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2022 BRIF Performers


Jolie Dudley is an LSU alum (Geaux Tigers!) who is now a stand up, character, and sketch comedian based in NYC.

Jolie Dudley

The OverEducated


Psuedo intellectual ne'er-do-wells from Baton Rouge with so-called long form Improvisational Comedy theatrical storytelling with live music.

TACKLEBOX, a long form improv comedy duo “hooked” of Josh Tariff & BJ Lange, lures you in with their shenanigans.

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Live Girls !

Live Girls! is an energetic and dramatic improv comedy group founded by four best friends in 2015 in New Orleans. These ladies are sure to bring you deep laughs and happy tears.


Impromptu is an improv trio based in Sarasota, FL that specializes in unscripted theatre. Their shows, a mix of humor and passion, have become crowd pleasers wherever they perform. 

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Two For the Road

Arash Tadajiki

Two for the Road” crafts gripping improv centered on honest and powerful relationships. Improvisers Sarah Mikayla Brown and Nico Zaunbrecher fully embrace the duo dynamic, shaping stories built not from wacky situations and snappy witticisms, but around the always transforming space between "I" and "thou." 

Arash Tadjiki is an Iranian-American stand-up comedian and podcaster. His jokes primarily focus on culture, politics, and his experience as a first generation immigrant. Arash regularly performed at Wiseguy’s comedy club in Salt Lake City, but has recently moved to Austin, Texas.

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Ben Frank

Ben Frank is a New York-based stand-up comedian, who began his comedy career in Shanghai, China. He has performed all around the world and headlined comedy clubs across 10 different countries, including China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia. 

Two Friends

Casey Haeg is an improviser, performer, and teacher from Minnesota. She has been performing in the Twin Cities since 2010. Jon Butts, from New Orleans, has been performing and coaching improv for over ten years. Together, their mission is to support the New Orleans community through performance and education


Marvelous Misfits

One fateful day, the pair met in an improv class. From there, they became friends and thus was born the Marvelous Misfits. The goal through their improv is to bring people together, no matter how different, for humor, laughter and of course world peace.

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Dr. Dee

Once a TV hostess in China, Dr. Dee is now a regular at NYC comedy clubs. Clean comic, insult humor. Sweet on the surface, darkness at heart. Dr. Dee and her shows have been featured at Seattle International Comedy Festival, Lysistrata Comedy Festival, TimeOut New York, etc. And yes, she is some kind of a doctor.

Maggie Shipley



Recovering high school church kid earns English degree and reaches her mid-30s with nothing but drinking stories and fun aunt energy to show for her 20s. Co-host of the Wurst Open-Mic presented by Lafayette Comedy. Co-host of the podcast Re-Kindled with Jeff and Maggie.


Darwin Ragsdale

I talk about the benefits and the cons of being a blaxican, mixed in with my opinion on today's topics.

Five working professionals who know how to let our hair down...even if some of them don't have much hair to speak of. Seedless is a Miami-based improv group that delights audiences with a dynamic mix of short-form and long-form games.

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Tom Zappia

YC comic, performs regularly around NYC. Performed in Charm City Comedy Festival, Stress Factory Comedy Club. Co-host of Keep It Basement (millions of views on YouTube & TikTok)

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Shank Kumar

A Los Angeles native who has gone bicoastal and now performs and lives in New York City.

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