Danny is a native New Yorker who’s been entertaining family and friends since he was a kid. Coming from a large Portuguese family, his comedy training started at the kitchen table, where every night he and his family would make each other laugh with jokes and stories. He’s earned a BFA Film & Video in Directing from The School of Visual Arts in New York. He has trained at The Pack Theater, iO West and ImprovLA. He’s written and performed for past Pack Theater sketch teams 100% Stuff and Femmebot PhD. He’s performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Austin Sketchfest, Sonoma Laughfest, L.A. Scripted Comedy Festival and the L.A. Improv Comedy Festival, which included performing in the 7 Day Improv Show (which set the World Record for Longest Improv Show!). He also does Stand Up and Improv at various theaters and venues in the Los Angeles area. Danny delivers a blend of familial storytelling and unique observation, whether on stage or writing on the page. He currently writes and performs with Pack Theater house sketch team Royale and co-produces and hosts the comedy variety show The Eleventh Hour. You can follow him on twitter and instagram at: @DannyAmaralShow
Erica Bardin is a writer/performer who transitioned from journalism into comedy shortly after getting her masters in journalism at USC. She founded her company EBar Productions to produce digital content including live action and animation.
On screen credits include: Comedy Central, Buzzfeed, MTV, AOK and Funny Or Die. Writing credits include: “My Little Ponies: Equestria Girls,” 2016 The Black List/Women in Film Fellow “Natural Hazards,” winner of best comedy by NATPE, Comedy Central’s “2 Girls 1 Cop,” and is currently in development on a feature with Panay Films.
Erica can be seen on stage performing comedy at various theaters around Los Angeles, including UCB, IO West and at the Pack Theater where she is a member of the house team Dr. America. You can also catch her podcast “Broad Jobs” with writing partner Susan Graham on iTunes. She is represented at Good Fear Film & Management. Her twitter handles are @EBarProductions and @5150ProdsLA, and you can see some of her comedy work at 5150productions.net.
Darrin is an actor, writer, improviser, and standup from Sacramento, but he’s lived in Los Angeles over half his life now so he considers it home (which is hard to admit). He’s a graduate of The Pack Theater improv and sketch programs and has studied improv and sketch all around town, including UCB-LA, iO West, and The Groundlings. He performed at the 2020 Austin Sketch Fest with his old team Royale and was part of a Jack Nicholson impersonation show, All About Jack, way back in the day.
You can see him at The Pack every fourth Wednesday with his awesome new sketch team Behemoth and every second and fourth Wednesday with his long-standing improv team Mama
Bird. Or catch him at an open mic somewhere, or acting in something. Or stalk him on the socials (usually just @darrinbird).
One time he rode an elevator with Charlize Theron and she made fun of him.
Jessica Rose Felix
Jessica Rose Felix was broken in early and has been around the block a few times with improv, sketch comedy, and stand up. She was on house teams at The Improv Space and iO West before she graduated from UCLA with her BA in Theater. She is an alumnus of the first class to complete The Miles Stroth sketch program, and was a member of San Francisco Sketch Fest selection Brute Squad for two years.
Jessica’s unique comedic voice earned her a coveted spot as a Comedy Central Summer Associate in 2013, where she was mentored in the writers’ rooms of The Colbert Report, The Daily Show and Comedy Central Digital Studios. Since, she has worked on the Amazon Prime series GOOD GIRLS REVOLT and ghostwrites fiction for a prominent middle grade author.
She holds an MFA in Writing for the Screen and Stage from Northwestern University and has trained at Ultimate Improv, Upright Citizens Brigade, The Miles Stroth Workshop, The Annoyance and iO Chicago. She performs every 2nd Wednesday at The Pack Theater with her sketch comedy team ROYALE. She is an up and coming TV and feature film writer. (She also teaches spin classes.)
Home town: San Diego, California
Biggest Influences: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Eastbound and Down, The Truman Show
ass, yoga, Venti red eye, rock n roll
Megan moved at Los Angeles from Orlando in 2013 after having the pleasure of performing with celebrities like SpongeBob SquarePants, Santa, and Shamu. She has a B.A. in theater and advertising from the University of Central Florida, and has studied at UCB, Groundlings, and of course, The Pack Theater where she was a founding member of house sketch team Haymaker, a co-producer of “I’m a Pilot.”, and currently be seen on Royale. Megan is represented by Paloma Agency.
Matt Harbert is an LA Based SAG/AFTRA actor and writer. He studied theater at West Virginia University, improv and sketch at Upright Citizen’s Brigade, Nerdist School / Ruby LA, The Groundlings, and Pack Theater. He was on sketch teams at iOWest for years, and now you can catch him at the Pack Theater. He has created videos with millions of views, been in international commercials, indie films, worked on Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, and has placed in several TV writing competitions, including a 2nd rounder at Austin Film Fest. Sophia Vergara said “Super No” to a dumb bit he did on America’s Got Talent. www.mattharbert.com
Sam Jae is a comedy writer and performer born and raised in Southern California. His pilot “Man of The House” was selected as a finalist for Im A Pilot, a live staging show at the Pack Theater. Sam was also featured in a web show called Neil Patrick And Harris which appeared on Elizabeth Banks’ comedy network WhoHaHa and has played in multiple film festivals around the US. Sam most recently completed a Sundance Institute Director’s workshop where he developed a scene from his half hour comedy Bailed which can be seen on his youtube.
Garrett Mendez loves sketch at the Pack, custom festival shows with Big Expression, and working on camera. He can be seen in CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Heard in SYFY’s Dr. Havoc Diary. He’s building a container home in the desert. Follow @GarrettMendez for more.
Anthony Owliaie is a writer/performer who grew up in the bay area in Northern California. He graduated from Berkeley, has a Master’s degree in counseling and loves to help people either through therapy or comedy. Sometimes both. He is a member of The Pack sketch team, Royale. He is also an alum of the Second City Las Vegas House Team and got his start in LA performing in Minority Report at the Second City Hollywood. He can often be found performing throughout Hollywood with his two man improv team The Last Men on Earth. Anthony is very grateful to The Pack Theater and loves getting the opportunity to perform with Royale every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Come check out a show! Stalk him at www.anthonyowliaie.com
Dana Vreede is a comedy writer originally from Michigan. She has studied and performed at UCB, Groundlings and the Pack and previously wrote for teams at iO West. She graduated from the University of Michigan and currently works in TV production.
Diana Wright is a LA native comedy writer. She’s sold a show to Amazon Studios and regularly writes for The Simpsons: Tapped Out. Her pilots and screenplays have won the 2017 JHRTS/NYTVF script competition, 2016 Script Pipeline First Look competition and have placed in the 2016 Script Pipeline Pilot Competition, the 2017 Tracking Board Launch Pad Competition, the LA Comedy Shorts Festival and LA Comedy Festival. Her web series #Hashtagging was featured on Comedy Cake, Shareable, and at the 2016 New York Television Festival.
Read more at her website: www.dianawright.net
Anne Yatco is an actor, writer, and performer from Morris, IL. She earned her BS in biomedical engineering from Marquette University (yes, really) and her MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. A former forensic scientist (yes, really), Anne took a hard left turn into the comedy world, studying at the former iO West and at the Pack Theater.
Onstage, Anne has appeared in theatrical productions across LA, in Edinburgh, and in Beijing; she was most recently seen in Bloodletting at the Kirk Douglas Theater. She has done voiceover work for various commercials, video games, animation, and for live-action properties. When not performing, Anne is dedicated to her lifelong mission to find the perfect glass of Rosé.
At the Pack Theater, Anne can be seen on house improv team Belligerent, house sketch team Royale, and in monthly sketch shows The Bacchus and Lady*Like. She also writes and performs with former Pack show The Color Collective.