“What A Character?!?” Show features some of the best comedic actors in LA that do characters. This show will be all characters or impressions that will blow your mind and will also feature video of characters. In fact, please follow www.instagram.com/whatacharacter_ for new character videos from the “What A Character?!?” Team EVERY day!
Coached by: Jeff Sloniker.
Jessica is a native Angelino, who has performed all over the US, Europe, and the Middle East. You probably don’t recognize her from Nick Jr. That’s okay, google “The Jumpitz” (she’s the one in the blue hat). But you may have seen her in Nuclear Family’s viral video “People Try Heroin For The First Time”. Jessica wrote and performed with sketch team 100% STUFF (TPT, Austin Sketch Fest, SF Sketchfest, LA Scripted Comedy Fest.). She currently plays on the Pack improv team FUSSY and has been part of Rude Mondays since 2014. Jessica also performers and writes for Femmebot PhD (TPT, Funny Women Festival, LA Scripted Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival) and hosts the storytelling show Story Mixtape. Her ultimate dream is to be just famous enough to be on Dancing With the Stars.
Alina is an actress/writer from Germany, a country known for comedy. She got her start with her own tv show on the German Disney channel and as part of the euro pop band ‘beFour’. After touring Europe for years gathering multiple platinum and golden records and an endless pool of character inspiration, Alina made her way to Los Angeles. Alina has studied and performed sketch and improv comedy all over town including UCB, Groundlings, iO and of course The Pack Theatre. Some of Alina’s impressive American TV credits include ‘Stressed out Caucasian mom’ in a commercial and ‘Tired Caucasian mom’ in a commercial. Alina works as a voice over actor in both English and German and has lent her voice to hundreds of movies, commercials and animated shows including the German version of 20th century Fox ‘Dr.Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who’. Catch Alina at the Pack as part of the sketch team DYNAMO or as part of the character team WHAT A CHARACTER. Follow Alina here https://www.instagram.com/alinabock/
Daniel MK Cohen is an actor, writer, and (self-proclaimed) world champion of the classic N64 video game: Super Smash Brothers. He earned his BFA in acting at Emerson College and studied improv at Groundlings, UCB and iOWest.
He has appeared in commercials, regional theater, films, television, and soon to be heard as a character in a super-cool-cartoon-he-can’t-yet-talk-about!
If you’d like to challenge Daniel in a game of Super Smash Brothers, please contact him directly.
Jessica Drolet is an actor, writer, comedian based in LA, from Quebec City, Canada. She is on the house sketch team Tantrum at The Pack Theater which performs on the 4th Wednesday of every month. She has studied at Lee Strasberg in NY, The Acting Center in LA, UCB LA, Groundlings, and The Pack. You can also see her perform standup regularly at the Comedy Store and Flappers. Credits include The Horror of Barnes Folly, The Dick and Jane Show, Johnny B. Homeless.
She is managed by ATN Entertainment.
She has 2 rabbits and a dog.
Catherine Durickas is an actor and person currently performing on sketch night with Rabble Rabble and What a Character! She has studied at The Pack, UCB, Groundlings, Second City Hollywood, and Impro Studio and performed at festivals across the country like SF Sketchfest, New York’s DCM, and The Women’s Funny Festival in Chicago. 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 things, and YouTube.
She is repped by Mark Blake Management and The RTA Agency.
For more info, please go to her website: www.catherinedurickas.com
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.
Cheyenne Grogan is a writer/performer on the Pack sketch team, Shame! You can see her perform on sketch night every fourth Wednesday of the month. She’s been performing with Comedy Sportz for 9 years and also has trained at iO, UCB, the Groundlings and The Annoyance Theater in Chicago. Currently, she’s the writer and host for the Gurl.com Youtube channel, with over 300k subscribers. She’s been in multiple national commercials and can be seen on the Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World” as an evil robot who pulls off her face. Cheyenne hopes for world peace, but is anticipating disappointment. Check out her sketches and more on her website: www.cheyennegrogan.com. Theatrical: Mitchell/Presley Talent Commercial: RTA. Manager: Mark Blake Management
Cory hails from a town of 3,000 people in Wisconsin called Howards Grove, next to Sheboygan. Before Hollywood he: worked for his dad’s roofing and siding company, a sausage factory, caddied at some famous golf courses, and then starred in a bunch of local theatre productions. His favorite role of all-time is Sydney Carton in “A Tale Of Two Cities,” where the very talented Sydney realizes that he is a piece of garbage and has wasted his talent so he sacrifices himself. TV Credits include: Recurring on Jimmy Kimmel, Recurring on American Housewife, NCIS, and many more. He’s worked with multiple Emmy and Oscar winners. He’s also been in about 30 commercials. His major influences are: Andy Kaufman, Bill Murray, and Kids In The Hall. Cory has: founded theatre groups, ran marathons, published a poetry book, and is the sole overlord of his precious twin children Lloyd and Luisa. Cory is pleased to be a writer/performer on the Pack Theatre house sketch team “Turncoat”, as well as the founder and producer of the PACK’s house character team “What A Character!?!”
Visit www.Coryjacob.com to see reels/resume/rep.
Sam Jae is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles. He has performed in San Francisco Sketchfest, Austin Sketchfest, and The LA Comedy Festival. He performs standup in LA at The Improv, The Comedy Store and Echoes Under Sunset. You can see him monthly with TPT sketch team 100% Stuff. Follow him on twitter @jammsae
Graduate school drop out, Brittany Metz, is a writer, performer, comedian and graphic designer. Brittany has studied improv at Endgames, UCB, and sketch at The Pack Theater. Brittany performs many different characters, and spends her free time trying to remember who she really is. She has done graphics and animation for Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show, Rhett & Link, The Streamys, AOK, and HBO. Has replaced sleep with writing animated show pitches.
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
Brandon Raman is an actor/comedian from the Bay Area who takes his comedy so seriously that he is rarely ever funny. After a sketch he wrote went viral, which landed him on the front page of Funny or Die and Tosh.0, he moved down to LA where he studied sketch and improv at The Pack Theater and UCB, along with getting his BA in Screenwriting at Cal State University Long Beach. When he’s not performing comedy, he’s helping to make it (on the production side) for companies like FX, Netflix, Nickelodeon, and more. And he is beyond grateful that The Pack is allowing him to get as weird as he wants on their own stage.
Acting credits include sketches/commercials/pilots for Above Average, TruTV, Comedy Central, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Disney Interactive, Youtube RED, and a couple others.
If you want to know more, check out his website at www.BrandonRaman.com, and for commercial booking contact his reps at Reign Agency.
Michael Skarsten is a boy-man who comes from the hot streets of Phoenix, Arizona. He performs weekly on Monday nights with the improv team Fussy and monthly with the sketch comedy group Dreamboat. Michael is also a member of Dawson’s Queef which performed at the IFC Showcase in the SF Sketchfest. In addition to performing at the Pack, Mike likes getting down with the boys in Sad Boys Club – a support group/improv comedy trifecta that answers the questions, “Are you sad?”
Contact Michael’s Mom at 480-643-9683 for any booking inquiries.