Elyssa Phillips, Elizabeth Hayhurst, and Drew Hobbs bring you “Chopping Block Comedy”, where they bring in their favorite famous comedy writers to guest-host a show where they put on their rejected sketches, tell their story (why they never saw the light of day, juicy fun behind-the-scene tidbits, etc), and then watch them performed (or be in them!).
Past guests include Dana Gould, Heather Anne Campbell, Darlene Hunt, Dan Gregor & Doug Mand, Dan Curry, Haley Mancini, and many, many more.
Elizabeth Hayhurst is a SoCal native and graduate of both UCBs: UC Berkeley and Upright Citizens Brigade. This is only occasionally confusing. Elizabeth’s voiceover work includes campaigns for Netflix and NatGeo, as well as cartoons for AOK (over 430,000 subscribers.) She has been a regular personality and host on the popular Twitch.tv channel Geek & Sundry (over 37 million views) and currently hosts, writes and performs on the Twitch.tv channel HyperRPG (over 15 million views.)
Performance highlights include the title role in Patty: The Revival (LA Weekly nominated for best musical, original music and musical ensemble), soprano section leader for the bay area premiere of Steve Reich’s “Desert Music,” actress/co-writer in Kate Bergstrom’s “WHOLED” as part of REDCAT’s (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) Studio series, and as a selected performer for various comedy venues and festivals (SF SketchFest, Austin Sketch Fest, Los Angeles Scripted Comedy Fest, ect) with sketch group 100% STUFF.
As a vocalist, Elizabeth has sung on soundtracks for films including The Nightmare, Ice Age 5, and Lucha Mexico. She’s also provided backing vocals for the rap/noise group Clipping’s debut album (featuring Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame) with Sub Pop Records.
At the Pack, Elizabeth performs every 3rd Wednesday of the month with house sketch team Haymaker. She also co-produces, writes and performs in the the auto-biographical sketch show Bio-Dome with Sam Brown (Whitest Kids U Know,) Gritty Reboot, Chopping Block, and the controversial panel/comedy show – The Line.
A native New Yorker, Elyssa has been acting since the age of 5 (she still owns the little red dress with the black bow from when she played Annie at the age of 6).
After studying at the British American Drama Academy in England, and graduating from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Elyssa spent her time performing around the country in various theatrical productions, from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and “Measure For Measure”, to the long-running improvisational comedies “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” and “Shear Madness”.
Since making the move out west to L.A., Elyssa has been seen in various commercials and television shows, including featured roles on “Silicon Valley”, “The Mindy Project”, and “Chelsea”, among others.
At The Pack, Elyssa is a founding member of the TPT house sketch team Tantrum and the co-producer of the monthly show Chopping Block Comedy.
She is a very big fan of matzoh ball soup and sour pickles – in case you’re wondering.
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