Sam Skolnik is super famous among his parent’s friend group. Seriously, if you go back to Petaluma, California and ask any middle-aged person if they know Sam Skolnik and they’ll be like, “Oh that short kid whose parents won’t stop talking about that Playstation commercial he did with a live bear?” And then you’ll be like, “Yeah, well he trained real hard at the Groundlings and now he’s on a house team at the Westside Comedy Theater called There Will Be Snacks and has an indie comedy troupe called Grasping at Straws and he won’t shut up about it.”
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
Katy Foley is from Chicago’s Southside. Daughter of two lawyers, acting became critical from a young age. She trained at Second City and NYU Tisch. She ran a marathon and became part of an emmy winning campaign. She booked her first ABC guest star because of a faulty water bottle.
Jillian is an actress, singer and sketch writer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of the Stella Adler Studio in NYC, Jillian has trained in both classical acting as well as improv, standup and sketch from UCB to The Westside Comedy Theater. In her spare time, Jillian is writing songs, planning her next bucket list trip and watching Parks and Rec on repeat! Check out more at www.jillianferry.com
Eric is an IO West, Westside Comedy Theater and UCB LA graduate with a minor in Los Angeles public parking. He is the Head Writer and Co-Founder of No MSG Added, an Asian American Sketch Comedy Troupe in Orange County. Additionally he is a Co-Festival Director of OC Improv Festival 2020 and recently he became a proud owner of a Hydro Flask. Eric is proud of being from Fresno, California, but understands if others have different opinions about the 559. He is excited to be apart of There Will Be Snacks and hopes that he can do Westside proud every month. Catch him live streaming every other July 4th on East Meets East.
Codi was born, raised, and still lives with her mom in the San Fernando Valley. She studies at the Groundlings and performs improv and sketch comedy around town with her troupe Grasping at Straws. She is elated to perform with There Will be Snacks, and is looking forward to wearing lots of wigs on stage. She thanks her friends, family and Westside Comedy Theater. And shout out to her mom for not kicking her out yet! Make Codi’s day and follow her on Instagram @codi.georges.
Anne Akhila is an improviser at heart: a Groundlings improv alum (diversity scholarship winner), NBCUniversal Scholarship winner to Groundlings writing lab, & UCB improv alum (diversity scholarship winner). Anne’s first feature film, My Best Friend’s Famous, is now on Amazon and Tubi. She performs w/ improv troupe, Tres Leches and does Indian classical dance at the Indian Wedding variety show monthly. She is super excited to now perform with There Will Be Snacks at Westside Comedy Theatre! Anne is repped by A&R Management and Aqua Talent Agency, commercially.
Trevor Tevel (rhymes with bell) has been in a relationship with improv for over 11 years, and started at this very theater! He has trained at the Westside Comedy Theater, Groundlings, UCB, iO West, and The Improv Space. Trevor also completed the sketch programs at Groundlings and UCB, which gave him the tools to develop pilots for A&E and Comedy Central. Trevor has toured the country performing improv and more. You can catch him performing regularly with the award-winning short form troupe – Mission Improvable.
When Trevor is not performing he likes to hang with his wife and little brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, roots for the Dodgers, reads comic books, listens to jazz, and coaches multiple improv teams around town including the house team – Gravity.
Hawk is an LA Native who has dreamed of being an entertainer since his earliest memories of recreating music videos in his room as a child. Inspired by early greats such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton & Sammy Davis Jr., Sidney Poitier, Hawk found himself falling in love with the stage through theatre performances in high school and then again in his adult life as an Improv/Sketch performer.