Surrounded: Crowd Work in the Round (Hosted by Mike Falzone)
Surrounded is a stand-up comedy show staged in a “theater in the round” where the audience is the material and anyone surrounding the comedian is fair game.
This show takes the best comedians, gives them a mic, shows them the audience, and lets the comic take it from there. The fun is that the set won’t be stoically pre-written and over-rehearsed but instead will be based on the people in the room.
Mike Falzone has gone from being one of the first creators to establish himself on YouTube in 2006 to performing regularly on some of the most prestigious comedy stages all over the United States and Canada. Falzone is the creator and executive producer of Surrounded, a crowd work show in the round. The show started at the Hollywood Improv and has since been showcased at Just For Laughs MONTREAL, Just For Laughs Moontower, Netflix is a Joke Festival and licensed to Meta for a VR experience on Horizon Worlds.He’s been seen and heard in Final Space on Adult Swim, Coming to the Stage on Hulu, and was a former host of Discovery’s Sourcefed on YouTube. Falzone currently hosts two popular podcasts: Dynamic Banter & Welcome to Our Podcast with his wife Zoja as well as a monthly version of Surrounded at the Hollywood Improv.