2016 Festival Performers

2016 Festival Performers



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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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!

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

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

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…

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…

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 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 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…

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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!

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

Samuel Lorraine Jackson

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

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…

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…

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 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 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…

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!