Jerrod Altmeier

Member Since 2020

Jerrod originally hails from Putnam, CT, and trained and performed with ComedySportz DC in Washington DC and Comedy Under Construction in San Diego before moving back to New England. His love of short-form led him to BYOI and he can also be found teaching and performing on house teams at the Providence Improv Guild and performing with numerous local indie teams. Jerrod is a proud Marine veteran, hates onions like nobody’s business, and enjoys an all you can eat buffet way more than a normal person should.

Audrey Dubois

Director
Member Since 2017

In her distant youth, Audrey performed with Wheaton College’s Dimple Divers. Upon graduation, she joined BYOI in order to keep the spirit of comedy alive in her heart forever. Audrey serves on the executive board of Swamp Meadow Community Theatre and is currently working toward a master’s degree in poetry (as if being a comedian wasn’t enough). She is making great strides in achieving her dream career as a philosopher hermit. In life, as in improv, she’s just making it up as she goes along.

Erich Gottschalk

Member Since 2011

Erich got his start in Improv back in high school at LaSalle Academy and dabbled through college at Bradley University where he got a theatre minor in just 2 semesters. After college, he applied to the Second City’s Conservatory program on a whim and on 2 weeks notice, was accepted and moved to Chicago. After two years he graduated and got a job in the real world but has performed with Those Meddling Kids, The Speed of Thought Players, and Bring Your Own Improv.

Amy Kahn

Member Since 2014

Amy’s been chasing laughs since college, where she co-hosted a comedy talk show on Penn’s UTV, helped start a sketch comedy group, and performed standup at local clubs before assuming her secret identity in data analysis. Later, the Speed of Thought Players lured her away from standup to improv with its unpredictability. She’s been hooked ever since, and is happy to be part of the BYOI cast! Most recently, Amy has been training and performing online with Groundlings School, Impro Theatre School, UK’s Playground, and Freestyle Love Supreme Academy. Amy comes from a long line of Shetland people and refuses to act her age.

Tim Killilea

Member Since 2018

Tim is honored to be a part of BYOI, and joyful for the opportunity to perform improv. His experience with theater started in middle school, continued until college, and helped him when he previously worked as a substitute teacher, a preschool basketball coach, and any of his other seven jobs. When Tim is not firefighting or baking caveman-friendly food, he is squeezing every ounce of laughter he can out of his friends, family, and wife. He is excited to work with BYOI, and looking forward to the laughter you bring to our shows!

Krissy Larsen

Member Since 2011

Krissy first discovered improv through BYOI, and is thrilled to be part of the cast!  Music and performing are two of her biggest passions – she has acted in dozens of musicals and stage productions, sung in choir and a capella groups, performed short and long form musical improv, and is a retired Princess performer.  She works full-time as a marketing professional and in her spare time she can be found relaxing with family, playing with her dogs, or obsessing over unicorns.

Mallory Liebermann

Member Since 2020

For as long as Mallory can remember, she has been jumping on the stage. Starting with a passion for dance, which has somehow translated to sword fighting. While working at different New England renaissance faires, a love for improv bloomed. It didn’t take long before an audition lead to BYOI. She’s currently in school for accounting (WOW. So much fun.) and working on her musical skills.

Ian Sokoloff

Member Since 2012

In a prior improv life, Ian performed with San Diego Theatresports and co-founded the Subatomic Jenkins Clan (also in San Diego). Since arriving in New England, Ian discovered long-form improv (in addition to discovering weather), performing irregularly at ImprovBoston, training in and performing with the IB Harold On Deck program, and spending a stint with the IB Harold team Plan B. Now he’s transporting his stretched mind across state lines to play with BYOI’s audiences. Excelsior!

Daniel Lee White

Artistic Director
Member Since 2008

Daniel Lee White is an award-winning director and actor with over 20 years of experience, including his feature film Cost of the Living, numerous plays, short films, commercials, and industrials. He is currently a producer and performer at Bring Your Own Improv—an audience-participation improv comedy show and he also regularly directs performances at the Newport Playhouse. He lives in Rhode Island with his fantastic and supportive wife Kerri.

Our Awesome Door Crew

Kerri Baggesen

Member Since 2011

Kerri is the self proclaimed Door Chick of BYOI and is rarely seen on stage. Hanging around funny people has not yet given her any comedic skills, but maybe it will happen someday! She likes hanging with friends for game nights, watching movies, assorted geekery, and Drag Bingo. She dreams of a future Tica life as a cat lady as motivation to finally learn Spanish.