Unfortunately this was the eighties...and finding African American improvisers back then in Chicago, was like finding mail that was not burning on the South Side of Chicago.
In 1993, Landry actively went seeking Negroes and ran upon them at the Second City Outreach Program There she assembled a fine cast of improvisers and mounted a show at Cafe Voltaire Chicago.
Several shows at Voltaire, Sheffield's Improv Olympic and the Turnaround Theatre later, Oui Be Negroes has come to be known as the ORIGINAL African American Improv/Sketch Comedy Troupe in the Country. The Negroes has traveled to several festivals and has performed all over the country (from New York to San Francisco) for black history month!
In 2000 The Negroes Moved from Chicago to San Francisco and makes their home on the west coast!
Check out The Oui Be Negroes Performance Page for upcoming shows and Bookings with Negroes!