A LOOK AT THE COMMITTEE
A long overdue chronicle and celebration of “The Committee”, the San Francisco comedy theater that took San Francisco’s North Beach by storm in 1963 and Los Angeles later in the decade. Their career as a group led to three studio albums, a Broadway run, regular appearances on The Dick Cavett show, and a full decade of live political satire. Their members went on to inspire and power such works as Jaws, The Jerk, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, WKRP in Cincinnati, and This is Spinal Tap, to name a few.
The Committee is the “missing link” in the history of improvisational theater, and spawned the talents that shaped the form of modern improvisation, and therefore comedy today. Their work during and after their nearly 10 years as a group inspired such talents as John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Cheech & Chong, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, and generations of improvisors.