IMPROV TEACHERS

Andy Livengood

Andy Livengood came to Theatre 99 to see a friends show and became hooked on improv for life. He is a graduate of the Theatre 99 training program and has studied improv comedy at The Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre (NY) and The Annoyance Theatre (Chicago). Since 2007 Andy has been a regular performer at Theatre 99, playing with the improv groups CATS HUGGING CATS, Clutch, and C.H.A.M.P.S. Andy has written for the sketch comedy groups Maximum Brain Squad, This is Chucktown, and Your Credit Limit. In 2010 he was voted Charleston’s Best Comic by the readers of the Charleston City Paper; an award he proudly displays at his mom’s house. Andy’s one man shows, The Christmas Will Be Televised (Winner Best Non Piccolo Spoleto Play of 2011) and Butcher Stories have been performed in shows up and down the east coast. Andy is also a regular performer at “Rip City” comedy shows and “Truth Is..” storytelling shows.

You can find Andy online at AndyLivengood.com and ButcherStories.com.

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 and is a regular performer in the Friday and Saturday night shows at Theatre 99 as well as Nameless Numberhead, HAMPS and many more.

Henry spent 6 years in Chicago, IL studying comedy, theatre, and music at training centers such as The Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, and The Second City. Henry has played on 4 house teams at iO Chicago, 2 ensemble revues with The Second City training center, and with the legendary independent improv team Gentleman’s Falcon- caww! 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”.

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.

Ali Sylvester

Ali’s life changed when she started taking Improv classes at Theatre 99. She joined the company in 2010 and can’t remember life before the stage. You can see Ali in shows like Improv Riot, Smackdown, The Funny Bucket, Not Your Mama and Daddy, Spoons and Organized Chaos.

Ali is a graduate of the Theatre 99 training program and has studied at The Annoyance in Chicago. She has a background in education and is proud to be an instructor at Theatre 99.

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.

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