The Armory is a comedy program inspired by NYC’s thriving indie comedy scene. It harbors house improv and sketch teams, readings, standups, experimental works, and so much more.
The Armory is for everyone - a supportive environment for the daring to shine. Our teams combine performers from all walks of improv - those who have never taken classes and those who have completed all the levels. We pair up folks from any school, or nowhere, based on what they bring to the table.
While leveling up at schools is a great way to grow as an improviser, we wanted to see how it would work if we made our own rules. Thus, there is no right/only Armory way; everything is a tool in the belt and all styles of playing are valued. And so we support one another and believe in the best of people. We work to foster growth in our teammates and others. This is one of the only house team programs in the city with no levels or money spent required. Commitment, skill and support are the only requirements.
The Armory is people with energy and desire who just want to come together to be brave, crazy and hilarious.
Past/Current Armory members can be seen on UCB, PIT, Magnet, Annoyance, IO, Second City, North Coast, and Reckless teams as well as film, tv, and the web...which is pretty freaking sweet.
Featuring: THE PANEL Brian Hansbury Adrian Sexton Amanda Stafford Leah Evans Mike Sause Steve Capps Stephen Thornton BAD PEOPLE- Renewed! Chris Bouknight Erik J. Lundstrom Spencer Meade David Benedetto Dominique Salerno Bryan Packman Tony DeFeo Tom Ed Buffalo PowersLeanne Velednitsky KING CRAB- Renewed! Brennan Lowery Matthew A. Schrader Eric Mangin Julie St Olivia Wardwell Alyson Cripps Jerry BurgosJoy Masters Akmal Tajihan NEW TEAM REY Justin McElwee Rob FerriesKatie Lazarus Emilia Horn Meggie McKinnon Mark X Guinn Sarah KimChristopher Jewels Booth Dustin D'Addato NEW TEAM KYLO Andy Fitch Heather Jewels Booth Anthony Hargraves Will Dietzler Tim Canty Sonia Nam Marcus Haugen Sylvie Borschel Paul Pallotta NEW TEAM POE Kevin Tully Mike Spara Susan Widdicombe Pedro Lee Ali Mierzejewski Fu GotoJonathan Cohall Christina Georgandis Zac von Lux (welcome back!) NEW TEAM FINN Raina Trider Michael Williams Eddy Cara David Steele Samantha Singleton Benjamin Jones Charlie Shulman (returning member) Melissa Parker Caron Aaron LaRoche ARMORY WRITING TEAM Rachel Clayton Donna Wood Spencer Meade Hannah Erdheim Andrea Coleman Mark Guinn Marcus Haugen Harry Wood Headwriters: Jerry Burgos and Katherine Lazarus ARMORY SKETCH ACTORS Olivia Wardwell Matthew Patton Sarah Kim Tony DeFeo Mary Cait Kelly Andy Fitch Christine PiñeiroPedro Lee Susan Widdicombe Dominic Russo Evan Zelnick Kirsten O'Brien Jared Laxer Adrian Sexton Andy Paolini new members to The Armory