David originally joined the San Diego NCT family as part of the original College Team in 2007, was Mr. Voice starting in 2008, and joined the main cast in 2010. He has been a High School League coach, a Summer Comedy Camp teacher, and most recently moved to NYC to join the cast in the big city.
Outside of NCT, he has a BA in Theatre Performance from SDSU. His favorite roles while there included Demetrius in Midsummer Night's Dream and Matt Galloway in The Laramie Project. He was also one of the original members, and later managers, of the campus improvisation team, I Eta Pi. David is also a dancer, singer, and a writer.
Jessica started performing with National Comedy Theatre in the Summer of 2011. Her love for improv started in Chicago at The Second City, where she studied and performed in various sketch and improv shows. She also completed the improvisation program at iO Chicago before moving back East to New York City. She is currently in the middle of her training at The PIT, and is an actress and voice over artist.
Emily is so thrilled to be a part of the NCT family. She is an actor and singer currently in New York. She loves making people laugh and having a great time. Let's have some fun.
Jeanette is thrilled to be making comedy weekly with NCT! Jeanette
moved to NYC in 2004 to pursue the lucrative job of acting, after
earning her BA in Theater from Trinity College in Hartford, CT,
and then going on to tour nationally with Sesame Street Live as
Samantha the Mail Carrier. She has performed locally with the long-form
improv comedy group American Standard and has done stand-up at Caroline's,
and continues to act in real plays with NYC's many theaters. She
joined NCT in Jan 2008 and enjoys being surprised by her teammates
in every show! www.jeanettebonner.com
Originally from Austin, TX, Marian has a BFA in Acting from the
University of North Texas. Favorite works include -- Theatre: The
Taming of the Shrew, Kate (Bless The Mark Players); 4:48 Psychosis,
Sarah (An Awkward Society); Lear’s Daughters, Nurse (BlankLine Collective),
Woyzeck, Marie (UNT). Film: And Then…, Kim (IFP/Dalrymple Pictures);
God of Love, Kelly (NYU Grad Thesis). Industrial: Lipstick Bandits,
Clover (Synthetic Conceptions). Radio: The Lacey Study, Jeanie (Purple
Marian is also a part of Phare Play's sketch comedy troupe, Mindbleach
(www.phareplay.com). She enjoys crossword puzzles, Folk Dancing
and Frisbee Golf. Many thanks to her family and friends for their
love and support, and to the cast and crew of NCT for their hard
work and dedication.
Gary is an original cast member of the National Comedy Theatre -
New York. Along with NCT, Gary has studied improvisation with the
Upright Citizen's Brigade, Armondo Diaz, Chicago City Limits, and
has performed with various ensembles. A Penn State graduate, Gary
also holds a MBA from Hofstra University. Special thanks to Mom,
Dad, Jill, Grandma, family, friends, and Camp Wah-Nee. "Believe
deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things."
- Joe Paterno.
Jeff Cumberlin hailes from the small town of Vinton, Iowa. Realizing
his dreams were bigger then the town itself, he graduated college
with a B.A in theater and move to New York. It was there that he
continued his studies at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic
Though new to the city, Jeff has accumulated a decades worth of
improv and acting experience. His latest performance was in the
off off broadway show "Live At Times Square". Jeff's hobbies include
but aren't limited to: Exercising, Reading, and Capoeira. Jeff is
not thrilled but exhilarated to be apart of The National Comedy
Originally from New Hampshire, Katie Curri is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and CUNY Hunter College. She has also trained at T. Schreiber Studio, Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Gotham City Improv. In addition to acting in many film and theatre productions, Katie enjoys puppeteering and teaching drama to children. She has worked with the Hoboken, NJ based Puppetonia and the Young Actors Camp in Los Angeles, CA.
Kevin Flinn helped build NCT NY, literally, being an original cast
member. He has been performing sketch and improv shows are New York
City for the past five years, and has recently turned his attention
to writing for the internet. He has written, directed, and acted
in web series for ABC.com and is about to begin the second season
of his own web series, That's a Wrap, at www.wraptv.com.
Theatre; Brooklyn, the Musical ("Taylor us", Broadway Prod.), Sessions
("George" - Original Off-Broadway Cast, Algonquin Prod.) Newsical
("Man 1", Denver Civic), I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
("Man 2", Denver Center Attractions); Film/TV; Ichabod (Jan, starring
Bob Gunton, West End Films.), Greatest Sports Stories (Wilbur Moore,
FSN); Commercials; Coors Light, Heineken, ESPN, Jack FM; Winner
of Laugh across America (Comedy/Novelty Song), Finalist @ Las Vegas
Comedy Festival (Comedy/Novelty Song), Lead Singer of New Jersey's
best cover band "Rock Road".
Dan Guller has performed improv in NYC since 1994 with such groups
as Some Assembly Required and Ka-Baam! Legit: NYC: I Come For Love
(NYMF 2008); Emma (NYMF 2007); A Shot in the Dark; Regional: Five
productions of Forever Plaid (‘Smudge’-Jeff Nomination); The Most
Happy Fella (Pasquale); The Threepenny Opera (Matt); Saturday Night
(Clune); Jesus Christ Superstar! ( Caiaphas); 42nd Street, Anything
Goes, Sweeny Todd. Concerts: Children of Eden, Once on This Island.
Originally from Milton Massachusetts, Devin is a New York based actor, writer, and improviser. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Acting from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is currently a member of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program at Hunter College, where he is pursuing his Bachelor’s in Theatre. He has performed with many improv and sketch groups around the city including SporkNotes, Ointment, Danger Club, The Harlem Men’s Club, and Heater Michael Hill with fellow NCT members Chris Booth and Ron Hill.
Lauren Hayden is a New York based actor, stand-up comedian and improviser. A transplant from Dallas, Texas, Lauren is thrilled to be performing with the National Comedy Theatre! New York acting credits include Macbeth Part II (Cherry Lane Theatre), Morbid Poetry (Incubator Art’s Project), Iph. (The Barrow Group Theater), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Hudson Theatre Ensemble), The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot), The Fallout (Arthur Seelen Theatre), Mercury Rising and Cold Soup (Apt 3E). Regional Credits: Pride and Prejudice (Dallas Theatre Center) Pretty, Smart, Poetic (Westport Country Playhouse), Hot Georgia Sunday (Dallas Theatre Center), and As You Like It (Watertower Theatre). Lauren has studied improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade and the People’s Improv Theatre. She earned her BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University, and also trained at the British American Drama Academy, and The American Theatre Wing.
An alumni of NYC's Gotham City Improv troupe (formerly Groundlings
East) since the age of 16. Ron Hill has since been performing comedy
for over 6 years; Including numerous appearances in the 'Del Close
Improv Marathon' and the 'NY Underground Comedy Festival'. He has
had the priveledge of performing with such improv greats as Armando
Diaz and Rick Overton. His style may be described as highly physical
and character-based. Also the creator of ROOSTERCOMICS, a touring
improv comedy co.. Look for him on the CBS network's "Joke of the
Day". And check out: www.myspace.com/ronfreakinhill
Josh grew up (quite happily) in Pocatello, Idaho. He graduated in
2007 with a BS in Acting/Directing at Idaho State University. Past
stage credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon),
Man of La Mancha (Sancho) , and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Abridged (playing very silly people). Josh is a co-founder and proud
member of his hometown troupe "The Comedy Project". He has performed
improv throughout the Intermountain West as well as at the Toronto
International Improv Festival's 5th Anniversary. Josh has trained
at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and has studied improvisation
under the direction of Dave Storck, Ari Voukydis, Rick Overton,
and Armando Diaz.
He can be seen in the upcoming Touchstone film, When in Rome, and
has appeared on the TV show, Law and Order: Criminal Intent. He
was also on Conan O'Brian, Jimmy Fallon, and SNL as a very polite
audience member. In addition to NCT, Josh is a member of "MacGuffin"
improv. He loves to dress up like Groucho Marx.
Don hails from Southern California, where he was an actor and improviser for over a decade. He trained and performed with The Groundlings, ImprovOlympic, the Acme Comedy Theater, The P.I.T, and the Upright Citizens Brigade in LA and NY. He is the proud father of an adorable one year old who, no joke, bursts into uncontrollable laughter at the words “boo,” “dodo,” and “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.”
Katie has been with the National Comedy Theatre since 2006. Other
New York credits include Phebe in "As You Like It" (Brooklyn Theater
Arts Program), Sister Mary Kate in "Beggars in the House of Plenty"
(Harold Clurman Arts Festival), Jo in "Independence" (Stella Adler
Studio), as well as workshops at Manhattan Theatre Source.
She can be seen in the upcoming independent film "Playing Doctor,
or A 12 Step Guide to Figuring out What’s Really Going on in Your
Relationship” directed by Jazzmyn Banks and has been in several
shorts, her favorites being "Mother Nature's Son" by Chris Carbone
and "Hard Fall" by Alden Burgess.
In addition to performing at the National Comedy Theater, Katie
is a frequent guest at Tom Soter's Sunday Night Improv, is the newest
member of the sketch comedy group Green Team, and has recently joined
a yet-to-be named all female improv group.
She trained at the Stella Adler Studio in New York and the Magnet
Theater, though most of her improv education has been right on the
NCT stage. Katie thanks her friends and family – both her genealogical
one and her Stella Adler one - for their love and support and for
never failing to provide her with new material.
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Andrew Kircher has been with the National Comedy Theatre since 2000 (San Diego)
and NCT NY since its opening in 2005. Off the stage, he has produced,
production'd, and generally managed for theater companies such as Ars Nova,
the Public/NYSF, Les Freres Corbusier, New Moon, and Trinity Repertory Company.
He is co-creator of the soon-to-be-launched radioplay podcast GhostLightRadio,
and is currently pursuing his masters in theater history at Brooklyn College.
Gary Kramer is the Artistic Director of the National Comedy Theatre
both in New York as well as in San Diego. He has performed throughout
the country, as well as internationally in places such as Iraq,
Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Spain. In addition to
NCT, Gary has directed and performed with ComedySportz in Santa
Barbara and has been a member of the sketch and improv groups Rough
Cut and Wits End.
Gary has been a morning radio personality, appeared in a handful
of commercials, was interviewed on Air America Radio and was shot
by cyborgs in the brilliantly awful movie Cybernator. Television:
Law & Order, Totally Hidden Video. Stage: Hamlet, Wall of Water,
Elaine's Daughter, Bouncers.
Stephanie Masucci was born and raised in Philadelphia and has been performing Improv since joining Cabrini College’s Improv Troupe On the Spot. She moved to NYC to pursue her dream of performing on stage and has been studying with the incomparable Mary T. Boyer at MTB Studio for over 5 years. She is a graduate of LAByrinth Theater Company’s Master Class, and has performed with the New York Sketch Comedy Team Sketchies. NYC credits include A Real Live Cuban, Sara (Winner of the Depot Theatre’s Aery One Act Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Starveling (Theatre Unplugged), and Thought Experiments, Energy (Theater Row). Stephanie’s comedic idols are Kathy Griffin, Cheri Oteri, Gilda Radner, Molly Shannon and the entire cast of Hot in Cleveland. She would like to thank her Mother, Sister, Friends and Family and the ultra-amazing cast of NCT for making her dreams come true!
Tracy was born and raised in Idaho. Tracy has her B.S. in Theatre from Idaho State University. She has worked both as an actor and stage manager for companies such as Idaho Summer Repertory Theatre, Old Town Actors Studio and the National Theatre for Children. Tracy began doing improv in 2006 when she was asked to join The Comedy Project in Pocatello, ID. Through TCP, she was privileged to perform at the Toronto Improv Festival, on college campuses in Idaho and Utah, and close to every Friday for three straight years. She feels very fortunate for the tremendous amount of stage time! She also created and performed with a two-man show named Zygote and an all-female troupe, HooHaw. Tracy recently has completed the improv study courses at U.C.B. She is very pleased to continue her pursuit of Yes And with her NCT family and indie troupe MacGuffin.
Jen is thrilled to be making her NCT return after learning too much about art. Originally from the Midwest, she’s worked regionally with Child’s Play Touring Theatre (National Tour), Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding (National Tour) and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Hangar Theatre). NYC stage credits include Woodhull (NY Fringe), Naked Holidays, Bayside! The Unmusical, and Vignettes for the Apocalypse.
Nowadays, aside from rocking out on stage with NCT, she can be seen breaking up weddings with the New York Dinner Theatre and educating the masses about art at a museum near you.
Annie has been performing with National Comedy Theatre since 2011 and absolutely loves it! Annie has most recently co-produced, directed and acted in “Uncorseted,” an all female Shakespeare show. This spring she also worked on two projects produced by Shakespeare Exchange in NYC. She was a featured performer in their Shakesbeer Pub Crawl and also filmed a sonnet for their exciting new Sonnet Project. She recently finished shooting three episodes of The Chanticleer, produced in Ithaca by Nice Girl Films. Other NYC credits include: Pride from the Door (world premiere staged reading), As You Like It, at Soho Rep & The Wonder, at Theatre Row (both produced by The Queen’s Company), Bus Stop, Twelfth Night, and Love, Lust & the Green Eyed Monster. Some favorite regional credits include: Wait Until Dark at The Human Race Theatre, Big Love, As You Like It, Heartbreak House, and Pride and Prejudice at The Cleveland Play House, and Playboy of the Western World at American Players Theatre. TV credits include: Boardwalk Empire and The Unusuals.
Traci is originally from Oklahoma City and has been performing short & long form improv and sketch comedy since 1999; Los Angeles (io West), Atlanta (Comedy Response Unit, Dad's Garage Theatre Co., Gorgeous Ladies of Comedy), Chicago (Funny Women's Festival) and Oklahoma (Who-Dun-It Dining Room).
Other credits include:
Stage: US premier of The Sea Museum (produced by PS122 and fiaf), NY premier of Dance Marathon, produced by bluemouth, inc which was noted as “the richest, fullest theatre experience I have ever had”, -Martin Denton, NYTheater.com; NY Premier of Keepingabreast (Ratutu Collaborative), The Manchurian Candidate (Carpenter Sq. Theatre)Web: PM:Sports.com, ActorsActoring.com, Mustache Sally; Grimm House. Indie film: Carrier; Evans Can Wait (staged industry reading); I, Pizza.
Anthony is thrilled to be working with the National Comedy Theatre. Previous Improv groups in NYC include Joy Newman's The Grown Ups Playground and Undiscovered Treasure. He also toured the midwest with the group, Slow Children Playing, out of his native city, Denver. Theatrical credits include: New York: Cactus Flower (Off Broadway Revival), Macbeth, Hamlet (New York Classical Theatre) An Ideal Husband (Red Fern Theatre), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Wide Eyed Productions) Regional: Cactus Flower (Capital Rep), I Hate Hamlet (Cape May Stage), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gateway Playhouse) Other regional credits include - Brown County Playhouse, Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre, Pennsylvania & Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. TV/Film: Rescue Me, ‘Halloween’ was Already Taken, Marvelous Miles, Chasing Zero. MFA: Alabama Shakespeare Festival/University of Alabama. BA: University of Northern Colorado. Graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
Jason has been doing long and short form improv for the last 6 years.
Also, he has appeared on stage, screen, small screen, and very small
screen (internet) and can currently be seen on stage throughout
New York City doing sketch comedy with the group, Drop Six.
Jay Schmidt hails from St. Louis, Missouri, the home of flat pizza and baseball the way God intended. After getting his BFA in Theatre from Ithaca College, he moved to the big city to make a go of it all. You may have seen him on MTV, or in a ham commercial that only airs in Japan. (not a joke. seriously.) He is also an up and coming stand up comic in NYC, appearing in back rooms and clubs all over NYC. Follow Him on Twitter @TheLetterTen. Check out some of his stand up material on Youtube Channel "JaySchmidtComedy"
Jason Spina is originally from Cedar Rapids, IA where he got bit by the theatre bug early on. Through high school, he kept himself fueled by performing in local plays and musicals, competing in the Iowa High School Speech Association's large group and individual competitions, and investing vast amounts of time in the world of Midwest Show Choir.
Directly after High School, Jason moved to NYC to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) for an in depth training. After graduating, he started learning improv at UCB and fell in love again. Now, in-between film and theatre projects, he performs with his indie team around the city, and of course, at the National Comedy Theatre. www.jasonspina.com
Karen Summerton has been doing improvisation and stand-up comedy for over 11 years. She started performing improvisation with Slow Children at Play in Stamford, CT, at the Rich Forum. TV Shows: What Would You Do?, Nikki & Sara Live, Celebrity Apprentice, Onion News Network, and the MTV Hamptons Beach House. Film: Get Him to the Greek, The Delivery Man, Can a Song Save Your Life?, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Commercials: Chobani Yogurt, Jenny Craig, and Arm & Hammer Spinbrush.
Originally from Darien, CT, Karen lives in Manhattan with her kitten, Nacho. She is currently filming a TV show, but due to a strict confidentiality agreement no details can be given. http://www.KarenSummerton.com
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