Mama Bird

Mama Bird is a house team with The Pack Theater. They’ve been performing together since late 2017.

Mama Bird is:
Justin Boisvert
David Rabinowitz
Darrin Bird
Karen Krantz
Jules Forde
Emily Farris
Hannah Sesser

Darrin Bird

Darrin is an actor, writer, and funnyman from Sacramento. He has studied improv all over Los Angeles, including UCB-LA, The Groundlings, iO West, and The Pack. You can see him most Monday nights on house improv team Mama Bird and every second Wednesday on house sketch team Royale. When he’s not performing, Darrin enjoys twirling his hair, petting his dog Daisy, and eating burritos. Come see him at the Pack and say hi! Also, follow him on Instagram @darrinbird.

Justin Boisvert

Justin has been an improvisor at the Pack since the MSW-days. He improvised both in High School and college at USC. Justin has studied in programs at iO Chicago, iO West, UCB, Groundlings, but is still a garbage improviser; he is the definition of a lost cause.

Emily Faris

Emily is a Swedish-American actor/filmmaker/producer based out of Los Angeles and Stockholm with a BFA in Acting from CalArts. FILM: A Safe Guide to Dying, Uppsalakidnappningen, mother daughter, Carrie Pilby; THEATER: Good Samaritan, Linda, What Kind of God.  Emily first joined the theater when it was still MSW, where she played on the team Thornblade. After two years abroad, Emily returned to the Pack and joined the Monday Night Improv Team, Mama Bird. As well as being able to read and write, Emily made her own website: emilyfaris.com

Jules Forde

Jules Forde is an actor, writer, and jack-of-all-trades renaissance man from North Carolina. Before moving to Los Angeles, Jules did a LOT of short form improv, community theater, and video sketches. He co-founded and worked as the primary sketch director for The Horrible Folks Comedy Show, a sketch/improv hybrid show that ran for 3 years in Fayetteville, NC. He enjoys baseball, dinosaurs, and sleeping. Since moving out West, Jules has studied improv and sketch at The Pack and UCB. You can find him performing on Improv Nights Mondays with Mama Bird,  and as part of the indie sketch group Duckboi. The bird team name thing is just a coincidence…probably.

Kelly Hernandez

Kelly Hernandez is a native of Los Angeles, with training from Second City, iO West, and The Pack Theater. On the weekends, Kelly teaches in the Kids & Teen Improv program at The Second City. She can be seen performing weekly Mama Bird and also performs monthly with her sketch team,  Daddy.

Karen Krantz

Highlighted by New York City’s Village Voice as a “comic treat,” Karen Krantz is a uniquely quirky stand up comedian, actor and writer who approaches her material with a vivid imagination of the absurd aspects of the world around us. Additionally, her act and solo show features offbeat, hilarious characters that she dreamed up along the way. Karen performs in film, TV and throughout the country including the Coach House, Pasadena’s Ice House and New York City. www.karenkrantz.com

David Rabinowitz

David is a screenwriter and performer from New Jersey. He has studied improv at the Second City Hollywood and the Pack Theater.

Hannah Rose Sesser

Hannah Rose is on the house team Mama Bird. She has graduated from improv programs at iO West and the Pack. She is also on an indie team called Juni. Hannah is also a stand up comedian and performs all over LA as well as many cities in the US.