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Rising Stars: Meet Egg Party House

Today we’d like to introduce you to Egg Party House Tiffany Navarro, Gabe Lipton, Lucas McCutchen, Kolby Jacobs, Caroline Munsell, Noah Alderfer, and Chris Coley.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
We met at Baylor University, where we all studied theatre. We spent lots of time together through our college experience, performing in plays, musicals, and Improv comedy shows. After college, we went our separate ways to different cities to pursue our careers, get a change of scenery, and start #Adulting on our own. After several group discussions reflecting on our collective misery during the pandemic, we decided to pull the trigger on what started as a hypothetical – “What if we all lived together and made sketch comedy?” We made it happen in October 2021 and have been pleasantly surprised with the feedback we’ve received over the last few months. Honestly, we missed the community and accountability that came from being close together. With everyone living just a few feet away now, it became much easier to create together.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The last few years haven’t been a smooth road for anyone, really. We all earned theatre and film degrees, only for the pandemic to put all of that work on hold right as we were ready to dive into our careers. In addition to the usual “post grad funk,” those disruptions really took a toll on our mental health. We were all feeling isolated and stagnant like we were waiting for the world to stop being on fire before we could make a move. When you stop using your creative muscles, they shrivel up. But without a community, it was too hard for any one of us to pull ourselves out of the funk. The road became much smoother the second we decided to move in together and make our hypothetical comedy house a reality – which is certainly not what we expected. We thought we were signing up for a new, hard thing that would pay off eventually. But instead, it was instantly great, and we’ve been having a blast. I think people can feel the fun we have in our videos, and we hope that inspires people to find a similar outlet in their own lives.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Egg Party is a comedy group based in Austin, Texas. We specialize in scripted sketch comedy videos that we post online, as well as live Improv performances onstage. As a unit, we’re a highly ambitious and creative bunch with many passions and talents that fuel a love for comedy in all its forms. We’re filmmakers, producers, musicians, actors and social media managers, but one thing that sets us apart from other comedy groups is that we’re also… roommates. We’re college BFFs turned adult BFFs who decided we should move in together and make comedy sketches for TikTok. Our group chemistry is a big differentiator. We’ve been doing comedy together for a long time, and making each other laugh is always the starting point. Each of us brings a unique set of skills that have made it possible to build an audience of over 100,000 followers in our first three months. Building something of our own felt like the best way to combine our shared skills and experience to earn a living doing what we love.

How do you define success?
If your audience is laughing, you’re doing a good job as comedians, and giving people a good time is a central desire for all of us. However, success in the comedy world can also be found internally. Posting content on social media is an awesome way for us to get our creative juices flowing and reach a broad audience, but it can also be hazardous if we allow it to be. It’s very easy to get caught up in the numbers – how many likes, comments, and views our videos are getting, how many followers we have, etc. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that it also matters if we’re laughing and having a good time, and we’re usually at our best when we are. But yeah, a million followers and a Netflix deal sounds pretty good too…

It’s easy to think of success as something in the future, something you’re working towards. But if you think of it like that, then it can become something that never arrives, something you never actually get to enjoy. We decided to do this because we didn’t want to wait anymore. We realized that even without funding or resources, we could pool together what we did have and start doing the work now. We could start making comedy today – we didn’t have to wait for the ideal conditions for “success.” And the result is that we’re having a blast doing exactly what we want to do right now. Of course, we can’t wait for it to change and grow and hopefully lead to bigger things, but in the meantime, we’re just so happy to be doing what we love with who we love in this moment.

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Personal Photo, Basketball Photo & Eating Chips Photo – Kylie McLaughlin @kylie.the.kid

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