LA Weekly calls Heather & Miles, “Awesome. Intellectually nimble, character driven…beautiful chaos.” Eric Idle (Monty Python) says they’re “The next Nichols and May.” On the 4th Sunday of every month at TPT, Heather & Miles are performing their signature, multiple-character, fast and inspiring long-form improv set! Performed by Heather Anne Campbell (SNL, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Party Over Here, @midnight, Adult Swim) & Miles Stroth (The Family & founder of The Pack Theater).
Heather Anne Campbell started improvising in Chicago in the 1990’s. After performing in Del Close’s last team, Spoo, she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of writing action movies. When it turned out that action movies aren’t so much written as constructed-from-spread-sheets, she decided to become a comedian, was hired by Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago, and left California for a few years. When she returned to LA, she began performing simultaneously at UCB, iO West, and The Groundlings Sunday Company. Heather won the first X-Ecution: The Search for Los Angeles’ Best Improvisor, was singled out in LA Weekly’s The Best of Los Angeles Improv 2009, is the newest cast member of Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars, and was hired as a writer for the highly acclaimed 2010/2011 SNL season. Her credits include MTV, MadTV, and a whole bunch of pilots that haven’t been picked up. Each month, she performs in and writes for The Midnight Show — the best sketch comedy group in LA. If you think you know her, but aren’t sure where from, you probably caught one of their videos at funnyordie.com/themidnightshow.
Miles Stroth began his study of improvisation in 1987 at the famed Second City Theater in Chicago. In 1990 he began working with Charna Halpern and Del Close at the then ImprovOlympic, now IO in Chicago. Miles has been associated with the IO, teaching, performing, directing, ever since. Wanting to express his own unique perceptions of the work to students, Miles opened The Miles Stroth Workshop in 2007.
Miles was a member of the seminal improv team The Family, whose members included Adam Mckay, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Neil Flynn and Ali Farahnakian. The Family, directed by Del Close, created and introduced into the improv world The Deconstruction and The Movie forms. Miles had the privilege of working with the late Del Close for eight years. Del saw the improv community as a tribe with himself as the Mojo Man and referred to Miles as his Warchief.
Miles has been performing weekly since 1992 and has performed in well over 1000 long-form shows. Miles has created or had a hand in creating many of the long-forms that play around the country today. Among them, The Armando, The Deconstruction, The Movie, The Lerand and Two-Person Long-Form. Among the improv shows, Three Mad Rituals, Dynamite Fun Nest, The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience, Movement and Hootenanny, Zumpf, Assscat, and Heather & Miles. If you want more on Miles, google him.