"Many comedians are satisfied simply to write and perform funny things, and we have them to thank for some of the genre’s greatest works. Fewer comedians show as much interest in the form their content takes, though I suspect this number is increasing with the influence of high-profile auteurs like Louis C.K. and Eugene Mirman. Count Tempelsman and Aeed, who make comedy under the moniker Marina and Nicco, among these ranks. "
"SEEING A MARINA & NICCO SHOW IS LIKE WALKING THROUGH A MYSTERIOUS DOORWAY, AND FINDING YOURSELF IN A WORLD THAT LOOKS AND FEELS JUST LIKE YOUR OWN, BUT…DIFFERENT. LIKE PINKERTON, THE SEMINAL WEEZER ALBUM, OR WARHOL’S FACTORY, EVERY MARINA & NICCO WORK IS A SERIES OF SMALL, GLEEFUL SURPRISES, EACH OF WHICH OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW REALM OF HILARIOUS WEIRD."
~ KEVIN LAIBSON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT THE PIT
Praise for "Room 4"
"Powerfully funny... 'Room 4' is a timely and enjoyable series of enlightened laughs and worthy ideas, and a deeply needed catharsis that only something like live staged comedy can provide."
Praise for "MURDER!"
Murder-mystery/comedy radioplay recorded live at the pit
"Their serialized podcast 'MURDER!' will please comedy and cliff-hanger fans alike with its genre-bending plot... filled with oddball characters, 'MURDER!' effectively straddles the absurd line between humor and horror. Sure to please listeners who just can't wait for 'serial' to return."
~ The Daily Dot
"This live 'comedy thriller' will have you gasping between laughs."
"Long-time comedy-and-sketch-writing duo Marina & Nicco remedy that, as they bring their comedic sensibilities to the old 'group of strangers meet at a strange house for a party, and bodies start to drop' setup—but they’ve got a lot of twists, turns, and laughs for you along the way that are anything but formulaic."
general PRAISE FOR "Marina & Nicco"
"Attendees should plan to witness a joyous event or something horribly grisly."
~Timeout new york
PRAISE FOR "Delusions of guinevere":
Independent Film (2014 release), by Niccolo Aeed, Arianna Bernstein, Joanna Bowzer, Marina Tempelsman
"...savvy... a casually sardonic touch... the comedy serves as a crisp calling card..."
~ The Los Angeles Times
"…darkly humorous ... sly and smart observations about what passes for celebrity status today."
~ The New York Times
"...a surprisingly dark satire of modern celebrity....The narrative bounces along toward what seems like a predictable happy ending -- protagonist comes to appreciate the positive aspects of her life -- but Guin refuses to play along. Bernstein adopts a maniacal certainty as Guinevere begins to value the currency of online fandom over her real-world attachments. She views this trade-off as a viable career path, and Delusions of Guinevere makes the frightening case that she may be right."
~ The Village Voice
"...deserving of credit for its daring astringency...."
~ Hollywood Reporter
“This independent film (luckily) goes against the typical Hollywood formula and gives us an ending we might not expect. Thank you, ‘Delusions of Guinevere’ for bucking the system and giving us a film with humor and heart.”
~ Reel Honest Reviews
“The writing is amazing, the acting rocks…a film that will have you talking about it long after it ends.”
Praise for The Livia Scott Sketch Program:
"Fast becoming one of the best and most imaginative shows in the city."
~ The New York Times