Alexa hails from Pittsburgh – by way of Chicago – and is ecstatic to join the talented cast of All Out Comedy! Alexa first became addicted to the limelight during her years as a competitive high school cheerleader, and understandably so. She is a Second City Conservatory graduate and has studied improvisation in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and abroad in Argentina. She has been a member of ensembles at The Second City, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and The Playground Theater in Chicago, and Leela here in the Bay Area. She has experience in short and long form improv (in English and Spanish!), musical improv, sketch, and stand-up. She enjoys science, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and drinking beers.
All Out Comedy Theater's founder Colleen hails from Chicago, where she has trained, performed, directed, written, produced, and taught for the past 14 years. She has been a member of ensembles at The Second City, I.O. Theater, Annoyance Theater, Comedy Sportz, pH Comedy, Laugh Out Loud Theater, GayCo, and Improvised Jane Austen.. Her experience includes long and short form improv, musical improv, theatricals, ensemble and solo sketch, and full written revues. She is excited to bring her passion of improv to the Bay Area Community. Lets Play!
Born on the mean streets of Long Island, Leila Carrillo has been doing this improv thing since 2013. Now living it up on the kinder (and warmer) streets of Oakland, you can see her perform around the SF Bay Area. The easiest way to befriend her is to ask her about rabbits.
¡Tony está eufórico por ser un miembro del elenco de Main Stage que actúa con increíbles improvisadores! He loves taking creative risks to find unique characters and stories. Tony studied the ancient art of Keith Johnstone-ian improv at Berkeley Rep's School of Theatre.
Tony likes his nice hands. He is rep’d by NYLO Model and Talent Agency as a hand model, a normcore print-model (Apple), and a doctor on TV (Citrix.) He’s done some movie stuff, too (Be Right Back & Superpowerless.)
Tony laughs so hard at his YouTube videos, hot coffee comes out of his nose. (It happened!) He also performs long-form improv with Social Studies Improv. I promise not to nose-spray coffee on you.
Joanna has appeared in no fewer than zero professional productions in the Bay Area and throughout the country. Her favorite roles have been Joanna in "Her Own Life" and Joanna in "Her Dreams." Big thanks to the DE's for the love and support and fun.
Ward was bit by the improv bug when he walked into an improv jam at Magnet Theatre in New York City. He subsequently trained at Magnet as well as several other Bay Area theaters. He has performed on multiple improv stages in the Bay Area. He loves walks on Ocean Beach and puppies, according to his Christianmingle and Jdate profiles.
R.J. Hill has been improvising in the Bay Area for six years. He's performed with the groups: Liquid Mind, the duo We're Both Giraffes, and the sketch group 9th St. Irregulars. Along the way, he's taught a few classes and coached a few groups. In addition to being a main stage cast member with the All Out Comedy Theater, R.J. occasionally performs around the Bay Area with the improv quartet Something because R.J. always wanted to be a part of something, and now he is.
Sharif has been studying and performing improv theatre since 2013 when he moved to the Bay Area from Toronto. That's right, he's Canadian and he's really sorry about that. He loves making people laugh, whether it's on stage or in his other lives working for Adobe Systems and facilitating workshops at UC Berkeley.
Sarah hails from Southeastern Virginia by way of Washington, DC. She started doing improv as a youngin' at summer camp and then fully immersed herself in classes and preforming once she graduated college. She has studied improv with Washington Improv Theater, Magnet Theater, and Laugh Index Theater. She has preformed from the stages of festivals to just random shows in the middle of the week (when you decided to go home and make a whole box of mac and cheese for yourself instead of seeing your friends improv show). She currently preforms with All Out Comedy Theater, Once Upon Your Mind, and Endgames Theater in the Bay Area.
Nate Parsons grew up watching "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" as a child with his family, but didn't start doing improv himself until after getting an engineering degree and working on NASA spacecraft programs. He started his improv training with the Baltimore Improv Group and then became a house team player at the Charm City Comedy Project. Now a Bay Area resident, he is happy to be going all out for audiences here.
BE Rivers is a New York City-born and -raised actor. BE learned the art of Improvisation from Rich Jackson while acting with The Nat Turner Revue “Los Banditos Chocolates” improv troupe in N.Y. BE was also a featured contestant on the Riant Theaters improv game show “Who’s Got Game?” He then went on to create the Improv group “The Urban Chase” that was featured in N.Y.C local cable T.v. shows, Theaters, Parties, Bars and Improv events; they even participated in The Peoples Improv Theaters’ weekly Improv competition “The Improdome” and earned the prize title of “Best Group of The Night”. BE believes improv can help people get along in everyday life and that everyone should take an Improv class at least once in their life. BE is ecstatic about being a troupe member of “All out comedy” and is thankful for the group challenging him and keeping him Sharp! BE can be contacted through Facebook and Youtube: BE Rivers
Joe is honored to be performing with AOC and would tell you, were you to ask him, that he has been improvising for close to 38 years as life is improv and improv is life! Doing improv professionally for the last decade, he was one of the founding performers of Rumor Has It Improv, and also runs his own troupe, Trapped In A Rumor Improv. Joe is also an accomplished stage performer having appeared on stage in productions of South Pacific, The Normal Heart, 1776, and Jekyll & Hyde! In addition to improv, he is also passionate about all things Disney, and has been known to make day trips down to Disneyland! As always, Joe sends his love and gratitude to those who support him, especially his parents, Freckles, and his friends!
Freddie is thrilled to be part of the talented cast of All Out Comedy Theater. He discovered his passion for improv with LCC Theatre Co. at UCLA and has since studied and performed improv all over the country. In Los Angeles with The Second City and The Groundlings; in Chicago with iO, Annoyance, CIC, Hogwash, Stir Friday Night, and Laugh Out Loud; in Maine with ImprovAcadia; and in the SF Bay Area with BATS and Berkeley Rep’s Improv Performance Lab. Freddie has also performed in commercials, industrials, and professional theater productions—most notably understudying for Kafka on the Shore at Steppenwolf Theatre. In addition to All Out Comedy’s shows, you can see Freddie doing long-form improv with Social Studies Improv.
Salvatore's favorite sound in the world is laughter. He started performing improv comedy in 2011 on Rice University's improv troupe, Spontaneous Combustion. When he moved to the Bay Area in 2014, he went through the Endgame Improv curriculum in San Francisco. A few of his improv classmates and he formed a practice group that eventually became Efficient Office Practice. They put on a TED-talk inspired show called Night School that ran bi-weekly and then weekly for two years. Salvatore is a member of the All Out Comedy Main Stage cast which performs every Saturday and is also on Chivalry Club which produces #ThrowbackThursday every Thursday at Endgames Improv. He hopes to hear your laugh sometime soon.
Adrian has been performing improvisational theater for the majority of his life. He has studied at Bay Area Theatresports (BATS), iO, The Groundlings, and Upright Citizens Brigade. He is a performer and coach at Pan Theater in Oakland and performs weekly in the Missed Connections improv show at Pianofight in San Francisco. He would be delighted if you came and talked with him after the show if you’d like to (especially if you want to skip straight to flapping gums about about improv theory or your favorite public policy issue)!
Karen has been performing improv at Bay Area theaters and festivals since 2008, most notably with her all-women troupe Chick Flick. She is a Bay Area native and lives in the East Bay.
A tabletop roleplay gamer since high school, Karen blended her two passions by developing the workshop series “Improv for Gamers,” which she’s been teaching at conventions and private events across the country since 2012. The book “Improv for Gamers,” a how-to guide for applying improv techniques in roleplay gaming, will be published by Evil Hat Productions in 2018.