Dylan Carey AKA Groovebox is an improv comedian, actor, voice over artist, musician & producer based in Chicago. A franchise owner of five Dinner Detective Murder Mystery locations, he has trained at Chicago’s Second City, iO Theater, Annoyance Theater and ComedySportz, and has been performing for over 15 years. Dylan has worked with TruTV, Fox, Zanies Comedy Club, McDonalds, Bud Light, Ben and Jerry's, Chili's, State Farm, and has even performed at Carnegie Hall.
EDUCATION The Second City Chicago Conservatory Program, Music Conservatory, Improvisational Acting A-E Instructors - Anne Libera, Kevin Reome, Micah Philbrook, Norm Holly, Jeff Bouthiette, Andrew Roy Ritter, Jonathan Wagoner iO Chicago Improvisational Acting and Music Improv Instructors – Dave Asher, Seth Weitberg, Christy Bonstell, Susan Messing, Shane Wilson, Matt Higbee Tom Todoroff Master Class – JTF Miami Susan Messing Protecting the Freak Workshop – JTF Miami David Razowsky Instant Characters and Positive Choices Workshop – Sick Puppies Miami iO Intensive in Miami - JTF Miami Instructors – Charna Halpern, Lyndsay Hailey, Tara DiFransisco Kevin Mac Donald Sketch Writing Workshop – SAK Comedy Lab, Orlando Jeanette Hopkins Vocal Instuction Voice Range: Soprano & Alto Skills - Shortform and longform improvisation, sketch and screenplay writer, vocalist, freestyle and basic dance, marathon runner, scuba diver, basic handgun, stage combat, golf, professional fashion design and fine arts Accents: Southern, British, Jamaican, Wicked Witch Cackle
Claire Kander is a Midwestern gal with intense passion for acting, music, laughter, adventure, wildlife, forests and rivers. Born and raised in a small town in rural Michigan, performance has been an essential part of her life since she was a tiny child. She had the privilege of being a founding member of Michigan Youth Theater with whom she toured Shakespeare and educational shows to schools and festivals around the state for a decade. She moved to New York City when she was 18 to work in a Brooklyn elementary school as an Americorps member. After a year of service, she moved to Chicago to pursue her acting ambitions. She has been seen with many reputable Chicago theaters including Goodman Theatre, Raven Theatre Company, New Leaf Theatre, Collaboraction, Lifeline Theatre, and National Pastime Theater. She also gained on-camera experience, became a member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA, and enthusiastically delved into the voice-over world. Her voice has been heard in numerous TV and radio commercials for Walgreens, McDonald's, The Laughing Cow, Colgate, American Family Insurance, Allstate, Ziploc, Artemis, La Quinta Inns, Cox Internet and many more. Kander is represented by NV Talent for on-camera and Grossman & Jack Talent for voice-over. Kander is also a singer/songwriter and musician. She plays guitar, harmonica, ukulele and synth. She co-founded the band Scuttlebuggs (scuttlebuggs.com), which performed around the country and released their debut album in 2013 and has since released two EPs. Currently writing and performing music solo as HoboLoaf and with her newly founded band Decent People. Kander has also traveled extensively, from living in a van while exploring America (vanlifeinthescuttlebuss.blogspot.com), to working at a wildlife rescue center for a month in Costa Rica. Her best friend is a spitz-mix from the Chicago streets named Yoshi. He is fiercely emotionally intelligent and complex and she has decided he will never die.
Ben is an actor, improviser, and writer. His most recent acting credits include CHICAGO P.D. (NBC) and the upcoming Aaron Sorkin film, THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7. His feature films include SOUL SESSIONS, ROGERS PARK, UP ON THE WOOFTOP, THE FORMULA, and ONE SMALL HITCH. On stage, Ben has appeared in: Polarity Theatre's Hamlet, Backstage Theatre's Waiting for Lefty, and Annoyance Theatre's Glitter in the Gutter. His live comedy credits include The Second City's original sketch revue, Six Degrees of Desperation (Bench Co.) and iO Theatre's improv groups Michael Pizza (awarded "Best New Improv Ensemble " by Chicago Magazine), Owl Farm, Musical Armando, and more. He currently performs improv at iO Theatre with The Deltones and IMPROVISE! Musical Comedy.
Katie Klein began performing in Washington DC, with iMusical at the Washington Improv Theater and with friends at the DC Improv. She is an alumni of the Second City e.t.c stage, writing and performing in two reviews: Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno, and previously A Red Line Runs Through It. She also performed weekly with her pals in The Late 90’s, Virgin Daiquiri and Improvised Shakespeare and currently still performs at the Annoyance Theater every Wednesday night with her sisters in Super Human. You can catch her in a few TV shows and commercials (The Red Line, Shrink, Joe Pera Talks with You, Chicago Justice, Work in Progress). She has worked for many years as a writer, facilitator, and designer of corporate communication training for different organizations; and loves it. She co owns and operates The Shalom Collaboration and Super Human Collective.
T. Murph has established himself as one of today's rising comedians onscreen and onstage. Currently receiving rave reviews, Murph stars alongside Lamorne Morris, Blake Anderson and Sasheer Zamata in Hulu’s comedy series WOKE, which returned for its second season on April 8, 2022. Since the premiere, the show has helped spark important social conversations, while T. Murph has received widespread praise for his role as ‘Clovis.’ Hailed as “scene stealing and hilarious” by ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY and “the most consistently funny aspect of the show” by THE NEW YORK TIMES, T. manages to bring even more energy to Season 2 as ‘Clovis’ returns with a new ripped post-covid body and love interest who might change his womanizing ways. A true powerhouse onscreen and onstage, T. Murph broke out of the Chicago comedy scene and has been quickly rising ever since. He has toured extensively across the country’s most prominent comedy clubs, colleges, and festivals, and has performed at the NBC Diversity Finals Showcase, HBO's American Black Film Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs, and the Second City Breakout Festival, among countless others. With notable television credits such as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, KEY & PEELE, COMEDY' CENTRAL's KEVIN HEART: THE NEXT LEVEL, GET SHORTY, NBC'S CHICAGO FIRE and BET's COMIC VIEW, T. Murph is stepping into the next chapter of his career and focusing on his passion for acting. T. Murph currently resides in Chicago.
Laurie is a Chicago-based actor, singer, dancer, and voice talent. Originally from Cincinnati, she is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Miami University and a proud 30-year member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. Laurie has been fortunate to live and perform in NYC, LA, Tokyo and London before landing in Chicago and calling it home for the last 25 years. Her TV/Film credits include Chicago Med, Power Book IV: FORCE, Early Edition, and The Tonight Show, as well as many independent film productions and digital media projects. Laurie has worked extensively at several regional theatres throughout the Midwest and beyond. Recently, she played the hard-hitting magazine editor, Emily Penrose, in a gripping production of the thought-provoking play, The Lifespan of a Fact, one of her favorite roles to date. Past theatre credits from her “hoofer” days include “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Broadway National Tour starring Ted Neely and Carl Anderson), and “Sunset Boulevard” (London’s West End starring Betty Buckley) Laurie sings regularly with Route 66, an all-women a cappella quartet that you might hear at your next corporate party or singing the National Anthem at Soldier Field. Among other voice talent projects, Laurie has enjoyed narrating and producing audiobooks, which can all be found on her website, www.LaurieCarterRose.com.
CASEY ROSS is a dashingly handsome, impossibly modest, and surprisingly pale ginger-haired character actor based in the great city of Chicago. Hailing from historic Dodge City, Kansas (home of Wyatt Earp, Miss Kitty, and a McDonald's with a stagecoach in it), trained in Musical Theatre, raised on the comedy of Mel Brooks, and proudly descended from a family of shameless hams, Casey enjoys making people laugh, falling down in new and interesting ways, and writing in third person. He spent the last 5 years in Los Angeles (the one in California), working in several films, commercials, and television productions, none of which anyone has seen. He comes to Chicago to indulge once more in stage work, while still pursuing onscreen opportunities wherever they arise. In the mean time, you can find Casey annoying bartenders throughout the city, and begrudgingly listening to native Chicagoans lecture him on how "this is a mild winter. You ain't seen nothin' yet!"
Tori is originally from the Washington, DC area and has been writing and performing in Chicago for 6 years. She is an ensemble member at The Revival Theater, has written and produced shows at The Second City, and can be seen in the ongoing run of Burlesque is More at The Annoyance Theater. She can be seen in online advertisements for Game Night Out, and is a graduate of Second City’s Conservatory and Comedy Studies Programs.