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Video Clips of the Players in Action

Check out these video clips of the Around the Bend Players (ATBP) performing a variety of sketches, games, characters and comic bits in clubs and at corporate events. Click on the picture or hyperlink to be taken to a YouTube link. (Click the "back" button on your browser to navigate back to this page).

THE FUNNY BONE - LEVIS COMMONS PERRYSBURG, OHIO

WORLD'S WORST
Improv with Derek Hansen, Mary Sobecki, John Jennens, Shelly McCarty and Tom Kleinert.

1 2 3 5 WORD
Improv with Derek Hansen, John Jennens, Shelly McCarty and Tom Kleinert.

POLICE INTERROGATOR
Improv with Derek Hansen, John Jennens and Tom Kleinert.

5 OBJECT EXPERT
Improv with Tom Hofbauer.

 

SHORT TAKES
Improv with Derek Hansen, Mary Sobecki, John Jennens, Shelly McCarty and Tom Kleinert..

 

 

CONNXTIONS COMEDY CLUB TOLEDO, OHIO

DATING GAME
From Connxtions Comedy Club, Toledo, OH

ENTRANCE EXIT WORDS
From Connxtions Comedy Club, Toledo, OH

 

WORLD'S WORST
From Connxtions Comedy Club, Toledo, OH

   

AROUND THE BEND TELEVISION PILOT (COMEDY SKETCHES)

FATHER GUCCI
Tom Hofbauer is the priest in an advertisement for a specialty clothing brand. This clip, featuring Tom's nephew, Jim, as the impressionable young altarboy, was produced in 1997 - long before the pedophile priest issue became prominent in this country.

COP CUTBACKS
This sketch features Player John Jennens and some guest stars (Lisa Butler, Ben Lumbrezer, Nathan Ruggles and Hollywood actor Mark Tomesek). In this clip, the police department is forced to make cuts in its budget, much to the chagrin of a veteran officer.

BOUNTY HUNTER SCHOOL
In this sketch which features John Jennens, Mary Sobecki and some guest stars, Mary is the spokesperson for a home study college offering unusual degrees.

 


CORPORATE EVENTS (MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, ETC)

Tom, as the "new Adrian Steel national sales manager" demonstrates a new method for determining ROI. Best of all, the real Adrian Steel employees had no idea that this whole thing was a gag until well into the presentation.

The ATBP were asked to make a presentation for the Adrian Steel Annual Sales Meeting in 2000. Here, Tom enlists the aid of several Adrian Steel employees who are, in reality, other ATB Players.

 

RUSTY BELCHER, CORPORATE SAFETY EXPERT
Mark takes his inebriated character into the boardroom to discuss the importance of safety on the job.

IMA TITEASS
Ima Titeass (Mary Sobecki) provides insight into her SHEIT SYSTEM for more productive workers. In this clip, she presents this information to Sunoco.

CHARACTERS AND STANDUP COMEDY

 

SAMUEL LAPP, AMISH PROTEST SINGER
Mark Zink's Amish songwriter takes the stage in this very funny medley of protest songs.


EARLY AROUND THE BEND PLAYERS SKETCHES (BOARD ROOM, ZENOBIA SHRINE, ETC.)



DATING GAME
This clip is from an early ATBP show at the Board Room restaurant in downtown Toledo. The Board Room is no longer in existence.