Daily Archives: May 23, 2013

Did You Hear The One About The Aspiring Comedians?


Stage 2 Improv

Warming up!!


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The cast of…

Stage 2 Improv

(From left) Michael Santos, Judith Gangi Santos,

Guy Glover, Kate Ebaugh, Steven Johnson, JamieLynn Bucci, Casey Debrowski (my son!!!), Nancy Swartz and Brad Goetz.

Take My Life…Please!

Locals with a funny bone are trying their skills at Improv.

The Naples Players school ends this week…

And the big test…

With a live audience…

Starts next week!

P.S.  See web-site for dates, times, and details, if you’re in the Naples area!!

Stage 2 improv…

Is a Naples-based improvisational theatre group…

Featuring scenes, games, and songs that are created right before your very eyes!

If you liked the television show “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”

And the improv troop, The Second City, you’ll love this!

The actors utilize information given by the audience to build the show!

Every scene and game is driven by suggestions from the audience…

Some games may even feature audience participation!

You never know what an evening will bring…

Which makes each show different from the next!!

Stage 2 Improv

Was founded in the winter of 2012…

By Judith Gangi Santos and Mike Santos…

(co-founders of the former comedy group Naples City Improv).

Here’s my son’s bio!!!


I’m Casey.

I like math and theater.

And improv.

I really like improv.

I like cheese too.

It’s good.

School = FGCU graduate.

I act there sometimes.

I improv there lots of times.

Work = Teaching.

Acting = Dog Sees God and Our Town.

I have a snake and a doggie.

They’re cool.

Thanks to all my friends and family for keeping me as insane as I am.”

The crazy family he speaks of…that’s us!  Ha!

Break a leg?!?!?

Why do they say that???

“Love you!”


“God Bless!”

Seems safer to me!!

“And so

He will make you happy

and give you something

to smile about.”

Job 8:21  CEV

Born Again!!


John 3:3

“Jesus replied,

Very truly I tell you,

no one can see the kingdom of God

unless they are born again.'”

Searching all these years

Not at all who I thought I’d be…


You found me here!

Broken beyond repair…

You came along…

You sang Your song over me!

Feels like I’m born again…

Living for the very first time in my life!

The love I feel is so much more real than anything!!

The life I have now is only the beginning!!!

Feels like I’m born again!!!!!

Feels like I’m breathing

Feels like I’m moving

You came to me…

Gave to me Life…

  A Love I’ve never known…

Love I’ve never felt before

Feels like I’m living…

For the very first time!!!

Look into the mirror…

Are you who you wanted to be??

Living the way you wanted??

Your eyes remind you you’re not free!

Are you tired of going solo??

Then, never go there again!!

This is what it is…

This is who I am!!!!

I finally take my stand!

I met the one with two scarred hands!!

Giving Him the best of…

Everything that’s left of…

The life inside of me…

I’ve been Born Again!!!

You’re living in fear…

Sick of people telling how you should be…

Where’d you get your info??

Let me tell you what I believe!

We are the ones He called by name…

We’re never gonna look back…

Let go of the guilt the shame…

This is who we are!!!

We’re Born Again!!

Sayings vs Scripture…


Let’s dispel these “stinkin’ thinkin’ sayings…

And focus on Scripture!!

My hairdresser and I were talking…

As usual…

About our walk with the Lord…

As usual…

And we started talking about what people (friends and family) say…

That really doesn’t ring true with Christian beliefs!

She mentioned…

Luck vs Blessings

“Wish me luck…”

No, I’ll pray for God’s blessings!

Or, Superstition vs God’s Care For You

“Knock on wood.”

“Keep your fingers crossed.”

Nope, I’ll look to God, thank you!

I thought about Coincidence vs God’s Favor

Nah, nothing’s just a coincidence, I believe God has a BIG plan!!

We had to really think about these sayings…

Since we don’t think like the world anymore!!!


Then she said,

“How about people who laugh and say,

‘I’m going straight to hell for that one!’

They laugh!

  Like it’s not so bad to go there?”

It is!

“They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction,

away from the presence of the Lord

and from the glory of His might,”

2 Thessalonians 1:9


And my Mom would say,

‘God’s going to punish you…’

Whenever we misbehaved!”

Why didn’t we hear about His amazing grace…

And His outrageous love?”


She said, “And what about ‘karma?’

Last time I checked, that was called…

Sowing and Reaping!


And how about, ‘This is gonna kill me!'”

It won’t!

“No temptation has overtaken you

except what is common to mankind.

And God is faithful;

He will not let you be tempted

beyond what you can bear.

But when you are tempted,

He will also provide a way out

so that you can endure it.”

1 Corinthians 10:13

“Right!”  I said, 

“And my Mom also used to say to us…

When we were especially exasperating…

 ‘I’m going to kill you!’

In my Bible…

‘Thou shalt not kill’

Is one of the Ten commandments!!”

“Right!” she said,

“I asked God to give me some more unChristian sayings…

So that we can expose the lies!!!!

Like, ‘If I eat one cookie, I have to eat them all!’

Since when does a cookie have authority over us?!


How about, ‘That tickles me to death!’ 


Or, ‘Slap me silly!’ 

LOL!  Even louder!!!”


The Bible doesn’t advocate that behavior!

“God helps those who help themselves.”

Not in the Bible!

“I’ll be happy when….”

You’re a child of God, why can’t you be happy now!?!

“God is gonna send me straight to hell for …..”

God doesn’t want anyone to perish!!

“I don’t have a chance in hell!”

Why would you want one???

“Heaven’s not ready for me…

And hell doesn’t want me!”

Oh, so not true on both accounts!!

Or, is it,  “Hell’s not ready for me…

And Heaven doesn’t want me???”

Either way it’s wrong!!

Hell’s always ready…and Heaven always wants you!!

“Wish upon a star…”

“Thank your lucky stars…”

Forget that and pray to your Lord!

“The Universe!” 


Sounds like you don’t want to offend anyone!

It’s Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!

There’s power in the Name of Jesus!

Just say His Name!

“Don’t mess with Mother Nature!”


God is the Creator of all of nature!

“Gotta think about it, cuz, I really hear some good ones in this salon!!


‘I should have held the door for Mr. ‘so-and-so’

Because, you know…

My good deeds…

My corporate works of mercy…

They get me to Heaven!’


Faith in Jesus Christ gets you to Heaven!

“For God so loved the world,

that He gave His only Son,

that whoever believes in Him

should not perish

but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

“Jesus said to him,

“I am the way,

and the truth,

and the life.

No one comes to the Father

except through Me.”

John 14:6