Maya Crosman is an improviser, artist, and intergalactic event creator from Los Angeles. She performs at the Westside Comedy Theater on Alley and House Team Nights with Charles the Second. Maya is also the graphic designer and brand manager at Westside.
Sara Mears is originally from Iowa, and moved to Los Angeles in 2015 with her husband and began to pursue a career in voice acting. Since 2015 she has been creating energetic, compelling, and unique voices for video games, animated shorts, and podcasts.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Humboldt State University and is a graduate of improv from Westside Comedy Theater. In her free time, you can find Sara hanging with her husband and 2 cats, singing karaoke, or playing video games. You can connect with Sara via her website www.saramears.org
California native Andrew Delman’s love of performing started at a young age when he got very seriously into the world of magic. Almost immediately Andrew realized that he loved the jokes more than the magic and made the magic disappear- to date his most impressive trick. After studying and performing at nearly every improv/sketch school in the city — The Groundlings, UCB, Second City, that one in the backyard of that guy’s house—Andrew Delman is quickly finding his place in the stand-up scene. If he looks familiar it’s cause you may have seen him in countless commercials for Toyota, Verizon, draft kings, pizza hut, etc. If he sounds familiar it’s because you probably watch The Most Popular Girls in School and he plays the voices of Saison Margueritte and Shay Van Buren.
Brian is a Second City and iO alum with nearly 20 years experience performing, writing and teaching comedy and improvisation. Brian has appeared in feature films including Blockers and television shows such as Key & Peele. He’s written for Girl Boss on Netflix and can be seen performing in Delicious Moments here at Westside!
Carla Cackowski is an improviser, writer, podcaster, and nap-lover. She toured all over Europe, Alaska, and the Caribbean performing comedy with The Second City. Carla has been on main stage Harold Teams at both iO West and UCB LA. She wrote and performed five solo shows that were produced in Los Angeles and her comedic monologues from some of these show were published in anthologies by APPLAUSE BOOKS. Most recently, she wrote for kids sketch shows on PBS Kids and DreaworksTV. Carla hosts “Improv Yak”, a shop-talk podcast about improv comedy. When they’re not touring their two person improv show “Orange Tuxedo”, she and her husband co-host a podcast called “Craig’s List”. Carla taught improvisation and directed sketch shows at The Second City Hollywood for eight years before moving to Portland, Oregon to be the Co-Artistic Director at Curious Comedy Theater. She is thrilled to be back in Los Angeles as the new Training Center Director at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater!
Josh is currently serving as the Training Center Director for M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. He is a founder of Spectacles Improv Engine in Fullerton Ca. He is the director of The Orange County Improv Festival and founder and former director of The Improv Cup. He has been performing improv for 24 years and coaching/teaching for a decade. Josh seeks out opportunities to learn from improv’s greatest luminaries. He has studied under instructors from iO West & Chicago, The Annoyance Theater, Groundlings, Second City, UCB & The Pack Theater. Josh teaches with a concentration on organic, in-the-moment improvisation which can help build confidence on stage and off.
Originally from Salinas, CA, Ed Has been a part of the comedy scene since 2000. He got his start training at Acme, Groundling, Second City, IO West and UCB. He has performed stand up, sketch and improv all over the country. As an actor, he has appeared in such films as Amigo Undead and Brand New Old Love. TV appearances include Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, The History Channel’s History of the Joke and a number of commercials. He has two comedy albums “Why Are Things Weird” & “You Deserve It” available where ever you download digital music.
Zak is an improviser, actor, and producer based in L.A. He began his improv journey in Kansas City. He moved to NYC in 2014 where he studied and worked at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also worked as a background actor on numerous television shows including feature roles on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Blue Bloods”. He was also featured in the Steven Spielberg film “Bridge of Spies”.
Zak has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theatre. Some of his mentors include Susan Messing, Nick Armstrong, Anthony Atamanuik, Ian Roberts, Billy Merritt, Joe Bill, Craig Cackowski, Annie O’Connor, Amanda Blake Davis, and Dave Razowsky. He is currently on the WCT Alley team FOREVERTEAM. He has been on other such notable indie teams as After School Special and Classic Brady.
Christina is an LA-based actor, writer, model, and most importantly a passionate improviser. She has trained and performed at National Comedy Theatre in Phoenix, iO West, The Groundlings, and Westside Comedy Theater. She is a founding member of the all-female team Melissa!? and has performed in the San Francisco, Femproviser, San Diego, Phoenix, Red Rocks, Las Vegas, Twin Cities, Hollywood, and Detroit improv festivals. She was also an original member of the 3 years running Westside House team, Wichita, and also performed regularly on Wasted History.
Check her out on Twitter and Instagram @clhimprov, where you’ll see her cooking creations and her deep love for dinosaurs, classic rock, and her nephews.
You can see her currently on the Westside Alley Team, Forever Team.