Rat Queen is a Pack sketch team that can be seen the 4th Wed. of every month at 8pm at TPT Sketch Night. They also really like to be called Mr. Canada.
Rat Queen is:
Grady James Welch
Kyle Dodson is an LA based comedian and writer. He’s originally from Hollidaysburg, PA, named after a murdered family of settlers and home of the Slinky.
He co-hosts and produces the comedy/music podcast Rock Solid (www.rocksolidpodcast.com), writes for The Pack house team Dr. America, and is the Social Media Manager for AOK (https://twitter.com/ThisisAOK).
He can usually be found on Twitter arguing about Batman, pontificating about Wacky Races, or making sex jokes about the Hamburger Helper (https://twitter.com/KyleDodsonFunny).
Catherine Durickas is an actor and improviser currently performing on sketch night with Rat Queen and What a Character! She has studied at The Pack, UCB, Groundlings, Second City Hollywood, and Impro Studio. She can also be found producing and appearing in shows at UCB including “Chats on Cats with Joey Clift,” the only late night cat themed talk show to ever exist. She was a series regular on go90’s mockumentary comedy series “Up For Adoption,” and has also been seen on FOX, FX, Buzzfeed, WhoHAHA, Funny Or Die, commercials for all sorts of interesting wares, and YouTube.
She is repped by Mark Blake Management and The RTA Agency.
For more info, please go to her website: www.catherinedurickas.com
Michael Gabriel is an actor/writer from Columbus, Ohio. He started playing football in the 2nd grade, eventually being recruited to play at Yale University. After realizing there’s more to life than 6am work outs and eating 7000 calories a day, he quit, lost 75 lbs, and began performing comedy with Yale improv group Just Add Water. After graduating with a GPA slightly higher than George W Bush’s, Michael moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy and acting. He’s been in commercial spots for Hewlett Packard, CrossPaths – a Christian dating app, and a Stanley Steemer commercial that exclusively aired on the Animal Network. He performs with The Pack Theater sketch team Dr. America and iO West Main Stage sketch team Thriller. He doesn’t have a website yet but probably should.
Vivian is a Dominican-American writer/ performer from Plantation, Florida. Yes, it’s still called that! She’s trained at UCB, Groundlings and IO West and often refers to herself as trash, which is a very high compliment. You can find her performing around town, but you’ll most likely hear her first. She’s very loud.
Michael has written funny stuff on marketing campaigns for Warner Brothers, Disney, WGN, Lionsgate and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. He even wrote the tagline for the Wonder Woman movie! Please watch his team ‘Rat Queen’ be funny!
Jason is an Actor, Comedian, Voice Over Artist, Writer, Clown and (self-proclaimed) BADASS. He is the winner of Dana Carvey’s First Impressions on USA and he voices multiple villains on The Powerpuff Girls including his favorite recurring character The Gnat. His voice work also includes many commercials, video games and a lead role in an upcoming animated feature. He holds a BA in Music Composition from UCSB and is a graduate of UCB improv program, The Second City Conservatory, The Groundlings (just passed writing lab and he can’t wait for the final level). He also trains in clown with Mick Barnfather and Doctor Brown.
See him perform solo characters and clown numbers (with his team Brain Knife) sketch (with his Pack Team) and with his comedy metal band Hell Kross.
Jason is represented by:
VOICE OVER: Atlas Talent Agency (310) 324-9800
COMMERCIAL: Reign Agency (310)396-6462
Stephen Loh a comedy writer and occasional performer from the suburbs of Los Angeles.
He’s a co-host on Malt Couture, the world’s #1 comedy beer podcast, with Alex Kidd and Michael Gabriel. Together, they’ve performed for sold out audiences in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco. If you live near Chicago or San Diego, then in 2019, The Malty Boyz™ will be coming to a city near you!
He’s studied sketch writing at The Pack Theater, iO West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade and wrote for the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase. If you’re reading this on a smartphone you can see him on Crackle’s Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy and Hinge.
He’s won the United States Sketch Championship in 2016 and was a selected to perform at SF Sketchfest in 2018 with his sketch group Dr. America. They were also featured in Wired Japan. If you’re in Los Angeles on the fourth Wednesday of the month you can watch him perform with his Pack Theater sketch team Rat Queen.
Katherine McKeon is a comedy writer and performer for the sketch team Rat Queen. Her sketches are a theatrical, sometimes musical mix of good and evil, and often include over the top props and costumes. She’s an alumna of UCBLA, Second City and iO West, and has performed at the LA Scripted Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. The Pack Theater is her favorite theater, and Rat Queen is her favorite thing to do, so come see their sketch show live, the last Wednesday night of every month, at The Pack!
Stephanie Streisand is a writer currently working on the new DreamWorksTV series “Matty Paz is a Noob” for Amazon. She’s also written for things and places like TBS, 6 Point Harness, CH2, Comedy Central, and UCB in New York and LA. She’s also written for the CBS Diversity Showcase and created the Off-Broadway musical comedy “The Future Tony Awardz.”
Born in the rust belt town of Steubenville Ohio, Evan was the youngest of five children. After moving to Ocean City Maryland with his mother and brother, he began making short films with his friends and decided that he wanted a career in entertainment. And soon after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design and moving to Los Angeles, he got his first entertainment job job as a crew member at the Arclight Movie Theater. He soon realized that job sucked, so he took to writing and performing within the local sketch comedy community. He resides in Los Angeles where he often appears in commercials, tv spots, CollegeHumor videos and on the Pack Stage as writer/performer of Rat Queen.
Grady started performing at a very young age, and attended the Arts Magnet high school in Dallas, TX, for theater. He received his BFA in Cinematography from UNCSA, and later moved to Los Angeles in 2010. He rediscovered his love of the stage at The Second City Hollywood and iO West (RIP), completing both training programs. He’s performed in numerous shows at Second City, as well as the iO West sketch team Octopus City. He still performs with The Really Awesome Improv Show and the long form team Eightball at Second City.
Grady is also the lead singer for the heavy metal comedy group Hell Kross. They debuted their hit show The People VS Hell Kross at the Pack Theater in 2016, which went on to receive accolades at the Hollywood Fringe Fest 2018 and still runs at Three Clubs. Hell Kross kicks out the jams at clubs all over Hollywood.
Grady is commercially represented by CESD.