Al Scorch is a banjo player and singer-songwriter who grew up in Chicago, with its storied history of corrupt power at the top and righteous fighters and big dreamers at the bottom. From the town that gave the world characters like Studs Terkel, Upton Sinclair, and the anarchists in Bughouse Square, Scorch adds his voice to the choir with the enthusiasm and charisma of a Maxwell Street preacher. He eyes the prize of that ever-elusive promised land that’s worth scrapping for, wherever or whatever it may be.
June 2, 2016
Banjo player Al Scorch joins Charlie Sanders, Horatio Sanz and Seth Morris for a live episode of improv4humans with Matt Besser at UCB Sunset. Al’s songs inspire scenes about a Coast Guardsman who struggles down the badass totem pole. A Crap on YouTube video helps create a scene about a feminist ladybug that transitions into a man bug. Plus, a comedian’s career shows signs of improvement when he finds his perfect audience.