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 (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.
About Our LIVE Puppet Improv Show:The Josh & Tamra Show are pioneers of puppet improv & sketch comedy. Josh Cohen, a muppeteer with the Jim Henson Company, met Tamra Malaga during their time spent at the original UCB Theater, in NYC. Don’t miss Josh, Tamra, and their puppet cast as they create long-form improv comedy. This show may contain adult situations and language.
• WINNER “BEST COMEDY” PILOT – New York Television Festival
for Apartment 413 TV Pilot!!!, at the New York Television Festival