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The resident funnymen (and women), sorted alphabetically. For now, descriptions are taken from the official Improv-a-ganza website here.

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    The Main Cast 

Heather Anne Campbell

"What did I say to the judge I would do to get points? Albania."

The talented improv artist has performed with troupes in Chicago, Los Angeles and Amsterdam, appeared on Mad TV, and pranked with Improv Everywhere in the YouTube hit, “Food Court Musical.”

  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Her turn as a ten-year-old.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Some cleavage here, and those pants don't do a lot to disguise the thighs she flaunted in Food Court Musical.
  • One of the Boys: It's refreshing to see a woman on the panel (besides the already-established Kathy Kinney) who can hold her own.
  • Token Girl
  • Woman Of A Thousand Voices: Sensual Slav, Southern Ditz, ten-year-old kid, blue-collar laborer, you name it.

Drew Carey

"If you don't like the way I smell, then (beat) the price is wrong!"
Stand-up comic turned actor-producer, Drew Carey has brought his golden comic touch to numerous hit television shows, including The Drew Carey Show, The Price Is Right and Whose Line Is It Anyway?, on which he served as host and producer. He has also attracted enthusiastic live audiences across the country with his Drew Carey's Improv All-Stars.

Jeff B. Davis

"Because I win and you lose. I'm already at the bottom while you're still up on the slopes going swish, I'm in the lodge sipping hot cocoa."

Davis started acting at age 4 (as Linus in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown) and appeared on Broadway at age 11 with Yul Brynner in The King and I. He’s had several recurring roles on Drew Carey’s TV shows, and is a member of Carey’s Improv All-Stars.

Bob Derkach

The pianist.

Chip Esten


The improv artist and actor trained at the Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles and has appeared on Big Love, The Office, ER, Married... with Children (he married Kelly Bundy in the final episode), and The Drew Carey Show.

Kathy Kinney

(walking into the audience) "You can look but don't touch!"

Well known to audiences as Mimi Bobeck-Carey on The Drew Carey Show, Kinney has also appeared in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, My Name Is Earl, and Newhart.

Jonathan Mangum

Mangum began doing improvisational comedy with Wayne Brady in Orlando, Florida, before moving to L.A. He has appeared on The Sarah Silverman Program and The Drew Carey Show, and has toured the world with Carey and Brady.

Colin Mochrie

"Do you like the hair now!?"

Born in Scotland, Mochrie has worked frequently with Drew Carey and fellow cast member Brad Sherwood. But he says his most famous role was as Molly Ringwald’s captor in Space Hunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone.

Greg Proops

Jeff: Someone suggested Balzac... think you can handle some Balzac?
Greg:: That's how I got the gig...

Trained in improvisation and acting in San Francisco, Proops has performed for Prince Charles, and worked as a voice actor in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Brad Sherwood

"I like how we just started out as lumberjacks, then went on to become eco-terrorists and mass murderers!"

The comedian, actor and game show host (“The Price Is Right”) appeared often on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has demonstrated his quick-witted improv skills in shows nationwide with colleague Colin Mochrie.

Ryan Stiles

"I love hispanic men!"

Having dropped out of high school to pursue a comedy career, Stiles has appeared in such comedy hits as “Two and a Half Men,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Mad About You” and “Murphy Brown.” A longtime performer on the British version of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” Stiles served as executive producer and co-star with Drew Carey on the U.S. version.


     Special Guests 

Wayne Brady

Drew: "Every position is sexual with Wayne Brady."

  • Achilles' Heel: Wayne is better at keeping himself from laughing than he used to be, but he still can't keep a straight face in much of his improv.
  • Mr. Fanservice

Sean Masterson

Charlie Sheen

Greg: "We were walking in the daytime on the strip, and we were between the casino shaped like a pyramid and the one that's shaped like a castle, and we saw this kid just walking around, he was the cutest little kid with his big brown eyes, and he came up to us, remember? And he goes "I love you guys, I've seen you do your improv before, and your comedy, and I wonder if I there's any tickets to the show tonight", and I said, y'know, "No f—k off, we're sold out"..."

  • Off the Rails: He completely derailed a game of Fairytale with the line, "Charlie Sheen fucks dead hookers."
    • You could tell by the expression on his face throughout the entire game that he was completely lost. When he finally got picked to narrate, the Non Sequitur was all he could think of.


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