J. W. Crump is a writer and funny maker, originally from North Carolina. The North and all its loud noises scare him. Past works have included a spec TV pilot, sketch comedy series, and two short films: Bag Tax and Engagement. He’s pretty sure all of them are one big hallucination.
J. W. currently performs with NY-based improv troupe ¡Stop Being Terrible! and does standup on a semi-not-regular basis. He’s really worried that Mountain Dew will run out of new flavors. Read more funny things by following him on Twitter (@jwcrump) or snooping on his website.
Sarah Morgan is a graduate from Sewanee: The University of the South (major – Theatre Arts) and the Michael Howard Studios Conservatory. Her credits include Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, Adine in La Dispute, and Silly Lilly in the original cast of 21 Baker Road, among others. She is a company member of Pantomonium Productions and Puppetry Arts NYC. Although she spends most of her time performing, Sarah also enjoys writing. Two of her original shows have been accepted to the Tennessee Women’s Theatre Project’s Annual Women’s Work Festival. In addition, she co-wrote a holiday musical that was professionally produced in Nashville, Tennessee. She moved to New York a year and a half ago and is currently taking classes at the Peoples’ Improv Theatre.
Colleen Goodhue plays “Candice”, a lovable and beautiful person, much like herself. She enjoys sleeping, doing the crossword, eating brunch, lazing, drinking wine, wearing her jamjams, baking, and anything else that happens on Sundays. She is two degrees from Kevin Bacon.
Previous acting credits include “Juliet” in Romeo + Juliet: A Parodie (Marshfield High School Drama Club, 2004), “Damienne/Gabrielle” in Five Nine Eight (Ithaca College 24 Hour Film Festival, 2006), and “Trout” in Fishwalkers (2011). Colleen is also a short film director – for any occasion.
Some of Yuri Shnayder’s favorite films include Mulholland Drive, American Psycho, The Rules Of Attraction, Persona, Stalker, and The Sacrifice. With a taste for the unorthodox, he tries to break convention in his cinematography. He has shot a few episodes of the web series Flabulous, the pilot webisode Twentease (which he admits has a crappy title), and is currently working on a short film he wrote and directed entitled “Dating Tyler”. He often collaborates with fellow Sam & Lloydian Andrew Rupinsk.
Justin Falcone was raised by artist parents in Massachusetts. He plays lots of instruments including both keytars and gee-tars. He is a talented mixologist, pub trivia star and pretty sharp dresser. He has dropped out of college twice and dressed as the Chrysler Building once. Justin moved to Brooklyn in the summer of 2011 with nothing but a duffel bag and a pair of rats. He tumbles and tweets and plays music.
For the past decade, Nick Gay has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area working as a graphic designer, video editor, and motion graphics artist. Nick bolstered his career as a media designer at Planet Vox, where he worked with numerous clients including the Environmental Defense Fund, Union of Concerned Scientists, NRDC, National Nurses United, Oceana, Greenpeace, and EMILY’s List.
In both 2010 and 2011, Nick won ‘Best Motion Graphics’ for the DC 48 Hour Film Project. His most recent credit is work on a short film titled “When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things” which was recently accepted into the Short Film Corner of the Festival de Cannes.
Floating Elephant, LLC. is Nick’s newest label, where he continues his passion in the art of motion graphic design.
Billy Finn is an actor, writer, and former two-time winner of the Miss Teen USA Pageant. After several successful years as a performer in Washington, DC, Billy recently moved home to the New York area to pursue acting, writing, comedy and appearing shirtless in J. W.’s stupid show. Billy is fairly certain J. W. only wrote the character of “Shirtless Arlo” to see him without his shirt on, but can’t confirm that at this time. You can follow Billy on Twitter @bfinnski and he will give you a lollypop for doing so, since he only has like ten followers, most of which are just links to pornographic websites. Billy is excited to be a part of this project and hopes to someday win an Emmy for his searing portrayal of a man pouring beverage all over himself.
Kevin Flinn has performed improv in New York City for the past eight years at various theaters. Currently, he is Associate Director for the National Comedy Theater which was named “Best in Short Form Improv” for the past two years by INNY. He was also a member of etc…(experimental troupe comedy), who was a finalist at the PIT’s Sketchprov competition in 2009. On the web, he wrote and directed two season’s of “That’s a Wrap” and the short A League of Their Pwn. He is currently working on the web series “Questing”. Kevin is a graduate of Penn State University. Don’t hold it against him.
Amanda Bell is delighted to reveal her true love for cats and making preposterous faces. Currently finishing a Masters Program in Arts Administration at Columbia University, Amanda will soon be helping arts organizations be the awesome-est they can be. She is a graduate of Vassar College, where she did a good bit of theatre study and performance and sang in The Night Owls, the longest-running women’s a capella group in the nation (she was the one who did all the silly songs and made goofy sound effects, obviously). Amanda is currently training in improvisational comedy at The PIT and proud to be part of the comedy troupe, ¡Stop Being Terrible!.
P.S. True story: Those who really love Amanda call her “Manders”. J.W. didn’t know this when he named her character. FATE!
Erin K. Coughlin has no intention of revealing how she prepared for her role as a skin-eating dream demon. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009, and currently studies Improv at The Peoples Improv Theater. When she isn’t trying to make people laugh, she’s trying to scare them. Her horror fiction appears in Dark Moon Digest, issues 1, 4 and Dark Moon Digest Presents: Ghosts! Her story “Slut” (Issue 1) won first place in Dark Moon Books’ 2010 Monsters Contest. She is currently working on a children’s book. Follow her on Twitter or check out her blog.
Jack Nicolaus is a director, performer, and writer. His work has been seen at the Kennedy Center, the Berkeley Rep, and the Geffen Playhouse. NYC credits include Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award winning play The Momentum and The Play About My Dad. He can be seen in the viral video “Madison Square Park Wedding Proposal” and on the series finale of the FX series Rescue Me.