George Elrod is a Chicago comedian and actor. He is a NBC Universal/Second City Bob Curry Alum, and was recently featured in Second City's first LGBTQ pride sketch revue, Let's Make it Perfectly Queer. George can be seen at the iO Theater performing with the Harold team, Comet, and the all LGBTQ+ house team, Dreamboat. George host a Queer Comedy Showcase titled, The Event, and the Juicebox Theater, and he is the co-host of the guilty pleasure podcast, Almost Heinous, with Steve Han. Follow him on Twitter - @XOGossipGeorge and Instagram @gel_rod
Terrence Carey is a nationally touring and lactose intolerant Chicago based actor, originally from the cheese capital Madison, WI. Terrence is an ensemble member on one of the three touring companies at The Second City. As well as Cofounder and ensemble member of Chicago’s very own improvised spoken word collective, PREACH!. You might have seen him on TV, as Tom G in Comedy Central’s SouthSide. Or the wanna be gangster who shot his friend in the leg by accident on Chicago Med. Or the guy who calls his momma for money in that one CreditBox commercial. Or the best friend of the guy who gets advice from Tony Romo in a Corona Commerical. Or you haven’t seen him and that’s okay, because you can see him on Instagram @tbabybabybaby or at his website: Tisforterrence.com.
Eunji Kim is a comedian, writer and actor based in Chicago. She is currently a Writer for Cards Against Humanity and can be seen performing improv at iO Chicago and doing stand-up/solo sketch at Zanies, Laugh Factory and the Annoyance Theater. She has been invited to perform at comedy festivals all over the Midwest, including The Chicago Improv Festival, The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Chicago Sketchfest and the Detroit Improv Festival. She was a 2017 Bob Curry Fellow at Second City and a featured performer in the 2017 NBC Universal Break Out Festival. She also co-hosts The Ajumma Podcast (@AjummaShow) with fellow comedian/Korean, Peter Kim (@Peterkz) and produces a monthly stand-up showcase called Congrats On Your Success, which was featured in the Netflix show, Easy.
JACK BENSINGER is a Chicago comedian from Arlington, Virginia. He is a graduate of the i.O. Training Center and The Second City’s Conservatory program. Jack has been part of The Annoyance Theater in shows such as Trigger Happy and The Holy F*** Comedy Hour. His video work has been featured on reddit/NotTimAndEric. You can search his name on YouTube to watch his short humor films.
Marcel “Mr. Greenweedz” Wilks is the quintessential artist. Starting out as a rapper from the Westside of Chicago for over 30 years with groups like All Natural, Family Tree, Liquid Soul, and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound; touring the world and releasing albums. Now, Greenweedz feels like he has a degree in acting from all the studying and learning he has from various actors comedians and stand up comics. For the past few years Greenweedz has taken the acting craft very seriously. Lately studying @ Second City and doing field research thru a renaissance of fresh actors from the mainstage “Dream Freaks Fall from Space”. Inspired by all of these movements Greenweedz is working on his craft as an improvised Stand up Storytelling artist and character actor sometimes thru rhymes. Greenweedz was apart of the major ensemble “Afrofuturism” where he learned from some of the dopest Actors on the planet. Currently working on his one man show “Have Mic Will Travel” where he teams up again with Director of Studio B, Billy Bungeroth.
Siddhartha Rajan joined Gray Talent in 2017. He attended the Chicago
College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, graduating in May
of 2016 with a BFA in Acting. His education in theatre began in high
school during which he studied at Interlochen Academy for the Arts
deep in the northern woods of Michigan.
Since graduating college Siddhartha has appeared in multiple shows,
including A DISAPPEARING NUMBER at TimeLine Theater, GREAT
EXPECTATIONS at Silk Road Rising, A WINTERS TALE/THE RIVALS during
Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, and a guest star role in Joe Swanberg’s
EASY on Netflix.
Jennifer Estlin is both an actress as well as the Executive Producer and co-owner of The Annoyance Theatre, in Chicago. Short film credits include short films A Million Miles Away (Sundance 2015), The Cure (Slamdance 2017), Blood Below the Skin, A Short Film About Execution, and Choose. Feature films include The Eyes, Volcano, iMurders, Chicago Boricua and The Stand-In. Television credits include Proven Innocent, Chicago P.D., Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the recurring role of Cathy Briscoe in Law & Order.
Destini Huston was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where
she attended solely art-based schools. Developing a passion for
performing at a young age, Destini practiced dance (modern, jazz,
ballet, hip hop), and moved on to memorizing plays, rather than the
Seinfeld reruns she watched when she was little. Some of her theatre
credits include Disney’s High School Musical (Minneapolis Children’s
Theatre), Force Continuum (Eclipse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(Stages), Cinderella (Stages Theatre), and Fashion 47 (Minneapolis
Children’s Theatre). Most recently, Destini was proud to perform in
two of Eclipse Theatre’s Season productions by playwright Kia Corthron
(Force Continuum & Breath Boom).
Since graduating with her BA in Film/ Television Writing, and acting
minor from Columbia College Chicago, Destini has had the opportunity
to perform within various mainstream and independent film and
television projects. Working with The Onion, Michael Slovis for
Chicago Fire, and a collection of web series, Destini is proud to
continually tread the line between screen and stage productions.
Jeff Murdoch was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, attending school at the University of Michigan. Go Blue! After college, he moved to Chicago to pursue comedy, where he’s had the privilege of performing at The Annoyance, iO, and The Second City! However, his favorite comedic moments come from working with his comedy partner Jo Scott in their group Seriously Unprepared.
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