Our first two instructors have been announced for 2015 – Jill Bernard and Eric Hunicutt more to be announced at a later date.
Jill Bernard / INSTRUCTOR 2015
Jill Bernard has been performing with ComedySportz-Twin Cities since 1993, and is a founding member of HUGE Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. Her one-woman improv piece, Drum Machine, has been featured in over forty improv festivals. She has taught and performed improv in Norway, Australia, Canada, Argentina and over thirty-five of the United States; and also on an episode of MTV “Made.” She is one-half of the duo SCRAM with Joe Bill of the Annoyance Theater. An Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, she has studied at the Annoyance Theater, Improv Olympic, the Brave New Workshop and other organizations; and is the recipient of the 2005 Chicago Improv Festival Avery Schreiber Ambassador of Improv Award, and the 2007 Miami Improv Festival award for Best Solo Show. She was also the winner, in January 2000, of the Executive Vice President Award for outstanding contribution to Human Resources, the highest award in the American Express Human Resources function. She’s also the voice of God, the Holy Ghost, the Virgin Mary and other religious figures in a series of confirmation videos for Sparkhouse.
Eric Hunicutt / INSTRUCTOR 2015
Eric Hunicutt is an actor, director, writer, and teacher based in Los Angeles. He has been performing in scripted and improvised theater since he was 15 years old; has studied and performed with The Second City Chicago, iO Chicago / iO West , Comedy Sportz, and Steppenwolf Classes West. Eric is a member of the acclaimed Chicago improv ensemble The Reckoning, whose Los Angeles based members play weekly at iO West in Hollywood as well as touring colleges, theaters, and festivals. In LA and Chicago, he has worked with dozens of improv groups over the past 15 years, including The Armando Show, Goal!, Trophy Wife, among others. As a director, his work includes world premiere performances, solo shows, plays, web series, and short films. Recent stage directing credits include shows at the UCB Theatre (NY & LA), Comedy Central Stage,The Second City (LA & Chicago), NY Fringe, The Skylight Theater, Triptych Theatre, The Hudson, The Lost Studio, Casa 0101, and UC San Diego. In Los Angeles, Eric is a faculty member at Steppenwolf Classes West, iO West, Warner Loughlin Studios, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Steppenwolf Classes West’s Summer Intensive. He has taught undergraduate acting and worked as a guest artist at UC San Diego and annually at CSU’s Summer Arts. Eric is an alumnus of The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. For more info, please visit erichunicutt.com .
Jaime Moyer/ INSTRUCTOR
Jaime is an alum of The Second City-Detroit and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She is the creator of the viral hit Fancy Catz which can be seen on YouTube at The Second City Network, and have appeared in several short and feature length films. Jaime was awarded the sole prize of Maestro at The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, Texas in 2011. When not cruising on The Norwegian Breakaway Jaime can be seen performing weekly at The Second City-Hollywood and iO West (iO teams include Chalet and Cherry). Jaime has fulfilled three lifelong dreams by appearing in a Lifetime Movie, a Wesley Snipes action film, and most recently an episode of Parks and Recreation on NBC.
Josh DuBose/ INSTRUCTOR
Born and raised in Texas, Josh moved to Chicago in the late ’90′s where he trained at iO, The Annoyance Theater and The Second City. He toured with The Second City’s BizCo touring company from ’99 to ’01, as well as touring with ComedySportz, also out of Chicago. In Los Angeles, Josh is proud to have been performing with King Ten at iO West for the last nine and a half years. You can also catch him at theater in The Armando Diaz Show. He’s appeared in many national commercials, done a handful of television shows and been the host of many live events like the outdoor stage for HBO’s Comedy Festival at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Josh is terrified of June Bugs and has no shame about it.
Amanda Blake Davis/INSTRUCTOR
Amanda is an actress, improviser and writer living in Los Angeles. She trained in Chicago and is a veteran of The Second City etc stage where she wrote and performed in five original revues, including Disposable Nation, Campaign Supernova and Studs Terkel’s Not Working, for which she won a Jeff Award for Best Actress in a revue. She recently performed Twist Your Dickens! at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City in the role of Tiny Tim, et al. She can currently be seen in the hit show Undateable at The Second City Hollywood, and improvising with The Armando Show and the House Team HeyDay! at iO West and she is a rotating comic at Flappers Stand Up Comedy Club in Burbank.
She co-wrote 50 Shades! The Musical, an original musical parody based on the book 50 Shades of Grey, which had its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the summer of 2012 and is currently touring both nationally and internationally. It will begin its Los Angeles run at The Kirk Douglas Theatre in February 2014. In 2011 she co-wrote and performed the original musical Broads on Boards at the Annoyance Theater. In Chicago she regularly improvised with The Armando Diaz Experience & Virgin Daiquiri at iO and Baby Wants Candy at the Apollo Theater.
She is one third of In Bed Together, which creates and produces their own web content. Their videos are featured on Funny or Die.