We drank there every night after shows, because when you do an improv show, you get kind of wired, and you want to go and talk about it with the people you perform with.But those times all blend into one big, long 48-hour Mc Manus night. CLAIR (Best Friends Forever, Veep): Nobody had babies, and no one had to drive home, so we’d all stay there and act like assholes.ED HELMS (The Office): A comedy community is comprised of a lot of people who have not thrived in conventional social circles.And that just makes for a giant pool of awkward sexuality.We tried other bars, but they weren't very nice to us.AMY POEHLER: There was something about Mc Manus — the green placemats, the bright lights – that reminded us of places in Chicago.
ROB CORDDRY (Childrens Hospital): I met my wife through one of my friends who improvised, and she was like, “This is a completely foreign world to me.” Her friends called Mc Manus get-togethers “funny-people parties.” They hated going to funny-people parties. ; Vulture contributor): You’re asking about my twenties, which is a Venn diagram of bad decisions and decisions made at Mc Manus. So you’d have all of the disappointing hook-ups and everything that goes with them.It's part of the "openness" [of improv]: You're not there because you like to follow rules and deny yourself; you're there because you say: "I don't really fit in out there. I'm gonna take some risks and I'm gonna take some chances." That doesn't keep your pants on, you know?That’s thinking that goes along with getting fucked up and getting laid. "It didn't really effect filming until the very end.We had a table read and I saw that my character was supposed to be on a roller coaster." "It was still very on, but I felt like a pregnant lady on a roller coaster is not ideal," the star said.