Born in Marin County too early for her love of Harry Potter to be judged “age-appropriate” in the eyes of society, Alisa has long been a student of all things weird and awkward. Her studies drew her south to UC Santa Barbara where she found a parallel interest in modeling (financial modeling) that naturally drew her to Los Angeles to work in the glitzy and glamorous world of corporate finance. Rejecting the draws of both the posh accountant nightlife scene and Harry Potter video on demand, Alisa spends her evenings as a vigilante improvisationalist and watchful guardian of the awkward, drawn by the credo “with great awkwardness comes great responsibility.
Andrew Nguyen was born and raised in Orange County, CA. The youngest son of two Vietnamese immigrants, he works hard every day to hide from them the fact that he performs comedy. He tells them he’s taking GMAT classes on the weekends.
Andrew completed the Sketch Comedy series at Westside Comedy Theater and can now be seen performing as a member of the sketch team ‘Uninvited Guests’.
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Jeremy Weinreich really likes watching Romantic Comedies. If you don’t come to a “There Will Be Snacks” show, Jeremy hopes that it is because you are watching a Romantic Comedy. Preferably, any of them. Jeremy thanks you for your time and he wants you to know that you had him at hello, or any other greeting.
Hailing from Longview, TX, Lee moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California where he studied Creative Writing and Film Production intent on making a material and lasting contribution to society. When that didn’t work out, he began his career in the entertainment industry.
Lee is a member of the Westside Comedy Theatre’s alley sketch team UNINVITED GUESTS as well as a graduate of iO West’s Improv for Actors program.
His current project is DISENCHANTMENT, Matt Groening’s animated series for Netflix, which he serves as Producer. Lee was also a Producer on the Emmy-award winning animated series FUTURAMA, also created by Groening. Lee’s additional animation credits include: HOW MURRAY SAVED CHRISTMAS (NBC), THE ANT BULLY (Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.), as well as several animated television pilots for 20th Century Fox Television.
Sadly, he cannot draw.
Matt Beebe is an actor, comedian, and writer living in Los Angeles. He writes and performs a monthly show at the Westside Comedy Theater with the sketch team, Back Alley Racket Club, and performs regularly with the Westside improv team, Motley Cruise. You may have seen him performing stand up at venues around Los Angeles and San Francisco or on TV in NatGeoWild’s Sharkatraz. He has a degree in Drama from the University of Washington, studied acting at the Moscow Art Theater School in Russia, and studied improv at Endgames in San Francisco and at the Westside Comedy Theater.
Patrick Rowland is a writer/performer/teacher from Chicago. He has trained at The Second City and iO Chicago. Patrick is a recipient of 2014 Bob Curry Fellowship, is an alum of the Second City House Company, and has performed as an understudy for the Second City mainstage, aboard the NCL Gem, as well as two revues with Diversity and Inclusion Program. He has performs with his independent sketch/improv troupe, 3Peat whose video with Comedy Central, “The Blackening”, has over 15 million views. In Chicago Patrick was a regular cast member with, The Deltones, Armando, and Musical Armando. His solo sketch has been featured in the 2013 TBS Just For Laughs Festival. Patrick also wrote and performed a late night talk show called “Barack All Night” which received 3 stars from the Chicago Tribune. As an instructor Patrick has taught the improv, conservatory, writing, and long form improv programs at Second City Chicago, and the improv program at the iO Theater. His workshops have sold-out across the country as well as London. www.patrickrowland.net
Hanna was born on Chicago’s south side where she was raised on everything hot dogs and big dreams. The second of four sisters, she moved to LA in pursuit of attention and a film degree – a decision that surprised no one.
Hanna first took up improv at Westside and later spent time in Chicago performing sketch and improv at the Annoyance Theater. She currently co-hosts Unsent, a live storytelling show and performs with sketch team Das Popcorn. You can now catch her on the Westside stage every month performing with Uninvited Guests.
She spends the rest of her time equally between picking the Craisins® out of Trader Joes® salads, talking about going camping, and opting for the Metro over driving (but she’s not in-your-face about it).
Viviana Navarro is a writer, actor, comedian and truly has been dramatic since birth. Word has it she came out of the womb crying on cue. Her first real taste of the stage was in 4th grade when she was in a school production of The Velveteen Rabbit where she played a toy soldier. She is a Southern California Native and graduated from Santa Monica High (samohi), class of 2011 represent!
She studied screenwriting and theater at UCLA’s high school theater institute as well as studied theater at San Francisco State and Santa Monica College. She has performed with a troupe that wrote scenes about teen dating violence and eating disorders and then performed them at various Los Angeles High Schools. She was a member of Comedy Sportz high school league and then later studied improv as an adult at Comedy Sportz. She has studied improv and sketch at Westside Comedy and is currently in the Second City Conservatory program. She loves stand up and performs here and there around the town despite it terrifying her!
If she isn’t writing, having an existential crisis about showbiz or performing she is drinking iced coffee, woohooing in some kind of exercise class or walking other people’s dogs! You can follow her rants and dog content @viviana.navarrooo on Instagram! She thanks you for reading this and also wants you to know she loves unicorns. That is all.
Tania-Lee Bayliss hails from Anchorage, Alaska. She has studied acting with Howard Fine in his Master Class and has been in several theatre companies, including West Coast Ensemble and ACME Comedy Theatre. Her passion is character work and sketch comedy. You can see her perform with The Lounge Act house sketch team.