Sharnema Nougar is an Award Winning comedian, writer, director and chanteuse clown. A veteran of five Edinburgh Fringe seasons and hundreds (thousands?) of gigs around the international comedy circuit, her latest directorial project was just Nominated for Best Comedy at Fringe World, Perth (Super Woman Money Program). She’s also currently in a Holden ad. Best smug acting ever.
Jonathan Pitts co-founded the Chicago Improv Festival, produced it for 20 years, taught at The Second City for nearly two decades and has performed in over 1,200 improvised shows.
After discovering the wonder of Chicago-style long-form improv, Teresa is 100% an improv addict (it changes lives maaan!). She enjoys improvising, cats, pretending to be a cool French girl from the sixties, Steve Coogan, and cheese.
Georgina’s other passion is flying planes. We think she’d have a really great “This is your Captain speaking…” message and hope to hear it one day.
Alistair Magee has travelled the world performing and learning improv and is a walking encyclopaedia of improv knowledge. Ask him anything. Just be prepared for a long answer.
The only thing Sophie likes more than improv is cats. And she likes improv a lot. Like, really a lot.
As a child, Kate dreamed of becoming a professional dancer but when she realised she wasn’t going to cut it, she gave acting a go. She trained at The Second City in Toronto before returning to Australia as an improv addict.
When not improvising piano for “The Completely Improvised Musical,” Lucy works as a Musical Director, Arranger, and Pianist.
Alicia loves the Frenchies. Her influences include Compagnie Philippe Genty, Ariane Mnouchkine, Peter Brook & Maguy Marin. When she’s not trying to find absurdity in the everyday idiosyncratic human condition, she offers her expertise as a story consultant to screen writers.
Asha has been a student with Laugh-Masters Academy (LMA) since 2015, completing all four levels she has gone onto perform with ‘Apple Llama’, ‘One-nightstand’ and is now dabbling in clowning and performing with Laugh-Masters newest team.
James fell in love with improv while binge-watching ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ instead of studying. His tastes in comedy have been heavily influenced by Seinfeld, Friends, How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs.
James has since graduated from LMA, performs with House Team ‘Lolwhut?’, and hopes to take his brand of funny internationally when on layover from his day job as a pilot.
Naomi is currently performing with LMA House team Shut Up Darryl! and will seriously consider joining other teams – excluding sporting teams. She completed a short course at Second City Chicago to see if it is all it is cracked up to be (it is).
Nish performed with one of the very first Laugh-Masters’ house team in Sydney – the Surry Hillbillies, and hasn’t looked back since.
June discovered improvisation in Chicago. She has taken courses at The Second City, Hoopla, Impro-Australia and LMA and says that improvisation has opened up the world of creativity for her.
When John isn’t on stage he can be found sitting on his couch with a rum and coke in hand watching blooper reels or leaning over the edge of his balcony yelling at the youths of Bondi.
Alex’s surname auto corrects to “boogie” which is amazing because he’s a terrible dancer. Maybe. We don’t really know for sure. He could be great. Actually, he’s a great dancer. Yeah, that’s it.