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Andy Adkins

Andy Adkins grew up in Mount Pleasant, SC and has studied at the University of Miami and College of Charleston.  He enjoys music, theatre, nature, and comedy.  He likes cats and is good at Jeopardy. In 2010 he joined the Theatre 99 company, and is thrilled to be a part of it!


John Brennan

John Brennan first started taking improv classes in 2003. He was fortunate enough to be asked to join the house team Fishing with Dynamite and the improv Tour company The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Touring Comany.  He has co-founded a sketch comedy group The Bottom Line, that created a dozen different shows and lasted 3 years.  Currently he is part of Big Dicktionary, a 2 person improv show, performed with Timmy Finch of The Have Nots!  He also is touring his one man show The Banana Manologues, a story about his ex-girlfriend.  He also loves animals.



Eddie Dunn

Eddie Dunn has been studying and performing at Upright Citizens Brigade since 2003. He is a member the UCB weekend team Airwolf. and UCB Maude Team 212. Eddie is a house member of award winning Godlight Theater.He is also a founding member of the Improv Troupe, Rogue Elephant, which performs regularly around NYC. Eddie graduated from the William Esper Studio, where he studied under William Esper in a two year Meisner intensive and under Shane Ann Younts (NYU/TISH) in a two year classical voice and speech intensive. Some notable TV credits include, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with David Letterman,The Graham Norton Effect, and the Thick and Thin pilot for the Oxygen Network. Noteworthy UCB stage shows include, Anarchy Club, Iron Sheikh and Friends,and Slow Night. Recently he finished a tour emceeing eating contests with the International Federation of Competitive Eating where he hosted on Sports Net NY, and ESPN. Movie credits include The Little Tin Man and Feartown USA. Eddie spends his free time break dancing in Times Square and teaching his dog Sit to rover.


Jason Groce

Jason moved to Charleston in 2001 and upon seeing a Have Nots! show, was instantly amazed and in love. Two years later, he found out others could actually perform with Theatre 99.  Two years after that in 2005, he grew a pair and took the classes with a friend and has been performing ever since. He loves improv like Neckprov and Cats Hugging Cats. He also loves to write and perform sketch comedy and started Foxhole Feng Shui, to the delight of a handful. He enjoys flirting and laughing and is a killer graphic designer and can throw a grown man out of a bar with his bare hands.


Tommy Hutchins

Tommy is an improviser who has studied at Theatre 99 since early 2008.  He uses his background in math and science to approach performing, as well as life, with an analytical mind.  In his free time, he enjoys watching Bill Murray movies and listening to sports talk radio.   


Eric Jeffers

Eric Jeffers studied dance at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the School of American Ballet, and performed as a dancer in The Houston Ballet and the modern dance company MOMIX. He studied improv at Second City Chicago, I.O. Chicago and The Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. While in Chicago, Eric studied Clown with Adrain Danzig and Molly Brennan. Most recently, Eric was for 6 years a member of Cirque du Soleil, performing in 3 separate shows with them.


Dru Johnston

Dru Johnston has been performing improv at the UCB in New York for 8 years, and has been teaching there since 2013. He currently performs every Saturday night with the team Grandma's Ashes, and his team Fuck That Shit (A Comedy Team) is the current Cagematch champion. He is also works for the Chris Gethard Show and has written for MTV, Comedy Central, Funny or Die and Slate dot com. He is the recipient of the 10th annual Andy Kaufman award.


Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis has been performing with Theatre 99 since 2000 and is a proud member of two of the longest running Wednesday night shows on the Theatre 99 schedule.  He is a member of Moral Fixation (along with Greg Tavares) and of the musical improv phenomenon Doppelganger (with Jason Cooper). He also performs regularly at Theatre 99 and frequently is invited to perform with Theatre 99's flagship show The Have Nots!  Lee did his theatrical training at Wofford College and was the resident actor for The Charleston Stage Company form 2001-2002.  When not performing he is a psychiatrist at MUSC, a husband to Amy, and a father to Charlie and Grace.

During his tenure with Theatre 99 Lee has performed in such improv acts as: Fishing with Dynamite, The Weeds, Cage Match, The Pinata, May I Take Your Order?, Improv Bingo and has been a past Improv Smackdown champion!  He also has performed in Theatre 99 productions of Fuddy Meers, The Harry and Sam Dialogues, and Brilliant Traces.


Andy Livengood

Andy Livengood's first performance at Theatre 99 was two runs of HOBO the Musical. Soon after this he graduated from the Theatre 99 improv training program.  He is a performer in Cats Hugging Cats.  He is the stage manager for The Banana Monologues and Foxhole Feng Shui and has stage-managed the plays, Eurydice and Horse Tranqs and Carriage People both for PURE Theatre. Andy was a cast member and writer in the sketch comedy troupe Maximum Brain Squad and has appeared with Wackytown, Cabaret Kiki, This is Chucktown, 3 Blind Mice, and 365 Days, 365 Plays at PURE Theatre. When he is not performing, Andy often works the lights and sound for other shows at Theatre 99.


Matt Jones

Growing up in Claremont, California, Matt Jones began acting in theatre as a young teen. At 17, he began performing improv and sketch comedy all over Los Angeles. By the time he was 22, Jones was offered a job at the famous BOOM CHICAGO theatre in Amsterdam. Three fantastic years later, he returned to Los Angeles. Jones soon landed a recurring role as 'Badger' in AMC's BREAKING BAD. He recently booked the lead role in the TBS buddy cop pilot UNCLE NIGEL which co-starred Gary Cole. He has recurred in HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and COMMUNITY, was on RENO 911!, GREEK, and GILMORE GIRLS, and can be seen and heard in over 40 commercials for TV and radio. As a writer, Jones just sold a pilot to MTV which he will write and co-executive produce. Jones loves playing 'Gunther' in Disney XD's animated series, KICK BUTTOWSKI, and lists it at as one of his favorite jobs. Currently he's performing with [i]Opening Night: The Improvised Musical[/i] at iO West, with his two man championship winning team Hill Jones, and with the UCBTLA Harold Team Flap Jackson.


Jessica Mickey

Jessica has been performing in various shows with Theatre 99 since 2002. She is a founding member of Mary Kay has a Posse, The Weeds, and Fishing with Dynamite, as well as the now defunct 4-Play. She also co-created, co-wrote and performed "Men are from Goose Creek, Women are from Savannah" and wrote and performed with the sketch comedy group The Bottom Line. Jessica has co-hosted morning radio shows on 96Wave and 98X, as well as wrote the weekly column "The Chase is On" for the Charleston City Paper. She regularly performs improv on Friday and Saturday nights at Theatre 99 and stand-up comedy in various venues around Charleston. Her most recent project is the two-person improvised show Little Miss Codependent with Brandy Sullivan.


Jenny Pringle

After getting a bachelor's degree at UGA, Jenny moved to New York City to train at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Quickly realizing that acting students take themselves WAY too seriously, Jenny headed out to Cali and discovered a new found love for improv while training at The Groundlings theatre in LA for three years. After a year stint in Atlanta at The Whole World Theatre, an improv hot spot in Atlanta, Jenny moved back to her hometown of Charleston and was more than thrilled to meet The Have Nots!. 


She has been a Theatre 99 company member for  seven years performing in such shows as Smackdown, Improv Riot, and several Blast Offs.  Jenny is so happy to be part of a theater that has become a prominent landmark on the map for hilarious improv comedy!


Henry Riggs

A native son of Charleston, Henry started working at Theatre 99 in 2003 taking tickets and saving The Bottom Line sketch comedy shows from disastrous prop malfunctions. He started improvising with the company in 2004.  The first show he directed and co-wrote with John Brennan and Chris Gingrich was called HOBO: The Musical. HOBO quickly garnered a cult following like status and was voted "Best non-Piccolo performance" of 2006 by the readers of The Charleston City Paper.


Henry spent 6 years in Chicago, IL studying comedy, theatre, and music.  As founding member of The New Colony theatre company, he helped devise and create new theatrical works using improvisation to create their scripts.  The show That Sordid Little Story earned Henry and his co-writers a Non-Equity Jeff Award for "Best Incidental Music in 2011". Music can be found here:


Throughout his time in Chicago, Henry studied at various comedy training centers such as The Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, and The Second City.  His most recent project, Hideous Love Mutants co-written by Maari Suorsa and John Brennan, was the first musical to run at the brand new Annoyance Theatre in 2014.  Henry has played on 4 house teams at iO Chicago, 2 ensemble revues with The Second City training center, and most importantly with the legendary independent improv team Gentleman's Falcon- caww!


Other notable Theatre 99 groups from days past include:  Maximum Brain Squad, The Sofa Kings, Affirmative Action Jackson, The Measled Knights Sketch Comedy, Ebony and Ivory, Bear Trap, and Cabaret Kiki.  He is also a regular performer in the Friday and Saturday night shows at Theatre 99 as well as Nameless Numberhead, The Great Prison Break, and many more!


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David Roach

David Roach has been a member of Theater 99 since it's founding in 2000.  David enjoys the constantly fresh challenge of creating dynamic, entertaining improv scenes.  David has done a number of shows as part of The Have Nots! Touring Company, and he frequently performs with groups such as Fishing with Dynamite, Neckprov, My Favorite Cult, and Outside Looking In, as well as in Improv Riot and Improv Smackdown.  David began exploring stand up comedy in January of 2008, and is a regularly featured stand up performer as part of This Is Chucktown.   David is known for busting up folding chairs and throwing out very specific and obscure references. He also lifts heavy things.


Mike Spara

 Mike Spara is an actor, comedian and writer.  He is a founding member of TNM NOLA. He has trained with UCB, Second City, iO, Annoyance, and Under the Gun Theater.  He performs comedy around the country with Stupid Time Machine and his wordless sketch comedy project Conversations with Body Language.


Achilles Stamatelaky

 Achilles Stamatelaky is a comedy writer and performer in New York City. He is currently a writer for Comedy Central's hit series Broad City.


Achilles has been writing and performing improv and sketch comedy at The UCB Theatre for a decade. He improvises weekly with his group Airwolf, which performs at UCB's East Village Theatre every Saturday at 8:30 PM.


Previous shows and house teams include Harold Night (T.R.U.C.K.S., Whorenado, Penthouse Riot, and Standard Oil), Maude Night (The Prom and (212), Night Late (produces a brand-new late night talk show with a new guest every month), and the video team Scraps which produced content for UCB Comedy's YouTube Channel. He was a founding member of Hot Lather, which created "As The Diamond Burns," UCB's long-running improvised soap opera. He has also performed throughout New York City with dozens of independent improv groups.


Achilles' sketches have been featured on Splitsider, NY Magazine's "Vulture Blog," and Roger Ebert's blog. He has written for YouTube's Official Comedy channel, Plume Publishing's Coloring For Grown-Ups Series, and contributed writing to MTV2, PauliLu, and Funny Or Die.


He has also created two sold out Harry Potter-themed shows for UCB: Up Late! With Lord Voldemort! (2007) which was featured in The Gothamist and NY Magazine's "Vulture Blog"; and The Kirk Cameron Repertory Players Present: A Harry Potter Musical! (2010 and 2011), which was featured in TimeOut NY, The Huffington Post, and WNYC. He also directed, produced, and wrote for The Heisenberg and Friends Breaking Bad Variety Hour (2013), a sold out Breaking Bad-themed event. He has also directed numerous shows and groups at the theatre, including The Evente and The Word.


Brandy Sullivan

As a founder of The Have Nots! Comedy Improv Company (1995) and Theatre 99 (2000), Brandy has performed in over 1,500 Have Nots! shows with Greg and Timmy in 26 states and is a Co-Producer of Piccolo Fringe and The Charleston Comedy Festival.

She is a proud member of Mary Kay Has a Posse, Neckprov, Full Love Throttle, Hot Pants, Little Miss Codependent, Shattering Pearls and loves performing with all of the T99 ensemble members every week.

She received a B.A. in Theatre and Speech from The University of South Carolina and is Theatre 99’s Co-Artistic Director.

She is happily married to Sean, the cute guy in the booth.


Greg Tavares

Greg started The Have Nots! with Brandy and some other friends in 1995.  He co-founded Theatre 99 with Brandy and Timmy in 2000 and has been improvising since 1985.  He wrote the curriculum taught in Theatre 99's training program and gets as much out of teaching as he does from being on stage.  He has a BFA in acting from USC and an MFA in directing from the Univ. of Nebraska, but still has nightmares that he never finished high school.  When he is not acting or directing he is hanging out with his best friend and wife Sara.


Additional Information

Currently Offered

Get Out of Your Head with UCB's Dru Johnston

Special Class

Saturday, June 4 at noon (2 hours) $35.00

Instructor: Dru Johnston

Level 1: Intro to Improv (June 26 start date)

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

Starts Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Instructor: Andy Livengood

Level 1: Intro to Improv (June 6 start date) - SOLD OUT

Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Starts Monday, June 6th, 2016

Instructor: Andy Livengood

Level 3: Five Scenic Elements, Relationship and Longform - SOLD OUT

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Starts Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Instructor: Greg Tavares

Special Class with Brandy Sullivan

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Starts Tuesday, June 21

Instructor: Brandy Sullivan

Teen Improv Camp: Intro To Improv

Starts Tuesday 7/12

July 12, 13, 14 & 15 @ Noon

Instructor: Jenny Pringle