The story of a mad captain's quest for revenge on the amorphous spacial energy cloud that temporarily took his leg.
" - The writing is superb… the most creative use of lighting I’ve ever seen… an ingenious bit of comedy theater." - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Playing at The Groundlings Theatre Los Angeles, April 21st at 10PM.
An hilarious homage to classic sci-fi and bombastic literature, Moby Alpha tells the story of a mad captain's quest for revenge on the amorphous spacial energy cloud that temporarily took his leg. More simply, Moby Alpha is Moby–Dick in space, but funny.
The show is performed in an entirely dark theater with the only light emanating from the duo’s custom-built million color LED space helmets, creating a unique, otherworldly aesthetic.
Written and performed by Charles, the Seattle comedy duo Centerstage Chicago called "absolutely brilliant".
Named a "Pick of the Fringe" at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Finalist for Best Comedy at The 2014 Hollywood Fringe
"Charles may have landed a triple-crossover hit...pleasing Melville nerds, sci-fi nerds, and comedy nerds."
" - A clever
satire that manages to prank sci-fi and classical
culture in the same trip."
" - Two energetic and well-prepared actors to set their phasers to 'funny' and fire away with brisk wordplay and bright physical comedy."
Winnipeg Free Press
"The staging is so clever it nearly overheated my circuits. Simple but practically perfect."
"Nerds will rejoice in [the] impressive attention to
"Skewer[ing] everything from the ridiculousness of their characters’ motivations… to some of sci-fi pulp’s worst cliches, Armstrong and Stockman adroitly move from tight setpiece to tight setpiece with grace and wit."
The Seattle Star
A sketch duo originally from Seattle, now based in LA, Charles (Charlie Stockman & Chuck Armstrong) has performed throughout North America, including the San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto Sketchfests; the Moontower Comedy Festival; the Los Angeles Comedy Festival; the People’s Improv Theater New York; the Hollywood, Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg Edmonton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals; the UCB Los Angeles; the Groundlings Main Stage Hollywood; and the Comedy Central Stage Hollywood.
Winners "Best Writing" and "Best Sketch Comedy" at the 2012 LA Comedy Festival, and "Best Film" at the 2013 Seattle Comedy Film Challenge.