2016 Festival Performers

2016 Festival Performers



Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb

Barely-functioning, 30-year-old, “gen y” bachelor weirdo.

All-Star Improv Showcase

All-Star Improv Showcase

Laugh with some of the best and up-and-coming improvisers from NC and around the country, performers you will want to say you saw BEFORE they made it big.

All-Star Standup Showcase

All-Star Standup Showcase

Laugh with the best up-and-coming Stand-Up talent from North Carolina and around the country.

Alter iD

Alter iD

Nerdcore Rap meets Solo Sketch

Ambassador

Ambassador

We've had little, if anything, to do with the annexation of Crimea. Promise.

Amuse Bouche Improv Comedy

Amuse Bouche Improv Comedy

University of Virginia's Only Longform Improv Troupe

Andrew Aghapour

Andrew Aghapour

Andrew Aghapour is a storyteller and stand up comedian, who also teaches stand up comedy and performs improv at the DSI Comedy Theater in Chapel Hill. Andrew's comedic stories have…

Andy Lavender

Andy Lavender

Andy Lavender began his comedy career with a three-year stint in NYU's Dangerbox, the university's premiere long-form improv troupe. While with Dangerbox, Andy performed at the UCB Theater and The…

Area 52

Area 52

Put on your tin foil hats. Authorized personnel only.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Physical, theatrical, mesmerizing, nasty, patient, bizarre, character driven, bawdy, intelligent, insane, connected, grounded , dirty, surprising, shocking and downright funny

Bear Golf

Bear Golf

Six women, six best friends, six people who love long-form improvisation

Benny and Griff

Benny and Griff

Benny and Griff are musicians and comedians and, most importantly, best friends.

Big Time

Big Time

Big Time is the punkest team of UCB Lloyd Night.

Black Ops

Black Ops

Black Ops (n): covert military or political operations that may employ measures not generally authorized.

Blaire Postman

Blaire Postman

Energetic, authoritative high-voltage stand-up... from the mouth of a would-be cat-lady.

Blandly Handsome

Blandly Handsome

Blandly Handsome is one of DSI's House Harold Teams. Each member charming and hilarious but in a subtle way. You'll fall in love with each one, but you won't quite…

Bleach

Bleach

Everything that happens in Vegas, comes to North Carolina.

Blizzard of '96

Blizzard of '96

25 inches of cold, hard comedy.

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin is a stand up comic who seamlessly hides well written jokes within passionate and engaging rants. His stand up has been featured on the “Live at UCB” Stand…

Bush Administration

Bush Administration

More Bush than a certain Texas Family Reunion. The Bush Administration is a high-energy group of female UCB and Annoyance Theater performers that has dominated the New York indie competition…

CHiPs - Chapel Hill Players

CHiPs - Chapel Hill Players

UNC's premiere improv and sketch comedy group. We LIKE like you.

CIA Improv

CIA Improv

Priorities: Improv Comedy, Looking Good In Suits, Being Badass

CRAB&LOBSTER

CRAB&LOBSTER

Smart, sexy, high-energy two-man improv that doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't typically very sexy.

Carolina's Funniest Comic

Carolina's Funniest Comic

The funniest comedians from North and South Carolina!

Casual Sets

Casual Sets

No strings comedy.

Chris Lazar

Chris Lazar

Quick wit and quirky thinker.

Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Former Infantryman takes Center Stage

Christian Spicer

Christian Spicer

Christian Spicer is really cool. He is hip, smart, and funny. He has done stuff. He plays video games. He likes comic books. He has written stuff. He does stand…

Chuckle Bucket

Chuckle Bucket

The freshest material from DSI's Standup Corps.

Clarence

Clarence

This wonderful trio found each other in Boston. And now they're stuck with each other making up weird, dark & silly worlds on stage.

Classic Brady

Classic Brady

Classic Brady is the love child of all experiences the Upright Citizens Brigade has to offer. In Brady We Trust.

ColdTowne

ColdTowne

The smartest, brightest, and hardest-working comedians in Central Texas.

Cortland Cloos

Cortland Cloos

Cortland Cloos is a stand-up comedian who originally hails from New Jersey and is now living in Fayetteville, NC.

DIVO

DIVO

Big characters, big physicality, big hugs.

DUI

DUI

Founded in 1996, Duke University Improv (DUI) is Duke's only improv comedy troupe.

Death By Improv

Death By Improv

Short form improv, wrapped in bacon, and served up on a Neon Plastic Pirate Sword Toothpick.

Delanie Fischer

Delanie Fischer

From majoring in Religious Studies in college to pursuing a comedy career, Delanie Fischer has been disappointing her parents since 2008.

Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain

Surreal, Dark, and Fast - Pick 2 and we'll throw in the 3rd for free.

Emo Philips

Emo Philips

Emo Philips is one of the recent standards of American comedy, an incredible entertainer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His work influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Mitch…

Ephraim Chase

Ephraim Chase

Ephraim Chase is a 32 year old father of three who has been married for almost 10 years. Does he regret any of his life choices?

Equanimity

Equanimity

Equanimity is a house team from Post Dinner Conversation, Inc in Tampa, Fl. Founders of the Flashform approach, Nicholas Riggs and Hannah Prince combine organic discovery with game characters, looping…

Everybody Welcome

Everybody Welcome

A truly OPEN open mic.

FART POLICE

FART POLICE

Hailing from New York City, FART POLICE has celebrated its forth anniversary this year. We have trained and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, appeared at the People's Improv…

Face Off

Face Off

New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death.

Fake Church

Fake Church

Fake Church is an improvised religious service of an improvised religion.

Future Wives

Future Wives

Future Wives is a New York-based, super silly trio who understand that life is a balancing act between comedy and slumber parties.

Get the Hook

Get the Hook

Get The Hook – Parkway Playhouse Juniors VERY FIRST Improv Comedy Troupe!

Grayson Morris

Grayson Morris

Manifesting her god-given talent as a raconteur, Grayson Morris keeps audiences in stitches about the calamities of her personal life. This North Carolina native’s special brand of nice-guy humor is…

Gretchen McNeely

Gretchen McNeely

Stand-up comic, event host, corporate speaker, humor writer, voiceover artist, house music DJ. Clean, dirty, but always upbeat and on point.

Hanna Dickinson

Hanna Dickinson

Hanna performs standup all around Los Angeles, as well as, hosts for Pauly Shore on his tour across the US.

Haroldo Rivera

Haroldo Rivera

We do Harolds. Unlike our namesake, the famous talk show host, we are open to suggestions. However, like said talk show host, we are all about drama and intrigue. Watch…

Haymaker

Haymaker

Alchemy Comedy Theater's most veteran players make up this fast paced nod to improv's most famous form. After performing in NY's Del Close Marathon, they're excited to jump back on…

Hello Laser

Hello Laser

A greeting for a futuristic piece of artillery OR a nine-year improv love-affair? Both.

Hijacked

Hijacked

A one-man doing a one man show with nobody’s help. He did it all by himself. He didn’t even get a little help. Just him alone by himself.

Hobert Thompson

Hobert Thompson

Hobert Thompson is a comedian from Brevard, NC, living in Chicago, IL. Some might say he’s sort of like the old story of “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse”,…

HomePun Derby

HomePun Derby

Step up to the plate for the ultimate pun derby.

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show.

Ian Ager

Ian Ager

They say you can't go home again, but don't try to tell that to Ian Ager.

Improv Wildcard

Improv Wildcard

Fun for all Jokers! Round up your friends and family for Improv Wildcard! This CLEAN COMEDY show features high energy, interactive comedy.

ImprovBoston Family Show

ImprovBoston Family Show

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy. KIDS LOVE…

Insignificant Other

Insignificant Other

Insignificant Other is Ashley Cohen, Glennis Laroe, Andrei Alupului, Maggie Widdoes, Meg Doyle, Aaron Berman, Andrew Migdail, & Jack Gallagaher. We are a team curated & coached by Christian Capozzoli…

Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen has preformed as a semi finalst in The Carolina's Funniest Comic Competion hosted by DSI Comedy Theater and was certainly a crowd favorite. Later that year, Jack became…

Jared Waters

Jared Waters

Jared Waters is a comedian who hails from Brunssum, The Netherlands, and now resides in Tampa, Florida . His hard work and consistency with the ability to work clean and…

Jason King

Jason King

Jason King currently writes and stars in the successful funnyordie.com web series, "George & Monty", which was invited to screen at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival in 2014.

Jeremy Alder

Jeremy Alder

Jeremy Alder grew up in Texas and fell in love with improv performing sketches for his church youth group. His first attempt at standup came many years later during a…

John Fowler

John Fowler

Historical goofs, the tsars of Russia, Christopher Columbus, Oliver Cromwell, the real Pocahontas, John Fowler tells History like it is, er, was.

John Sideris

John Sideris

John Sideris: John is a stand-up and the co-founder of Small Town Funny podcast network, where he cohosts two shows: A Local Joke & Negative Space. He is surprised to…

Julia McClung

Julia McClung

Born in M-i-crooked-letter and raised in North Carolina, Julia is a typical Southern belle...assuming "belle" means raucous, unruly, and blunt. Julia has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy…

Katherine Jessup

Katherine Jessup

Katherine Jessup believes in magic in the mundane. Alternately called "a good person" and "tall," she draws on her own life experiences to entertain audiences all over the East Coast.…

Kenyon Adamcik

Kenyon Adamcik

Revolutionary! World renown! Attractive ! None of those words describe Kenyon Adamcik but the word funny does. After a life long career of making his parents feel uncomfortable, Kenyon decided…

Kevin McDonald Intensive Showcase

Kevin McDonald Intensive Showcase

They've had 12-hours of intensive workshop to improve their acting and comedic writing skills with Kevin McDonald of "The Kids in the Hall," now see what they came up with.

Kevin Yee

Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his controversial satirical pop songs have been making people laugh across America and beyond! His work has been discussed in The Atlantic, Gawker, and The Huffington…

Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald

Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald has become a working comedy icon. Founding Member of legendary sketch comedy ensemble The Kids in the Hall, Kevin continues to tour the world performing and teaching improvisation…

La Donna Improvvisata

La Donna Improvvisata

Sometimes funny. Sometimes sad. Always sung.

Ladies Night

Ladies Night

Whether performing improv, sketch or standup, ladies know how to make funny happen. Come see an NCCAF standup showcase performed by unstoppably funny women.

Lauren Faber

Lauren Faber

In first grade, Lauren Faber wrote that she wanted to be a stand-up comedian when she grew up. Now she's all grown up and living the dream! Lauren has yet…

Leo Volf

Leo Volf

Leo Volf is a stand-up comic, writer, and actor based out of New York City. He was born in Russia, grew up in New Jersey, and currently lives in Brooklyn.…

Let's Try This!

Let's Try This!

Since 1989, Let’s Try This! has been DramaTech’s own improvisational comedy troupe.

LimboLand

LimboLand

Good or Bad. Guilty or Innocent. It's the space between that really tells the story. NYC storyteller and improv veteran T.J.Mannix takes you to LimboLand ... music, comedy, and the…

Live It Up Lemonade: Corporate Training from Hell

Live It Up Lemonade: Corporate Training from Hell

Did you just purchase a pricey lemonade franchise location? Of course you did! Hesley Harps' one woman show is full of characters, live training demonstrations, and animations to help you…

Liz Russo

Liz Russo

LIZ RUSSO is a standup comic and has been performing for over a decade and has performed for clubs, colleges, theaters, casinos, festivals, and events across the country. Liz filmed…

MISTER DIPLOMAT

MISTER DIPLOMAT

DSI's flagship show features true stories told by a local celebrity or special guest. Those anecdotes inspire a world of captivating scenes, fully improvised by some of the most skilled…

MOJO

MOJO

Brother + Sister, Molly and John Gaebe are a brother and sister comedy duo trained at UCB and from Miami, Florida. They fuse the hot n' spicy taste of the…

Maddy Night Live

Maddy Night Live

Maddy Night Live is James Madison University's one and only sketch comedy team. We're a student run organization that performs monthly shows for both small and large audiences around campus.

Madeline

Madeline

Saving humanity, one laugh at a time.

Magnet Theater TourCo

Magnet Theater TourCo

The Magnet Theater is New York City’s home to some of the best improvisational comedy in the country.

Marie Curious

Marie Curious

This improv duo of two lady scientists is a match made in heaven. Kyla and Hillary both are both Masters of Science, and Kyla is philosophizing about it. Much like…

Mark Turcotte

Mark Turcotte

Mark Turcotte is a versatile comedian who’s performed for audiences ranging from 2,000 to 2. Most of his material is mined from his tumultuous upbringing, marrying out of his league…

Mavis Beacon

Mavis Beacon

Mavis Beacon is a DSI house Harold Team.

Midy Zevlin

Midy Zevlin

The Midy Zevlin is an exciting two-person mono scene experience that explores a world created by multiple characters. Mike Zakarian and Andy Devlin put in a smart and fast paced…

Mike Wiley

Mike Wiley

Born in Chicago, Mike Wiley has been in the stand-up comedy game since 2002 and emerged from the same Chicago comedy generation that gave rise to some of the most…

Mikey Scott

Mikey Scott

Mikey Scott is one of the hottest up-n-coming comedians working today. His unique interpretation of life events combined with his need to over-share have made Mikey a hit amongst straight…

Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup is Clemson University's best and only improv troupe! Since 2002, Mock Turtle Soup has performed long and short form improv for Clemson's student body. We perform 4…

Monolith

Monolith

Monolith takes you into a world in real time. Based on a single suggestion we provide an entire show that takes place in one location with one group of people.…

Natural Selection

Natural Selection

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

New & Improv.'d

New & Improv.'d

New & Improv.'d is James Madison University's only improvisational comedy troupe. Founded in 1998, we have been successfully bringing laughs to the JMU campus ever since.

Ngozi Ikeakanam

Ngozi Ikeakanam

Ngozi is a very funny, up and coming comic in the Triangle. He has opened for the world famous Lewis Black twice, and is on the verge of graduating from…

North Coast

North Coast

Next level, hip-hop comedy.

NouN

NouN

NouN is a self-led team which studies and performs both short-form and long-form improv, with a focus on providing audiences with an entertaining show while becoming more adept performers ourselves.

Now Are the Foxes

Now Are the Foxes

Now Are the Foxes is the premiere improv and sketch troupe based on the I-85 corridor. Charlotte's best improvisors and actors join together to create an ever-evolving, innovative, troupe dedicated…

Pack

Pack

Pack is PAtrick and niCK. Yep, that's where the name came from. But from that one nugget emerged a show that the two well-seasoned improvisers proudly include among their best.…

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Wilmington’s longest-running sketch comedy and shadow cast troupe

RAINSTICK

RAINSTICK

RAINSTICK (James Bumanglag, Dan DeSalva, Wyn Evans, Ross Flores, and Mike Reynolds) are a bunch of goofs who enjoy keeping both the audience and each other on their toes. They…

RISK! with Kevin Allison

RISK! with Kevin Allison

RISK! a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy…

Randomax

Randomax

Ever seen Wildcats do improv? Now's your chance!

Red Letters

Red Letters

Bryan and Alyssa are a ridiculous pair of funny people who have been performing together since 2005. They'll make you laugh, make you cry, make you pee your pants in…

Robot Johnson

Robot Johnson

Most comedy group biographies will tell you that their group was forged in fire, formed from the dreams of a beautiful sleeping god or, even more unlikely, that it was…

Rumple

Rumple

Rumple is Chicago's dumbest improv comedy group. Winners of the 2014 "The Bracket" Improv Competition, they were crowned Chicago's best and/or dumbest independent improv comedy group. Their high-energy monoscenic improv…

Ryan Darden

Ryan Darden

Ryan was born the son of a preacher man in the Little Apple of Manhattan, KS. He eventually found his way to the Big Apple where he has been doing…

Ryan Hansinger

Ryan Hansinger

Ryan is a well-rounded comedian with a background in stand up, sketch, and improv comedy. He began his comedy career as head writer for his college sketch group. Since then…

Sam Mazany

Sam Mazany

An exciting up-and-comer, Sam Mazany is a North Carolina’s Funniest Person 2015 finalist as well as Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2015 finalist who has opened for Dave Attell!

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

"I have had it with these mother f*ckin' scenes on this mother f*ckin plane!"

Science Comedian Brian Malow

Science Comedian Brian Malow

Brian Malow is Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (self-proclaimed), entertaining and igniting interest in science.

Sea Words

Sea Words

Sea Words is a New York City based improv team composed of Sabrina Fonfeder and Sam Horowitz. We're best friends who study improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and have been…

Sketch Jam

Sketch Jam

What can you create in 3 minutes or less?

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Were you T-O-P of your C-L-A-S-S when it came to spelling? Do you keep a dictionary on your bedside table in case of emergencies? Do you enjoy watching people stumble…

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger delves into the world of your bad date. Exploring the characters, events and motivations, this team of highly experienced, badass improvisors takes your crappy memory from something to…

Suburban Adventure

Suburban Adventure

Suburban Adventure is a 3-person improv team from New York. The members of Suburban Adventure are Kyle Ewert, Randy Reiman, and Brandon Tarzis. They perform a 3-person monoscene and recently…

Summerland

Summerland

Summerland is the feeling of the sun on your face and warmth in your heart, the feeling of freedom when driving a vintage 1962 MG Midget down the Pacific Coast…

TBD

TBD

TBD is the duo improv team of Davis Tate and Andrew Aghapour. The name of their team is, literally, to be decided: every set begins with Davis and Andrew asking…

THIS IS THE WORST

THIS IS THE WORST

like a live-action, one-person Looney Tunes

The Bat

The Bat

Lights off! The Bat is an immersive, fully improvised show in the dark.

The Bit Show!

The Bit Show!

The silliest, most high concept de-evolution into madness you'll experience.

The Cypher to Break Records

The Cypher to Break Records

What does it take to break the record? 12.5 hours of rhyme.

The Defiant Thomas Brothers

The Defiant Thomas Brothers

The Defiant Thomas Brothers are Seth Thomas and Paul Thomas. Known for their commanding stage presence, commitment to character and timing, and ability to mine laughs all along the sensitivity…

The Estessentials

The Estessentials

The Estesstentials is a group of teen improvisers studying at Moonlight Stage Company under the direction of Jeris Donovan. These comics perform long form improvisation at a level beyond their…

The FCC

The FCC

The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, cable and musical improv.

The Haddington Club

The Haddington Club

The Haddington Club brings together old friends who have populated some of DC's best teams for years. They have now joined forces on one team and their chemistry and fun…

The Johnsons

The Johnsons

We are the Johnsons. That makes us family. We may love, hate, fear and lust after one another, but we always support us. Our lineage stretches from the pre-premodial ooze…

The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle IS Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take…

The Mannequin Room

The Mannequin Room

Drink some juice and dance to Bruce because for the FIFTH year in a row The Mannequin Room hits the NCCAF stages to delight fans, scare children and surprise ghosts.

The N Crowd

The N Crowd

It’s the start of The N Crowd’s tenth year and the Philadelphia-based, short-form improv group is still, continually being amused by suggestions of “bathroom,” “podiatrist” and “spelunking” at its weekly…

The OverReactors

The OverReactors

The OverReactors is an improv comedy group based at the University of South Carolina. With its open practices twice a week, it provides a great environment for anybody to practice…

The Whethermen

The Whethermen

The Whethermen are the oldest improv troupe at The University of Virginia. Twice a semester they sell out shows filling the annals of Newcomb Theater with people and laughter. They're…

Thunderstood

Thunderstood

Armed with a projector and a truly odd point of view AJ Schraeder takes you through a stream of conscious presentation of how he sees reality. Travel with him as…

Toast! Improv

Toast! Improv

TOAST Improv is the University of South Carolina's improv troupe, consisting of eight members. TOAST is about to turn ten years old. They want a bike this year for their…

White Hot Rage

White Hot Rage

One of DSI's fresh incubator teams featuring talent from the DSI Comedy School!

Wicked City

Wicked City

Comprised of every natural hair color, Wicked City is a UCB trained, all-female improv team from New York City who just have a ball, especially when things get weird!

Aaron Cobb

Aaron Cobb

Barely-functioning, 30-year-old, “gen y” bachelor weirdo.

All-Star Improv Showcase

All-Star Improv Showcase

Laugh with some of the best and up-and-coming improvisers from NC and around the country, performers you will want to say you saw BEFORE they made it big.

All-Star Standup Showcase

All-Star Standup Showcase

Laugh with the best up-and-coming Stand-Up talent from North Carolina and around the country.

Alter iD

Alter iD

Nerdcore Rap meets Solo Sketch

Ambassador

Ambassador

We've had little, if anything, to do with the annexation of Crimea. Promise.

Amuse Bouche Improv Comedy

Amuse Bouche Improv Comedy

University of Virginia's Only Longform Improv Troupe

Andrew Aghapour

Andrew Aghapour

Andrew Aghapour is a storyteller and stand up comedian, who also teaches stand up comedy and performs improv at the DSI Comedy Theater in Chapel Hill. Andrew's comedic stories have…

Andy Lavender

Andy Lavender

Andy Lavender began his comedy career with a three-year stint in NYU's Dangerbox, the university's premiere long-form improv troupe. While with Dangerbox, Andy performed at the UCB Theater and The…

Area 52

Area 52

Put on your tin foil hats. Authorized personnel only.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Physical, theatrical, mesmerizing, nasty, patient, bizarre, character driven, bawdy, intelligent, insane, connected, grounded , dirty, surprising, shocking and downright funny

Bear Golf

Bear Golf

Six women, six best friends, six people who love long-form improvisation

Benny and Griff

Benny and Griff

Benny and Griff are musicians and comedians and, most importantly, best friends.

Big Time

Big Time

Big Time is the punkest team of UCB Lloyd Night.

Black Ops

Black Ops

Black Ops (n): covert military or political operations that may employ measures not generally authorized.

Blaire Postman

Blaire Postman

Energetic, authoritative high-voltage stand-up... from the mouth of a would-be cat-lady.

Blandly Handsome

Blandly Handsome

Blandly Handsome is one of DSI's House Harold Teams. Each member charming and hilarious but in a subtle way. You'll fall in love with each one, but you won't quite…

Bleach

Bleach

Everything that happens in Vegas, comes to North Carolina.

Blizzard of '96

Blizzard of '96

25 inches of cold, hard comedy.

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin is a stand up comic who seamlessly hides well written jokes within passionate and engaging rants. His stand up has been featured on the “Live at UCB” Stand…

Bush Administration

Bush Administration

More Bush than a certain Texas Family Reunion. The Bush Administration is a high-energy group of female UCB and Annoyance Theater performers that has dominated the New York indie competition…

CHiPs - Chapel Hill Players

CHiPs - Chapel Hill Players

UNC's premiere improv and sketch comedy group. We LIKE like you.

CIA Improv

CIA Improv

Priorities: Improv Comedy, Looking Good In Suits, Being Badass

CRAB&LOBSTER

CRAB&LOBSTER

Smart, sexy, high-energy two-man improv that doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't typically very sexy.

Carolina's Funniest Comic

Carolina's Funniest Comic

The funniest comedians from North and South Carolina!

Casual Sets

Casual Sets

No strings comedy.

Chris Lazar

Chris Lazar

Quick wit and quirky thinker.

Chris Sanders

Chris Sanders

Former Infantryman takes Center Stage

Christian Spicer

Christian Spicer

Christian Spicer is really cool. He is hip, smart, and funny. He has done stuff. He plays video games. He likes comic books. He has written stuff. He does stand…

Chuckle Bucket

Chuckle Bucket

The freshest material from DSI's Standup Corps.

Clarence

Clarence

This wonderful trio found each other in Boston. And now they're stuck with each other making up weird, dark & silly worlds on stage.

Classic Brady

Classic Brady

Classic Brady is the love child of all experiences the Upright Citizens Brigade has to offer. In Brady We Trust.

ColdTowne

ColdTowne

The smartest, brightest, and hardest-working comedians in Central Texas.

Cortland Cloos

Cortland Cloos

Cortland Cloos is a stand-up comedian who originally hails from New Jersey and is now living in Fayetteville, NC.

DIVO

DIVO

Big characters, big physicality, big hugs.

DUI

DUI

Founded in 1996, Duke University Improv (DUI) is Duke's only improv comedy troupe.

Death By Improv

Death By Improv

Short form improv, wrapped in bacon, and served up on a Neon Plastic Pirate Sword Toothpick.

Delanie Fischer

Delanie Fischer

From majoring in Religious Studies in college to pursuing a comedy career, Delanie Fischer has been disappointing her parents since 2008.

Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain

Surreal, Dark, and Fast - Pick 2 and we'll throw in the 3rd for free.

Emo Philips

Emo Philips

Emo Philips is one of the recent standards of American comedy, an incredible entertainer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His work influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin, Patton Oswalt, Mitch…

Ephraim Chase

Ephraim Chase

Ephraim Chase is a 32 year old father of three who has been married for almost 10 years. Does he regret any of his life choices?

Equanimity

Equanimity

Equanimity is a house team from Post Dinner Conversation, Inc in Tampa, Fl. Founders of the Flashform approach, Nicholas Riggs and Hannah Prince combine organic discovery with game characters, looping…

Everybody Welcome

Everybody Welcome

A truly OPEN open mic.

FART POLICE

FART POLICE

Hailing from New York City, FART POLICE has celebrated its forth anniversary this year. We have trained and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, appeared at the People's Improv…

Face Off

Face Off

New England's best comedians battle for your laughter and applause in a comedic duel to the death.

Fake Church

Fake Church

Fake Church is an improvised religious service of an improvised religion.

Future Wives

Future Wives

Future Wives is a New York-based, super silly trio who understand that life is a balancing act between comedy and slumber parties.

Get the Hook

Get the Hook

Get The Hook – Parkway Playhouse Juniors VERY FIRST Improv Comedy Troupe!

Grayson Morris

Grayson Morris

Manifesting her god-given talent as a raconteur, Grayson Morris keeps audiences in stitches about the calamities of her personal life. This North Carolina native’s special brand of nice-guy humor is…

Gretchen McNeely

Gretchen McNeely

Stand-up comic, event host, corporate speaker, humor writer, voiceover artist, house music DJ. Clean, dirty, but always upbeat and on point.

Hanna Dickinson

Hanna Dickinson

Hanna performs standup all around Los Angeles, as well as, hosts for Pauly Shore on his tour across the US.

Haroldo Rivera

Haroldo Rivera

We do Harolds. Unlike our namesake, the famous talk show host, we are open to suggestions. However, like said talk show host, we are all about drama and intrigue. Watch…

Haymaker

Haymaker

Alchemy Comedy Theater's most veteran players make up this fast paced nod to improv's most famous form. After performing in NY's Del Close Marathon, they're excited to jump back on…

Hello Laser

Hello Laser

A greeting for a futuristic piece of artillery OR a nine-year improv love-affair? Both.

Hijacked

Hijacked

A one-man doing a one man show with nobody’s help. He did it all by himself. He didn’t even get a little help. Just him alone by himself.

Hobert Thompson

Hobert Thompson

Hobert Thompson is a comedian from Brevard, NC, living in Chicago, IL. Some might say he’s sort of like the old story of “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse”,…

HomePun Derby

HomePun Derby

Step up to the plate for the ultimate pun derby.

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPROvsTANDUP

IMPRO(vs)TANDUP brings the best improvisers and stand-up comedians together for one incredible show.

Ian Ager

Ian Ager

They say you can't go home again, but don't try to tell that to Ian Ager.

Improv Wildcard

Improv Wildcard

Fun for all Jokers! Round up your friends and family for Improv Wildcard! This CLEAN COMEDY show features high energy, interactive comedy.

ImprovBoston Family Show

ImprovBoston Family Show

Winner of the Nickelodeon award for Best Children's Theater, Family Show dishes out laughs for adults and children every Saturday. Audiences consider us the “Pixar” of Boston Comedy. KIDS LOVE…

Insignificant Other

Insignificant Other

Insignificant Other is Ashley Cohen, Glennis Laroe, Andrei Alupului, Maggie Widdoes, Meg Doyle, Aaron Berman, Andrew Migdail, & Jack Gallagaher. We are a team curated & coached by Christian Capozzoli…

Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen

Jack Bowen has preformed as a semi finalst in The Carolina's Funniest Comic Competion hosted by DSI Comedy Theater and was certainly a crowd favorite. Later that year, Jack became…

Jared Waters

Jared Waters

Jared Waters is a comedian who hails from Brunssum, The Netherlands, and now resides in Tampa, Florida . His hard work and consistency with the ability to work clean and…

Jason King

Jason King

Jason King currently writes and stars in the successful funnyordie.com web series, "George & Monty", which was invited to screen at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival in 2014.

Jeremy Alder

Jeremy Alder

Jeremy Alder grew up in Texas and fell in love with improv performing sketches for his church youth group. His first attempt at standup came many years later during a…

John Fowler

John Fowler

Historical goofs, the tsars of Russia, Christopher Columbus, Oliver Cromwell, the real Pocahontas, John Fowler tells History like it is, er, was.

John Sideris

John Sideris

John Sideris: John is a stand-up and the co-founder of Small Town Funny podcast network, where he cohosts two shows: A Local Joke & Negative Space. He is surprised to…

Julia McClung

Julia McClung

Born in M-i-crooked-letter and raised in North Carolina, Julia is a typical Southern belle...assuming "belle" means raucous, unruly, and blunt. Julia has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy…

Katherine Jessup

Katherine Jessup

Katherine Jessup believes in magic in the mundane. Alternately called "a good person" and "tall," she draws on her own life experiences to entertain audiences all over the East Coast.…

Kenyon Adamcik

Kenyon Adamcik

Revolutionary! World renown! Attractive ! None of those words describe Kenyon Adamcik but the word funny does. After a life long career of making his parents feel uncomfortable, Kenyon decided…

Kevin McDonald Intensive Showcase

Kevin McDonald Intensive Showcase

They've had 12-hours of intensive workshop to improve their acting and comedic writing skills with Kevin McDonald of "The Kids in the Hall," now see what they came up with.

Kevin Yee

Kevin Yee

Comedian Kevin Yee and his controversial satirical pop songs have been making people laugh across America and beyond! His work has been discussed in The Atlantic, Gawker, and The Huffington…

Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald

Kids in the Hall's Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald has become a working comedy icon. Founding Member of legendary sketch comedy ensemble The Kids in the Hall, Kevin continues to tour the world performing and teaching improvisation…

La Donna Improvvisata

La Donna Improvvisata

Sometimes funny. Sometimes sad. Always sung.

Ladies Night

Ladies Night

Whether performing improv, sketch or standup, ladies know how to make funny happen. Come see an NCCAF standup showcase performed by unstoppably funny women.

Lauren Faber

Lauren Faber

In first grade, Lauren Faber wrote that she wanted to be a stand-up comedian when she grew up. Now she's all grown up and living the dream! Lauren has yet…

Leo Volf

Leo Volf

Leo Volf is a stand-up comic, writer, and actor based out of New York City. He was born in Russia, grew up in New Jersey, and currently lives in Brooklyn.…

Let's Try This!

Let's Try This!

Since 1989, Let’s Try This! has been DramaTech’s own improvisational comedy troupe.

LimboLand

LimboLand

Good or Bad. Guilty or Innocent. It's the space between that really tells the story. NYC storyteller and improv veteran T.J.Mannix takes you to LimboLand ... music, comedy, and the…

Live It Up Lemonade: Corporate Training from Hell

Live It Up Lemonade: Corporate Training from Hell

Did you just purchase a pricey lemonade franchise location? Of course you did! Hesley Harps' one woman show is full of characters, live training demonstrations, and animations to help you…

Liz Russo

Liz Russo

LIZ RUSSO is a standup comic and has been performing for over a decade and has performed for clubs, colleges, theaters, casinos, festivals, and events across the country. Liz filmed…

MISTER DIPLOMAT

MISTER DIPLOMAT

DSI's flagship show features true stories told by a local celebrity or special guest. Those anecdotes inspire a world of captivating scenes, fully improvised by some of the most skilled…

MOJO

MOJO

Brother + Sister, Molly and John Gaebe are a brother and sister comedy duo trained at UCB and from Miami, Florida. They fuse the hot n' spicy taste of the…

Maddy Night Live

Maddy Night Live

Maddy Night Live is James Madison University's one and only sketch comedy team. We're a student run organization that performs monthly shows for both small and large audiences around campus.

Madeline

Madeline

Saving humanity, one laugh at a time.

Magnet Theater TourCo

Magnet Theater TourCo

The Magnet Theater is New York City’s home to some of the best improvisational comedy in the country.

Marie Curious

Marie Curious

This improv duo of two lady scientists is a match made in heaven. Kyla and Hillary both are both Masters of Science, and Kyla is philosophizing about it. Much like…

Mark Turcotte

Mark Turcotte

Mark Turcotte is a versatile comedian who’s performed for audiences ranging from 2,000 to 2. Most of his material is mined from his tumultuous upbringing, marrying out of his league…

Mavis Beacon

Mavis Beacon

Mavis Beacon is a DSI house Harold Team.

Midy Zevlin

Midy Zevlin

The Midy Zevlin is an exciting two-person mono scene experience that explores a world created by multiple characters. Mike Zakarian and Andy Devlin put in a smart and fast paced…

Mike Wiley

Mike Wiley

Born in Chicago, Mike Wiley has been in the stand-up comedy game since 2002 and emerged from the same Chicago comedy generation that gave rise to some of the most…

Mikey Scott

Mikey Scott

Mikey Scott is one of the hottest up-n-coming comedians working today. His unique interpretation of life events combined with his need to over-share have made Mikey a hit amongst straight…

Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup

Mock Turtle Soup is Clemson University's best and only improv troupe! Since 2002, Mock Turtle Soup has performed long and short form improv for Clemson's student body. We perform 4…

Monolith

Monolith

Monolith takes you into a world in real time. Based on a single suggestion we provide an entire show that takes place in one location with one group of people.…

Natural Selection

Natural Selection

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

New & Improv.'d

New & Improv.'d

New & Improv.'d is James Madison University's only improvisational comedy troupe. Founded in 1998, we have been successfully bringing laughs to the JMU campus ever since.

Ngozi Ikeakanam

Ngozi Ikeakanam

Ngozi is a very funny, up and coming comic in the Triangle. He has opened for the world famous Lewis Black twice, and is on the verge of graduating from…

North Coast

North Coast

Next level, hip-hop comedy.

NouN

NouN

NouN is a self-led team which studies and performs both short-form and long-form improv, with a focus on providing audiences with an entertaining show while becoming more adept performers ourselves.

Now Are the Foxes

Now Are the Foxes

Now Are the Foxes is the premiere improv and sketch troupe based on the I-85 corridor. Charlotte's best improvisors and actors join together to create an ever-evolving, innovative, troupe dedicated…

Pack

Pack

Pack is PAtrick and niCK. Yep, that's where the name came from. But from that one nugget emerged a show that the two well-seasoned improvisers proudly include among their best.…

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps

Wilmington’s longest-running sketch comedy and shadow cast troupe

RAINSTICK

RAINSTICK

RAINSTICK (James Bumanglag, Dan DeSalva, Wyn Evans, Ross Flores, and Mike Reynolds) are a bunch of goofs who enjoy keeping both the audience and each other on their toes. They…

RISK! with Kevin Allison

RISK! with Kevin Allison

RISK! a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy…

Randomax

Randomax

Ever seen Wildcats do improv? Now's your chance!

Red Letters

Red Letters

Bryan and Alyssa are a ridiculous pair of funny people who have been performing together since 2005. They'll make you laugh, make you cry, make you pee your pants in…

Robot Johnson

Robot Johnson

Most comedy group biographies will tell you that their group was forged in fire, formed from the dreams of a beautiful sleeping god or, even more unlikely, that it was…

Rumple

Rumple

Rumple is Chicago's dumbest improv comedy group. Winners of the 2014 "The Bracket" Improv Competition, they were crowned Chicago's best and/or dumbest independent improv comedy group. Their high-energy monoscenic improv…

Ryan Darden

Ryan Darden

Ryan was born the son of a preacher man in the Little Apple of Manhattan, KS. He eventually found his way to the Big Apple where he has been doing…

Ryan Hansinger

Ryan Hansinger

Ryan is a well-rounded comedian with a background in stand up, sketch, and improv comedy. He began his comedy career as head writer for his college sketch group. Since then…

Sam Mazany

Sam Mazany

An exciting up-and-comer, Sam Mazany is a North Carolina’s Funniest Person 2015 finalist as well as Carolina’s Funniest Comic 2015 finalist who has opened for Dave Attell!

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

"I have had it with these mother f*ckin' scenes on this mother f*ckin plane!"

Science Comedian Brian Malow

Science Comedian Brian Malow

Brian Malow is Earth’s Premier Science Comedian (self-proclaimed), entertaining and igniting interest in science.

Sea Words

Sea Words

Sea Words is a New York City based improv team composed of Sabrina Fonfeder and Sam Horowitz. We're best friends who study improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and have been…

Sketch Jam

Sketch Jam

What can you create in 3 minutes or less?

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Were you T-O-P of your C-L-A-S-S when it came to spelling? Do you keep a dictionary on your bedside table in case of emergencies? Do you enjoy watching people stumble…

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger delves into the world of your bad date. Exploring the characters, events and motivations, this team of highly experienced, badass improvisors takes your crappy memory from something to…

Suburban Adventure

Suburban Adventure

Suburban Adventure is a 3-person improv team from New York. The members of Suburban Adventure are Kyle Ewert, Randy Reiman, and Brandon Tarzis. They perform a 3-person monoscene and recently…

Summerland

Summerland

Summerland is the feeling of the sun on your face and warmth in your heart, the feeling of freedom when driving a vintage 1962 MG Midget down the Pacific Coast…

TBD

TBD

TBD is the duo improv team of Davis Tate and Andrew Aghapour. The name of their team is, literally, to be decided: every set begins with Davis and Andrew asking…

THIS IS THE WORST

THIS IS THE WORST

like a live-action, one-person Looney Tunes

The Bat

The Bat

Lights off! The Bat is an immersive, fully improvised show in the dark.

The Bit Show!

The Bit Show!

The silliest, most high concept de-evolution into madness you'll experience.

The Cypher to Break Records

The Cypher to Break Records

What does it take to break the record? 12.5 hours of rhyme.

The Defiant Thomas Brothers

The Defiant Thomas Brothers

The Defiant Thomas Brothers are Seth Thomas and Paul Thomas. Known for their commanding stage presence, commitment to character and timing, and ability to mine laughs all along the sensitivity…

The Estessentials

The Estessentials

The Estesstentials is a group of teen improvisers studying at Moonlight Stage Company under the direction of Jeris Donovan. These comics perform long form improvisation at a level beyond their…

The FCC

The FCC

The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, cable and musical improv.

The Haddington Club

The Haddington Club

The Haddington Club brings together old friends who have populated some of DC's best teams for years. They have now joined forces on one team and their chemistry and fun…

The Johnsons

The Johnsons

We are the Johnsons. That makes us family. We may love, hate, fear and lust after one another, but we always support us. Our lineage stretches from the pre-premodial ooze…

The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle IS Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take…

The Mannequin Room

The Mannequin Room

Drink some juice and dance to Bruce because for the FIFTH year in a row The Mannequin Room hits the NCCAF stages to delight fans, scare children and surprise ghosts.

The N Crowd

The N Crowd

It’s the start of The N Crowd’s tenth year and the Philadelphia-based, short-form improv group is still, continually being amused by suggestions of “bathroom,” “podiatrist” and “spelunking” at its weekly…

The OverReactors

The OverReactors

The OverReactors is an improv comedy group based at the University of South Carolina. With its open practices twice a week, it provides a great environment for anybody to practice…

The Whethermen

The Whethermen

The Whethermen are the oldest improv troupe at The University of Virginia. Twice a semester they sell out shows filling the annals of Newcomb Theater with people and laughter. They're…

Thunderstood

Thunderstood

Armed with a projector and a truly odd point of view AJ Schraeder takes you through a stream of conscious presentation of how he sees reality. Travel with him as…

Toast! Improv

Toast! Improv

TOAST Improv is the University of South Carolina's improv troupe, consisting of eight members. TOAST is about to turn ten years old. They want a bike this year for their…

White Hot Rage

White Hot Rage

One of DSI's fresh incubator teams featuring talent from the DSI Comedy School!

Wicked City

Wicked City

Comprised of every natural hair color, Wicked City is a UCB trained, all-female improv team from New York City who just have a ball, especially when things get weird!