Playing Jane Funktard
Diana Varco is a student of UCB and Groundlings as well as a member of That’s What She Said improv group, who hosts a weekly improv jam and showcase for female performers called the ‘Lady Jam.’ She loves vegetables, red wine and all things sparkly. Diana recently finished the first 4 seasons of Breaking Bad (yea, she knows she’s reeeallly late to the Breaking Bad fan club) so please don’t pull a spoiler alert for seasons 5 and 6….she’s also behind in Mad Men too – yea, she knows it’s the final season – back off people!!!! She is up to date on Game of Thrones.
Playing Mary Funktard
Playing Elizabeth Funktard
Susan Sassi is a writer, actress, singer, and self producing artist currently spending as much time as her health allows, immersing herself in the Los Angeles comedy scene, watching comedy shows, taking sketch/improv classes, and performing with her improv troupes Insert Here and Momgerie. Previously, under the name Susan Rankus, she was a Dorothy Haas Acting Apprenticeship at the prestigious Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia where she had the pleasure of understudying the roles of Biddy/Mrs. Joe in Great Expectations and the joy of performing on their main stage as ensemble in Damn Yankees, Dori in School House Rock, and The Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Cratchet in A Christmas Carol. She produced and starred in the Pizza Man, nominated for three Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards, as well as short film Previous Tenants, which was an official selection of the Big Apple, New Filmmakers, and Twin Rivers Film Festival, where it won Fifth Place. Susan produced Outroverted and her comic One Woman Show, Renaissance, at the 2007 Midtown International Theatre Festival where it played to sold out houses every night and was nominated for Best One Act. Some of her favorite roles include: Alice in Pizza Man, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Caliban in The Tempest, Rita in Sisters, Bertie in the Club, Lady Elaine in Avalon, and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods.
Playing Mr. Blubberbutt
Playing Mr. Bingsley
Playing Ardelia Goatsturd
Greg writes and performs for the sketch troupe IT’S THE COPS!, which performs live on the iO West main stage. He also hosts weekly podcasts on Maria Menounos’ AfterBuzz TV Network. A graduate of the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch-writing program, he’s currently studying at The Second City conservatory. In case you were wondering, yes, he does own a VHS copy of “Pootie Tang.”
Kat made her stand up debut by competing in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition, where the public voted her into the Final Four, landing her a spot in the prestigious Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Since then she has made multiple appearances in the Out of Bounds, Laughing Skull, and the Women in Comedy Festival. She was a finalist in the Magners Comedy Festival and the World Series of Comedy. She was personally invited to perform in Tom Arnold’s Laughing with the Stars and has graced the stage of the world renowned Caroline’s on Broadway in New York. Her talents extend beyond stand up into improv and sketch, which she performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Westside Comedy Theaters in Los Angeles. Kat earned the attention of media and audience alike at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston where she took home the Friars Club Audience Award and was named a “Comic to Watch” by Time Out New York. She currently hosts her own Internet talk show, “A Chat With Kat.”