The Color Collective is a variety show that showcases people of color filled with musical acts, stand-up, sketch comedy and more! Every month, we give our unique take on the world around us and entertain like no one else can. The Color Collective: “The color doesn’t matter, just the comedy”
Lawrence Abbott is a writer/producer originally from New Jersey. After studying film at Howard University, he completed the sketch program at Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in New York City. While there he created ‘The Damned Truth’, a podcast/sketch video platform, where he wrote/directed live shows in the NYC Sketch Festival, Bad Theater Fest, UCB theaters, PIT theater and Magnet theater. After moving to Los Angeles Lawrence hosted ‘The Damned Truth:Live, a live comedy variety show at the Inner Sanctum in addition to writing for UCB ‘sketch cram’ and performing stand up at ‘Cool Thanks’. He went on to produce a bunch of silly live video content for Buzzfeed like ‘Zombie Talk show’, ‘Don’t Wake Grandpa’,‘Ask a stoner’ and ‘Honestly Speaking’. Lawrence now writes/directs sketches for video sketch team ‘Nightpantz’, writing/producing a comedy web series ‘In Passing’, writes for live sketch team ‘Color Collective’ and writes for live late night comedy news show ‘The Night Cap w/ Stacy Rumaker’.
Corinne is originally from San Francisco and has studied at The American Conservatory Theater, East West Players Conservatory, and UCLA’s School of TFT. She began her improv training at The Groundlings and is a graduate of both UCB and The Pack Theater’s improv programs. A past participant in Fox Broadcasting’s Television Diversity Writers Program, Corinne studied sketch comedy at ACME and was a weekly performing sketch company member for over three years.
Currently, Corinne performs with The Color Collective at the Pack Theater and Cold Tofu Improv, the nation’s oldest Asian American improv theater. She also has a weekly live streaming comedy talk show, “The Cathedral and Young Bum Show,” on the Bidchat network. Recent theater credits include “Rose and the Rime” at Sacred Fools Theater and “LA Views: CriminalEyes” at the Company of Angels. Corinne is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. www.corinnechooey.com | @corinnechooey
REPRESENTATION: The Osbrink Agency, BAC Talent (Management)
Anne Yatco is an actor, writer, and performer from Morris, IL. She earned her BS in biomedical engineering from Marquette University (yes, really) and her MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. A former forensic scientist (yes, really), Anne took a hard left turn into the comedy world, studying at the former iO West and at the Pack Theater.
Onstage, Anne has appeared in theatrical productions across LA, in Edinburgh, and in Beijing; she was most recently seen in Bloodletting at the Kirk Douglas Theater. She has done voiceover work for various commercials, video games, animation, and for live-action properties. When not performing, Anne is dedicated to her lifelong mission to find the perfect glass of Rosé.
At the Pack Theater, Anne can be seen on house improv team Belligerent, house sketch team Royale, and in monthly sketch shows The Bacchus and Lady*Like. She also writes and performs with former Pack show The Color Collective.