Well, it was one hell of a whirlwind experience for McDonald and Carney. We were accepted to compete in the Search for New Stars Talent Contest at the Tropicana in Atlantic City back in March. First we had to do an initial audition in front of the GM of the Tropicana Comedy Stop and then we had the semi-finals. Out of 12 competing acts, McDonald and Carney made the top 3 and were invited to the Finals on July 30.
Performing at the Tropicana was a milestone for Joe and I. The McDonald and Carney duo was created because of our love of the old school duos like Martin and Lewis…Abbott and Costello. Performing on a stage at the Tropicana, like those legends, was a dream come true.
Unfortunately we did not win the top prize. We had a great turn-out of friends and family to support us. We drew the last spot of the night and were happy with that spot. We performed ‘Sound Effects’ and rocked the room as members of Gilligan’s Island in the Amazon. We then did a quick version of our favorite game, ‘Love Letter’. It was rushed but the audience really seemed to enjoy it.
We know that many people have never seem 2 man improv before, so just the experience of being able to showcase what we do best in front of another 200 people on that stage was worth it. We know that we will be back in Atlantic City soon, and for a long time!
Thanks to everyone who supports us!!!