Afrothiti probably wants to be your friend. She really wants to be your friend if you like hot chocolate, candy canes, and definitely the movie Crazy Stupid Love. She maybe kinda wants to be your friend if you enjoy the Greek language and like singing. She might not be your friends if you don't like having nice talks and being a bro. But overall I promise you; she wants to be your friend.
Connor started improvising one day and has yet to stop; it has worked out pretty well for him so far. He likes to believe that he would live dangerously if the opportunity arose, but has yet find cause or reason to do so. He got pretty good at the things that he does by deciding to do the things he is good at. He thinks you're pretty great and he thinks that you should think that too.
It began with the forging of the Great Dels. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf-Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine Dels were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else desire power. For within these Dels were bound the strength and the will to govern each race. But they were all deceived, for another Del was made. Deep in the land of Mordor, in the Fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged a master Del in secret, and into this Del he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Del to rule them all.
I'm not writing a stupid bio. I'm not going to make some joke about how in my spare time I like fighting bears or something dumb like that. I didn't want to do one last year, but you guys forced me since I was new. BUT NOT THIS YEAR. Eric Benedon is NOT WRITING A BIO OF ANY SORTS. Love you mom and dad!
Jake’s illustrious career as a highly respected taxidermist has fortunately not interfered with his improv schedule. Over the past five years he has listened to, learned from, camped with, and taught with some of the best improvisers in the Greater Vancouver area. Currently only in his first year at the UBC School of Taxidermy (specifically the Faculty of Small Forest Mammals), Jake considers himself far from a fully developed improviser and hopes to spend the next several years picking up all the scraps of spare wisdom he can find and faithfully mounting them on plaques in his man-cave. Currently in his trophy collection are 4 years of Improv Camp, 2 years of Instant Theatre classes, and 4 years on the Canadian Improv Games Lower Mainland circuit, one of which was spent as a coach. However all of these are merely eye candy to Jake when compared to the real trophy – a spot on the UBC Improv team.
James Twaites is an Engineering Physics student and a residence advisor. Sometimes, he does improv, and that's pretty cool.
Born and raised in the Gulf Islands of BC, James is a little uncomfortable travelling by means other than kayak or canoe. He likes tea, puzzles, and sweaters, but doesn't like macaroni & cheese. One time, he climbed a mountain before dawn just to see the sunrise, because he's deep and majestic and stuff.
Come on and grab your friends, it's adventure time.
Jeffrey Tittiger is not a person but rather a state of mind. Developed after years of research as to whether or not something can be “too gay,” the debate is finally over. The results were inconclusive, as the subject enjoyed the musical stylings of Lady Gaga, but referred to Madonna as an old hag. Subsequently, tests showed that the subject displayed immense disdain for most things other than his two cats. For twenty-two years the subject was fed only pop culture and tabloids and exposed to sports on rare occasions. Showing a preference for HGTV and the Food Network the subject takes great pride in his home and is extremely territorial. Like a tropical bird, the subject is known for his exotic calls and extravagant plumage. The subjects mating call is quite straight forward, it throws its hands up into the air and screams “WHY AM I STILL SINGLE!?” However, it is this display that drives away the subjects mates, putting it on the brink of extinction. This is the second year that anthropologists at UBC Improv have been studying the subject and seem to be interested in observing the subject under a closer eye. Unfortunately, researchers were never able to prove their thesis leaving the researchers wonder, “Maybe he’s born with it. Maybe its Maybelinne.”
Jesse has managed to con his way back onto UBCi for another year of funny business, all the while cultivating the skills of deception and adaptability that will one day allow him to steal the Blue Giant of the Orient.
Born with the power to forge the sturdiest of baskets while holding his breath underwater, Jonathan holds back the evil of the world, one broken basket at a time. Aside from that, he’s just a regular joe making his way through UBC one class at a time. He likes bad horror movies, good horror movies, and otters. He’s very excited to be a part of UBC improv this year, although a bit of him wishes he had made it into the underwater basket weaving club.
Mel believes that writing a bio, like building a sandcastle or INSERT HUMOUROUS ACTIVITY THAT ISN’T NORMALLY DONE AS A GROUP, should be a collective effort:
Mel was born [ number ] years ago in a [ non-geographical location ] just outside of New Westminster. Since the day of her birth, Mel has spent her days [ verb ending in –ing ], because it makes her feel like a [ adjective ] [ noun ].
Mel, or "MMA Champion 2008" as she is fondly known by the good folks at Kal Tire, has been practicing improv her entire life; contrary to tabloid rumours, most of her conversations in day to day life are unscripted.
Selene was born in the United States on May 23rd of 1933 to the beautiful parents of Hard Tack and Swing On. She grew up in Kentucky with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. She was particularly small with knobby knees and took to sleeping and eating large amounts of grain throughout the day. Everyone thought she was extremely lazy and a total dud except for Tom Smith. Tom saw potential in Selene’s unchampion-like body and crushed spirit. He trained with Selene and Red Pollard to make them into racing stars. Selene competed in many races, winning a majority of them, including a face off with the famous athlete, War Admiral. There are now multiple statues of Selene at various racetracks and a major motion picture depicting her story, starring Toby Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper. Look for it on DVD!
Directed by Michael Augustine
Michael Augustine is a California-born, Vancouver-based improviser and teacher. Beginning with UBC Improv, he has since performed up and down the west coast with VTSL's Rookie League, the Brody Theater in Portland, ComedySportz San Jose, and in festivals across Canada and the United States.
He is still a regular performer with Instant Theatre and is one-half of the transcontinental duo NBA Hall of Famer.