Bruce Phillips (Cast)
Bruce Philips is an actor and improviser in Chicago. Previous credits include: The Boy Scout Musical, Ask Your Doctor, DankTank, Burlesque is More, and Clued In: The Improvised Murder Mystery.(THEATRICAL): X (Clark/Cole u/s, Sideshow Theatre Company), Münsterspiel (John, The Plagiarists), Anna Karenina (Karenin, Lifeline Theater). He has also toured with Second City Theatricals aboard the Norwegian Dawn and is a director and actor internationally for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Bruce is a Jeff Award winner for his work designing robots for Heddatron at the Steppenwolf Garage. He currently performs with ComedySportz Chicago, LOL Theater, and is an alternate for Mission IMPROVable. He is a faculty member at The Annoyance and directs the ongoing show Trigger Happy (Wednesdays, 9:30pm). For more information check out: www.brucetheactor.com.
Jessica Landis (Cast)
Jessica is a comedy actress, director, and writer in Chicago. Since 2007, she has used improvisation to create theater all over town and in festivals across North America. You may have seen her work at the Chicago Fringe Festival, Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Annoyance Theater, Second City’s Beat Lounge, Sappho’s Salon, Abbie Fest XVIII, GRIF, Champaign-Urbana Improv Festival, North Carolina Improv Festival, San Diego Improv Festival, and others. She has taught classes and workshops, as well as coaching improv teams on a freelance basis. She has written speculative fiction professionally, and storytelling for community events. For more information check out: www.jessicalandis.com
Caleb George (Cast)
Caleb George lives in Chicago by way of Arlington, Texas. He attended the University of Houston where he studied Theatre and Film. He was a member of the ComedySportz Houston ensemble for four years until moving to Chicago in 2010. Caleb has the pleasure of being apart of several wonderful teams in Chi-town for the last decade plus including , Thirsty: The Premier Improv Drinking Party at the Apollo Theatre, iO's Harold teams Apollo and Artemis and is proud to be a founding member of Chicago Reader's Best Improv Troupe of 2016, Hitch*Cocktails. He was also the proud coach of Loyola's improv troupe, the 45Kings, winners of the 2015 Chicago Regional in the College Improv Festival. He can currently be seen in Hitch*Cocktails at the Annoyance and Clued In at Second City.
Molly Jones (Cast)
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Molly has lived in the beautiful city of Chicago for 12 years. She actively performs at The iO Theater in the Armando Diaz Experience, as well as Clued-In at Second City. She has proudly performed in Hitch*Cocktails for seven years. During the day, she works at Sprout Social and is an enthusiastic Miami Hurricanes Alum.
Edgar Nevarez (Cast)
Edgar Nevarez is a Chicago based writer, performer, film and theater artist. Edgar is a 2021 NBC/Second City Bob Curry Fellow, has produced several sketch shows, and can be seen performing at theaters all over(including The Annoyance, The Second City, Laugh Out Loud Theater in Schaumburg, and iO). Edgar also directs musicals at the high school level, comedy at all levels, and is available to coach improv teams.
Besides Hitchcocktails, he currently can be seen with Shamilton, Kohl's Cash(an iO longform ensemble) and FLEX.
Edgar graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2017. For more information or to keep up to date with projects he produces to help pay off his student loans follow/message him on social media.
Alli Stark (Cast)
Alli Stark is a Chicago based comedian originally from Minnesota. She moved to Chicago to pursue her education at Loyola University Chicago and become an elementary school teacher. Alli was convinced by a sorority sister to audition for the college improv team, in an attempt to make the sorority appear “cooler”. Dropping the sorority letters for improv, Alli started performing and training at many of Chicago’s theaters including The Annoyance Theater, Comedysportz Chicago, The Chicago Improv Den, The Chicago Improv Studio, iO Theater, and The Second City Training Center. You can see her perform with “Trigger Happy” weekly at the Annoyance and in the shows “Hitch*Cocktails” and “Clued-In”.
Peter Corey (Cast)
Peter is originally from Indianapolis but has been bouncing around Chicago stages since 2007. He stoked to join the other nefarious few tonight and every night at Hitch*Cocktails, the show that combines his understandable love of improv, high-stakes theatrics, and also his baffling love of Malört. You can also see Peter twice a week at Second City's Blackout Cabaret for Hitch*Cocktails’ companion show Clued In: The Improvised Murder Mystery or at his weekly variety show Ten Dollar Comedy. Peter studied acting at Ball State University and improv and comedy at iO, Second City, Annoyance, ComedySportz and others. He's also a student of life, every day.
Bri Fitzpatrick (Performer)
Bri Fitzpatrick is originally from Seattle, WA, but has been slinging her performative nefariousness all over Chicago since 2012. Before that, Bri graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, with a BA in Theatre Studies, and while there, founded Ireland's first university-based improv group, Improv, She Wrote (does she only do things with a murderous bent?!) Bri is a performer with The Second City's theatricals, most recently seen in Temple of Geekdom and as Holly Sweetberry in Deck the Hallmark: A Greeting Card Channel Original. You may have seen her on TV in Sventoonie (MeTV), Chicago Fire (NBC), Hot Date (Pop TV), or multiple Kmart Commercials (there’s three remaining locations!) She also improvises regularly with the likes of Baby Wants Candy: The Improvised Musical and Anarchy: An Improvised Rock Opera. Bri is a writer and voice artist for Gfulness, a parody mindfulness app. She is represented by Paonessa Talent, and her overbearing manager is her toddler son, Lucas.
Amita Rao (Cast)
Amita Rao is a comedian and actress, signed with G&J Talent. She has toured with Second City, and was a 2022 NBC Bob Curry Fellow. She is also a member of many Annoyance Theatre shows, such as Hitch Cocktails and Holy F*** Comedy Hour. However, she is most known for her sketch/improv duo Gag Reflex, which has performed frequently around the city and gained notoriety on TikTok (@gagreflex_comedy). Follow her at @amitawow or @gagreflex_chicago on Instagram!