Male, 26 years old.
I've been involved in local theater for 10 years. I started doing improv at Lumen Christi High School, under the direction of Timm Richardson. After graduating, Timm Richardson and I started what is now known as The Laugh Company. We've done shows at multiple venues over the last 6 years and have created what I like to call, "A good thing."
I am currently in college and am studying for a degree in nursing.
I took over teaching the improv troupe at Lumen Christi High 7 years ago. It is the single most exhilarating experience to be able to teach high school students a different method of acting.
Male, 25 years old.
I started Improv in 2002 when my best buddy Scotty Kavan dragged me to a practice. Timm Richardson instantly got me hooked. I hate memorizing things so I also started doing stage work. By Senior year Scotty and I were Improv Co-Captains and I was Crew Chief.
Rowing dominated my college career but I still managed to do stage crew for a few shows. I took a small hiatus from theater during my Peace Corps service in Ghana, West Africa but am excited to be back as a part of The Laugh Company.
Currently I work in Higher Education believe it or not.
Timm Richardson: started doing improv about 25 years ago (before some of these youngsters were born) in Los Angeles. Upon returning to the Jackson area he formed The Immprov Troupe at the Michigan Theater. When he became the drama director at Lumen Christi High School in 1996, he continued his love affair with improv the next year forming The Laugh Co. (LC, get it?). He also was the Host/MC for the Left of Center improv group at The Bon Ton Room. After leaving Lumen in'06, he left the group in the capable hands of Alex Soper. A few years later Alex called and wanted to still perform as did some other former students. Loving that These youngsters had also fallen in love with the genre, he helped Alex assemble the adult version of Laugh Co. These wonderfully funny comedic performers are some of the cream of the crop from the high school troupe. When people are frightened of doing improv you can hear Timm say "You do it everyday. It's unscripted material and no one gives me a script in the morning." Therefor the quote on the back of Laugh Co. T-shirts:
"Life is an Improv"