Since moving to Chicago I have performed with ComedySportz, Chicago, DSI
(The Beatbox), and various other improv teams and venues including winning the 2007 Dual Duel competition with a wordless two-person show called Silent Treatment. Currently, I can be seen at iO Chicago
performing with The Deltones and Chaos Theory on Saturday nights.
With all the fantastic talent in this city it was only a matter of time until some of them formed up to do video sketches. Some friends and I joined forces and became seven8nine. Writing, filming and editing videos for fun, for festivals, or for contests. I even wrote and directed the winning video for AskMrVideo.com’s “My Day In 60 Seconds” contest!
Not long after that Second City hired us to perform improv and sketch with their theatrical division aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL). I’ve performed sketch and improv all over the seas. Caribbean, Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, and in late 2009, the Pacific Ocean…Hawaii. All in all, I’ve spent 17 months traveling and performing aboard cruise ships. That’s a LOT of buffet food.
Traveling with Second City also made possible one of my favorite improv opportunities: sitting in with the Istanbul, Turkey improv group Istanbulimpro and singing about swearing with cultural awareness (SFW).
In mid-2014, Tara DeFrancisco said, “Do you want to do a two-person musical?” I said yes. It was a one-off show that has now become “Here“…we’ve since performed in 13 countries as of 2015.