COMEDY EDUCATION

The Upright Citizens Brigade

iO West

The Nerdist School
Cold Tofu Improv

101-401; Advanced Study; Musical Improv
101-701 (Full Program)

101-401 (Full Program)
101-301; Core Performing Cast
 

Eugene Cordero, Alex Berg, Todd Fasen, Amanda Sitko, Ben Rodgers, Julie Brister, Tara Copeland, Will McLaughlin
Craig Cackowski, Dave Hill, Tim Baltz, Paul Vaillancourt, Eric Hunicutt, Dave Razowsky, Annie O'Connor
Rebekka Johnson, Monika Smith, Derek Miller, Ptolemy Slocum
Denise Iketani, Mike Palma, Steve Brady, Joseph Limbaugh, Allen Simpson, Tracy Burns


COMEDY SHOWS

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Scarlett Johansson Presents... is an Asian American comedy show that specifically deals with Hollywood's whitewashing of Asians in movies.

Produced by Will Choi and co-hosted with Keiko Agena.

Asian AF is a variety show that showcases the best talent Asian American talent in Los Angeles & New York. It is the first Asian American variety show at UCB.

Produced by Will ChoiKeiko Agena, Dan Lee, & Alex Song.


THE COMEDY COMEDY FESTIVAL: A COMEDY FESTIVAL

Will is a co-producer of The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival, a festival that promotes diverse talent in Los Angeles. The festival includes stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, storytelling, staged readings, and workshops by Asian Americans in the entertainment industry. Prominent guests included John Cho, Danny Pudi, Suzy Nakamura, Randall Park, Kelly Marie Tran, Albert Tsai, Krista Marie Yu, Vincent Rodriguez III, Amy Hill, Sheng Wang, Asif Ali, Lilan Bowden, Keiko Agena, Eugene Cordero, and Margaret Cho.

Will performed in a staged reading for the Mortified Podcast alongside actors Danny Pudi (Community), Jake Choi (Younger), and Naomi Ko (Dear White People).

For more information about CCF, visit www.comedycomedyfest.com
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IMPROV TEAMS

Renegade Justice Patrol (RJP) formed after the Summer Intensive program at iO West in 2012. RJP performs all over Los Angeles and has a monthly show on the iO West Main Stage. They celebrated their five year anniversary in August 2017.

Cold Tofu is the nation's premier Asian American comedy troupe. Founded in 1981, Cold Tofu is dedicated to promote multiethnic talent through education and performance.
Will served as Associate Artistic Director in 2016, and is now an alumni of Cold Tofu.

Totally Heather is a 16-person team forged out of Julie Brister's Advanced Study Monoscene class at the UCB Theatre. Totally Heather was formed in April 2016.

Miss Golightly is an all Asian American male improv team, brought together through the indie improv show "Castby". Miss Golightly was formed in October 2015. 


SKETCH TEAMS

The Divorcées and Friends won first place in the Sketch Cagematch competition at the 12th Annual LA Improv Comedy Festival. They performed a special showcase, "You Do You", on the Comedy Central Stage in 2014.

Third Party Comedy was a resident sketch team at iO West. Formed in April 2015, Third Party consisted of actors and writers that brought solid comedy to the Del Close Theatre. Third Party had their last show in March 2016.