By Grabthar’s Hammer!


It was an honor to work with Alan Rickman! However briefly, I met and worked with him on the film Galaxy Quest! He was a very kind man, and an amazing actor. I was amazed to find that I was in the tribute to him that is running on CNN today. He could do it all: comedy, drama, good guys and ESPECIALLY bad guys. His work will be remembered for a long time to come. Click HERE to see the video!

INNY Winners Annouced

I’m very honored to announce that I have won the INNY award for “Best Improv Coach”. I found out from Bill Finkbiner, who texted me as I was driving around my home town of St. Louis. Bill is an Original Trickster and one of my first students in St. Louis. I’m glad that I found out about it in St. Louis, because I was awarded for my work at St. Louis’ Improv Trick.

So much has happened in the St. Louis Improv scene since I first started teaching classes in St. Louis in 2006. I’m proud to have been a small part of it. The work I do as a teacher and coach in St. Louis would not be possible if not for the hard work of all of our Improv Trick performers, teachers and students. But it’s not just Improv Trick that makes up our wonderful Improv scene. K.A.R.L. improv  won the award for “Best College Troupe” and The Improv Shop was nominated for Best Training Program.

If you’re reading this blog, you’re responsible in part for this major achievement for St. Louis improv. I posted here a while back encouraging readers to “Vote for St. Louis”, and it looks like you did. And in overwhelming numbers. Thanks to you for making this possible.

The full list of INNY Award winners is HERE.

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