Einstein Simplified is Knoxville, Tennnessee's longest running comedy
improvisational troupe. We have been entertaining Knoxvillians since August
of 1994. We are currently performing at Side Splitters Comedy Comedy Club every
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. We specialize in short form improv and
guarantee at least 3 hours of uproarious laughter in every hour and a half show.
Eight members strong we can trace our roots back to the common ancestor of
homo amusus; in laymans terms we are all funny men. We each come from
a different walk of life yet we create an amalgam of entertainment and
raillery. Our shows consist of about 15-20 different improvisational games,
selected from a list of over 100, and are driven by audience suggestions
and sometimes include audience members.
As Einstein said "What has perhaps been overlooked is the irrational,
the inconsistent, the droll, even the insane, which nature, inexhaustively
operative, implants in an individual, seemingly for her amusement."
Einstein Simplified is simply, naturally, the most amusing thing that
nature could implant into society for its amusement. Don't overlook us, we
are here to stay.
About the Members
Paul has been with Einstein Simplified since its
inception in August 1994. A computer engineer for a paycheck he is a
comedian for his heart and soul. Among his goals for world conquest are to
amass a fortune, have his own HBO special and to enrich the world with
laughter. He has ventured in to the world of standup and
will continue branching out in the near future. This Leo has comedy
claws that don't retract.
Frank Murphy is a relative newcomer to the world of improv comedy.
In April 2000, he took an introductory improv class offered by the City
of Burbank (California) Department of Parks & Recreation for students
aged 13 and up. Murphy has worked behind the scenes at radio stations
in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA and seen things he shouldn't have.
He is now in the Federal Witness Protection Program. If you ever see
Murphy in the outside world, please refer to him by his cover name, "Todd".
From out of the crowd and onto the stage, the latest member is finally on
the receiving end of obnoxious comments shouted from the crowd. Joining on
August 24, 2004 Dave is a fine addition to the troupe.
Long time watcher, now full time member Greg Huff joined us on stage
August 9, 2005.
Another Dave? Why not, we've had two Brads now. Dave joined us the
same day as Greg, August 9, 2005.
Being a friend of Snow didn't keep him out, though it should have.
Lance joined us February 7, 2006. He joined the Air Force and performed for
the last time (for a while) on January 29, 2008. When he gets leave he
will be back.
Starting his run of trying out back in November of 2005, Mike officially became
a member after he hosted is first show November 7, 2006. Even though he had been
performing with us for a lot longer.
Roy joined us on stage intermittently from late 2007 to early 2008. He was officially
brought in as a new member on April 8, 2008.
Aaron joined us on stage in August of 2010. He was officially knighted with a chair
on August 17, 2010.
Megan is our notetaker and an excellent suggestion provider. She also assists with the
collection of chair boards at the end of the show.
Even though they are not in the regular Tuesday rotation,
and Bill Slayden
still join us on occasion at our regular weekly Square Room show.
The Lunch Room Former Members
Bill Slayden CPA
Brad C. Hodson
Tiffany (Noel) Smith