Russ is a native of Brooklyn, NY. As an improviser, Russ (an IO West graduate) is a part of Pack House Team yay!, Drunkards & Dragons, The Show that Shall Not Be Named (Harry Potter Improv) and cagematch champs The Incompetent Asians. As an actor, he appears in Galantis’s viral music video, Peanut Butter Jelly, is a recurring character on the webseries Stalking Levar, in the short films of twodollafish, and in a number of Buzzfeed sketches. He also is co-host of The Mep Report, an improvised debate podcast running since 2005.
Chase Hinton is an award-winning actor and writer with skills in editing and producing. A former fellow at the Writers Boot Camp and the scribe of multiple feature films and pilots, Chase has found his calling writing projects that take on social issues and effect change. Aside from his vast work in narrative storytelling, Chase is honored to have been part of many important PSAs, accounting for millions of views online and multiple awards, including special commendations from both a Governor and the President. In 2018, he wrote, produced, and starred in his first feature film IRL, which won multiple awards for acting, cinematography, and producing. IRL was one of only 22 films to receive the ReFrame Stamp from The Sundance Institute and Women in Film for its commitment to diversity and gender equity.
As an improvisor Chase, is a graduate of and mainstage performer at iO West. A founding member of the ground-breaking improv team yay!, Chase has become famous for his physicality and use of the entire theater. He takes pride in doing things onstage that no one has ever done before. You can catch Chase and the rest of yay! hosting the Death Match at the Pack Theater every Tuesday at 10pm, or check out a sampling of his work at cuttothechasefilms.com
Becky Sanders writes and performs music and comedy. She has even been known to do it all at once! Becky performs at Pack Theater every Tuesday with her team yay! You can also catch her every other Thursday performing Harry Potter themed improv with The Show That Shall Not Be Named (what a nerd!) and one Friday a month presenting an evening of musical comedy delight. Her zombie musical Bite Me: An Undead Musical is on track to being an annual October event and has been put up at Pack Theater and iO West (another theater where Becky hangs her space work hat).
Joshua Stephen is a Los Angeles based Actor // Writer // Fan of Slashies. He spent his early years growing up in San Diego perfecting marketable skills such as surfing and skateboarding. He later moved to LA to become a Sales Mgr within the Beverage Industry and after 5 long years decided to switch course and join the lucrative comedy career path. Since then Joshua has obtained a motorcycle license, real estate license, and scuba diver certification…all of which he has yet to use. His extensive training includes the Pack Theater, iOWest, UCB-LA, the Second City Hollywood, and Lesly Kahn. Come witness him display one of his many talents every Tuesday night as part of the yay! improv ensemble at the Pack Theater.