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Monday, July 29


LARGO at the Coronet

Tuesday, July 30


LARGO at the Coronet


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Joey Bland is a Los Angeles based writer/performer who hails from Virginia, where he attended the College of William and Mary. He spent many years in Chicago where he performed with ComedySportz, the iO Theater, and The Second City. For two years, Joey traveled the world with The Second City Touring Company, and in 2009, he played the title role in The Second City's hit, original musical, Rod Blagojevich, Superstar. Television credits include Teachers (TV Land) and Forever (Amazon Prime). Joey is also a two-time Jeopardy champion.

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Ross Bryant is a writer/performer from North Carolina. Ross is a performer on and can be seen regularly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. Ross also tours the country and performs monthly at The Largo in LA with The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Ross began performing in Chicago where was a member of the resident cast of The Second City Mainstage. Ross is a writer for Mystery Science Theater 3000, and has co-written original television pilots for Pop TV, Warner Bros and the Showtime network.  TV credits include The Good Place (NBC), Crashing (HBO), and I Think You Should Leave (Netflix). Ross is also a cartoonist. Many of his original animations have been featured on Comedy Central Digital. Check them out on his instagram @rossbb 

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Brendan Dowling is an actor and writer whose recent credits include writing for and appearing in Showtime's Work in Progress. Stage credits include Baby Wants Candy, The Second City National Touring Company, and The Second City Denver's How I Lost My Denverginity. Film credits include It's All Good and the award-winning short, Curtains. Follow along at @berndandooling. 


Randall Harr is an actor based in Los Angeles, California. He has performed and improvised at the iO, Annoyance, and Second City theatres in Chicago. Randall also spent two years in Amsterdam performing at the BOOM CHICAGO comedy theatre. Some of Randall’s Second City credits include, American Mixed Tape’ (Garner Galleria Theatre Denver), ‘Sex and the Second City, (National Tour) ‘Rod Blagojevich Super Star’ (Chicago Shakespeare Theater),  ‘Peach, Drop, Stop and Roll’ (Atlanta's Alliance Theatre),‘#DateMe’ (UP Comedy Club) and ‘Louder! Longer! Wagner!’(Chicago Lyric Opera). Special thanks to Kat for all the love and support.


Greg Hess is a Los Angeles based actor and writer. Stage credits include Cook County Social Club (UCB), the Second City national touring company. Film/TV credits include: Lonestar 911 (Fox), Yesterday (Dir. Danny Boyle), Playing House (USA), Adam Ruins Everything (Tru), Key & Peele (Comedy Central), Tacoma FD (Tru), LA to Vegas (Fox), and Food the Source of Life (Adult Swim) which he created. He has developed original pilots with Showtime, Comedy Central, Pop and Warner Bros. Greg's writing has appeared in the New Yorker Magazine Shouts & Murmurs, Points in Case, the Resonator (BGS) and The American Bystander. He is the co-host of the hit podcast MEGA, an improvised satire set inside a mega church, and Get It To Dutch: A Screenwriter's Journey (iHeart Media).  @heygreghess 


Blaine Swen is the creator and director of The Improvised Shakespeare Company®. He performed for many years at iO Chicago where his credits include the two-person group Blessing with Susan Messing, The Armando Diaz Experience, The Deltones, and his award-winning one-person improvised musical BASH! Additional Chicago stage credits include The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pegasus Players Theatre, The Backroom Shakespeare Project, and The Second City. Television credits include Crisis (NBC), The Odd Couple (CBS), and Star vs The Forces of Evil (Disney). He has developed original pilots with NBC, Universal Cable Productions, and Pop TV. You can hear him as Arnor the Warrior on the podcast Hello, from the Magic Tavern. In 2010 the Chicago Reader named him the "Best Improviser in Chicago." Blaine also has a PhD in philosophy from Loyola University, Chicago.





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