comes from St. Louis, Missouri and is a big fan of long and short form improv. This is her second season at ImprovAcadia and she is looking forward to the lobster ice cream and playing "make-em-ups" for you all. Her favorite thing about performing improv is the rush of fun that happens before finding out how it all fits together in the end.
Jason has trained and played at The Annoyance Theater and iO Theater. Jason has also taught and coached for iO, The Playground Theater, The Basement Theater (Atlanta), Huge Theater (Minneapolis), ImprovBoston (Boston), Zoo Improv (Champaign, IL), Westside Comedy Theater (LA) and was formerly the coach of the Depaul University college improv team. Jason also likes directing and writing, some of his favorites include: The Breakfast Club Musical, The Room: The Musical, Centralia, and Not As Advertised. He is currently working on two new original musicals! Big thanks to Jen and Lawrence for having me back, now everyone turns your phones to off, or you might try...off.
With the Second City, Sam has appeared in #DateMe, The Second City’s Improv All-Stars, and Twist Your Dickens at the Goodman Theatre. He is a faculty member in the Improvisation and Advanced Improvisation programs at The Second City Training Center and is the former Director of the professional ensemble at ComedySportz Chicago.
Sam has performed with many of Chicago’s premier improv ensembles: Baby Wants Candy, ComedySportz, Revolver/Chaos Theory/The Deltones at the iO Theatre, The Hot Karl and many more. Sam studied at the University of Oregon, earning a degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Directing.
Andel has improvised with the Deltones at ioWest, Edmund Serves Coffee at The Second City Hollywood, Baby Wants Candy at the Apollo and a million other teams and shows at io Chicago and the Annoyance. When she isn't on the road she can be found teaching improv and sketch to teens and adults at The Second City Training Center in Chicago and trying to dye her hair gray.