some improv-y table reading Sunday night. Whew! I’m tired just thinking about it.

This week we’ve got nothing on the agenda, so I’m thinking it’s time for a tattoo. H2G? Hmmmmm….

By Darren Held


Viet Hoang, Jayme Newbold, Darren Held, Sonnjea Blackwell & Sean Cloutier

By Darren Held

Totally Worth a Drive to L.A.

Lest you think Held2gether is all about, well, Held2gether, we wanted to let you know about some other stuff that’s happening in the world of Long Beach comedy! Because that’s just how we roll.

First of all, Friday November 19th you can see Corporate Recess at Old World Huntington Beach. This is their last show of the year, so you don’t want to miss it! Yeah, it’s behind the Orange Curtain, but Old World is kind of its own world, so you don’t really feel like you’ve gone over to the dark side.

Then on December 5th you can see Held2gether’s own Sean Cloutier doing his standup thing at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. We witnessed his debut and it’s safe to say his show is totally worth a drive to L.A. Even from, like, the O.C.

Okay, so technically neither of these things is in Long Beach, but they involve Long Beach improv comedy folks so they count. Anyway, that’s our story and we’re sticking with it.

By Darren Held

We’re Back!

Sorry for the little blogging hiatus, we’ve been swamped with building the new website and putting together some hilarious improv shows for your amusement. But Held2gether.com is up and running, and Jim Beam & A Hundred Dollars is already a fading memory, so we’re back and we have news!

Coming up this weekend, you can see Mr. Held2gether himself, Darren Held, performing at Upright Citizen’s Brigade in Hollywood! Saturday, November 20th at 5:00 p.m. And on December 12, H2G is putting on a benefit show for St. Mary’s C.A.R.E. Program.

We’ll be posting videos all week, so be sure to check out the Facebook page too!

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