Daredevil Improv was founded in 2017 to create a lasting tradition of live spontaneous theatre and comedy in southeastern NC. It's focus is to teach others to use improvisation for creating vibrant, visceral, and contemporary arts and entertainment.
Improv as a performance really took hold in American comedy culture thanks to dedicated visionaries like Viola Spolin, Del Close, Keith Johnstone, and numerous others. In Chicago, upon the founding of The Second City, improv found it's place as an avenue for satire, comedy, and artistic expression. All the while launching the careers of most of the household names in modern comedy. (Murray, Fey, Pohler, Meyers, Farley, Belushi, Key, Peele, Colbert, etc.)
And DareDevil Improv brings that spirit and knowledge down to the Port City for the first time!
Improv is not just a performance tool for actors and musicians, but for folks from all walks of life. In our classes, students learn not only the techniques and skills that make successful improvisers, but also the confidence and grace that make successful people.
So sign up for classes!
Be a DareDevil.
Founder, Director of Education, Applied Improvisation Director
Adrian Monte trained at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance Theatre. During his tenure in Chicago, he wrote, produced and performed in sketch comedy revues at Donny's Skybox Theatre at Second City. He also performed the "Harold" weekly with Rumpus and the Beelzebuddies, two iO Chicago house teams.
In Atlanta, GA, he taught and performed at The Village Theatre with the stand out show, Salon du Shoguns. Now he's back in Wilmington, where he co-founded the comedy group, The Other Side.
Creative Director, Head of Sketch Comedy, Coach
Chad Fogland is an Andy Kaufman Award finalist and graduate of the Groundlings, the Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City. He spent 20 years performing and writing in the Los Angeles Underground Comedy Scene, having been a part of dozens of sketch comedy shows and improv house teams featured in LA and beyond.
Former shows he has been associated with include "The Pretty Okay Ho-hum Spectacular on Ice!", "The Midnight Show", "Comedy Bang Bang" and "The Tomorrow Show" among others.
Head of HR, Communications Director, Instructor/Coach
Daisy spent over a decade in Los Angeles where she was fortunate enough to study with The Groundlings, UCB LA, and at Nerdist. She also studied with Rebecca Drysdale and Miles Stroth in their advanced workshops. Each school and teacher has given Daisy another tool in her improv toolbox and she now gets to share that expertise with Wilmington.
While in LA, Daisy appeared on How I Met Your Mother, Conan, Pretty Little Liars, Days of our Lives, and Nashville.
Her artwork can be enjoyed at DaisyFaithArt.com
Stand Up Comedy Instructor
Steve Marcinowski has established himself as a veteran comedian in Wilmington. A founding member of four time Encore award-winning improv group Nutt House Improv, he has also traveled the country performing stand up as part of the Port City Comedy Tour. Steve has also been featured in multiple Cape Fear Comedy Festivals , and acted in several local productions and films.
(And there is nobody in town that looks better in a cop costume.)