Nicole Antonuccio is from Pittsburgh, PA, which she will proudly talk to you about for hours, even days. There she began learning and performing improv at the Steel City Improv Theater and is excited to continue training and performing at the many wonderful improv theaters in Chicago. Nicole is a happy member of Miss Century at CIC and also plays regularly with her best longtime pals in Kingsbury.
Sports fan, TV enthusiast, tough guy: Meghan Babbe is delighted to be a member of the CIC house team, "Big Sky". Aside from performing at CIC, Meghan performs at The Playground with "Squall", at iO Theater with "Smokin' Hot Dad", and at various venues around town with the Upstairs Gallery house team, "Cross Pollination". She copied the format of this bio from Chandler Goodman. She doesn't know if you can tell.
Eric Bays has been with Chemically Imbalanced Comedy since 2007. He has played on retired teams Roboctopus and Under the Bleachers and has acted in CIC productions of Seasonal Disorder 4, The Wake, The Book of Liz, Barefoot in the Park, and Beyond Therapy. You may have also seen him playing the part of "Bartender" on random nights. He considers Farrell Walsh and Sarah Borer to be his best friends and hopes the feeling is mutual.
Lee Benzaquin is a writer and performer from Boston. In addition to CIC, Lee is a house performer at iO and the Chicago Magic Lounge. CCC, forever.
Kyle performs and coaches at CiC. He is a member of house team Purple Rain.
Tess Borgerding can be seen performing with her CIC team Hat or with her independent team, Gastriloquist. When she's not performing she can be found knitting and crafting and drinking tea. As the official Hat hat-maker she is honored to call CIC her home. She's not quite sure how she landed a spot among so many incredibly talented and wonderful performers but she's glad she did.
Mike Brunlieb is from Milwaukee, WI and performs in Trap at the Mission Theater and with Sand at Spitballin.
Michael Carothers moved to Chicago from Baltimore where he was only an extra (guy buying drugs) on The Wire. He is a member of CIC, performed with retired house team Meow Meow Ruff. Rep'd by Shirley Hamilton, Michael currently performs at iO Theater with "weekender" and acts in/around Chicago. Michael's goal is to laugh and make you laugh.
Rayna Caskey is originally from Michigan. She is very excited to play with and be confused by Majority Rules. You can also see her perform at iO and the Playground. You can follow her parents' instagram at old_hippies.
Paul Chimko is a proud performer at CIC Theater. You can find him performing with Gigantic and Hat at CIC. Paul has studied at iO Theater and Second City. Paul also performs at iO Theater with Dogs, and the Playground Theater with Yes Diggity. Paul attended Michigan State University and loves the state of Michigan to a fault.
I was born and raised in Beverly (MA), I went to school in Charlottesville (VA), and I've lived in Chicago (IL) since 2009. Outside of CIC, you can see me improvise with Meridian at iO.
Lawrence Collerd performs at CIC with Clockwise, at iO with Lola and Cross Pollination, and at the Playground with Torque and Boyish
Note from CiC Theater:
James passed away in the fall of 2016. He was a talented, funny, wonderful, charismatic, and all around good person. He is sorely missed among his friends here at the theater. He made some of our worst shows seem like solid gold because his laugh was that of 100 laughs.
We love you James.
James' original bio below:
James Conklin is excited to play at CIC with a lot of extremely talented people. A graduate of the iO Training program, he now performs with the iO Harold team, Scout. In his free time, James likes to read and snowboard.
Brendon has been performing improv since 2002, and is a graduate of the i.O. Training Center as well as CIC. He has also studied at the Annoyance and other hip happening spots.
Before moving into Chicago, Brendon co-founded a long form improv theater in Chicago's western suburbs called Westside Improv Studio. He has also coached several college improv teams from out of Wheaton College.
He has one (1) human child, who will one day replace him.
Gina is from outside Philadelphia and has been doing improv since 2011.She feels very fortunate to play with her favorite team, High Horse.
Dan Derks is a member of Miss Century.
Dillon Diatlo grew up in the magical land of New Jersey. Shortly after moving to Pittsburgh for school, Dillon became involved with a magical improv theater known as the Steel City Improv Theater. Here he vigorously trained to become a sorcerer of improv before packing his things into a bindle and moving out mid-west to the magical city of Chicago. While in Chicago, Dillon has proudly become 1/3 of magical improv trio, Kingsbury, while training and performing at various theaters including iO, Second City, Upstairs Gallery, Playground, and his all time favorite, CIC. At CIC you can catch Dillon performing with magical improv troupe Miss Century in an improv show Dillon could only appropriately describe as "magical."
Claire Favret hails from Maryland, but attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia where she co-founded Sandbox Improv and later graduated. Then she moved to Chicago. Claire performs with CIC team Miss Century!
Mary spent the first 22 years of her life in Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa in 2012. She still loves her home state a lot, but moved to Chicago after graduation because there is a lot more to do here. In addition to performing with Phantom, her wonderful CIC team, she is also a member of The Sherbe(r)t Boys at iO. Mary likes to listen to podcasts (who doesn't?), read books, and ride the train.
Rainey has been studying and performing improv since October 2010. He started with 8th Floor Improv in his sophomore year at Ohio State University, where he was coached by Kyle Bethea. Rainey moved to Chicago upon graduation from OSU in June 2013. Since then, he has performed with CIC's Clockwise and Playground Theater's Divorcee while going through the training program at iO. Outside of improv, Rainey is a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and all Cleveland teams. He also loves superhero movies and the comics from which they are taken.
Caleb was born in Williamsport, Ohio. He moved to Chicago in September of 2013, and has been a member of the CIC Theater as a performer with the team Clockwise since the fall of 2013. Caleb also does theatre around town. Clockwise Never Dies.
Chris has been performing in Chicago since 2014. He has studied at iO, The Second City, The Annoyance, and ComedySportz Chicago. You can see him perform at CiC with Tibula, with his independent team Penny Red, and at iO with Harold team Shade. He eats at Michael Jordan’s Steak House semiannually.