Pillow Monster

Pillow Monster is a Pack sketch team that can be seen the 3rd Sun. of every month at 8pm at TPT Sketch Night. They also really like to be called Custody.

Pillow Monster is:
David Ayala
Cristal Bubblin
Maggie Clancy
Elisa Ellis
Sam Horwitz
Royce Johnson
Courtney Kimball
Joey Pleasants
Amanda Bare
Robert Clarke-Chan
Travis Harrington
Erin Highland

Amanda Bare

Amanda Bare is a comedy writer, performer, and vocalist originally from Powhatan, Virginia, a place no one knew existed outside of the Disney feature film Pocahontas. She has a background in performing arts, is a classically trained vocalist and musician, and studied English with a concentration in Creative Writing at universities no one has ever heard of. Amanda also studied and completed Sketch courses at the Pack Theater in Hollywood, CA, although few people have met her. She currently writes from the shadows for the sketch comedy team Pillow Monster at the Pack with shows every third Sunday of the month, although you will not see her as she is not a performer.

Maggie Clancy

Maggie Clancy is a writer, sketch performer, and pretty good karaoker. She hails from the suburbs of Chicago, but she always just says she’s from Chicago because it’s much easier. After completing Second City Chicago’s sketch and improv curriculums and DePaul University’s film program, she made her way out to Los Angeles to become an overnight star. That was seven years ago.

You can see Maggie continue to chase her dreams with Pillow Monster every third Sunday of the month. She occasionally makes some good jokes on Twitter, too: @maggieclancy

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Robert Clarke-Chan

Robert Clarke-Chan has been a sketch and improv comedian since 1997 – including a stint on Harold night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre – writing, performing, and hosting shows at UCB, Second City Hollywood, iO West and more. He currently writes for Yahoo and co-hosts a number of podcasts including Science Jerks, Knowing Is Half the Podcast and The Regenerates.

http://boardwalkaudio.com/knowingishalfthepodcast/
http://boardwalkaudio.com/sciencejerks/
http://boardwalkaudio.com/regenerates/

Elisa N. Ellis

Elisa is an enigma, largely due to her stubborn refusal to discuss her interests, passions, or hobbies with anyone. She started improvising and performing in San Diego and has since trained at UCB and The Pack. Fun fact: Elisa once produced a Ska-themed improv show on top of a parking structure.

Travis Harrington

Travis Harrington is a writer/producer/performer/degenerate from Cape Cod, MA. His love of bad movies, gross things, and long walks on the beach have somehow lead to him winning numerous accolades and awards for his work.

You can see him and said work on stage at The Pack with ShitPost and with the house sketch team Pillow Monster. Sometimes you might even see him doing stand up or performing with Hot City all around Los Angeles.

Erin Highland

Erin Highland is a writer from Los Angeles, California and a proud member of Pack house sketch team Patsy. She almost submitted a picture of a fish with this short bio, but was persuaded otherwise. Please enjoy the former LinkedIn photo that was selected in its place (RIP fish).

Sam Horwitz

Sam Horwitz started his career off as a male model. When he was seven, he was on the cover of Boy Scout Weekly. Soon after that, he went to Broadway where he landed the role of Gavroche in the hit musical Les Misérables. Unfortunately his career came crashing to an end one night after he tore is ACL in a Pas de Bourree accident.

Needing a break from it all, Sam moved back to his chateau in Aspen Colorado where he finished schooling, hung out with celebrities, and took up professional snowboarding. Unfortunately his snowboarding career came to an end after he tore his ACL going off a 50 foot kicker trying to impress Jennifer Parker.

Soooo after his Broadway career ended and his snowboarding career ended, Sam decided to play it safe and just try plain old acting. He knew it was the right choice, because after he was voted Prom King by his entire high school, he knew he was very popular. You see, only popular kids get voted Prom King, and Hollywood is just like high school.

But unfortunately Sam’s acting career didn’t last long. He tore his ACL again on the set of an anti smoking weed Truth Campaign. It happened while filming his during his signature line “You want a hit?” All he did was passing the fake joint to the dorky kid and then POP! Out came his ACL.

But good news! You can now see him perform regularly at The Pack Theater and around Los Angeles. Curious how this male model, turned Broadway star, then turned actor comedian has turned out? Come to the Pack the first Wednesday of every month to see Sam perform with his sketch team Turncoat! He may not dance like he used to, but boy can he play a good seven year old on stage.

Royce Thomas Johnson

Royce grew up in Atlanta, then snagged his BFA in Drama from NYU just in time to move to LA & do comedy (but also more Drama at theaters like the Celebration, the Blank, Zombie Joe’s and the Hollywood Fringe Fest; watch out this bitch honestly lives 4 Drama).

Outside of The Pack, he can currently be seen onstage in Mike Pence’s Big Queer Nightmare, running last Friday of every month at the ACME Theater.  The way to his heart is old Simpsons, New Japan Pro Wrestling, replying to his Instagram stories (@roycelooksatstuff), keeping his terrible secrets forever and Chinese food.

He can be seen soon (or now, depending on when you see this) in the indie feature turned digital series GUY, playing a guy named Guy.  TV Credits include CRIMINAL MINDS, CHUCK and a kid named Nose-Whistle Wally on HANNAH MONTANA, which was in no way a life-scarring experience and he hopes to work with the Disney Channel again, now that he is grown & has breathing exercises in his life.  He loves you very much, ok?

 

Courtney Kimball

Courtney CK Kimball has somehow appeared in several music videos (inlcuding GWAR and Anthrax), shown a self-directed short at The Egyptian, written literary reviews for horror magazines and tries too hard to make people laugh. She can be found at kimcour@gmail.com or glitterpizzacat@gmail.com.

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Joey Pleasants

Joey Pleasants is a writer/performer/director hailing from the commonwealth of Virginia. After receiving his BA in film studies from the University of Virginia, he opted out of his original plans of world domination and decided to take his talents to Hollywood. You can see his writing and performances weekly at The Pack theater alongside his sketch team ‘Pillow Monster’.