Amy Zajack
Amy Zajack moved to St Paul on Sept 11, 2001. As a foodie she has been improvising in the kitchen for a long time, however, it was not until she moved to the Twin Cities that she discovered her love for Improv on stage and has been doing it ever since. Amy is always planning her next grand travel adventure. Past adventures have included: a safari in Africa; wine tasting in California; and hiking Machu Picchu in Peru.
Blake Wanger
Blake Wanger has been hopelessly addicted to improv ever since joining his college improv club in 2001. In addition to making things up on stage, Blake also guides gangster and ghost story tours in St. Paul. In his free time Blake can be found singing barbershop harmony, building with Legos, and tripping over things.
Brandon Coombes
Brandon Coombes has been performing improv since training at HUGE Theater in 2018. His humor ranges from really dark to only a little dark. Oh and he enjoys adding voices to that. With his spike-like proteins, Brandon latched onto Jesters during the Covid-19 pandemic. When not performing improv, Brandon can be found in the depths of a forest cave endlessly maintaining his man mane while brandishing a placard entitling him as "DR. Brandon Coombes."
Bill Hupp
Bill Hupp has been doing improv comedy since his college days at Mizzou in the "early aughts." A native of Chicago, he enjoys fumbling between accents of questionable authenticity and craves audience laughter for validation.
Bryan Pierce
Bryan Pierce got into improv through lies and deception. He might have resisted if he weren’t just so gosh-darn Minnesota nice. When he’s not improvising or working at a bill-paying job, you’ll find Bryan at a happy hour or working towards his goal of watching every Netflix TV show. Bryan is currently building his courage to propose to the love of his life, Little Debbie.
Jan Lynn
Don't let her northern Minnesotan, small-town upbringing fool you; Jan Lynn may be sweet, but the Twin Cities have made her sassy, too! In 2014 she wanted to make new friends and try new things, so she began taking improv classes. Her love for laughter and for creating memorable moments for the audience became a driving force and she hasn't looked back since. As an assistant director of Jesters, her goal is to leverage her enthusiastic cheerleader style and foster growth for the troupe.
Jenny Benusa
Jenny Benusa is a born and (mostly) raised Minnesotan with a film degree from South Carolina. She spends her free time soaking in all the sci-fi, board games, and video games she can, while still occasionally making it outside. Jenny somehow manages to find time for her amazing husband and even more amazing three cats. She is willing to try anything new and is excited to perform with Jesters!
Justin Betancourt
Justin Betancourt comes from the distant land of Ohio to pursue his dream of living somewhere even colder than Ohio. Justin first started doing improv with his college troupe (The Plastic Shatners) where he performed for three years. He has also taught multiple improv classes and workshops for children who would rather run around and yell than learn to "yes and." When not working or improvising Justin can be found either watching an improv show, or crying due to lack of an improv show.
Larry Bieza
Larry Bieza, or as he was known in Mayan times as “The One who causes irritation,” fortunately found the entrance to the Stargate and is now appearing on the Jesters stage. If he says something that isn’t funny, it’s probably because he’s speaking in the language of the ancients (even if it sounds like English!).
Linda Aarons
Linda Aarons sharpened her comedy and acting skills performing improv with Brave New Workshop's Six Ring Circus and in the Steve Ray’s Improv Company. Lately Linda has been focusing on stand up comedy; you can find her performing stand up both locally and nationally, recently opening for Louie Anderson in Las Vegas. She was a finalist in Acme Comedy Company’s Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Contest and in the Iowa Comedy Festival.
Lori Crever
Lori Crever is a native Minnesotan who voluntarily spent time in New York City. After a range of missed opportunities in music, theater and the pre-Occupy Movement, Lori returned to the Twin Cities. She works in corporate communications and is a graduate of the Brave New Workshop Student Union, where she performed for five years in 6-Ring Circus. Lori is the author of "Protégé Power" -
Mary K. Wright
Mary K. Wright has been studying acting since the 70’s and improvisation for the last decade or so. She specializes in playing nuns and characters whose names begin with the letter “A.”
Mookie Harrington
Mookie Harrington started his improv career more than a decade ago at the snowy institution in Upstate New York. He spends most of his weekdays organizing data in Excel and most of his weekends in Saint Paul with his wife and two dogs.
Rebecca Rewakowski
Not long ago in this galaxy right here, a girl in a karaoke bar ran into some improvisers, and the recipe for comedy music gold was born. Rebecca has played in a lot of bad bands and music studios, and does in fact know how to play every song in the world.
Rhett Romsaas
Rhett Romsaas has performed improv in Minneapolis since 2005. He studied at the Brave New Workshop in 2008 and has since been a ballroom dance instructor, preschool teacher, voice actor, and (cooler than all the rest) father! Rhett is co-founder and Sales Director at Crisis Actors of MN, where he trains first responders and community groups in crisis de-escalation. He loves improv and hopes you do, too!
Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett has enjoyed making people laugh on a small scale his entire life. In 2011, he tried it on a larger scale and found it suited him quite well. Aside from Jesters, you can find him performing with Fantastic Voyage Improv the first Wednesday of the month at Forgotten Star Brewery (and the third Wednesday of the month on Facebook), or in his living room with his three kids.
Wells Farnham
Wells Farnham is here as part of a work release program. Jesters Comedy receives a huge tax break for hiring and employing him. Please, no sudden movements or flash photography.
Wooly Woolhouse
Adam "Wooly" Woolhouse has been with Jesters since the very first show! Away from the stage, Wooly is a proud father of two, and equally-proud husband of one. In the summer, you can find Wooly coaching his son's Little League, shooting t-shirts out of a cannon with a giant bear at Target Field, or as the "World's 2nd Greatest Dad" as an ushertainer at the St. Paul Saints.
Zachary Kulzer
Zachary Kulzer is a self-made man. Does that mean he was made asexually? No! He has parents. Zachary Kulzer is a man-and-woman made man. His parents had sex and they made him. At least, that is what he has been told. Zachary enjoys performing Improvisational comedy. He performs with Jester’s Comedy Improv, Fantastic Voyage, and The ImprovaCats. Later, he will go camping. Camping is an intents sport!!
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