This improvisational life

I began performing improv comedy a few years ago. I originally took classes as a way to get better at presenting work and to learn ways to come up with creative ideas, more quickly. I was hella shy at first, but I stuck with it because that’s how you get good at something. And I did. I made a house team, I made my own team, and formed an indie team that you can read more about below. And throughout these years, very slowly and all the sudden, I began to notice how it benefited almost every part of my life.

Improv is listening, communicating, ideating, supporting, creating, presenting, sharing, collaborating, team building, and the list goes on. That’s why I began teaching monthly improv lessons at work to our whole office to strengthen these invaluable office soft-skills, focusing on one or two skills a month (public speaking, listening, creativity, etc.). I call it: Office Improv: for extremely professional business professionals.

 
 
I believe we were rapping about things you can’t talk about in church.

I believe we were rapping about things you can’t talk about in church.

Gravity

Gravity is a team of interdimensional travelers who have been to depths of the universe unfathomable by earth-bound humans. Inspired by a suggestion from the audience, and themes, characters or ideas from the wild worlds we’ve seen, we improvise a show.

Catch us at the Westside Comedy Theater every other Monday on House Team Night at 8pm. Get there early so you don’t miss our other-worldly opening.

 
We look sweet, but our “travel team” gave San Fran one hell of a show.

We look sweet, but our “travel team” gave San Fran one hell of a show.

WOW!

WOW! is a longform improv show featuring a rotating cast of the women of Westside Comedy Theater.

After training, and playing on house and indie teams for years, I realized I had never played with all women, not even in class or at a “jam.” I emailed the theater’s creative director and literally one minute later, WOW! was born.

He gave me a monthly time slot to manage and produce. I called it Women Crush Wednesdays, booking all-women teams from around the city for the first half-hour and ending with a WOW! The shows are incredible. The listening is phenomenal, the players are generous and supportive and bold and hilarious and high-energy and brilliant, and I could talk about it all day. We draw an incredible crowd and I hope you can see us play one day.

Women Crush Wednesdays and WOW! are going strong at the Westside Comedy Theater every third Wednesday at 9pm.

 
She was an aspiring perfumer. He was a perma-student. And they fell in love at a Cinnabon. But would they stay together once they both achieved their careers goals? Of course.

She was an aspiring perfumer. He was a perma-student. And they fell in love at a Cinnabon. But would they stay together once they both achieved their careers goals? Of course.

David & Sammy Fall in Love

If you love love, and love comedy, you'll love David and Sammy Fall In Love. David and I are a real life couple who fall in love for the first time on stage over and over again in our romcom-style genre improv show. It’s very adorable, super cheesy and proves the odds of two people falling in love while reaching for the same piece of fruit, anonymously chatting online or pretending to be strangers in front of an audience are actually pretty high.