The Dick & The Dame: Improv Noir is an award-winning two-person show that brings the gritty underbelly of 1940’s Los Angeles to life. John Conroy and Stacy Rumaker take audience suggestions, including the name of a made-up film noir, and improvise a spider web of corruption, deceit, greed, sex and laughs, set during the dark and dangerous days of Tinseltown’s most iconic period. The duo plays numerous noir characters (sometimes even the same character) including femmes fatales, hardened detectives, innocent ingénues, hapless bell boys, and powerful kingpins. The show is a playful comedic valentine to a beloved genre, full of atmosphere and witty banter.
John Conroy is an actor, director, producer, critically acclaimed playwright, comedian, DJ, marketing and communications executive, and job collector.
John’s been performing, coaching and teaching improvisational comedy for 15 years. He can be seen every week with the cast of veteran improvisers in Big Yellow Taxi. He also co-created the award-winning The Dick & The Dame: Improv Noir, is a judge in Sketchyprov, produces the Night Cap with Stacy Rumaker, and is an abridger and producer/director for Scumbag Shakespeare. John is a proud member of LA’s acclaimed PL.A.Y Noir theatre company as an actor, director, writer and producer.
John’s extensive training includes the Pack Theater, iOWest, UCB-LA, Second City, The Groundlings, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Viewpoints with Alexandra Billings.
In his free time (?) he enjoys his bulldog, yoga, rye whiskey, and accidentally flirting with literally everybody.