DOPER THAN DOPE
Inspired by ground-breaking 90s TV comedies like “In Living Color”, “MADTV” and “House of Buggin’,” DOPER THAN DOPE is a high-energy sketch comedy show set in the early 90s that features a diverse ensemble, DOPE fly girl dance team, and music by DJ Mahealani.
DOPER THAN DOPE performed two "seasons" or full shows of all original material at The Institution Theater and Spiderhouse Ballroom in Austin, TX. We sold out every single show. Every single time.
DOPER THAN DOPE was nominated for 4 B. Iden Payne awards for the 2015-2016 season:
WINNER - Outstanding Production of a Comedy
WINNER - Outstanding Direction of a Comedy - Adrienne Dawes
WINNER - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Comedy - Taji Senior
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Comedy - Da'Shade Moonbeam
DOPER THAN DOPE 2 (Full Show): December 8th & 16th, 2016 (Austin, TX - Spiderhouse Ballroom)
LOVERBOY (guest spot): December 7th, 2016 (Austin, TX - Coldtowne Theater)
BETTYFEST: October 14th, 2016 (Austin, TX - Spiderhouse Ballroom)
DOPER THAN DOPE (Full Show): July 15 - August 6, 2016 (Austin, TX - The Institution Theater)
COOL LIKE DAT: June 18th, 2016 (Austin, TX - Salvage Vanguard Theater)
CBS Austin - We Are Austin
"Pick of the Day - December 8, 2016"
The Read (podcast)
"Bi Bi Bi" [Black Excellence segment]
Austin American Statesman
"New generation picks up cultural satire of 90's groundbreaking comedy."
Culture Map Austin
"This '90s-themed Austin show is the complete comedy package"
Statesman Shots (podcast)
"Adrienne Dawes and Maggie Maye on ‘Doper Than Dope’"
KUT Radio - Arts Eclectic
"This Sketch Show is 'DOPER THAN DOPE.'"
KOOP 91.7 - What's New
"What's New Interviews DOPER THAN DOPE"
"New Live Comedy Show Is Doper Than What, Exactly?"
"Doper Than Dope Brings Throwback Comedy to 2016"
"DOPER THAN DOPE 2" is a co-production of Heckle Her and Base Reality Productions.
DOPER THAN DOPE is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Heckle Her is a sponsored project of Salvage Vanguard Theater.