In 1999, Josh Cohen became a Muppeteer when he was asked to join the The Jim Henson Company. That same year, Josh and Tamra met while performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City. They both received training from Chicago’s Improv Olympic‘s Charna Halpern as well as the original members of the UCBT: Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh and SNL’s Amy Poehler. Josh & Tamra have performed in several productions at the UCB NYC Theater, most notably they are proud alumni of the UCB’s house Harold Teams, Team C.H.U.D., The Joe Ross Tribe, and My Kickass Van. Both frequently performed on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, hosts on an on-line series on AOL.com’s,”The DL, and have the #1 show on-line talk show called Monkey News Source on TheStream.TV

The Josh and Tamra Show has been touring their puppet improv comedy duo show, teaching, headlining improv comedy festivals and variety of other venues coast to coast since 2000, which include:  NC Comedy Arts Festival 2009 (Headliners), Chicago Improv Festival 10 (Headliners), The Los Angeles Festival of Improv Comedy, *New York Television Festival (Won Best Comedy Pilot Award), The Del Close Marathon NYC, Dirty South Improv Festival (Headliners), The Toronto Improv Festival (Headliners), Twin Cities Improv Festival (Headliners), The Seattle Festival of Improvised Theater (Headliners)…and more.


Monkey News Source NOMINATED FOR A STREAMY AWARD 2009 for
Best News or Politics Web Series”

• WINNER “BEST COMEDY” PILOT – New York Television Festival
for  Apartment 413 TV Pilot!!!, at the New York Television Festival


NO STRINGS ATTACHED was picked as a Funny or Die featured video & made the news! NBCLA wrote about it!

• VARIETY.COM PRESS for WINNING pilot festival. APARTMENT 413:


· Featured: FunnyorDIE, No Strings Attached, video, 2010 funnyordie.com
· Nominated: Best News Show: Monkey News Source, 2009 Streamys.org
· Official Selection: LA Comedy Festival 2009
· Official Selection: Comedy Arts Festival 09, NC 2009
· Official Selection: Duke City Improv, NM 2008
· Official Selection: Del Close Marathon, NYC 2008
· Official Selection: Twin Cities, MN Festival 2008
· Official Selection: Charleston Comedy Festival 2008
· Official Selection: Chicago Improv Festival 10 2007
· Official Selection: Dirty South Festival, NC 2007
· Official Selection: Second City, Toronto Festival 2006/2002
· Official Selection: Seattle Improv Festival 2008/2005/2004
· Official Selection: LA Improv Festival, IO West 2004
· Official Selection: Bass Red Comedy Tour Finalists 2004
· Official Selection: Improv Boston 2002

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.JoshAndTamra.com

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