Current Teachers


Max McCal

A founding member of Endgames Impov, Max has performed in the bay area since 2007, and currently plays with Endgames team the Recchia. He is an instructor and director for the company, and coaches Endgames house teams.


Scott Meyer

Having participated in his college's improv club for one semester, Scott made the unfortunate decision to wait seven years before performing again. Trained through Endgames Improv and iO Chicago Summer Intensive, Scott is happy to join the Endgames main stage team The Recchia and house Harold team Patchwork.


Chris Blair

Chris Blair is an improviser. He has trained in both San Francisco and Chicago with many schools, including iO, Bats, and UCB (and performing on several of their stages). He now plays on the EndGames main-stage team The Recchia Originally teaching and performing with FRISCO, Chris was one of the founders of Endgames. He is also the creator of the web series Tragedy Club.


Keara McCarthy

Keara has a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University. She has been doing Improv for over four years. She performs weekly with The Recchia in Your F@#ked Up Relationsip, and with Vagina Jones as much as possible, and she will be appearing next year in Improv Against Humanity. She has appeared in Improv Festivals across the country, including The San Francisco Improv Festival, The LA Improv Festival, and the Del Close Marathon in NYC to name a few.


Daniel Burt

Has been performing and teaching improv for over 13 years. He has trained and performed at the IO Chicago, the Annoyance Theater, Second City Las Vegas and San Jose Comedysportz. Currently you can see him performing long form improv in the bay area with Classy Pants and other projects.


Sam Turnbull

Discovered the fine art of improv in high school. While at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo Sam performed weekly with Smile and Nod, the Cal Poly improv team. Sam brought his brand of improv overseas twice to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Lucky for you he now stays state-side. You can see him perform regularly with the EndGames harold team Patchwork and monthly with the long-form team Chivalry Club.


Shaun Plander

Shaun Plander is an improviser, writer and actor and has been looking handsome in San Francisco since 2010, when he moved here to help found the improv troupe Narcissists Anonymous. The Narcissists have been featured in the Del Close Marathon, the LA Improv Comedy Festival, and the San Francisco Improv Festival. Shaun performed at the Ventura Improv Company for four years, and studied theater at UCSB. He has acted in numerous plays and sketch shows. He can also be seen performing with the Endgames house team, Patchwork.


Nish Tewari

Nish is a born and raised Endgames improviser. He performs with Endgames' House teams Recchia and Patchwork. He has performed at various improv festivals including The California Improv Festival, San Franciso Improv Festival, Detroit Improv Festival and the Stumptown Improv festival.


Jon Skulski

Jon Skulski has been studying and teaching improv for five years. He has twice completed iO's summer intensive in Chicago and as a performer with Endgames in San Francisco. He is currently a member of house team, Cat Dance. He believes good improv comes from a place of confident, honest silliness. You can read his experiences and theories at http://improvfordumbidiots.tumblr.com/


Julie Katz

Julie Katz has been in San Francisco since 2013 and she is extremely grateful that she found Endgames Improvisational Theatrical Theater. Before venturing westward she was in New York City where she performed musical improv with house teams at both The Magnet and The P.I.T. She completed the advanced study program at Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and has her BFA in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Here, she performs with Endgames house team Chivalry Club and Vagina Jones, an all lady team encouraging other lady-identifying people to get on stage and improvise. Julie thinks improv is magic.


Krish Eswaran

Krish Eswaran has been studying and performing improv and sketch comedy since 2013. He's trained with Endgames Improv, iO Chicago, the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, and has taken workshops from teachers affiliated with these and other theaters around the country. He coaches There's Hope?, an Endgames house Harold team, and performs regularly with Cat Dance, Kappa, and in Your Fucked Up Relationship. You can read about his experiences at http://improvfrombelow.com or ask him about them in person.


Hector Huang

Hector Huang has been studying and performing improv at Endgames since 2013. In addition to his training at Endgames, he has completed most of the UCB core curriculum in NYC. At Endgames, he performs every Thursday with Chad and Chivalry Club. Hector is still trying to explain what improv is to his parents. Hector micro-publishes on twitter @portmanteauwar.


Rebecca Sorell

Rebecca is a home grown Endgames improviser, and has been playing and studying with this community since 2013. She has also done a summer intensive at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, and studies with any visiting instructors that get within 20 miles of SF. She performs with the house Harold team Royal Minks, and the connected showcase team Party Cop.


Sean Geary

Sean Geary has been with Endgames Improv since June 2012. He performed with inaugural Endgames House Harold Team Patchwork and is a current member of Wachaa! He has a profound love for Camp Improv Utopia that unlocked his understanding of how community and camaraderie make improv better. He produces a monthly Camp Night for indie teams looking for a free venue and free show to perform in. Wachaa! is the host team for Camp Night which is a great time to see them perform their own form The Wachaa! You can follow his fitness selfies on Instagram @hobbesnd97.


Michelle Dean

Michelle took her first improv class at UCB in LA in 2006, mostly because she was afraid of it. She has since gone through the Endgames program, and taken way more improv/acting/directing workshops than she would like to admit. She currently performs with SF Tonight and Your Fucked Up Relationship.


Olivia Puerta

Olivia first discovered improv at age 9 as a student of First Stage Theater Academy in her hometown Milwaukee, WI. A dedicated theater kid, she continued to study and perform theater in all her formative years. Olivia has been studying and performing improv in San Francisco since 2012, training with Endgames Improv and BATS. She is also a regular Camp Improv Utopia and workshop attendee. Past teams include Patchwork, Wachaa, Party Cop, and Kill Your First. Her festival appearances include the Del Close Marathon, California Comedy Festival, Detroit Improv Festival, West Coast Musical Improv Festival, Femproviser Fest, Orange County Improv Festival, and San Diego Improv Festival. Olivia currently performs with San Francisco Tonight and Flash Mob Musical. Olivia loves improv a lot.


Alice Wu

Alice started improvising at Endgames in 2013, initially to conquer a stiff bout of writer's block. Outside San Francisco, she has trained at intensives at iO Chicago and UCB New York. She believes the funniest and most compelling improv comes from being transparent about our messier impulses.You can currently see her onstage with SF Tonight and The Understudies. And yeah, she did eventually start writing again.


Nicholas Nelson

Nick Nelson fell in love with Improv in 2013 and has been doing it as much as possible ever since. He has trained with Endgames Improv, Leela, and many other workshops. Nick currently performs frequently with the Endgames House Harold team Local Honey and the always wacky Cat Dance He is also the co-creator of the Pen Pals web series.


Natasha Vinik

Natasha Vinik started her improv journey 11 years ago when she was coached by a BATS teacher for a competitive short form show. Since then she's learned from teachers at BATS and Endgames and has performed in several short and long-form shows - including a past Harold team at Endgames, a weekly show called Missed Connections and performing with Taco Monster who she went to the Del Close Marathon with this year. In addition to improv, she's a stand-up comedian, stand-up woman, and is very comfortable eating ice cream both sitting down or standing up.


Reva Grimball

Reva is a sketch comedy writer and performer in San Francisco. She is currently writing live sketch shows and filmed video sketches with the Endgames Sketch Company.


Chloe Kiester

Chloe Kiester has been doing improv since middle school. Although her performance style has changed, her love of improv has stayed the same. Chloe currently performs with Caboose and Taco Monster.


Past Instructors
Peter Kim

trained at The Annoyance, iO and Second City in Chicago. BATS and San Francisco Comedy College in SF and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. He currently plays with the EndGames Friday night team The Recchia.


Kaeli Quick

Kaeli Quick has been a part of the SF improv community since 2011. Currently, she's on Endgames house teams Chivalry Club (#ThrowbackThursday) and The Rufe (Your Fucked Up Relationship). She's also a co-founder emeritus of the all-lady team Vagina Jones. You might also see her appearing on stage with the sketch group Killing My Lobster, doin' stuff at PianoFight, or popping up in an AJ+ Newsbroke video from time-to-time. In short, she's around.


Matt Nelsen

is a former director of EndGames Improv and host of the current events panel and variety show RoundTable with Matt Nelsen. He has trained at Upright Citizens Brigade, Annoyance Theater, iO Chicago, and BATS, and is a former member of the EndGames main stage team, the Recchia. He has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Del Close Marathon, the LA Improv Festival, and the San Francisco Improv Festival.


Katie McCarty

raised in New Jersey, Katie grew up watching live comedy in NYC and at age 9, wrote an adorable fan letter to Mike Meyers (though never mailed it). Katie has studied improv with SF Comedy College and Endgames, and performs with the EndGames main stage team, The Recchia. When not performing, she can be found taking boxing lessons and being a serious business lady at her office job.


Chrysteena Barton

Chrysteena has a B.A. in Theatre and comes from the Chicago improv scene where she performed on the iO team Shadowfax, the ComedySportz Rec. League, and at Chemically Imbalanced Comedy. While in Chicago, she studied at the Second City, iO, The Annoyance Theater and ComedySportz. Now in the Bay Area, Chrysteena performs with Classy Pants, Vagina Jones, The Recchia, and Mr. Potato Hand, along with coaching the team Cat Dance. Her festival appearances include, The Nashville Improv Invasion (Nashville,) The Duke City Improv Festival (Albuquerque,) SF Sketchfest (San Francisco,) The San Francisco Improv Festival (San Francisco,) The Stumptown Improv Festival (Portland,) and the Milky Way Festival (Roseville).


Scott Recchia

is a graduate of the Second City and Improv Olympic Conservatories in Chicago. He's graced the stages of the Second City West, IO West, and UCB theaters. He's worked with Tina Fey, Del Close, and Jason Sudeikis of SNL. He has taught at IO and in London where he directed an Improvised Musical that was an official selection at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Most recently he created the i-book application How-to Improvise.


James Folta

has been performing comedy since high school. At , he wrote, produced, and acted in two sketch teams, a renowned mime troupe, and spent a stint working for the Daily Show. Here in the Bay Area, James performs with the EndGames main stage team, The Recchia. While not on stage, James can be found building houses with Habitat for Humanity or biking around from one spot to another, reading and writing.


Guillermo Martinez

is an animator and improviser performing with SF based longform teams Moosehead and Furious. Guillermo was a member of IOCUS, Puerto Rico's top improv company and he was part of the Team Puerto Rico in 2007 IMPRO-SPORT's International Improv Festival where he performed with incredible teams from Peru, Mexico, Spain, Chile, and USA. Guillermo's artwork can be seen on the posters of EndGames Productions: Confessions and Furious, and currently plays on the EndGames main stage team, The Recchia.


Jeff Chou

has been performing and teaching improv since his glory days back in college, and has formally trained and performed with BATS improv, the Unscripted Theater Company, and the UCB theater. Since then he has produced and co-coached hoboFish improv and currently plays on the EndGames main stage team, The Recchia


Marcus Sams

a professionally working actor in the Greater Bay Area. Sams received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from CSU, Chico in 2004, and studied at Lila Theatre in San Francisco. He has been trained by some of the most influential improv teachers of our time; including David Razowsky, Susan Messing, Joe Bill and Mark Sutton, to list a few. Sams currently performs with the improv duo Shades of Grey. He enjoys innovating improv by creating new formats and aggressively integrating technology into the art form to create seamless and visually amazing improvised shows.


Nick Coluzzi

Nick has been doing improv since high school where he trained with ComedySportz Los Angeles. His passion for improv continued throughout college at San Francisco State University where he received a bachelors in history and currently works toward his masters. He performs regularly with Narcissists Anonymous.


Edwin Zee

is a writer and performer living in San Francisco. Edwin has been performing improv since 2006 and has received training from iO West and the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater. He's performed at the LA Improv Festival, Del Close Marathon, and the San Francisco Improv Festival. His comedy has been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Details magazine. Edwin currently performs with EndGames main stage team The Recchia and house team Furious. Outside of improv, Edwin enjoys a good burrito, has a decent CD collection, and is a big nerd.


Dan Ronco

Dan Ronco has taught, studied, and performed improv for over 10 years. He trained at iO Chicago, Improv Boston, and with the San Francisco Improv Co-Op. Dan has performed in numerous shows and festivals, including the SF improv Festival and SF Fringe Fest, and is currently coach of Endgames house team the Recchia.


Angela Perez

Angela Perez began improvising in the San Francisco Area in 2009 and is currently a member of the Endgames Indie Group, The Letters, the long-form narrative musical improv group, Yessing and the singing Harold group, The Flying Harolds. Angela has studied with Endgames, BATS, UnScripted and iOChicago.


Eric Roller

Eric Roller is a writer and director living in Berkeley and a founding member of the sketch group Naptime. He's an alum of Endgames sketch and improv training and wrote for ten episodes of The Examined Life, a live monthly sketch show in San Francisco. Eric works as a copywriter by day (and sometimes by night), and his reflection appears on TV daily.


Avi Rajput

Avi began improvising in San Francisco Area in 2012 and has trained with Endgames Improv, iO Chicago, and UCBNY. You can see him perform regularly with Endgames house team SF Tonight, The Letters, Party Cop, Kappa and Pianofight house team Original Jokes.


Craig Gaspian

Craig has been involved with Endgames since the spring of 2013 and takes the stage regularly with his team Cat Dance and irregularly/always with Lamplighter. He has studied improv at Pan Theater, UCB NY and iO Chicago. He has a performance background in drama, musical theatre, a cappella, and just enough stand-up comedy to mention.


Callie Holderman

Callie Holderman began improvising in 2012 at UCB in New York. Upon relocating to San Francisco, she performed regularly with Endgames’ Harold team Patchwork and Cat Dance. Her favorite shows are the ones she does with her duo team Jollie Cash. Today, she mostly directs and teaches improv. You can see her show, Baked Beliefs on Wednesday nights and even catch her on stage in Feed the God of Comedy. She also directs and writes sketch comedy with Endgames Sketch Company.