Cecilia is America’s #1 unknown pop star. After a failed career in the art of magic, she set her sights on the top 40 charts. With such hits as “BYOB at the Airport” and “Five A.M. at the Beach in parenthesis Tonight” Cecilia has barely gone unnoticed by her six or seven die hard fans. You may often wonder, why pop music? The answer is right here waiting for you. Cecilia.
Marc is a Los Angeles area stand-up comedian, writer and improviser. He has been performing comedy in various capacities, from stand-up to sketch for over ten years. He now performs regularly at the Westside Comedy Theater, in Santa Monica, California, as a house team improviser and sketch team writer/performer. His comic studies range from the professional (training at The Second City and I.O. Theaters in Chicago and The Groundlings and The Westside Comedy theater in Los Angeles); to the unintentional (he did a seven year stint in the Air Force, where he did two tours over Afghanistan as a reconnaissance and air refueling pilot). He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy; where he received a bachelor of science in chemistry; and numerous “demerits” for being a “real goofy S.O.B.”
Jen grew up in Pittsburgh, PA which is her best excuse for putting french fries on everything. She didn’t have enough money to buy her friends, so making people laugh would assure her some company over the years. She won the iO West 2015 Comedy Festival’s Stand Up Competition and has performed at Chicago’s Funny Women Festival as well as stages all over Los Angeles. She is a member of the Westside Comedy Theater’s main stage sketch team: Westside Sketch Co. You can catch her telling jokes around town or wearing make-up that she put on yesterday.
Lindsay is an improviser and comedian living in Los Angeles. She has studied at UCB, iO West, Groundlings, and the Westside Comedy Theater. She has appeared on VH1, and Comedy Central’s ‘Not Safe With Nikki Glaser’. She is a writer for Obsev Entertainment, and a host for Hollyscoop. Whenever she is not performing or writing there is a strong chance she is cuddling with her dog!
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.
Jen Parker has been regularly performing improv and sketch comedy since 2002. She has trained at The Groundlings, ACME, The Empty Stage, and M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater. Jen was a member of the ACME Main Stage sketch team for years, performed with IO West’s Main Stage Team Sidekick Sketch and has guested with various other sketch groups. Currently, she performs regularly at M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theater with Mission Improvable, The Cobranauts, and Back Alley Racket Club. She also performs with her long-standing improv team The Waterbrains at the Fanatic Salon in Culver City. Jen also works as a contract writer for a comedy company, writing creative content for merchandise sold in big box stores.
Amy Bury was born along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. Never knowing whether she was a Wisconsinite or Minnesotan, she never knew a day without inner conflict. Does she like cheese curds or hotdishes? Is she a Brewers fan or a Twins fan? She decided that to find the answers to these important questions she would make a post-collegiate move to Los Angeles — a city she has decided to love. It turns out she can’t have either cheese curds (dairy) or hotdishes (gluten and dairy), and she is meh about baseball. But the move to Los Angeles helped her find improv, which allowed her to stop asking so many questions. Instead she just had to say yes and make up the answers. It was perfect. After training in the art of not asking questions at Westside Comedy Theater (levels 1-6), UCB (101-401), and Groundlings (Beg-Advanced), she learned that you do need to ask questions, just not to your scene partner or aloud. Finally it hit her that the answers are inside each of us, and, paradoxically, none of us have the answers. You can see this conflict in all of her sketch and improv “work”, which takes place on the Westside Comedy Theater stage the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8pm, and the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10pm.