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Elephants Gerald

Group Bio

Elephants Gerald

Best friends and veteran improvisers Suzi Barrett and Rebecca Drysdale embark on a fully improvised long-form journey through space, time, and two-person conversations. One of the most beloved two-prov teams in LA, Elephants Gerald is guaranteed to ask you for a suggestion, and then do a show based off of that suggestion (unless the suggestion is terrible, in which case they’ll throw their arms in the air and storm off stage).

SHOWTIME: Saturday, September 17, 7:00 PM with Smooth Pluto
Eventbrite - Elephants Gerald and Smooth Pluto (San Francisco Improv Festival 2016)

Rebecca Drysdale was born in Akron Ohio, grew up in Versailles, Vancouver Canada, Montreal Canada and New York City. She attended Sarah Lawrence College for a minute, where she met her writing partner Jordan Peele and subsequently moved to Chicago to pursue sketch comedy and Improvisation. Rebecca is an Alum of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, and The Second City Chicago where she toured with the National Touring Company and later became a resident cast member. In 2005 Rebecca won the first ever Breakout performer award at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Rebecca has appeared at the Improv Olympic Chicago and West, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade East and West, The Second City Chicago, and owns and runs the Clubhouse, an independent improv theatre in Hollywood. Rebecca has worked with HBO, LOGO, MTV, The Jim Henson Company and wrote for all 5 seasons of Key and Peele on Comedy Central. She would like to thank Mom and Dad, Eric and Anne, Amy and William and Ivan, Moustache and Whiskey, Jordan and Suzi, and Jesse Glasgow, for being her bestest friend and inspiring her to do better every day.

WORKSHOP: Sketchwriting with Key & Peele’s Rebecca Drysdale, Saturday, September 17, 10AM-1PM
Eventbrite - Workshop: Sketchwriting with Key & Peele's Rebecca Drysdale (San Francisco Improv Festival 2016)

Suzi Barrett came to LA by way of Amsterdam, where she spent 3 years making jokes about Dutch stuff with the internationally renowned improv/sketch company Boom Chicago. She currently writes for the TBS show “America’s Next Weatherman”, and plays Kirby’s mom on the Disney XD show “Kirby Buckets”. Other TV credits include Drunk History, How I Met Your Mother, Arsenio Hall, Shake it Up, and a few million commercials for everything from Progressive (car insurance) to Esurance (also car insurance). Suzi is a member of the UCB tourco, and improvises weekly with Sentimental Lady, Brand New Ball, Play By Play, and Toledo Rep. Watch her popular web series “I Hate California” on Funny or Die. Or, if you prefer, don’t.

WORKSHOP: The Game with Suzi Barrett, Saturday, September 17, 2PM-5PM
Eventbrite - Workshop: The Game with Suzi Barrett (San Francisco Improv Festival 2016)

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