This year, hundreds of volunteers mentored and taught our students in NYC! We cannot thank them enough for their commitment to our young people. On August 15th, we're celebrating with an evening of comedy and drinks at the PIT in Kips Bay. Citizen Teachers will enjoy two drinks on us while enjoying a comedy performance by some of New York's funniest rising stars!
David Carr is a PIT-trained improviser. He wrote and performed in Road to the White House, where he played all of the candidates in the presidential debates before they happened. He and Katie Hartman created a show called David and Katie Get Re-Married that had a month-long run at The PIT in April 2015. He created three one-man shows at SOLOCOM (curated by Peter Michael Marino): Road to the White House, 100 Impressions in 30 Minutes with David Carl and Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet as Performed by David Carl. Since then he has taken this piece that he created with his director Michole Biancosino to Edinburgh Fringe 2015 at Underbelly's Cowgate with producers Peter Michael Marino and Richard Jordan Productions. You also may have seen him in Point Break Live! (again as Busey), the Awesome 80s Prom, on Guiding Light, All My Children, doing plays with Project Y Theatre, or heard his voice on the radio, TV or the internet. For more about David, visit www.davidcarlonline.com and www.buseyhamlet.com.
Evan Kaufman is a comedian, writer, and director living in Brooklyn. He is the co-star of Your Love, Our Musical! an improvised musical about your love story. You may have seen him on VH1, onstage Saturday at the Peoples Improv Theater with his house team Gypsy Danger or caught some of his directing work on NBC Sports or online at Above Average. He is a former alumnus of the Improv Asylum Mainstage in Boston and he loves you very much.
Katie Hartman writes and performs as one half of the acclaimed NYC sketch comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Edinburgh Fringe, NYC Fringe, Austin Sketchfest, Women in Comedy Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, etc.). SBJM was recently named “one of the twenty-five funny people that should have their own TV show” by Complex Magazine. She is co-creator/co-star of the web series "Made to Order" (madetoorderseries.com) which was recently was listed as one of "6 Brilliant Web Series" by Marie Claire. Katie can be seen on the popular series' "High Maintenance" and with regularity on the Webby-winning YouTube channel "Barely Political." Last fall she performed in the seasonal off-off Broadway monologue play The Pumpkin Pie Show: Seasick and is a rotating cast member in the Off-Broadway production of Flanagan’s Wake, an interactive, half-improvised play. Katie improvises on Saturdays at 8pm with PIT house team Gypsy Danger. YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SkinnyBJesusMeeting.
Langston Belton is a New York raised actor. He first studied acting before playing at the Gerald Lynch Theater. He then began studying at The People's Improv Theatre where he performs with team Hero Complex. Currently starring in the hit off-broadway show Puffs.
Nina Williams is an NYC-based fundraiser by day and improviser by night. She studied improv at the People's Improv Theater (PIT), and can be seen Saturday nights on BBC2. Previous PIT house teams include Divo, Yes, Chef!, and Magically Delicious. Nina may or may not still be able to play the French horn and saxophone.
Tracey Mull is just a small-town Idaho girl raised on imagination and spuds. Tracy has a B.S. in Theatre from Idaho State University. Since 2006, she has helped create and perform with multiple improv troupes in Idaho and NYC. She feels very fortunate for the tremendous amount of talented friends and stage time! Tracy began with Idaho's Comedy Project, studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade, played for the National Comedy Theater for over 7 years, is a multiple BeerProv champion and can be seen regularly at the PIT. You can find her on Twitter @sandwichJOY.
Will Nunziata has been performing comedy since 1998. He has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, FUSE and Spike TV. He toured the country with acclaimed sketch group The Royal We and co-wrote/starred/produced the Royal We pilot for TVLand. Recently he was called "Funny" "Fearless" and "Portly" in a NY Times review for his play Dystopia Gardens at the NYC Fringe Festival. He's starred in ton of short films, a bunch of commercials, a couple of video games and makes rare appearances on the NYC stand-up circuit. He no longer has a gall bladder. Follow Will on Twitter: @willzone.