While the video quality of this show (“We’ve Only Just Begun”/”Office”) isn’t super great and there are a few lines that even get drowned out by laughter, that it actually exists and is available online is pretty awesome.
I originally saw it live with Bill Binder at iO West in Hollywood during Bill’s years of commuting to iO West for weekly improv classes. It’s amazing how what I remember matches pretty exactly what’s in the video. I think it was late spring or early summer of 2003; it was before Talarico moved to New York to write for SNL. This was the last Dasariski show before their hiatus of a few years.
Rich Talarico has been back in Los Angeles for a few years now, teaches improv out there, and is a writer for the second season of Key & Peele (which is a fantastically smart & funny show). Dasariski now performs at least once a month, I believe, at the UCB Theatre in L.A. and in improv festivals across the country.
(You can catch even more vintage Dasariski action at Rich Talarico’s website.)