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Thank You Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon

We know it’s a long shot, but if any of you Australian improv comedy fans are headed to SXSW this year, you don’t want to miss this.

For those of you who don’t yet know, Del Close was never a household name, but any comedy enthusiast is probably aware of his impact. From Bill Murray to Chris Farley to Amy Poehler, many of the most famous comedians consider him their mentor. Fifteen years after Del Close’s death, thousands of Improv students, comedy fans, actors, and successful comedians gather to celebrate one of the the most important people in modern comedy over a 3-Day comedy Marathon in New York.

Incidentally, if you’re interested in heading to NYC in June for the DCM, let us know – LMA is putting together a team and working directly with UCB to get our Performers special deals on classes and more. More news on this soon.