Performers

Cast:

Dartanion Headshot

Dartanion London is a comedian from Seattle who practices both stand-up and improv comedy. Noted for his unique, absurdist style, he is one of the most original comics around. At any moment, he may enlist the aid of robotic friends, audience participation, and even jokes. He is an original member of The Seattle Neutrino Project, which pioneered a form of improvised video, and the Sisters of Sal, winners of SFIT’s Cagematch, and currently lives as a cast member of Jet City Improv. He has performed across the United States at festivals for humans (Bumbershoot, Seattle International Comedy Competition, DCComedyfest, LA Comedy fest) and whales (San Juan Island Orca Fest). In addition to live performances, he also regularly produces comedic video sketches.

In college, Dartanion placed 3rd at the University of Washington’s annual Stand Up Comedy Competition. The next year he did not place. The year after that, he placed 3rd.

He calls that improvement.

Ian Headshot

Ian Schempp obtained a BS in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College in 2001. While at Harvey Mudd, Ian spent four years in the Claremont College’s improv/experimental theatre group Without a Box, which he directed his senior year. While in California, he performed with members of The Groundlings and IO West. Since moving to Seattle, he has been a member of the Seattle Neutrino Project, and was a founding member of Sisters of Sal, which went on to become the winningest team in Seattle’s CageMatch. While a member of Jet City Improv, Ian has also been a part of many other Wing-It productions including Election Show, Twisted Flicks, and the Swing-It Midnight Revue.

Murphy Headshot

MADE IN CHINA was Mike Murphy’s first experience in Improvised Comedy while in high school during the nineteen-hundredth and ninety-eighth year of our Lord. Up in Bellingham, Mike attended Western Washington University and graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts, Playwriting. While at school, Mike wrote the plays War Hawks, Moondog and the Lunar New Year, Time is a Piece of Bacon, Pity, and a screenplay for the novel “Cat’s Cradle.” Mike was also involved with the WWU Improv group Dead Parrots Society from 2000 to 2004, and is currently a member of Jet City Improv. He can play the drums, banjo, and paint pictures of Bat Boy, Indians and UFOs.

Amanda Headshot

Amanda Lee Williams has been acting and teaching theatre around Seattle since 2002. She has performed with companies such as Book-It Repertory Theatre, Storybook Theatre, Annex Theatre, Exitheatre, Live Girls! Theatre Company and with 14/48:The World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. She has taught at the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Studio East, various elementary schools and is currently the Director of Education and Outreach at Youth Theatre Northwest.

Alumni:

John Faga
Jason Anfinsen

Special Guest Improvisors:

Adina Gillett
Annette Auger
Bloodsquad
Cheryl Platz
Douglas Willott
Graham Downing
Garrick Paikai
R. Kevin Doyle

Some Past Standup Comics:

Hari Kondabolu
David Crowe
Drake Witham
Bengt Washburn
Heneghen
Joe Vespaziani
Andy Peters
Randy Liedke
Andrew Sleighter
Travis Vogt
Kevin Richards
Paul Merrill
Jaqi Furback
Drew Barth
John Sanders
Emmett Montgomery
Dan Moore
Ahamefule Oluo
David Cope
Derek Sheen
Drew Barth
Scott Moran
Kevin Hyder

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