Koch Brothers Looking to Build an Improv Troupe

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David Koch, the shadowy Lorne Michaels.Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

Koch Industries, the wide-reaching and politically influential private company run by billionaire brothers David and Charles, is diversifying. In a cryptic job listing that went out today to a New York City improv theater, aspiring comedians were offered the opportunity to be involved in a "travel gig" later this month. "Koch Industries wants to identify current and emerging social and economic issues and the underlying emotional drivers and motivations behind them," said the vague casting notice, via the branding company Firefly. "This research project will take a cross-section of people, ask questions, and then based on the answers, the improvisers will perform scenes." Sounds hilarious (and lucrative!).

The Koch brothers were recently criticized — which they hate — for a series of misleading anti-Obamacare ads, so actors with morals or political qualms probably shouldn't bother. For the soulless, this should be tons of fun:

TRAVEL GIG

Client: Firefly Millward Brown

Business: Research Company

Project: Still being developed: Koch Industries wants to identify current and emerging social and economic issues and the underlying emotional drivers and motivations behind them.  This research project will take a cross-section of people, ask questions, and then based on the answers, the improvisers will perform scenes.  

Dates: Either the week of 4/21 or 4/28  

Talent Needed:

One Team Leader

Four-Five Additional Team Members

One Note Taker

One Videographer

Maybe the hipster Republican wants an audition.