PODCAST G Force – Episode 5: Getting to Know Ya, Norah

It’s Podcast G Force Episode 5! This time out we talk about the differences of what men and women find funny. Plus we discuss what tickles our own individual funny bones, which Norah reveals usually involves people falling down. And speaking of Norah, we play an intense game of Norah based trivia which will reveal all her deepest darkest secrets, most of which are cheese-based! So listen in and join your friends from Project G Force!

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PODCAST G Force – Episode 4: Music Memories

It’s Podcast G Force Episode 4! This time out we’re talking comedy and music and the funny songs from our past. Turns out, some of them weren’t actually so funny…but that’s okay! Plus we learn that Laura and Thomas shouldn’t sing, and we also talk typewriters AND tarps. How in the world could you not tune in?!? Huh?? All this and more with your friends from Project G Force!

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PODCAST G Force: Episode 2 – Laura, Method Sketch Actor

It’s Podcast G Force Episode 2! This time out we discuss our personal preparations for bringing sketches to life and how one of us really loves a in depth well-rounded background character study that probably is a lot more work than required for a 4-minute sketch. But she always delivers!

Plus, Matt brings us one of his patented song paradies about a town that now has it’s own traffic light. All this and more with your friends from Project G Force!

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PODCAST G Force: Episode 1 – We Begin!

Welcome to Podcast G Force! A behind the scenes look at what makes a Southwestern-Ontario-Midsize-City-11-year-old-Sketch-Comedy-Troupe tick! We talk comedy, life, fart jokes and much more all in the hopes of delivering a definitely, in the future, sometime, live, stage show!

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The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 21: The Final Moron!

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It’s the Education of a Music Moron Episode 21: The Final Moron! Yes, the time has come for our final Music Moron podcast. Many thanks to all of you that have tuned in to listen over the years and to our guests who helped make the Moron a little less moronic. This episode is a complete free-for-all, covering leftover bits, things we missed, and some greatest hits! Plus the Moron learns one last important music-life lesson. All this and more in our final episode, so tune in and rock on one more time!

The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 20

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It’s the Education of a Music Moron Episode 20! This time we take on the year 1996 with returning guest Laurence Simner. On this outing, Norah give us her most personal pick yet, Laurence shares some of his most meaningful music, the Moron actually recognizes some songs, and Matt recounts the tale of a massively misheard lyric. Plus a major announcement about the future of the podcast is revealed! All this and more, so tune in and rock on!

PROJECT G FORCE: The G Force Awakens

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TEN years ago Project G Force arrived on the scene in that most intimate of comedy venues, The Palace Theatre. What we lacked in booking savvy, we more than made up for in heart, poop jokes, and gigantic props.

It’s our diamond anniversary (hint, hint, if you’re thinking of getting us something) and G Force is celebrating with a show packed full of our favourite sketches (and a few new things for the completist) PLUS there’s BEER…lots and lots of beer!
Come see what all the “Brickenden Nominated Outstanding Comedy“ fuss has been about and/or relive the memories again for the first time at the London Music Club, April 28 – 30.

Tickets $15 at door. $12 in advance from cast and crew.

Tickets are also available at londonmusicclub.com

PROJECT G FORCE: The G-Force Awakens
Sketch Comedy
London Music Club
April 28, 29 & 30, 2016 @ 8pm
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio, Matt Loop and special guest star Christian Gundlack!
Director: John Pacheco
Stage Manager: Melody Hudson
Costumes & Props: Jen Loop

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The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 19

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It’s The Education of a Music Moron Episode 19! And this time we’re taking on the year 1995 with our special guest Megan Schroder! What’s in store this time around? Matt finds it hard to like anything from this year, Norah thinks 1995 is just plain Ironic, and Megan shows us older folks that we’re far to cynical about the 90’s. And what about The Moron? Well he finally finds a band he can talk about with some actual emotional attachment! All this and more so tune in, and rock on.

The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 18

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It’s the Education of a Music Moron Episode 18, where this time we tackle the year 1994. Our very special guest is The Moron’s longtime friend, Dave Nahrgang, who has some intriguing insights into The Moron’s past. Plus, Norah can’t enough of her favourite Toronto bar, Matt proves once again his music collection goes too far, and Dave hates everything! So come join us, listen in, and rock on!

The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 17

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It’s The Education of a Music Moron, Episode 17. This time out we dissect the year 1993, with our special guest Gary Walker. Gary and Matt discuss the hip-hop dancin’ days of their youth, Norah reveals the punk path not taken, and the Moron actually has a relevant music-related story! Plus, Norah and Matt battle for who knows the Moron best. The stakes are raise! Chaos ensues! Hyperbole everywhere! So tune in, and rock on!

The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 16

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It’s The Education of a Music Moron Episode 16! This time we dive into the year 1992, with our special guest Darin Addison, a man so non-moronic he’s actually making a living in the music business Also Norah reveals she’s not as sentimental as we all think, Matt brings us another “prince” of a pick, and The Moron reveals possibly the worst workout song of all time. All this and more, so tune in and rock on!

The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 15

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It’s The Education of a Music Moron Episode 15! This time our gang takes on the year 1991. Our special guest is Andrea Hutchison, who shares fond memories of her grade 8 grad! Matt reveals there’s video evidence of his hip-hop days that must be found, Norah tells the sordid story of a boyfriend’s sweater, and The Moron…well he’s still behind the times, but shows some evidence of knowing what the hell is going on. Plus, the show ends in a stalemate for Song of the Year because apparently Everything I Do Smells Like Teen Spirit. All this and more, so tune in and rock on!

PROJECT G FORCE: The Movie – St Thomas ALS Edition

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PROJECT G FORCE brings it’s unique brand of sketch comedy to the Midtown Tavern on Sunday June 7th at 2pm along with performer Meg McTaggart to help the Believe Army battle ALS!

In a world without meaning…in a time of great peril…in a place not very far from here..Project G Force returns and this time it’s comical.
This time the gang must work together to make a movie before time runs out while bringing you sketches based on everyday life, pop culture and of course movies! If you love Saturday Night Live, SCTV, Mr. Show or just want a place to drink, then check out their all new show, “Project G Force: The Movie”,June 7th at 2pm!

PROJECT G FORCE: The Movie
Sketch Comedy
Midtown Tavern
701 Talbot Street, St Thomas
Jun 7, 2015 @ 2pm
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio and Matt Loop
Director: John Pacheco
Stage Manager: Melody Hudson
Costumes & Props: Jen Loop

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PROJECT G FORCE: The Movie

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In a world without meaning…in a time of great peril…in a place not very far from here..Project G Force returns and this time it’s comical. Project G Force is teaming up to return to the London Music Club after two sold out shows last year with their hilarious retro brand of live sketches and comedic storyline.
This time the gang must work together to make a movie before time runs out while bringing you sketches based on everyday life, pop culture and of course movies! If you love Saturday Night Live, SCTV, Mr. Show or just want a place to drink, then check out their all new show, “Project G Force: The Movie”, May 29th and 30th!

Tickets $15 at door. $12 in advance from anyone from Channel Surfing Productions Please PM if you want tickets either before or set aside.
Tickets are also available at londonmusicclub.com

PROJECT G FORCE: The Movie
Sketch Comedy
London Music Club
May 29-30, 2015
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio and Matt Loop
Director: John Pacheco
Stage Manager: Melody Hudson
Costumes & Props: Jen Loop

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The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 14

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It’s The Education of a Music Moron Episode 14! This time out we finally enter the 90’s with the year….1990. Our special guest is Christian Gundlack, an honest to goodness musician who brings us a new perspective from a person who actually knows how instruments work! Plus Norah shares an historically informative tune, Matt continues his love for R&B, and The Moron finds a brand new song to hate. Could there possibly be more? You’re damn right there is! So tune in to find out, and as always, rock on!


PROJECT G FORCE in the After School Special

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Have you ever pondered the mysteries of life? Who built Stonehenge? What is the Caramilk secret? What is the origin story of the Super Powered Sketch Comedy Troupe, Project G Force?
Well come join us on March 14th and 15th and we’ll answer at least ONE of these question! In our newest adventure, The Project G Force “After School Special”, the troupe goes back to high school to bring you a very special episode about growing up, self-esteem, redemption and overcoming bad situations like that time your mom found pages from the bra section torn out of the Sears Wishbook under your mattress.
If you love SNL, Mr. Show and SCTV then come on down to the London Music Club as Project G Force once again makes you laugh with their brand of retro funny sketch comedy! Be there or don’t!

PROJECT G FORCE in the AFTER SCHOOL SPECIAL
Sketch Comedy
London Music Club
Mar 14-15, 2014
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio and Matt Loop

 

PROJECT G FORCE Saves Christmas

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The holidays will soon be here, but someone has killed the Spirit of Christmas! Will your favourite retro-funny-super-powered sketch comedy troupe Project G-Force be able to save the most commercial holiday of all time? Will they only charge 10 bucks to witness this amazing event? In what the Hollywood Foreign Press is calling “an instant holiday classic,” (this quote is ripped directly from wikipedia and may be entirely fabricated) see PROJECT G FORCE SAVES CHRISTMAS Dec 1st and 2nd at the London Music Club and you’ll be on the edge of your seat (with laughter) as you find out!

PROJECT G FORCE Saves Christmas
Sketch Comedy
London Music Club
Dec 1-2, 2010
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio and Matt Loop

PROJECT G FORCE Goes to Hawaii

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Laugh your way to the vacation you always wanted!!
Project G Force, London’s only super-powered sketch comedy troupe, is back! Murder, danger, intrigue and laughs follow the gang wherever they go—even when they’re on vacation in Hawaii ! Perhaps a visit from their old pals Good Game will take their minds off of things.
Dress tropical, get leid and enjoy a pretend trip to Hawaii and real trip to Hilarity Island.

PROJECT G FORCE Goes To Hawaii
Sketch Comedy
London Music Club
Feb 4-5, 2011
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio, Christian Gundlack and Matt Loop

PROJECT G FORCE in REMASTERED

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Project G Force, London’s only super-powered sketch troupe, is heading for a Beatlesque ego implosion. Can they put aside their differences to save the world from the unfunny by re-mixing their classic hits with their newer, sitar-infused sketches? Will Matt’s buttocks be helped or hindered by digital re-mastery? Stay tuned…

PROJECT G FORCE in REMASTERED
London Fringe Festival
Sketch Comedy
Fanshawe College Theatre
June 18-26, 2010
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio and Matt Loop

PROJECT G FORCE in HEROES FOR HIRE

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PROJECT G FORCE in Heroes for Hire

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Sketch Comedy

London Music Club – Cellar Lounge
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Writer: Project G Force

Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura DiTrolio and Matt Loop

PROJECT G FORCE in SAVE THE FUNNY, SAVE THE WORLD

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The super-powered sketch comedy troupe returns to the stage in order to save the world from the non-funny. But this time, they face their biggest challenge ever! This group of unlikely heroes must sketch their way through time and space to save the future of comedy.
Project G Force in “Save the Funny, Save the World”
Sketch Comedy
The Arts Project
February 28 – March 1, 2008
Director: Thomas Bogad and Matt Loop
Writer: Project G Force
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura Ditrolio, Christian Gundlack,
Matt Loop and Lorissa Sinasac.

PROJECT G FORCE in DESTROY ALL PLANETS

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When the universe is threatened by a sinister alien trio, a team of unlikely sketch comedy heroes are brought together to right those wrongs…oh yeah and all this happens around a bunch of hilarious sketches.
The warped minds and bodies behind the Impressario winning sketch comedy troupes Channel Surfing (Venue winner London Fringe 2002) and Sector 7 G (Venue winner London Fringe 2004) bring to the world (or at least London) the first ever super powered sketch troupe…Project G Force!
Be there when Project G Force “Destroys All Planets” at the Palace Theatre July 7th and 8th!

Project G Force in “Destroy All Planets”
Sketch Comedy
The Palace Theatre
July 6 to 8, 2006
Director: Thomas Bogad and Matt Loop
Writer: Thomas Bogad and Matt Loop
Cast: Thomas Bogad, Pasqualina Cardu, Norah Cuzzocrea, Laura Ditrolio, Christian Gundlack, and
Matt Loop

The Education of a Music Moron – Episode 13

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It’s The Education of a Music Moron Episode 13! This time out we’re wrappin’ up the 80’s. That’s right we’re summarizing the whole damn decade in one damn show! In this episode The Moron gets all heartfelt and mushy, Norah discusses why she never wants to visit Aruba or Jamaica, and Matt tells the erotic tale of school morning announcements. Plus, we have a special pop-in guest host, Laura DiTrolio. All this and more in our final 80’s discussion! Tune in and rock on!

MATT LOOP

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Matt Loop was born an only child in St. Thomas with a healthy obsession of television, movies, comics and music.   In high school his friend Dale Andrews asked him to star in a project which ended up being a feature length ‘movie’ called Ancient Evenings and the year after that Matt wrote and starred in the sequel and then another sequel AND then his first original concept The Black Hand.

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At the end of high school Matt wrote his first sketches and performed them at the grade 13 school show (no, this isn’t the plot of a John Hughes movie) and from there he was hooked.   It wasn’t until years later that Matt put in a treatment for a sketch comedy show at Rogers Television in London and to his surprise, it was accepted.   Matt quickly recruited college friends Laurence Simner and Grant Doty and they in turn recruited Johnny Bobesich, Mike Van Holst and Laura Lawton and the TV Show Channel Surfing was born!

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After a two year run of the Rogers Show, the next logical step was taking the troupe to stage.  The process of writing inspired much greater concepts and his love of writing short sketches quickly turned to full length plays.   Since then Matt has written full length, short and episodic theatre and has received several Brickenden Outstanding Script Nominations and two of his plays (The UnderAchievers and This Just In) have won Best Comedy.

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He has acted in several productions including The UnderAchievers (CSP), GeekQuest 4.0 (CSP & Simply Theatre), The Tower (The Arts Project) and Chelsea and Boggs episode 6: College Girl Coffin Countdown (Rubberfunk).

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Loop has worked as a writer/Producer at CFPL TV in London and is currently the Promotions Coordinator and a On-Air Personality at JACK FM.    In theatre he is currently the president of the Brickenden Committee which holds an annual awards show honouring the best in local London Theatre and in real life, he is married to Jen Loop and has two boys Nelson and Wesley.  He is best known for boundless energy, his supreme geekiness, his love of wrestling, his love of the Cleveland Indians and finally his endless supply of selfies.

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