Nick is an Actor, Improvisor and Writer living in Los Angeles, CA. On TV Nick has been on the Emmy-Award winning shows The Office and Grey’s Anatomy. He has also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, New Girl, Hot in Cleveland and Parks and Recreation.
Onstage Nick has trained at The Groundlings and iO West. He is an alum of The Sunday Company at the Groundlings and currently performs at the world-famous iO West in Hollywood, CA on LA’s Critically Acclaimed Harold Team King Ten. Nick currently teaches at The Groundlings and The Pack Theater and has also taught improv at iO West, Westside Comedy Theatre and has done workshops all over the world.
Nick is also the Camp Director and Founder of Camp Improv Utopia an improv retreat for grown ups. He is also a founding member of the The Improv Network.
Samuel Kelly Brown (born October 26, 1981) is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known as a member of the sketch comedy troupeThe Whitest Kids U’Know, founded by Trevor Moore and him. The troupe has their own show on IFC, which ended its 5th and final season on June 17, 2011.
Sam made a movie for his calculus class as part of a group. Following through with his passion, Sam enrolled at the School of Visual Arts, in Manhattan.
While working New York City comedy clubs, he met Trevor Moore, who also attended SVA and lived in the same dormitory. The two decided to start a comedy troupe. It was in that first semester in college that they created the Whitest Kids U’ Know. Brown since then has graduated with a BFA in Film from SVA, and has served as Associate Producer at ImaginAsianTV. Brown and Moore were later joined by Zach Cregger, Timmy Williams and Darren Trumeter. In the commentary of the “The Whitest Kids U’ Know” season one DVD, the rest of the troupe jokingly state their hate for Sam because he was late the day they were recording the commentary.
Heather Anne Campbell started improvising in Chicago in the 1990’s. After performing in Del Close’s last team, Spoo, she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dream of writing action movies. When it turned out that action movies aren’t so much written as constructed-from-spread-sheets, she decided to become a comedian, was hired by Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago, and left California for a few years. When she returned to LA, she began performing simultaneously at UCB, iO West, and The Groundlings Sunday Company. Heather won the first X-Ecution: The Search for Los Angeles’ Best Improvisor, was singled out in LA Weekly’s The Best of Los Angeles Improv 2009, is the newest cast member of Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars, and was hired as a writer for the highly acclaimed 2010/2011 SNL season. Her credits include MTV, MadTV, and a whole bunch of pilots that haven’t been picked up. Each month, she performs in and writes for The Midnight Show — the best sketch comedy group in LA. If you think you know her, but aren’t sure where from, you probably caught one of their videos at funnyordie.com/themidnightshow.
Timmy Mayse hails from the flat plains of Dallas, Texas – it’s breathtaking. Upon entering Chicago he trained in Improvisation at the IO Theater and Annoyance and could be seen performing at IO with DeepSchwa and Fetch, the Annoyance Theater in various plays and occasionally doing shows at the Playground Theater as well. He has toured the high seas with Second City aboard the NCL Pearl performing archived material, performed various shows with MissionImprovable and is a member of Baby Wants Candy. He has also appeared in Shameless and The Playboy Club as well as commercial and web work for 5/3rd Bank, U.S. Cellular and Norton Anti-Virus. You can also see him in “Break-Up’s” the web series in which he won Best Actor Gold Coast Film Festival 2012. In addition to performing improv, he has also written 2 one man shows, performed in Chicago’s Sketchfest three years in a row, performed in “Alone” for TBS Just For Laughs in 2012 and dabbles in Stand Up as well as putting comedy to paper in the form of writing. He currently performs every Monday night at the complex with Fearbringer as well as with his IO west Mainstage team Sean&Alex.
Eric Moneypenny is a writer/performer whose online comedy videos have garnered well over 90 Million views. He’s written for various TV & Digital projects such as FOX ADHD, Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show” (Seasons 1 & 2), Cartoon Network’s Bugs Bunny re-boot “Wabbit”, FOXSports.com, worked as a creative consultant in writer rooms for various TV/Film projects with FOX, Warner Bros, Paramount, TruTV, LOGO, Gorilla Flicks, and Dickhouse. He’s currently a writer for the newly launched digital channel AOK.
As an actor, he’s appeared on shows like Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” & Fuel TV’s “The Daily Habit”. Eric’s also worked as a Producer of wildly popular live comedy events (The Midnight Show at UCB, Speedface, Loosey Goosey, ¡El Show!), viral web series (Official Comedy’s “Action Chefs!” & CHIKARA Pro Wrestling’s “Ring Psychologist”), and albums (The Midnight Show’s 2012 studio release “Wow, Whaddya Know!”). In 2012, he gained media attention for his viral attempt to launch a Kickstarter to buy the website Kickstarter, a popular stunt featured on the sites for CNN, VICE, and Gizmodo. He currently performs regularly with his sketch group, The Midnight Show at UCB and as a co-host of the TPT weekly variety show “Loosey Goosey”.
Eric’s repped by Todd Sellers at Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Brian James O’Connell is a working actor, writer, director, filmmaker and teacher in Los Angeles.
He currently teaches as part of the Core Improv Faculty at The Pack Theater and the Digital Program at The Pack Theater, of which he is also the Founder.
Brian is the Creator and Executive Producer of WPCK, the Executive Producer of The Deconstruction, Creator and Executive Producer of Big Yellow Taxi, the Executive Producer and Founder of Long Hard Tuesdays, the Executive Producer and Founder of The Lady Invitational and Executive Producer of Genre Night! at The Pack Theater.
Brian is a graduate of the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts (David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Anthony Mackie, Peter Hedges, Mary-Louise Parker, Dane DeHaan, Terrence Mann, Chris Parnell, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Jeff Nichols) and moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to follow his dreams of a career in filmmaking.
BOC (as his friends call him) is part of the comedy collective Dr. God, who recently completed their first feature film project BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, starring Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray, and Emma Fitzpatrick, which O’Connell directed (his third feature as a director) as well as co-writing the script with Dr. God. The film was the Opening Night Premiere at Slamdance in 2015 and is available now on DVD and On-Demand after it’s theatrical run.
A regular performer, coach and teacher in Los Angeles, Brian derives most of his approach to improv from The Deconstruction, the form created by iO’s legendary team, The Family (Miles Stroth, Neil Flynn, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser, Adam McKay, Ali Faranahkian.).
With his internationally touring improv duo Billyhawk and iOWest’s legendary improv group Dr. God, Brian has performed and taught in festivals in Denver, Phoenix, Toronto, Philadelphia, Austin, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chapel Hill, NC. Well-respected as one of Los Angeles’ premier improvisers, Brian is famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of minutiae and his insane recall ability and memory.
BOC also serves as the Director of Camp Outreach and is a board member for the non-profit Camp Improv Utopia, the premiere improv, acting and training retreat in the country.
Check out www.facebook.com/Improv1to1/ for Brian’s signature 1-on-1 improv coaching.
Zabeth Russell is an actress, writer, improviser, improv teacher, and person who lives in Los Angeles, California. Zabeth was born in Mooresville, Indiana, but started improvising at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boston, where she later became a member of the artistic staff. After moving to Los Angeles, she began performing at iOWest in Hollywood, California, where she improvises with The Armando Show and Village Bicycle (past shows include Trophy Wife, Middle Seat, Kind Strangers, and iO Repertory, among others). She performs regularly as a cast member of The Friday 40, a pop culture and drinking game show every second Friday of the month at Nerdmelt. She also performs at Pack Theater with Six Pack and Waiting Room.
Some film and TV credits include roles on Uncle Buck, Jane the Virgin, Fresh Off the Boat, Suburgatory, The Office, Raising Hope, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Bloodsucking Bastards (starring Fran Kranz and Pedro Pascal), and the Clint Eastwood-directed Mystic River.
Jeff Sloniker is writer/comedian and a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles. Recent credits include, Key and Peele, Parks and Recreation, Reno 911, SyFy Channel and Fox Sports. He was a staff writer for Attack of The Show on G4, SYFY Channel, Fox Sports, and wrote and produced animated shorts for Trip Tank on Comedy Central. Jeff is a member of The Midnight Show, named, “Top Acts to Watch in 2013” by LA Weekly.
Miles Stroth began his study of improvisation in 1987 at the famed Second City Theater in Chicago. In 1990 he began working with Charna Halpern and Del Close at the then ImprovOlympic, now IO in Chicago. Miles has been associated with the IO, teaching, performing, directing, ever since. Wanting to express his own unique perceptions of the work to students, Miles opened The Miles Stroth Workshop in 2007.
Miles was a member of the seminal improv team The Family, whose members included Adam Mckay, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Neil Flynn and Ali Farahnakian. The Family, directed by Del Close, created and introduced into the improv world The Deconstruction and The Movie forms. Miles had the privilege of working with the late Del Close for eight years. Del saw the improv community as a tribe with himself as the Mojo Man and referred to Miles as his Warchief.
Miles has been performing weekly since 1992 and has performed in well over 1000 long-form shows. Miles has created or had a hand in creating many of the long-forms that play around the country today. Among them, The Armando, The Deconstruction, The Movie, The Lerand and Two-Person Long-Form. Among the improv shows, Three Mad Rituals, Dynamite Fun Nest, The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience, Movement and Hootenanny, Zumpf, Assscat, and Heather & Miles. If you want more on Miles, google him.