Christa Haxthausen is thrilled to be joining the talented cast of TMI Hollywood! Christa spent her childhood in Boston but really grew up in New York. Which comes in handy for things like understanding the deeper roots of the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry, knowing the difference between a grinder and a sub (none), and being able to cough up an accent when needed. Christa has studied improv all over the country from NY to Austin to LA, most recently with the LA Connection Comedy Theater Company and Second City. Christa holds degrees in Psychology (what better training for an actor is there?!) and Voice & Songwriting from Berklee College of Music, which she puts to good use as a vocal and piano coach teaching multiple generations how to turn beats and notes into music while tapping their feet at the same time. Christa has appeared in many commercials, films and theater productions, and is excited to be stretching in a new direction with the talented and hilarious family of TMI Hollywood.
It took a lot of guts to move from the comforts of Manhattan Beach to L.A. to pursue a career in entertainment, but actor, writer, & stand-up comedian Beau Bowker did it. He really did it! And he’s still doing it! Upon graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Beau went to law school, where he was voted Class Clown, and promptly failed out, leaving him to pursue his passion without some pesky law degree holding him down. Shortly thereafter, he began writing comedy, which led to writing and developing a sketch comedy show for Comedy Central with comedian Jo Koy and Dakota pictures. Since then, Beau has spent much of his time performing stand-up comedy in theaters and comedy clubs all across the country, writing & developing new projects, as well as acting in shorts (and pants), feature films, and web series. All he ever wanted to do was make people laugh, and he is happy and honored to be doing so with the talented folks at TMI Hollywood!
Alex Weiss, a South Florida native, graduated from the UCLA’s Professional Acting Program in 2017. He received a BA from Nova Southeastern University and trained at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. In addition, Alex is a Stand-up Comedian and has opened for national acts such as Kevin Hart on his “Laugh At My Pain” comedy tour. COMMERCIAL: Office Depot/Office Max, Burger King, McDonalds and The Food Network. TV: Date Night (CBS/Pilot), Bloodline (Netflix). FILM: Being Transgressive (Joseph). PRINT: 2019 Nicest Jewish Guys Calendar. THEATRE: Gutenberg! The Musical! (Doug), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (Jess), American Idiot (St. Jimmy), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), The Tempest (Caliban), The Complete History of America Abridged (Reed) and Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew Aguecheek). Alex is thrilled to be a part of the TMI family.
Born in Junction City, Kansas and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. I am a actor and stand up comedian. I moved to Los Angeles, 1 year ago, to pursue my dreams. Since moving to LA, I have done short films and theatre plays. Ive also appeared on a episode of “Growing Up Hip-Hop”.Everyday is a blessing just to wake up and get another opportunity to working with great people. I’m really excited to be living in Los Angeles, but more excited to be part of a great cast.
Stevie grew up on the east coast in a household just like the one in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, only Spanish. She is first generation Hispanic American and has way more siblings than you. In college Stevie performed with an improv/sketch group called The Outlaws and later on a live televised sketch show called TNL (Thursday Night Live). When she wasn’t performing she was shivering in a football stadium watching her Nittany Lions and wondering why people still attend football games when its snowing. Stevie trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute so she has something to talk to Steve Buscemi about when they finally meet. She also trained (and is still training) at the Groundlings. She enjoys doing impressions of her mom, making up 80s power ballads, and hiking. Her parents still think she’s on vacation in California.
LUKE MARTIN MCMAHAN
Luke Martin McMahan was born and raised in Nebraska where he started acting on stage in community theatre. Upon graduation he moved out to Los Angeles to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has worked with many theatre companies since then. Some of his favorite theatre projects have been Dracula, The Laramie Project, 42nd Street, and an all-male version of Beauty and the Beast. He has studied with The Groundlings and has been finding a love within sketch comedy. Luke is also an award winning burlesque artist. He is thrilled to be joining TMI and sharing many laughs with his new family.
WYATT J. ANDERSON
Wyatt J. Anderson is an LA Based actor, who was born and raised on a small Farm in Blackfoot, Idaho. Raised around Rodeo, Farm life, and way to many potatoes. He move to LA and studied acting for theatre and film at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. And has spent time in the American Academy Repertory. He’s very eager to be working with some amazing and talented people in TMI Hollywood.
Elizabeth Vernon is a Chicago original that just moved to LA. She started her comedy career at her all girls catholic school’s prom when she was asked to go on stage and entertain the crowd because the Dj was running late. Her jokes seemed to not have landed well with the nuns and teachers but that didn’t stop Lizzy. She wanted to perfect her comedy by going through all comedy studies of Second City Chicago and later joined The Kates, an all girl stand up group. Since moving to LA, she has worked in television, modeling, and you can catch her as Black Canary in Injustice Gods 2. She moved to LA to fulfill her passion for acting and comedy and is very thrilled to be a part of a show that is not last minute on a prom night.
Jocelyne is a Valley girl in the literal sense; born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. While growing up, she took every opportunity to perform. Whether it was the school play or musical, cheerleading, dance team, it didn’t matter. She just loved performing. Jocelyne graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Psychology and a Theater minor. Since then, she has worked on numerous independent film projects including the action short, Avenging Angel, in which she plays the lead, ‘Alexandra’. She has trained at UCB Improv and Lesly Kahn & Co. Jocelyne also performs for Young Storytellers, a non-profit organization that helps children find their voice through story writing. She is incredibly excited to be apart of the TMI Hollywood family.
Growing up, early on in Washington, DC, Taylor was molded into his character-like persona through watching countless movies, eyes peeled to the screen attempting to impersonate the actors himself. Around family he’d enjoy burping the alphabets like the animanics, or talking like the characters from Lilo & Stitch. This overtook his imagination at all times especially in school, often disciplined for being a class clown. Enjoying the spotlight so much his mother encouraged him to join Shakespeare in middle school and from the first time stepping on stage it felt like home. December 2017, Taylor took the chance of a lifetime , moving to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams and is beyond ecstatic to learn from TMI Hollywood and aspires to work on shows like SNL, The Office, Parks & Rec.
Sierra was born in Sun Valley, Idaho. She grew up performing as a ballerina, racing downhill on the ski team, and competing as a figure skater. At age 16 she relocated to Lake Arrowhead, California to focus on her figure skating career. After a successful competitive career of ten years, she turned her focus to another passion, acting. Also skilled in various martial arts, she’s able to bring a dynamic package to the world of acting. She studies the art of empathetic storytelling at The Imagined Life studio, and has improv training across three states including at, The Groundlings and Improv Olympics West. She’s currently producing two digital series with another one on the way; “It’s a Mouthful with The Taste Buds” a comedic food review series, “True Love Lessons” a series on finding true love available on LoveTV.co, and she’s currently developing a travel series with her husband titled “Love Set Run.” She’s a dedicated Buddhist, and wishes for the respect and dignity of life to become commonplace.
Bobby may look like every other person from California, but he was actually born and raised in Westfield, New Jersey. Being raised watching theater on Broadway, Bobby wishes to bring some of that showmanship to the West Coast. While in New Jersey, he studied theater and taught sketch comedy at The Actor’s Camp in Mountainside before moving out to California. Now a Los Angeles local – but still a Mets fan – he currently studies at both The Groundlings Improv and Playhouse West. He has appeared in many short films – both comedy and drama – during his green career in LA, and is excited to be back on stage with the amazing writers and performers at TMI Hollywood.
Connor is so psyched to get to perform with TMI Hollywood! He is originally from Fairfax, Virginia where he mainly focused on athletics and academics. But whenever there was a chance to perform, Connor jumped at it. From his theatrical debut as the Cowardly Lion in his sixth grade production of The Wizard of Oz to air guitarring “Free Bird” at a college a cappella concert, Connor’s always loved entertaining. He just graduated from Washington and Lee University this past spring, where he studied Spanish and Politics, and played Football. He spent a lot of time adventuring abroad, in Spain and Latin America. After graduating, his next adventure was moving out to LA and pursuing his passion to entertain. He’s worked some student and independent films and is studying with a scene study class and with the Groundlings. It’s been an amazing five months in LA, and he couldn’t be happier. When he’s not performing you can find him surfing (getting soooo pitted dude!), aggressively singing along to reggaetón on the 405, and or slapping the ukulele. As a 23-year-old bald guy, he’s been cast for some pretty dark, intimidating characters… so he’s really excited to make some people laugh!
Ema (and, no, that’s not a typo) is from a small town in Utah north of Salt Lake City where, in order to stay entertained, she taught herself how to yodel, play the didgeridoo, and talked to herself. She did whatever acting work she could and in the meantime was studying to become an opera singer. Eventually, she realized that opera was not where she really wanted to be and acting and comedy were her true passions. She finally made the leap and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. In her short time in LA she has worked in many independent films, studied with The Groundlings Theatre & School, and joined the cast of TMI Hollywood! You can see some of her other work at: www.emadoenges.com. Ema can’t wait to make you laugh, laugh, and everything in between!
Garrett Gallego was born and raised in San Gabriel, California, he began acting in his Sophomore year of High School in shows such as “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Hello Dolly!”. He also studied for four years at the North Hollywood Young Actors Studio, he is currently enrolled in his first year at the California Institute of the Arts where he is studying to earn his BFA in Acting. He’s very eager and proud to be a new addition to the TMI family.
Matt DeNoto is the writer and star of the popular webseries “Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later”, available on YouTube. He recently won a Four Star Theater Alliance award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance as Frederick Frankenstein in “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” (Conejo Players Theatre). Other recent roles include Harold in “The Full Monty: The Musical” (Eldorado Resort in Reno, NV), Willy Wonka in “Willy Wonka: The Musical” (El Portal Theatre), Albert Einstein in Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” (Conejo Players Theatre), and Rod in “Avenue Q” (Long Beach Playhouse).
Jessica McClelland is a performer from Erie, Pennsylvania. She is beyond excited to be joining the TMI cast! Jessica loves to entertain and enjoys getting in the mindset of different characters as well as working with talented performers! She attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania for Elementary and Special Education and performed at community theatre’s until moving to California. Since moving to Los Angeles a year ago to pursue more opportunities in TV and Film she has been a part of feature films, online shorts, and multimedia. She has worked with King Bach of Bach Enterprises, the lead love interest in Datsik’s music video “Gravity,” and currently filming for a horror film “The Tale of Bella Watson.” Creating works of art, singing, and acting have always been a passion of hers and she is looking forward to joining the TMI team!
SHANA GREGORY WILLIAMS
Slinging sex toys in feature, Amelia’s 25th, to streaming monthly as a sketch impresario in TMI;; Shana Gregory Williams is the plus- sized sexy, sassy, reality checking BFF that is glad to work anytime she can. Shana has been lucky enough to bring her unique brand of funny to the boards and screen. Shana has been performing in theater since she was three and is glad to be working with this talented pool of actors and is grateful for the opportunity.
Joel Ward moved to Los Angeles from San Diego, where he put himself through college as a professional magician. In LA, Joel studied Improvisation at The Second City and debuted his sketch comedy show at UCB LA, “Simply Magic”. Outside of TMI, he performs regularly as a comedian and magician and has been seen on many television shows including The Tonight Show, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, and Penn & Teller’s ‘Fool Us’. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) and performs there on a regular basis as well as consults as a magician for television and movies.
LAURA LEE WALSH
Laura Lee Walsh is thrilled to be a member of TMI Hollywood! The bubbly, lanky and artistic young woman is actually an LA native. Crazy, right?! After getting her BFA in Theatre Performance from Hofstra University out on Long Island, Laura Lee decided to come back to the nice weather and pursue a career in comedy. She frequently works between doing short films, web series’, theatre, and commercials. She’s pumped to frequent this stage and perform comedy that make audiences laugh! Many thanks to her family, friends, and manager Ann for their endless support and love; she can’t do this business without them!
Bethany Vee was conceived and born in Pittsburgh, PA. She started playing the drums when she was 14, but then switched her focus to acting in college, where she studied theatre at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. In addition to acting in college theatrical productions, she also created goofy/obnoxious videos with her friends, allowing her to play the craziest characters she could imagine. After college, Bethany moved to New York City for 4 years, where she did stand-up comedy, various acting showcases and studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She loved NYC, dearly, but became too cold in the winters and wanted to better pursue a career in film and television. Thus, she relocated to L.A., where she could bask in the warmth of the sun 24/7. When she’s not doing TMI, she spends her time auditioning, taking classes at the Groundlings, playing with her cat, Bucket, and performing her favorite gangster rap songs at karaoke. She is beyond thrilled to be a cast member of TMI and cannot wait to entertain you!
DeOtis Tole was born & raised in Chicago where he attended Columbia College Chicago. There, he studied video editing and performing arts. He moved to LA combining his editing background, his passion for the art of performance and creating his own content. DeOtis has hit the floor running acting in national commercials, staring in two webseries of his own, editing award nominated shorts and staring in other shorts & features. His editorial, acting, and modeling works can be found at deotistole.com
Born and raised in New Jersey, Hannah is a recent LA transplant and excited to be part of the cast of TMI Hollywood! She recently graduated from the UC-San Diego MFA Acting program, where she played roles such as Lorna Moon in “Golden Boy” and Constance Neville in “She Stoops to Conquer.” Prior to graduate school, Hannah was living in NYC where she performed at theaters such as The Flea, Theater 54 and The Barrow Group and studied improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. In 2010, she was an Acting Apprentice at the Williamstown Theater Festival where she also studied improv and took part in a master class with comedian Judy Gold. She holds a B.A. in Theatre & English from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Recent theater credits include “The Mystery of Love & Sex” at the Mark Taper Forum (dir. Robert Egan), “Ether Dome” at the La Jolla Playhouse (dir. Michael Wilson) and “Scott and Hem” at The Falcon Theatre (dir. Dimitri Toscas). Film credits include: “The Starlight”, “The Birch Grove” and “Persuasion”. Some of her favorite things include: dogs, stationary, and secret stairs. Check out all the latest news and updates at: www.HannahTamminen.com!
KACEY LAYNE SPIVEY
Kacey Layne Spivey is an Los Angeles-Based comedienne, originally hailing from Dallas, TX. Kacey studied Film and Screenwriting at the University of Oklahoma. She is a regular in the “Deez Nuts” stand-up show at The World Famous Comedy Store and had performed and written for various sketch shows around town. Kacey played “Nittany” on FOX’s Glee, and has appeared in several local shows including Lost the Musical (Claire), Thenardier’s Inn (Eponine), Dysfunctional Family Christmas (Katie), and Rumors (Cassie). She was recently nominated by the Valley Theater Awards for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in Dysfunctional Family Christmas. Kacey recently wrote, produced and directed her own short comedy entitled #AMISH, which won an OEBA award for best screenplay. She is thrilled to be a part of the TMI family!
Jevin Smith comedian and actor from Los Angeles, CA. Jevin has been entertaining crowds with his daringly shocking since of humor spoofing some of the latest and greatest entertainers. Jevin has created a niche for himself with his parodies on You Tube and comedy sketches.
Jevin has appeared in numerous commercials (Burlington, Ihop, Hyundai, etc.), TV Shows (Rick and Morty, Bernie Mac Show, First Impressions, etc.) and has also appeared in a few movies (Baggage Claim, Dope, The Tenant, etc.). He has that no one is off limits kind of humor in a good way of course. This humor from time to time leaves the most critical viewers mouths open and saying ” Oh no he didn’t” while the viewers who enjoy being forced to laugh are saying” Oh yes he did, and I like it!”
I am a desert rat, born and raised in Yuma Arizona, the Grand Canyon State”The Crack of The Nation” and I came here with a dream and no other applicable skill set. My parents first introduced me to comedy with jokes that they would tell at the local police department where they worked, most of which a four year should never hear. I knew I could make something out of comedy without pursuing a life threatening career. So with the support of my parents, two Mormons, two crippling loans, and four years of emotionally intensive training I went from being a Reserved Morally Grounded Catholic Boy to a loud mouth liberal comedian who considers himself to be an introvert.
I’ve performed with The Improvisers with Benefits, The Murder Mystery Company, Hollywood Fridge, IOWest, The Clubhouse, and you might catch my curls in the background of a few TV shows.
Kelly was born and raised in beautiful Tahoe City, California. She went to college at UCSB and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and comedy. She has studied improv at UCB and the Groundlings theater and starred in many a glamorous student film. She loves writing sketches and spoof songs and filming them with her hilarious castmates and friends. Kelly also performs stand up comedy at many clubs around town, and has recently been trying her hand at writing more. She is currently working on a screenplay, a webseries, and of course, more spoof songs. Kelly is so excited to be a part of the TMI cast and get to work out her sketch comedy muscles with all of these talented folks!!!
Dorian Serna was born in Spain and raised in a small town in Texas. Born to immigrant parents, he was influenced by various cultures and stories growing up. He met his now wife, Zuriht, went against his better judgement, and switched university degrees to better to equip him to pursue a story telling career in the land where dreams come true.
Corie Randolph is an actor and comic. She got her BFA in theatre from Michigan State University before heading off to New York where she studied and performed sketch and improv at The People’s Improv Theatre and UCB-NYC. In Los Angeles, she takes classes at iO West and Krater Studios
When Slumdog Millionaire meets Entourage, you get Rahul (aka Ray)… I’m a product of Orange County, CA and and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After college, I took the very traditional path towards pursuing an acting career…3 years of management consulting. As much as spreadsheets and powerpoints were thrilling, acting had always been the girl that I flirted with at the bar, and I realized it was time to ask her to dance. Over the past 6 years, I have been involved in a variety of original theatrical productions in Buenos Aires, Boston, and Los Angeles. I shot a couple webseries, one of which is called Colored People which takes a comedic view on work place diversity. I was on Lifetime’s My Crazy Ex, and I also played a fetus (don’t worry..it was a principal speaking role) in the west coast premiere of Samsara, written by Lauren Yee, at the Chance Theater. Thanks much to TMI!
Keeloh Kwakuk is native from Swainsboro, Georgia. He began his career as studio manager at Georgia State University Television station (GSTV) Channel 75, where he attended school, wrote, directed and produced his own screenplays and managed the studio. He interned for six months in film production, TV, marketing plays and production assisting at the Tyler Perry Studios located in Atlanta, GA. In 2012, after ending the internship and dropping out of school, he realize that his true passion was acting. Keeloh quickly joined a local theatre company in Atlanta and began pursuing an acting career. In 2015, he moved to Los Angeles, California. Keeloh has been in Broadway plays including Leon Anderson’s “Dear Westmont,” “Both, A Hard Days Night,” and “The Dark Side Of The Moon Ensemble.” He has appeared on TV and movies. His favorite quote is, “Acting is life and we all act better than we know how.”
Kenny, a Washington, DC native, is excited to be acting in TMI Hollywood Sketch Comedy show. Kenny received his training from the University of Maryland. When he’s not playing a self centered know-it-all, Kenny can be found eating burritos and various tacos trucks throughout Los Angeles as “Washington, DC doesn’t have a good taco scene”. During pre and post burrito eating he can most likely be found making various shorts for his Facebook website. If none of the above apply, he’ll most likely be in front of his TV watching a ‘The First 48’ or ‘Forensic Files” marathon.
Shelby hails from the magical land of Torrance, California and is excited to be back in Los Angeles doing what she loves. Growing up Shelby was no stranger to the stage, participating in dance competitions until she eventually found her passion in theatre. She graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A in Theatre Performance along with a minor in Film, Television, and New Media. She notably has studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London with an emphasis in Shakespeare. Shelby can be seen in multiple independent short films, theatre stages across San Diego and Los Angeles County, and in local car commercials pretending like she knows how car parts work. Favorite past credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Hamlet (Ophelia), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Brooklyn Boy (Alison), and Cabaret (Texas). In her spare time she enjoys asking strangers if she can pet their dogs, further studying her craft, and eating costco-sized snacks in one sitting.
Kimberly McVicar just shot a pilot Hot Lips. She has over a million views on her Funny Or Die videos that she has wrote and acted in. Some include The Kim Kardashian Show, Valentien’s Day Bro, Save Parks And Recreation and many more. She has also performed improv and sketch all over, including UCB LA and NYC at the Del Close Marathon, Chicago. Along with being a TMI cast member since the beginning, she has performed sketch at Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and stand up.
Kimberly has also toured as a dancer throughout North America since the age of 10. And has won numerous National and World Dance Choreography awards. Kim has performed on the MTV Video Music Awards with P. Diddy, M.C. Hammer, and Kid Sister. Also She has danced with Tony Award winners such as Tommie Walsh and Dan Knechtes, as well as Savion Glover, Michael Minery, Trisha Minery, Barry Youngblood, LaurieAnn Gibson and many more. Some other dance credits include Toronto Raptors, Culture Shock, T.O. Dance Force, Sundolls, and the Harlem Arts Program. Kim has done choreography for pop videos, commercials and many live concerts. Throughout her career Kimberly has been sponsored by TIMEX, REEBOK, NIKE and POLO SPORT and has also been published in “Photo” Magazine as NYC’s “Best Dance Leaper.” Check out her kids book Tilly The Turtle Takes A Dance Class!
Matthew Marcy is a proud veteran cast member of TMI Hollywood! Matthew is a graduate of the Second City; specializing in improvisation, writing, and directing. Matthew is one of the founders of LA’s biggest overnight comedy festival in the woods, “B)i(G Fire Overnight Comedy Festival”. Matthew’s film credits include, “Between the Miles”, “This Tunnel South”, “The Muskrat Boy Of Griffith Park”, and is featured in the first episode of “Biography channel’s,”Killer Kids”. Matthew has performed in a slew of theatrical productions all over Southern California, and is ecstatic to be performing weekly at the ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood. Matthew Marcy is currently managed by Trio Entertainment Group, and is looking for further representation to help advance his career in Acting, writing, directing, and comedy.
He booked his first paid performances: a play, and a Stand-up show in San Diego. The play was ironically for the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot staff. Quickly he became well known in the circuit, having radio appearances, becoming a paid regular at Madhouse Comedy Club, running the New York Comedy Club in San Diego as the Club Manager and paid regular, with national touring veteran comedians who took him under their wings. Two years later he moved to LA, started performing in stand up shows, improv groups, taking classes in improv and acting at various studios, trading his knowledge in engineering for classes, and working harder and happier than he’s ever had. Now having completed dozens of Film, TV, Theatre, and Commercial projects, his goal is to go as far as he can, during the pursuit of happiness. He enjoys nature hikes, biking, and referring to himself in the 3rd person.
Jennifer Kosta is a performer from the San Francisco Bay. As an experienced musical theatre performer she has had the pleasure of playing various roles including: Martha (The Secret Garden), Rona Lisa (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Maureen (Honk!), Sour Kangaroo (Seussical), and Shirley (The Producers) to name a few. Jennifer was also fortunate enough to originate the role of Clorinda, in the first national tour of “Strega Nona” based on the book by Tomie dePaola. With goals of making performing a lifelong career She moved to LA to begin a pursuit in TV/Film.
Since living in Los Angeles Jen has sung at live events with the Trevor Project, as well as background for Stephanie Joosten at the 2015 Game Awards. Having taken classes at (both) Groundlings, and UCB Jennifer is beyond thrilled to join the cast of TMI Hollywood and put those improv skills to use!
Michael began performing comedy 8 years ago while a student at U.C. San Diego. He graduated with a degree in economics, essential training for any aspiring comedian. Michael went on to study improvisation and sketch comedy at the Second City Conservatory and The Groundlings School. He was an ensemble cast member in two Second City Premium shows, One City, Under Smog, and, Red, White, & Everything Else. For the past three years Michael has been a proud cast member and ocassional writer on TMI Hollywood. Michael writes and performs regularly on the iO West main stage with his sketch team, War Room. In conjunction with his live sketch performances, Michael develops online sketch videos for his youtube channel. He performs stand-up regularly and co-produces a monthly live stand-up show in Los Angeles called, That’s Huge. For Michael the people he has met and had the opportunity to work with are the richest part of any experience.
Dave Jia’s parents wanted him to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer, so he took some acting classes and became all three. Born in Brooklyn, Dave was raised outside of Philadelphia by parents from China. At the age of four, he began developing a strong interest for the arts. While attending college, Dave was discovered by his talent agents and began performing in various TV shows, films and commercials. In 2016, Dave Jia was awarded “Best Actor, Comedy” at Flagler Film Festival. Outside of acting, Dave loves to play guitar, write and exercise
Jesse has been acting in film and television for over 20 years, getting his start in the Academy Award-winning “As Good As It Gets” and continuing with films such as “Blow” “Pearl Harbor” and “The Butterfly Effect”. He was seen guest-starring recently on AMC’s “Mad Men”, and has acted in and/or produced a number of upcoming independent films. In 2013, he took his first steps into comedy by hosting TMI, and joined the cast shortly after. Now he can’t get enough, from performing in TMI regularly, to doing stand-up, to helping organize BiG Fire Outdoor Comedy Festival, Jesse has entered the comedy world to stay.
Hailing from MD, Anna studied theater at Muhlenberg College (go Mules!) She has been featured in several national commercials as well as videos for the MTV Movie Awards, Funny or Die, and College Humor. Less than a year after moving to LA she fulfilled her dream of being yelled at by Ari Gold as she made her big screen debut as Dana’s Assistant in the ENTOURAGE movie. Anna is a graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade training program. You can check out the award winning webseries she stars in at: mylifeworkedout.com. She is thrilled to be a part of this ensemble!
Goldie Hoffman hails from the small towns of Brooklyn, NY & Montreal, Canada. A dual American-Canadian citizen and ex-Hasidic wild child from a family of 10 kids, she now calls both Los Angeles & Vancouver home, alternating between the two. Extremely versatile, she performs stand-up & sketch comedy, creates and produces her own comedy web shorts, hosts & emcees both on television and live events, and last but definitely not least, does lots of ‘regular professional acting’ in film, television and theater. She owes her training to Haven Studio with Ben Ratner, in addition to Studio 58’s Professional Theatre Program, both in Vancouver, Canada. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal with a double major in History & International Studies and a minor in languages (a self-professed linguaphile, she speaks 5 languages). In fact, Goldie was originally on a “proper life path”, about to enter law school, but decided that a financially unstable, risky life would be more fun — so she headed west far away from her family’s ire, and switched to theater & performance instead.
You can catch her playing a forensic tech in an episode of “Lucifer” (FOX), and next, playing doctor in the upcoming Miramax thriller, “The 9th Life of Louis Drax”. She also stars as the spunky Rebecca in the independent film, “Gold Never Rusts” which recently screened at the renown Grauman’s Chinese Theater as part of the at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Recent & favorite theater roles include the lead role of Daphna Feigenbaum in Vancouver’s premier production of the hit dramatic comedy Bad Jews (Famous Artists) and Connie in My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Raving Theatre). Goldie is also the winner of a Best Supporting Actress award at The 168 Hour Film Festival in Los Angeles for her lead role in the dramatic film Coerced. Goldie is most at home on a stage telling jokes as herself or in character. A self-professed “stylish bag lady”, she can be spotted around town rushing from place to place, wildly gesticulating with way too many bags in tow. Keep in touch with her online, or better yet, come say hi at a show!
Ray has been with TMI Hollywood since it began back in August 2012. He is a graduate of The Groundlings School and has performed at Second City Hollywood. He was a member of ‘The Kuntz Family Hour’ and provides the voice of Tristan in ‘The Most Popular Girls in School’ as well as the voice of Steve in ‘Dr. Havoc’s Diary.’ He wears jean cut-offs at least 300 days a year.
Tonya is a trained and dynamic actress with a versatile and expansive repertoire. This talent moves from screen to stage, and from classical drama to modern comedy with skillful agility. She is passionate about the craft, and believes in the power the art holds to make the world a more beautiful place.
Born and raised in the small rural town of Thomaston, Georgia, Tonya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Television and Film Production from the University of Georgia, where she also minored in Drama. Additionally, she has studied at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, and with the innovative and acclaimed Eric Morris in Hollywood.
When not on stage, this Georgia peach enjoys cooking, planning memorable events, traveling and making new friends. She also loves writing and aspires to someday bring her musings to life via stage and screen.
Her favorite things are sunsets and long walks on the beach. Seriously. And if you ever need a favor, she can probably be persuaded with good wine!
MARGAUX LEIGH HAMILTON
Originally from America’s most average town, Plainville, Connecticut, Margaux left home at eighteen to study Theatre Acting at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. It was during her Junior year where she met Improv and they fell in love. Improv took her to Upright Citizens Brigade in the Lower East Side and many open mic throughout lower Manhattan. Margaux’s last semester of college took her to Florence, Italy to study Commedia Dell’arte. She ventured back to New York City and she and Improv decided moved to Los Angeles to study at The Groundlings Theatre & School. During the weekdays, you can find Margaux driving around LA in her 1997 Toyota looking for Open Mics. On Sundays however, you can find her in Hollywood performing with the cast of TMI!
Rhonda Hamberger is ecstatic to be making her Los Angeles debut with TMI Hollywood! As a member of SAG-AFTRA she has been fortunate to work nationally and internationally in both Asia and Eastern Europe. Her favorite credits include Suicide Apparition with The Lakeshore Players, The Importance of Being Earnest with Slidell Little Theater, and The Black Hand Side That Feeds you for KBEM-FM – Jazz 88.5 in Minneapolis, MN. When she’s not on stage this NOLA native enjoys creating culinary magic with her loving and supportive husband Alex!
Originally from New Jersey, Michelle has been doing comedy and pursuing acting since graduating from Northeastern University in Boston. She then moved to New York City where she got her first taste of sketch comedy, commercials and Off-Broadway theatre. After a few years there, she moved to Los Angeles where she has studied at UCB, The Groundlings and Scott Sedita Studios. She has performed in several sketch groups around town, but is now super excited to be joining the cast of TMI and hopes to make people laugh for many years to come. In her spare time you might find Michelle walking her beagle Momo, listening to country music or nerding out to her favorite radio show The Woody Show.
Jason comes from the great state of Illinois and has been acting since the age of 5 years old. He is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Hollywood and has starred in numerous theatrical productions, including The Elephant Man, The Comedy of Errors, and Moon over Buffalo. Jason has been with TMI Hollywood since the beginning and is so proud and honored to be part of such a talented cast, crew, and production team. Jason is currently seeking representation but, until then, will continue to make a fool of himself on stage for free for the sake of comedy and because it is so damn fun! Thanks to everyone, including my family and friends, for their continued support!
Tonya is from San Antonio, TX, where after earning her biology degree at Texas Tech University, she made her stage debut with the Hornsby Theater Company. Before moving to LA,she also performed in the musical Once on This Island. Since arriving in LA, she has performed in several television, film and theatrical productions including Kevin Hart’s Let Me Explain, the sitcom pilot The Christians, and a starring role in the independent feature film When Pride Comes Before the Fall. Tonya is excited to be a part of the TMI family!
Emme was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri (Go Cards!), and has made Los Angeles her second home since graduating from Occidental College in 2009. She has performed onstage, on camera, and in the parking lot outside of her job. She wrote, produced, and starred in the upcoming web series “Awkward Ali” about a young lesbian trying (and failing) to navigate the dating world.
Random fact: Before she was old enough to drive, Emme got her parents to buy her tickets to see Bea Arthur perform her one-woman show, and last year she started driving for a delivery service so she could afford to buy a ticket to see Barbara Streisand. Basically she is an 80 year-old woman trapped in a 30-year old’s body who really looks forward to making you laugh (before she falls asleep in her recliner while watching her stories.
Jess is an Improv and Stand-up comedian from Los Angeles.
He has trained and performs regularly at The Second City, UCB LA. He is also currently a cast
member of “TMI Hollywood”.
Jess’ love for the arts started practically at birth and led him to study Jazz piano and guitar.
When Jess isn’t performing, he can usually be found binge eating Doritos and writing music.
Hayes Dunlap came to LA for two things, the acting and the ocean. He lives in Pasadena now, so the ocean is a hard second. Hayes grew up in Vermont, and spent several years on the east coast, getting his BA in Film and Theater, and performing in plays, improv shows, and independent films all over New York City. Hayes studied at UCB in NYC, and Switched over to the Groundlings when he arrived in LA. Hayes has picked up credits from HULU, Tru TV, Discovery ID, LMN, PBS, and most recently, was a series regular on the new Nerdist show, Frequency Bandits. Say hi to him after the show! He’s a bit odd, but he’s alright.
Brenna Daly emerged from none other than Sin City itself; where she fiercely jumpstarted her dreams to become the best actor in the world! She studied from the time she was 8 years old and continued to go on learning as much as she could about her artistry. By the time she started training at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts; she had already been acting in many independent films, some of which she helped write and produce. She recently graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in West LA and gained a mass knowledge of both stage and screen acting.
Brenna has a natural ability to make people laugh and feel good. She has fun and you will too just by watching her! She is so thankful to be a part of the TMI Hollywood family!
“If you had to choose, Tom would rather you be nice to people in need than watch him be funny. Luckily you can do both because he’s super funny and just watching him will make you a better person. Tom grew up in Kentucky and before moving to Los Angeles, he had a small part in the 4 hour epic zombie/vampire movie Dance With a Vampire which he still has not watched and wouldn’t recommend, but inspired him to move to Los Angeles so he could be paid for acting with something other than pizza and painful memories.
Tom trained and performed at the Groundlings and has also performed in Los Angeles at Second City, I.O. West, The Improv, and many other places. He’s a member of the nationally touring improv troupe F&L with whom he has performed at conferences, events, and outreach shows at homeless shelters, child placement facilities, and prisons. He has also written, produced, and starred in a few “official selection” short films for some fancy film festivals. Tom has also appeared in several network shows and national commercials.”
Tom is represented by Jane Schullman at Vesta Talent
Keri Bunkers is thrilled to be performing in TMI Hollywood! Originally from Minneapolis, MN, Keri is a life-long dancer and was a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader for 4 years before gravitating to the theater. On stage, Keri was a cast member of long-running comedies like Bye Bye Liver The Drinking Play, Tiny ‘n Tina’s Wedding, and The Awesome 80s Prom, (also performing with the “The Prom” Off-Broadway in New York City). New(ish) to LA, Keri has appeared on TV in shows like Spike’s Tattoo Nightmares and ID Discovery’s Cry Wolfe, as well as in films such as The Bequeather and Ice Breaker, plus many videos and commercials. TMI Hollywood is Keri’s Los Angeles stage debut!
Keeley Bright was born and raised in the culturally diverse and small foreign country known as The Republic of The Valley. She still holds dual citizenship and can speak the the language fluently.
After graduating from the University of Long Beach State with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and satisfying her passion for the physical arts, known as collegiate volleyball, she went straight to the Second City Conservatory to follow her other passions in comedy, acting, and writing. She then went forth to continue her training at the Upright Citizens Brigade, where she met her cerebral soul mates and became a part of the indie improv team known as Osito (that means little bear in spanish). She also trains theatrically with Vincent Chase (yes, he’s a real person), W. Morgan Shepard (yes, he’s a real British person), and at the Margie Haber Studio (yes, rule of three).
In her spare time she enjoys boycotting things that make life easier, which is probably in direct correlation to her strong motherland roots. She also enjoys integrating mathematical terminology into everyday life because she believes the english language should flourish and not be constrained by a finite use of colloquial phrases. Her excitement to joining the cast of TMI is TNTC! target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>www.steve-brewster.com
Steve is an actor/writer living in Los Angeles. A graduate of The Second City Conservatory and the IO West Training Program, he has performed in theaters throughout Los Angeles including The Comedy Central Stage, The Second City, IO West, UCB, The Garage Comedy Show, The Comedy Cocktail Show, The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. He has also appeared at The Chicago Sketch Festival, The San Francisco SketchFest, The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, and The Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival. With Stephen Scott, he has performed at The Los Angeles Comedy Festival, The Los Angeles Improv Comedy Festival and The Chicago Sketch Festival. They have also performed at The Laugh Factory, Comedy Sportz, and The Fanatic Salon. Previously, the two produced and starred in the critically-acclaimed Mayberry Live!, an improvised version of the old Andy Griffith Show, which played to sold out houses in an extended run at Second City Hollywood. With his group, Sketch Armstrong, he produced and appeared in the short, Insight Into The Enemy, which was selected for the Montreal Comedy Festival, where it was also selected for a special “Best Of Fest” screening. Los Angles theater credits include The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! at The Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Only Song I Know, Museum, Ripper! and his critically acclaimed turn as Dromio in The Comedy of Errors. Regional theater credits include Picnic, Pirates of Penzance, Twelfth Night, and the 8-character, 1-man show 21A. He has also appeared in numerous commercials and independent films; and recently starred in the short, A Tricky Treat, which was an official selection of The Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. He is an actor/writer for the weekly sketch show TMI at The ACME Comedy Theatre in Hollywood, and also performs regularly at Second City Hollywood and IO West. For more info, go to www.steve-brewster.com
Sara Berger is very excited to be a part of the TMI Hollywood cast. Sara is from Westchester County, NY where she performed on stage in shows such as Oliver, Damn Yankees, Working, and many more. She has trained in Improv at The Groundlings and L.A. Connection Comedy Theater, where you can see her perform weekly Friday Nights in The Stranger Than Fiction Show. She is looking forward to continuing to make the people of LA laugh! She also likes animals dressed in human clothing; fun fact.
I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. I’ve always had a lifelong desire to be an actor. I’ve always loved sketch and improv comedy, in particular shows like ‘ In Living Color’ , ‘SNL’ , ‘ Whose Line is It Anyway’ and ‘ Chappelle’s Show’. My acting role models are Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray. I graduated from Jeff Davis High School in 2003 and the University of Phoenix Bachelor’s program in 2015. I did a 5 year stint in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman ( medic) for the Marines from 2003 to 2008. I started acting in 2010. I have previously performed and/or trained at The LA Connection, The Second City Hollywood, IO West and The Underground off Sunset. My film and TV credits included MegaShark Vs Crocosaurus, Vin Diesel’s The Ropes, Syfy’s Geeks Who Drink , the All Def Digital movie ‘Major Label’, HBO’s ‘Insecure’ and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ music video. I’ve done commercials for Geico, Tekkan Tag Team, and Kelley Blue Book. In addition to acting, I’m also a full time grad student( Business Major) , a writer/ host for pop culture site ‘God Hates Geeks’ and the lead contributor to the popular blog ‘ Belser-Verse’ on Facebook and Instagram.
MIKE BASH is from a big Italian family in NY. He has worked and lived all over the world and has not been kidnapped or yelled at for being American yet. Will probably retire in Italy, post about the food everyday and find his way into the mob.
He is an actor, producer, writer and a graduate of Emerson College. He can be seen in shows around town at iOwest (House Team: June’s Cleaver), Second City, UCB and here at home at the Hudson. Huge Packers, Lebron, Asian food and The Wire fan. Does not have Instagram, probably will only be medium famous due to this. Thanks to Peter, Veronica and the team at TMI for an awesome sketch family!
Rep: The LoveStone Agency.
After graduating from the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts, where he took on roles like GASTON in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Kevin became a member of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company. There he performed in classics like Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Cymbeline and Two Gentlemen of Verona. His most recent role was Demetrius in Titus Sharkdronicus at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Kevin is now in his second year of the Meisner two year program at the Ruskin Group Theatre Company where he also understudied both the main roles in The Gun.
Veronica was born in Los Angeles to a very Mexican family. After a successful and lucrative career as a Catholic school teacher, she decided to go into a field almost as lucrative- sketch comedy. When she’s not touring with the New Kids on the Block, she can be found at musicals, eating Chinese food, or watching Brady Bunch marathons..
Joe Neuburger grew up in New Jersey, but was kicked out for refusing to use a tanning bed. Since coming to Los Angeles, Joe has been a writer on multiple web series including “The Game Room” and “Short Term” and has written jokes for the likes of Paul Scheer and Nick Kroll. He has directed a few web series episodes as well. Joe likes bacon, cars, beer and bacon. He lives in Hollywood with a cat named Burbank and non-matching dinnerware.
David “LOCO” Romero is a comedy writer and screenwriter who started freelance comedy writing in college for a gossip website called www.thecount.com and was a former contributing writer for http://www.youtube.com/thefinebros. He was then an intern for Sweeting Independent Films and now has a podcast on blogtalkradio.com called The Jamie and Loco Project.
Dan Fiorella lives in New York City. Downtown New York. Very downtown New York. Okay, he lives in Staten Island. Dan’s written for the stage, page, screen and joystick, with credits that include “Prairie Home Companion,” Cracked and Mad magazines, “The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers,” the “Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes 2” video game and was advice columnist Dear Dottie for the Weekly World News (a humor publication that not everyone realized was a humor publication). He has authored two books, Lost Claus and Space Case and can be found lurking at DanFiorella.com. He enjoys home cooking, laughing in the rain and writing about himself in the third person.
Kay is a working TV commercial writer, director and optioned screenwriter. Kay has also produced a distributed romantic comedy feature, entitled June, starring Felicia Day. (imdb, Kay Christianson. That extra name means, she’s married. The wrinkles mean, she’s a mommy) Comedy is her forte’ having performed in over 800 live comedy shows – a couple of years of those – with Kristen Wiig, (<–shameless name-dropping goes here). Kay is also the voice of the Japanese dominatrix Mistres Suki, in the X-box OutLaw Golf games. (<– totally random credit goes here) And, she particularly enjoys reading glowing things about herself in bios.
Born in New Jersey into a family of Yankee fans, Nick studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts alongside alumni such as Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. After graduation, he shaved off his mullet and moved to Los Angeles to learn how to wait in traffic. He was a semi-finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting (AMPAS), a script reader for Creative Screenwriting magazine, and the creator of the entertainment blog Get To The Chopper (www.get-to-the-chopper-com). He’s very proud to be a part of TMI Hollywood, and can often be found at the Cactus Taco Stand on Vine persuading people that Inspector Gadget is a fraud
PHILIP R. MOON
Writer Liaison/Staff Writer
Philip Rodney Moon shares the same hometown, alma mater and current city as Magic Johnson, though to date has not achieved as many NBA championships. Instead, he has spent his days writing for Cracked.com, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and the Fox/DirecTV sports comedy series Suit Up.
Associate Producer/Staff Writer
Bill Kelly currently writes for TMI Hollywood. He has also written for and performed in Second City This Week, No Shame, Poppa Pill, This Is Why Mommy Drinks, and the New York Renaissance Festival. He has studied acting and improvisation at Second City Hollywood, IO West, Stephen Book’s Acting Through Improvisation and the Hothouse.
He starred in the South by Southwest Film Festival awarding winning internet short “How Do I Say This?” He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hannah Montana and the Second City Network. His only lasting contribution to cinema was getting shot in the head by Daryl Hannah.
Executive Producer/Head Writer
Tim is originally from Rhode Island where he spent most of his life until moving to Los Angeles recently to continue his career in home electronics. After taking writing classes at Second City Hollywood he began contributing regularly to Second City This Week. Tim has a degree in business from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. So far his favorite thing about living in LA is being able to keep a killer tan year round.
Executive Producer/Head Writer
A lifelong New Yorker, Peter moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue a career as a writer. He graduated from UCLA’s Professional Screenwriting program in 2011. After UCLA, Peter found his way to the Second City Hollywood Theater and became a staff writer for a weekly show, Second City This Week. By the time the show ended in June of 2012, he was one of its head writers. Along the way, he co-created an over the top variety/sketch/sitcom show called “The Kuntz Family Hour “in early 2012. He currently acts as Executive Producer and Head Writer of TMI. He was recently named one of the sexy men of sketch by Marie Claire Magazine. Ok, that part wasn’t true, but he was just trying to see if you read all of this.
TODD VAN METER
Todd (Todd) Van Meter is a former college student who realized that being a professional poet was not a real thing. After that crushing realization, he enrolled himself into the Second City Hollywood writing program and now plays catch-up to the other talented writers and performers in the TMI Hollywood cast. Primarily a writer, Todd also dabbles with performing the stand-up comedy. When he’s not engrossed in the comedy, he likes to take girls on long walks at the beach just to show them how hard and troublesome walking in sand really is.