The Westside Sketch Co. is a MainStage sketch comedy company at M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA, performing an hour of new material monthly.
Erin Coleman is an actor, writer and comedy performer living in Los Angeles. She has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival and the Funny Women Festival. Even though she is very pretty, her main credits are as a VO actor. She has lent her dulcet tones to “New Girl,” “Black-ish,” “American Princess” and “Revenge.” Erin also works an acting teacher and coach and is on the teaching staff at Actors Comedy Studio, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Westside Comedy Theater. Her web series, “The Tiffany and Erin Show,” has showed at various digital festivals and earned her a presenter spot at the Indie Series Awards where she got to wear a fabulous gold, sparkly dress and very high heels that she didn't fall in until just after she walked offstage. She is represented theatrically by The Jackson Agency and commercially by BBA Talent.
Max Crandall is an actor, writer, and editor. If you watched the Superbowl this past year, you might have seen him getting trampled by a crowd of Steven Tyler fans in a Kia commercial, or befriend a squid in a late night Adult Swim/Old Spice deodorant commercial. Meanwhile, Max was the assistant editor for "BoJack Horseman" for 2 seasons, and just finished his first season as lead editor and voice talent on an "Unannounced Animated Show", how mysterious. Along with performing Max has been a stage manager at The Improv and was the original Artistic Director at the Nerdist School Stage. You can watch Max at his home, streaming on Twitch at "The Show House.”
Alonya is a comedic actress and writer from Mendocino, CA. Arriving in LA in 2007 with a scholarship to UCLA, Alonya studied history and film while simultaneously getting involved in the LA comedy scene. She has improvised across Los Angeles and the US – most notably with her popular all female improv group, Token Boy, and currently writes and performs for Westside Sketch Co. Alonya owns her own photography business, Jozu Photography, that specializes in birth, babies, and children. She also enjoys traveling, arranging flowers, and trying not to eat too much cheese!
Andrew Heder doesn't look ethnic enough to get searched at the airport, but he does look ethnic enough to have booked a fistful of commercials. You may have seen him perform the role of "Guy" in four seconds of a Honda commercial, or maybe you saw him in the the role of "Guy" in an ad for a psoriasis pharmaceutical. In addition to performing on screen and stage, Andrew writes and directs videos with his creative partner, Ryan—you can check out their work by googling "Mommy Comedy" or "Very Serious Content". They are currently making content for Just For Laughs digital channels and for SuperFannyPAC, a Democratic political action committee.
Carrie Long (SAG/AFTRA) is an American actor, improviser, host and writer living in Los Angeles. She is a company member at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater performing regularly with MISSION IMPROVable, and the Westside Sketch Company. Carrie detoured from graduate school to study with Chicago’s Second City Conservatory after explaining to her Midwestern parents that making stuff up onstage was a better idea than getting her masters in journalism. Carrie also studied with the Upright Citizens Brigade, ComedySportz, and M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater. She has appeared in AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, in ad campaigns for Kmart, Gordmans, Gillette, ASICS, and a bunch of industrials. Carrie has hosted/co-produced entertainment, financial, and lifestyle new media series. She toured with Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship as an improviser/performer and is an alum member of the nationally touring M.i. Productions. She is a new mom and is creating a series of children’s books because she has read the others to her daughter 1,978,496 times.
As the former Minnesota Star Tribune “Favorite Winter High School Mascot,” Sam Mark has always enjoyed performing and being humble. If Sam’s tallness or If-Will-Ferrell-Had-A-Baby-With-John-C-Reilly features impress you, he assures you his proudest achievement is writing this bio. Sam was sorted into Hufflepuff and is the distinguished inventor of Salsa Cereal (where you pour tortilla chip crumbs into salsa and eat it with a spoon). Sam’s love for comedy, improv, and sketch are only possible because of his wife’s badass level of love, patience, and support. Sam thanks his parents for their comedic influence. He also thanks, Television, for raising him and making his dreams come true.
Jen is a sketch and stand-up comedian. Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, she didn’t have enough money to buy her friends, so making people laugh would assure her some company over the years. She won the iO West 2015 Comedy Festival’s Stand Up Competition and has performed at Chicago’s Funny Women Festival, Chicago Sketchfest, SF Sketchfest, as well as stages all over Los Angeles. She performs regularly at the Westside Comedy Theater with Westside Sketch Co. and That’s What She Said.
Greg Santos is a comedian based in Los Angeles who does stand up & sketch. His acting credits include Netflix’s “The Brian Regan Comedy Show,” NBC’s “Great News,” CBS’s “Angel from Hell,” YouTube Red’s “Good Game,” and ABC’s “The Muppets.” He also creates digital content that has garnered millions of views!
Atul Singh is a comedian, actor, host, and writer. Atul writes and acts for the Westside Sketch Co. and has performed with them at San Francisco Sketchfest. He also honed his writing skills at Top Story! Weekly (TSW), a sketch show based on the current week’s news – a new show every week. He performs improv comedy with Pretty, Pretty Pony, one of the longest running shows at the Westside Comedy Theater (WCT). Pretty Pretty Pony was named “one of the Best Things in Comedy” in 2013 by The Comedy Bureau. Atul also performs in Mission IMPROVable, the WCT’s flagship show. He was the producer of the Emmy-nominated Epic Rap Battles of History on YouTube with over 2 Billion views and an average of 30 Million views per episode. Atul is a member of SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild, and the Television Academy. He is commercially represented by The Osbrink Agency.
Patrick has been performing sketch, improv and standup comedy for over a decade, both in Chicago and in Los Angeles. He has trained and performed at Second City Chicago, iO, UCB and many others. He is also a professional copywriter in advertising where he creates digital and video content for various brands, films and television shows. He hails from Omaha, Nebraska where the funniest thing there is the high depression rate. Wait, that's not funny at all.
COLE STRATTON (DIRECTOR)
Cole Stratton is the co-founder of SF Sketchfest, the San Francisco Comedy Festival, which just celebrated its seventeeth year. Along with Janet Varney, he has written and performed downloadable comedic commentary to films for RiffTrax.com, an online venture helmed by "Mystery Science Theater 3000’s" Michael J. Nelson. He co-hosted the Nerdist Network’s Pop My Culture Podcast and has appeared on Sklarbro County, Jordan Jesse Go!, The Walhberg Solution, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Totally Laime, The Long Shot, James Bonding and Hello From the Magic Tavern. TV and film credits include “9-1-1,” "Good Girls," “Nash Bridges,” “America’s Most Wanted,” “Dead Man On Campus,” “Yo Momma,” “Comedy Colosseum,” “Callback,” “The Selling” and “Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.” He tours the country with Theme Park Improv and performs regularly at the Westside Comedy Theater and around Los Angeles.