Carl Meyer-Curtis is a graduate of Second City Hollywood, iO West, and Westside Comedy and completed the improv track at Groundlings. He performs regularly at Westside with house team Forever Team and indie team The Class Menagerie. His biggest work in comedy thus far is his “queer love trilogy” of sketch shows he wrote and produced at Second City Hollywood, French Dinosaurs, French Robots, and Jim + Sharon’s Lap Dance. He also enjoys doing, like, NORMAL theatre with an -re and being serious in it (I have FACETS, okay?). He is currently working on his country music singing skill which he intends to incorporate into his standup comedy. So self-deprecating country songs about being awkward, gay and lonely are coming–I know you can’t wait!
Jeff is an improviser, writer and actor based in Los Angeles. He has trained and performed at Westside Comedy Theater, iO West and UCB. He performs with the Westside Comedy house team Sidehug. You can also catch him in his autobiographical comic strip For Real Though (@forrealthoughcomix on Instagram). Jeff is currently represented by Sovereign Talent Group.
Sean Will is a comedic actor who has appeared in various films, commercials, and television shows on networks like BET, NBC, and Tru TV. With over 10 years of combined experience at UCB, The Groundlings, M.i. Westside Comedy Theater, iO West, and Second City to name a few, Sean has been a member of various comedy groups throughout the city.
He currently resides on the M.i. Westside House team Sidehug, every 1st and 3rd Monday each month at 10pm, and you can catch him around LA performing in multiple comedy groups because that IS his social life. And he’s proud of it!
He is represented theatrically by The Library Agency, and commercially and in print by BBA Models and Talent.
Lauren Flynn is an improviser, clown, and Emmy-award-winning video journalist living in Los Angeles. She fell in love with improv at Finest City Improv in San Diego before moving to LA to work at the Los Angeles Times.
She is a graduate of Westside Comedy Theater and Finest City Improv and she has training in clown and musical improv. She can be seen performing with Westside’s newest house team, Sidehug, indie team Squid Family Robinson, and her improv/clown duo, 10City!
Lauren is a Hufflepuff, dog mom, wine and cheese lover, and has a healthy fear of gorillas. By day, she is the post production supervisor of LA Times Today, a SpectrumNews1 show that you can only watch if you have Spectrum cable. It’s okay, she doesn’t have it either.
Nick Crosby began performing stand-up and sketch comedy in 2011 and graduated from the improv training program at Westside Comedy Theater in 2019. He originally hails from Bakersfield, CA, which you shouldn’t hold against him, but also, I get it if you do. Nick also has an excellent asthma inhaler impression, which he has used as a party trick since 4th grade. Please ask him about it.
Lish Bliss was nearly born into a pack of wolves in the Midwest which explains her knack for barking and sniffing people’s butts to say hello. The hunting of her dreams led her to LA where she became a classically trained actress and a director, graduating from LACC’s Theatre Academy. She also studied improv, standup and sketch at places like iO West to M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. She plays with the agents of Mission IMPROVable and is now delighted to eat the stage with There Will Be Snacks. Whenever you hear a bark or howl, consider for a moment that it may be the one and only, Lish Bliss. Awoooo. Follow her scent on IG: @lishbliss
Jay Sukow has been performing with and without a script for the better part of the past 27 years. A few of those he has trained with include Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, David Razowsky, Keith Johnstone, Del Close, Charna Halpern, Jeff Michalski and Mick Napier. He is a graduate of training centers of The Second City, The Second City NW, iO Chicago, and ComedySportz Chicago.
Jay is thrilled to be teaching at Westside Comedy Theater. where his students include everyone from beginners to the most experienced performers. He is a member of Mission Improvable and also performs in “Improv Famous,” featuring some of the best improvisors on the planet.
Jay has taught all over the world and was the Artistic Director/Head of Training at the Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre, where he taught improv and sketch comedy to expats from all around the world. He is the winner of The Golden Pineapple, awarded to the best visiting teacher at Improv Comedy Copenhagen. He previously taught for Second City Chicago, Second City Hollywood, iO Chicago (where he was also head of its artistic committee), iO West and ComedySportz Chicago.
He has two kids who live in LA and loves Beastie Boys.
Adam is an alumnus of The Second City Mainstage, The Just For Laughs Festival and a three-time Canadian Comedy Award Winner. He co-hosts the weekly improv tutorial podcast The Backline: which takes him around the world, performing and teaching improv. He won BEST MALE IMPROVISER at the Canadian Comedy Awards, is an instructor at The Second City Hollywood a coach at WestSide Comedy. Adam can be seen in recurring roles on Baroness Von Sketch Show (IFC) and is a writer and actor on the Emmy Nominated, Workin’ Moms (Netflix Original).
Ruthie Holmes grew up in upstate New York. She studied Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz. Ruthie has a passion for making people laugh. At the age of four she completely forgot the dance routine and threw up her arms in dismay, from that moment she’s promised herself she’d do better. And do better she did, after landing the dancing bear role in Shakespeare Santa Cruz’s Cinderella, she found her true passion for movement in theater. Ruthie studied improv at Second City Hollywood, iOWest, Groundlings, UCB, Nerdist and Westside. She co-hosts a monthly standup show at The Virgil called Truth or Dare. Her improv team, Roundhouse, has a monthly slot at Second City every last Monday!
Jason studied improv at the iO Theater in Chicago and performed there from 2003 to 2014. Currently living in Los Angeles, he can be seen performing as one-half of the improv duo Dummy, winner of the iO Theater’s Del Award for Best Improv Show in 2013 and 2014. He’s also the co-host of LIVE from the HOLLYWOOD ROOM!, a monthly variety show at Second City Hollywood.
He’s been teaching improv since 2006 and received the Del Award for “Best Teacher” in 2011 and 2013. In addition to teaching and coaching improvisers and improv groups all over Los Angeles, he travels around the world teaching and performing at improv theaters and festivals. He’s traveled to London, Edinburgh, Rome, Copenhagen, Oslo, Warsaw, Wrocław, Krakow, Bremen, Mannheim, Beijing, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago.
For more information, please visit www.jasonshotts.com