Sarah is proud survivor of Rockford, Illinois, who moved to Chicago with no intention of pursuing comedy. Now she can be seen performing at CIC Theater with Enjoy Tucson, and with groups Junglepussy, That Just Happened!, Mahalibaes, and Gallon. Sarah has studied at iO Chicago, CIC Theater, and has a woefully underutilized master’s degree from DePaul University.
Eli Coyote Mandel is from O'Neals, CA (which is a small area of the Sierra Nevada foothills outside of Fresno). While studying theater at UC Santa Cruz, he performed and toured with Shakespeare Santa Cruz and was a four-year member of the improv team "Humor Force Five." He is very proud and happy to be at CIC with "Shinbone Alley." He thinks it's a great team with wonderful people. Gigantic is great too! Eli does Gigantic. If you want to see him at other places with worse people check out "American Standard" at iO, "Yes Diggity" at The Playground or "Cool Jacket" anywhere.
Alex Manich is extremely proud to perform with Phantom, a house team at CIC. Alex is a graduate of the iO Training Program, The Second City Conservatory, and the CIC Training Program. He can be seen performing around Chicago with the Harold Team Gideon at iO, and can be heard, wherever you are, on the The Overshare Podcast, which he co-founded.
Maura loves making banana bread and watching Seinfeld reruns. She performs improv and poetry around Chicago. Maura is also the co-founder of an online feminist publication called Hay Nonnie.
Kyle Miller splits his time doing improv, playing music, and bleeding. He is a native of Medina, OH, and an alumnus of Ohio University's Black Sheep Improv, where he was a disciple of the late, great Anthony Ellison.
Matt Myers grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and studied weird performance art. He likes board games, drag queens, and Mexican food.
Carol hails from Virginia where she studied theatre at Virginia Commonwealth University. She enjoys performing improv comedy around Chicago, vegetarian cooking, and playing with her dog.
Saurabh Pande is from Houston TX, he started his improv career with ComedySportz Houston. He has been a resident of Chicago since January of 2014. Outside of [new team name] you can catch Saurabh in Man Bites Dog Thursday nights, Nimbus at the playground theater, and Thirsty at the Apollo.
Emma was born and raised in Washington, D.C. And graduated from the college of William and mary in Virginia. After school, she spent time traveling abroad and nationally, and ended up in Chicago where she fell in love with long form improv. She can be seen on house teams at CIC and iO, and has performed in web series, tv pilots, and written stage pieces. She is madly in love with Mad Contender.
Vince Portacci has been shot twice by a bb gun, once in the face and once in the leg. He had to get one surgically removed from his chin. The other bb's whereabouts are unknown. It may still be in his leg.