‘THE TAM & KEVIN SHOW’ REFLECTS LIFE, WITH LAUGHTER
Douglas, who lived a lot of his life in Texas, always knew he wanted to be an actor. He was doing theater in high school and did theater in junior college. He auditioned at DePaul University and got accepted. He started doing theater in Chicago after graduating from DePaul.
Kevin and Tamberla met at Second City, in the sketch groups. Kevin was in a sketch duo called kevINda, with a woman named Inda Craig-Galvan, and Tamberla was in a sketch group called Soul Fools. Kevin was one of the original members of Second City’s BrownCo.
The first iteration of “The Tam & Kevin Show” was a sketch comedy show, shot on a phone in less than a minute. The name of the show was “Tam & Kevin Under 60,” each show was 59 seconds or less.
“We decided we were funnier and we wanted to go longer with our sketches,” Tamberla said.
Second City didn’t get involved with the show until the pandemic. The show is executive produced by second City and features four episodes.
The first two seasons were 10-12 episodes. Kevin was offered a position at Second City, but they lived in Los Angeles, so he told them about the sketch comedy show they created. He sent the first episode and the person at Second City liked it.
Kevin and Tamberla did a lot of theater in Chicago before they moved to Los Angeles. They decided it was time to expand, broaden their horizons, and Kevin also is a screenwriter.
“We love Chicago, we love Chicago theater, and know that it’s home, we can always go home,” Kevin said.
The show stays true to Tamberla and Kevin’s Chicago roots. Most of the actors on the shows are also from Chicago.
On June 7, there was a screening of the show. There are still people talking about it and Kevin and Tamberla could hear raucous laughter. People are sending them messages about how much they love the show and are pointing out their favorite parts.
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