SETH BROWN discovered improv in 1993 and has been crafting his performance skills ever since. He studied and performed all across the west, from Impulse Theater in Denver to BATS Improv in San Francisco, but settled in the LA area in 2002. Seth has performed Improv at Los Angeles Theatresports, Impro Theatre, LA ComedySportz, IO West, Second City, UCB, The Groundlings, and the Comedy Central Stage. Seth has also done scripted work with 30 Minute Musicals, The Unkown Penguin Podcast, PostHollywood and YOMYOMF.
Currently, Seth is cast memeber of Mission IMPROVable at the Westside Comedy Theater, and is also touring with his acclaimed two man show The Understudies.
Professionally, Seth writes for television and the internet, and is the Co-Author of the Name Six book series.
A short bio huh? Let’s see here. I only get 75-100 words, so I better not waste them. I better just go straight to the point and not jumble around saying things that would waste anyone’s time who is reading this. Just be like “Hey this is Brian Hunt and I’m from Colorado.” Should I waste words by saying where I’m from? I don’t think people really care about that. I should leave it out and Say “Hi, I’m Brian Hunt and I’ve headlined the Downtown Comedy Club and have performed at the Improv, Comedy Store, and Jon Lovitz Club.” Is that too much up front? Yeah, I’ll just leave it blank.
Jeff MacKinnon is a comedian who continually refines the art of stating his opinions as facts. Blending clever wordplay, biting sarcasm, inventive wit, and in-the-zone improv Jeff delivers dynamic and energetic performances to any audience with an attention span. His off-the-cuff style leaves many to wonder what was prepared and what was created on the spot.
For the past six years, he has proven himself to fellow comedians, audience members, and indifferent alcoholics at comedy clubs, bars, VFW’s, coffee shops, college auditoriums and/or cafeterias – even a two-month stint opening for an Illusionist at the Denver Civic Theater in front of crowds aged 4 – 104 years old. He was a finalist in countless subjective contests to determine comedic supremacy - 2004 – 2006 Comedy Works New Talent Search (Denver, Colorado), 2005 Wiseguy’s Rocky Mountain Laugh Off (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2008 Valley of Laughter Festival (Westfield, MA) – as well as the winner of the 2005 Stand-Up Comedy Battles (Denver, CO) and the 2006 Survival of the Wittiest (Westminster, CO).
His fanbase went international when he hosted numerous pop-culture and music-based shows on the 24-hour internet network ManiaTV.com. Hired to provide comedic relief and “edgy” misguided insight to various network shows, Jeff hosted shows as “Weekend Surf” (music-video requests), “Citizen Journalism” (video-blogs), “Wassup” (free-form comedy talk show), and “Wake the Hell Up” (morning talk-show), he moved quickly to show creator with “Loudmouths On Latenight” – their first exclusively political-comedy talk show.
Most recently, he provided comedic commentary for NBC’s The Doctors and Kurt the Cyber-Guy as well as created lasting memories with Drew Carey as a Showcase Showdown “comeback kid” on the The Price Is Right. Off-screen, he’s become a staple at nationally-renowned clubs such as the Ice House, Hollywood Improv, and the Comedy Store. He is also a founding member of Groundlings-bred Hot Ice! Sketch Comedy and the comedy supergroup Ryan James’ Ponies, rapidly growing a fanbase with the groups hysterical performances at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and theaters around the city.
Fueled by insecurity and plenty of caffeine, Jeff continues to gain attention with the fresh material he consistently delivers from his small body and big mouth. Bringing Jeff to you is a no-brainer! Although, he would appreciate if you brought your brain to the show.
THE UNDERSTUDIES PRESENTS: IMPROV AT THE IMPROV
The Understudies is proud to be part of a grand new experiment at the world famous Hollywood Improv.Please join us for a special night of comedy, as acclaimed short form group, Rogue Squadron, joins forces with the award winning longform group, The Understudies, for a night you will never forget.
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Danny Jacobs and Seth Brown are once again asked to fill the roles of the great Chad Krause and Basil Shaw III in one of their daring theatrical performances… if only they knew what play they were doing. The Understudies’ theatrical style of improv creates a full three act play on the spot from a single suggestion. With influences ranging from Tennessee Williams to Neil Simon to Arthur Miller the genre of the production can be as varied as the stars in the sky. It’s two actors, in three acts, with no limits.
MORE ON Rogue Squadron Rogue Squadron, which recently won Campus Activities Magazine’s Comedy Act of the Year award in 2011 and Entertainer of the Year in 2012, is one of the longest running improv shows in Los Angeles. They are the house group at the Westside Comedy Theater and also have a thriving touring company. Rogue Squadron is: Roland Lopez, Josh Covitt, Brian J Hunt, Joey Greer, Jeff MacKinnon