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Performing at the Groundlings

It’ll be my first time on the Groundlings stage this Thursday. I’m performing in an upper-level Student Showcase alongside some amazing improvisers. I can’t wait to see it myself.

Groundlings Student Showcase
Thursday, May 12, 2011
7307 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

For tickets, go to Tickets are $6.50.

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Where I’ve been

So things are starting to pick up here in sunny Los Angeles.

  • I’ll be appearing on the new Comedy Central series “Jon Benjamin Has a Van” this summer, playing an Alien Prosecutor on Episode 4.
  • The film “Trigger Finger”, in which I play one of the two leads, will finish post-production soon, hopefully appearing in a festival or two and on Netflix by the end of the year.
  • Also, check out “First Time Therapy”, a comedy short starring myself and fellow Groundlings classmate Katie Elsaesser.

Some highlights of my first year in LA:

  • I booked 36% of my auditions.
  • I shot six student projects (mostly USC).
  • I signed with a theatrical agent.
  • I advanced to “Writing Lab” at the Groundlings.
  • I joined SAG.

Not too shabby.

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Team Performance Workshop

This month and next I’ll be performing long-form improv at the Magnet with my team Tater Tantrum.  Shows are Tuesday nights at 7pm:  Dec 2, 9, 16; Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3.  The Magnet Theater is at 254 W 29th Street (between 7th and 8th).  Tickets are $5; beers are $2. Calendar. Reservations.

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Commence Posting

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Coming up:

  • Improv at the Magnet in Dec ’08 and Jan ’09 (Team Performance Workshop)
  • Strindberg’s “The Creditors” @ the Red Room in Feb ’09 (AEA showcase)

Dates, times, details at

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