PALS is all about the character experience and the games they bring along with them. The show starts with each member building on the others' object work, so that both the location and perspective of the characters are established before a word is spoken. From those first silent moments, a central scene anchors these characters. From there, the show is off and running, exploring their worlds and lives through a series of cutaways that culminate back to the original anchor. It's fast-paced, high energy, grounded work. PALS is the amalgam of mastermind improviser Rich Talarico's tutelage with three fast-paced, high energy, and grounded improvisers - Anthony Gioe, Mark David Christenson, and Nick Mandernach. Hailing from Los Angeles, PALS takes their own unique, patient form and blows out an entire world.