Jeffrey Thompson is an actor and writer who performs on Gravity and Wasted History at the Westside and also helps produce the Westside Comedy Festival. He teaches psychology at Citrus College, works as a tax preparer, and produces short films with his group, Great Hair Productions. He’s also a huge nerd and can be found playing video games when he’s not performing somewhere in LA or buried under a pile of paperwork.
Zach is the former Artistic Director and Managing Director at the iO West Theater in Los Angeles, where he taught and performed for over 10 years. Since that theater closed, he’s been focusing more on pet care.
Al Garcia has been involved with the WCT for over a decade as a student/performer and is currently on the faculty. He has taught drop-in classes, workshops, and coached multiple teams… he incorporates both traditional and unconventional approaches to improv, with an emphasis on fun and mutual respect. Al’s graduate work involved topics including anxiety reduction and neuroplasticity in the brain, which he also applies to the world of teaching and performing. Finally, he is a consultant and life coach for his business model called Unconventional Solutions.
Jon is an improvisor, sketch writer and performer, and instructor at Westside. He can currently be seen on stage with the theater’s longest-running improv house team Cobranauts, with the cast of the monthly Improv Diary show, and as host of the weekly Improv Jam on Monday nights. You can also catch him on the LA indie improv scene, including with Star Wars-themed improv show Wretched Hive.
Originally from Detroit, Jon relocated to Los Angeles after completing a Masters in Humanities at the University of Chicago.
Amelia (Ami) Clover is an improviser and voice over actress. She began her improv career at M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater at the theater’s inception in 2009. Graduating from their program, she continued her training at UCB, iO West, and with Miles Stroth. She’s performed internationally at numerous improv festivals including Improvaganza in Hawaii and Mount Olymprov in Greece. Currently, Ami not only teaches both improv and voice over at M.I.’s Westside Comedy theater, but also performs on the house team, Gravity and coaches the alley team, Kitty Glitter. As a voice over actress, Ami’s voice has been featured in commercials for GNC, Target, Nintendo, and GooglePlay and video games such as Contagion II and Heroes of Newerth. For more information, please visit www.ameliaclover.com
Landon Kirksey has been improvising for 15 years, beginning his education at The Second City in Chicago and continuing to perform at io Chicago, The PIT in New York City, Dallas Comedy House and Four Day Weekend in Fort Worth, Texas where he also served as Director of Education. He is currently a cast member of the award winning Mission IMPROVable ensemble and proud to be a core faculty member of The Westside Comedy Theater.
Joey has been performing improv, stand up and sketch in Los Angeles for the past 10 years. A regular at the Westside Comedy Theater, you can see Joey perform in Bear Supply and Pretty, Pretty Pony. He has also performed at the Dynasty Typewriter, Groundlings, UCB and Second City. You can see Joey perform in Bear Supply and Pretty, Pretty Pony. And hear him on the comedy podcast Alchemy This.