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Eugene is a writer, a poet and a movement artist. He finds moving the extremities a satisfying affair, and most recently graduated from the international theatre of Jacques Lecoq for movement. He is currently working on a couple of clown shows in Singapore. Eugene performed improv comedy last season with LIT, and he returns to perform sketch comedy this season.
Michael Kazmierczak, or Kaz, is a writer and performer based in New York City. He has studied at the UCB Training Centre in New York (RIP), SUNY at Buffalo (Go Bills), and performed with improv group, Informal Attire (RIP 2). Kaz once worked as an actor and stand-in for various productions in Atlanta, GA, but is currently on his second season with LIT’s digital sketch house team. His sketch "Get that Bread!" was LIT's Fave Funny of February 2021 and "Horsin' Around" was awarded Best Sketch of 2021.
Joe Molinaro is a civil engineer by trade but finds this comedy thing a whole lot funnier. He has been a writer/performer for three seasons at the People’s Improv Theatre in New York City on teams with increasingly silly names: Run DMV -> Steve’s Hard Milk -> Chalametllica. He has a corgi that made the New York Times and was voted best personality in eighth grade. He loves editing and working on anything sketch or improv. Joe is returning for his second season at LIT, and he is LIT’s reigning Homecoming Monarch.
Charlotte is a comedian, writer, actor, and director from New York City. She completed her sketch training at UCB New York and has also trained at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Past sketch performance experience includes UCB, Sketch Fest at The PIT, and at the Stonzek Theatre in South Florida, where she frequently develops new work, directs, and performs. She recently launched her podcast, The Charlotte Otremba Show.
Nick is an actor and comedian from New York City. He has been acting since childhood when he worked on films produced by Cracked Egg Studios. He went on to perform in plays at Fordham Prep and at Fairfield University, where he minored in theatre and also started doing improv. He continued studying comedy at UCB and at Magnet Theater, where he has performed improv, musical improv, sketch, standup, and storytelling. He has been performing sketch comedy with LIT since 2020. He likes unnecessarily long walks.
Caroline Hibbert is an alum of LIT Comedy’s Stand-Up 101 and 201 courses and was a LIT House Comic for the 2020-21 season. As someone who’s decided to hone her comedy chops during a global pandemic, she’s performed both on stage and virtually for her student showcases. Prior to joining LIT, Caroline took the storytelling bootcamp course at Story District and a satire writing workshop with Reductress. She is looking forward to performing sketch comedy this season at LIT.
Julie is thrilled to perform another season of sketch comedy at LIT! Originally from Boston, MA, Julie is an actor, singer, comedian, yoga teacher, millennial, and sugar lover, based in New York, Julie has performed in regional, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway shows, and is also a member of the BoogieManja sketch team "Scrunchie" in NYC. However, she is most proud of videos of her singing in a blond wig in her parents' basement during the pandemic. Check out her original song parodies and other work at www.julieannemcnamara.com
TYLER J. OAKLEY
Tyler J. Oakley is an actor, comedian, and writer from San Francisco, CA. After receiving his B.A. in Theatre from UC San Diego, he began performing comedy in dinner/cabaret theatre in San Diego and studying improv with Bay Area Theatre Sports (BATS), National Comedy Theatre (NCT), and the Upright Citizen's Brigade in New York. Tyler has been writing and producing independent comedy shorts and sketches since 2017, and his films have been screened at and received awards from multiple film festivals. He also enjoys teaching dance to a plethora of talented kiddos and was San Diego's foremost dancing waiter (and only, as far as we're aware).
Roxie is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York. On the internet, she performs with Laugh Index Theatre's house sketch team. In real life, she's done improv with UCB, the PIT, The Armory, and the independent teams, Son Brothers and Hamlet. She’s written about entertainment, culture, and news at Gothamist, The Week, The Rumpus, Frommer’s, Screen Rant, and elsewhere. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and American Studies in 2015 but hasn't read one single book since graduating.