Hometown: Welwyn Garden City, England
Comedy Influence: Billy Connolly, Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais
Mark loves the mountains and oceans but a lack of both in Indianapolis led him to pursue comedy. He is currently performing with INDYPROV, Fleece Academy, Defective Comics and The Dinner Detective.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Favorite game: Switch Left, Forward-Reverse
Comedy Influences: Amy Poehler, Aidy Bryant, all of the Kardashians
Katie graduated from Butler University in May 2015 with a degree in Secondary Education and graduated from Indyprov classes in October 2015 with no degree at all. She spends her days teaching high schoolers, which means she’s performing improv 24/7 and that’s pretty cool.
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Favorite game: Boy Band
Comedy Influence: Tina Fey, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin
Bill serves as the troupe's Managing Creative Director and has been directing, writing and acting for more than a decade in Indianapolis.
Hometown: Ft. Wayne, IN
Favorite game: switch left
Comedy Influence: Steve Martin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Maggie's goal in life is to be featured in the "Stars are Just Like Us" section of "US Weekly" magazine, preferably while lugging around an extra large bag of dog food. Oh, and she'll never understand fax machines so don't even try to explain them.
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Favorite game: Christopher Walken
Comedy influences: Tina Fey, Paul F. Tompkins, Matt Gourley
I've been told I only have two sentences for my biography. Here goes nothing!
Hometown: Columbia City, IN
Favorite game: Cragslist Theater, Game-o-Matic
Comedy Influence: Norm MacDonald, Tim & Eric, Tara DeFrancisco, Tracy Morgan
Like all defrocked pastors, Sam works for a non-profit. He has also studied improv at iO and CSz, holds a master’s degree from North Park Theological Seminary, and studied sociology at Purdue University. Sam loves to talk politics, spirituality, philosophy, the social sciences and horror movies.
Hometown: Williamsport, Indiana
Favorite game: QVC and Survivor
Comedy influennces: Jeff Foxworthy, Adam Sandler, Ray Stevens, Ryan Stiles
In 2004 Chris joined his first improv troupe and has been performing ever since, making tens of dollars along the way! With all that fat cash, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing with animals for a living and occasionally sleeping outside in the woods (occasionally by choice, sometimes due to his poor choices).
Favorite game: Oscar Winning Moment
Comedy Influence: All That, Whose Line is it Anyway and Seinfeld all got me into random, sketch and situational comedy. Also, Stephen Lynch to Mitch Hedberg.
Pete's been pretending to be other people to make friends laugh his whole life. Pete joined IndyProv in the fall of 2015 and he hopes to continue to gain fulfillment in making people laugh though Improv for many years to come.
Hometown: Eminence, IN
Favorite Game: Now Sing, Bibbidy Bibbidy Bop
Comedy influence: Kaitlin Olson, Kristin Wiig, Key and Peele, Melissa McCarthy, and their holiness' Amy and Tina.
Rachelle can usually be found making something- music, crafts, a joke, a drink, a mess, or a fool of herself for the sake of improv. She will likely steal your dog if left unsupervised.
Hometown: Alexandria, Indiana
Favorite Game: Little Voice
Comedy Influence: 90s SNL, George Carlin, Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling
Two sentence bio: Kait performs in plays and musicals around town when she's not hitting the planks with IndyProv. She is a believer in the power of "Yes, And" in all life practices.
Favorite game: Six Pack
Comedy Influence: Pete Holmes, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey
Jim is an actor/comedian who would take a bullet for comedy and put it in a safe location.
Hometown: Fountain Square
Favorite game: 185
Comedy influences: Joe Monize, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Dolly Parton
Amity celebrated her sesquicentennial in 1971. Maybe that was actually Indianapolis.
Hometown: Kokomo, IN
Favorite Game: Who Invited Rob?
Comedy Influence: Samantha Bee, Abbi Jacobson, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Zooey Deschanel, Steve Martin and her grandmother, Gennie.
In 50 years Sara will be that person smelling the books in the back of the library full of iPads but for now she spends her Saturday's running themed 5k's and attempting to make people laugh. The highlight of her life is the 2004 Lafayette Park Middle School Spelling Bee where she took 1st place.
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Favorite Game: Asssskitten
Comedy Influence: MADtv, Bill Burr, Not my dad
Alex is an Indianapolis-based improviser, stand up comic, writer, actor, and sketch producer/editor. He's ok.
Why take our classes?
Youth Summer Camp
Youth from grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 are all invited to an improv summer camp like no other! Get you feet wet with improv games and activities all week long. The camp is 5 days long every day from 11am to 4pm and lunch is provided! Don’t wait spots are filling up fast!
Registration includes: lunch and snack every day, five days of improv training and a showcase performance for family and friends on the final day!
Workshop takes place at
Zion Evangelical United Church
603 N. New Jersey
Adult Summer Camp
Want to feel like a kid again? Our Adult Improv Camp is just for you. If you don't have time to take an 8-week course, we've jam packed improv training into one week. Learn to think on your feet, think fast and play to your inner funny person. Summer camp is open to all skill levels! The camp is 5 days from 6:00 - 8:30 pm!
Registration includes: Five days of intensive improv training, guidance form your camp counselor, snacks, camp activities and beer!
Adult camp takes place at The Cottage Home Community Space in the Cottage Home neighborhood downtown!
Corporate Trainings & Private Shows
The key to success in any business or organization is creative thinking and effective communication. No one is better equipped to train your employees in these skills than INDYPROV! On stage, we must work together every show not only to devise fun and surprising scenes, but to communicate to each other what it is we’ve thought of. These skills can be directly applied to your business to improve teamwork, creativity, productivity, sales, customer service
and more! Once your employees have experienced our
workshop, they’ll find they can’t stop finding ways
their training applies to their work.
We will customize our training to your business or
organization’s unique needs and budget. We can provide
you with next steps to ensure our training continues even
after our workshop. And of course, we’d be happy just to
entertain at your events for the fun of it, if you want!
If you’re ready to invite INDYPROV into your business or
organization’s next event, give us a call at 317-721-3001
or click the "hire us" button to the right.
Here are some of the companies we've worked with:
IU Health Network
Dick's Last Resort
Zeta Tau Alpha
Phi Kappa Psi
Autism Society of Indiana
Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis
IU Health Minority Affinity Group
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business