Friendo

Friendo is a Pack sketch team that can be seen the 2nd Sun. of every month at 8pm at The Pack Theater. They also really like to be called Conniption.

Friendo is:
Alex Bower
Marcelina Chavira
Tyler Cintra do Prado
Mike Faerber
Kelsey Goldberg
Rena Hundert
Sumner LeVeque
Andrea Listenberger
Mike Rose
Hannah Shidler
Brian Biancardi
Jared Lomeli
Lyndale Starks

Alex Bower

Alex Bower is a writer/performer from Phoenix, Arizona. He has been performing improv comedy for over a decade and has taught it for over five years as a member of Orange County’s ImprovCity. There, he helped develop and coach their ImprovCity High and ImprovCity After School theater programs. Additionally, he created their first independent show, Thursday Nightmare. He’s also a graduate of The Second City Hollywood’s Conservatory Program. He went on to be a member of SCH’s first musical house team (Track One), as well as to write, direct, and/or perform in several sketch shows there (Millennial Falcon, Teacher’s Lounge, SCARYPANTS, and HIStory/HERstory). He’s currently a writer/performer on The Pack’s house sketch team, Bedlam. Aside from that, he’s a PhD student at the University of California, Irvine, where he studies the cognitive science of problem solving, learning, and humor.

You can find Alex on Instagram and Twitter at @mr_alex_bower or you can email him at alexbowercomedian@gmail.com.

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Marcelina Chavira

Marcelina is a voice over actor, writer, standup comedian, and regular kind of actor. Born and raised in Texas, Marcelina has her MA in Performance Studies from NYU, which she is very very VERY proud of and will tell you all about if you ask her. Already a member of the sketch team Lady*Like, she is excited to be part of the new House Pack Theater sketch team: Friendo. If you ever need a heart-felt-single-cam-half-hour-Mexican-American-family-comedy, feel free to hit her up!

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Mike Faerber

Mike Faerber is a Weirdo with a Beard-o and proud owner of a three-piece pajama suit. Hailing from Austin, Texas, he earned a bachelor film degree from the University of Texas while performing stand-up and improv on the side. He was also awarded first place in the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin contest for his role in “Your Future Husband.” In 2010 he moved to LA and has pursued his love of comedy at iO West, UCB, and now the lovely Pack Theater.

When he’s not on stage or saying “Y’all” a lot, he’s at home with his rescue basil plant, Herbert. Truly, however, he dreams of retiring to the cosmos and becoming the world’s first Astronaut Poet.

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Kelsey Goldberg

Kelsey Goldberg is a proud valley girl who had to walk up hill both ways in the snow to receive her theatre degree from the University of Toronto. After graduation she worked in Toronto’s indie theatre scene before going through the Second City Toronto Conservatory Program. Since returning and properly thawing in LA Kelsey has written and performed regularly in LA’s comedy scene and co-founded AK47 Presents with Allison McAtee. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook as @KelseyFGold and on Instagram as @24KGold, or you can visit her website www.kelseygoldberg.com.

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Rena Hundert

Rena is just returning from her first successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. She got her start in performing as a lounge singer, and with a short-form improv troupe called On The Spot at The Comedyworks in Montreal. She then realized it was time to try stand up. After Kevin Macdonald urged her to leave town if she was serious about it, she moved to LA where she quickly rose in the ranks of the Roast Battle at The Comedy Store, and performs weekly with her Improv team Tight 5 at The Clubhouse, is in the advanced program at UCB and can be seen doing stand up comedy occasionally at The Hollywood Improv, where she works.

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Sumner LeVeque

Sumner LeVeque is a writer/performer from Long Beach, CA.  He started performing theater in college and in small theaters in Long Beach.  After performing in various plays along with various comedic and musical vaudeville shows, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.

He’s currently enrolled in UCB’s Academy Program and has studied acting and improv at the Pack Theater.

He performs improv with The Concept and Mmmmoney, and is a writer/performer in the Pack house sketch team Friendo.  He can also play Jurassic Park on the French Horn if you’re into that kind of thing.

You can reach out to Sumner via Instagram (@randykkubo) or email (sumner.leveque@gmail.com).

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Andrea Listenberger

Andrea Listenberger is a writer, producer, and editor based in Los Angeles. Born between a cow and a corn field in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Andrea quickly bored of the cow and started following her family around with a video camera. Her passion for video storytelling landed Andrea her first paid producing job at the advanced age of 14, when she started filming and editing local commercials for The Boys and Girls Club. Eager to “get on with it” before she aged out of Hollywood, Andrea quickly got educated at Vassar College and moved west.

Since moving to LA, Andrea’s curiosity and excitement for many and most things, coupled with a burning desire to pay her rent, has resulted in work on a diverse range of projects. Most notably, her TV credits include story producing the critically acclaimed comedy Barely Famous for VH1, and the music documentary series Sugarfor YouTube Premium. While in a staff position as Director of Development, Andrea developed and sold concepts to NBC, truTV, E!, Spike, TBS, Travel Channel and CMT, and wrote pilot treatments for comedians including Spike Feresten, Tom Segura, Christina Pazsitzky, Jo Koy and Julian McCullough.

Andrea directs the topical comedy show Top Story! Weekly at The ACME Theater (formerly at iO west) and writes and performs on the house sketch team Bedlam at The Pack Theater. She was also the comedy writer for the Bad Moms Christmas social media campaign, where the mother-of-none was able to tap into a voice that was not her own.

When not writing complimentary bios about herself, Andrea enjoys reviewing local nachos, and serving as seeing-eye-human for her blind dog Max. She is definitely a Rhoda.

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Jared Lomeli

Jared Lomeli is an actor and writer from the small town of Chino Hills, CA. He has spent quite a bit of time in Fullerton, CA taking classes and honing his craft at the Spectacles Improv Engine where he is a member of several short form and long form improv teams. He has most recently taken classes at the Pack Theater and his happily a member of the Pack Theater house sketch team FRIENDO as a writer.

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Michael Rose

Raised on Long Island, New York and an LA resident for over 15 years, Michael
Rose is a writer, director, performer, photographer, producer and many other
things that end in “er”.
He’s the co-host of Sketch That Tune, a monthly musical comedy variety show
with a retro twist live at The Pack Theater.
Michael also regularly performs in and
contributes to a variety of shows at his home base of The Pack Theater and
many other comedy venues throughout Los Angeles.
He was a contributing author on the best-selling wrestling poetry anthology book
Pain by The Authors of Pain. An actual thing that was an actual best-seller by
certain metrics.
Having worked in literary management for over ten years, Michael has
collaborated with legendary authors, rock stars, artists and even Nazi hunters in
helping to develop and bring their stories to the scripted page and to the market-
place.
When he’s not writing or performing he is regularly shooting live events
throughout Southern California as well as being an accomplished and published
glamour/lifestyle/alt-modeling photographer working in Los Angeles and Las
Vegas.
For writing/performing booking information and inquiries contact Judy Coppage
at
coppage@aol.com
.
For photography booking and inquiries contact
michaelrose312@gmail.com

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Lyndale Starks

Lyndale Starks is an improviser who performs regularly at Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton and a sketch writer for FRIENDO at the Pack Theater.

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