ImprovCast: Love and Improv and Basketball

This week we’re joined by Elaine Chu and Jonathan Flanagan! We talk about styles in different theaters and the greatest improv style of all BASKETBALL.

Elaine is a member of the improv house team Consenting Adults and the sketch house team Goldie. She completed the full improv program at Upright Citizens Brigade, and has additional training from Groundlings.  She is also the founder of the Bay Area sketch group KT Comedy which was an official selection at San Francisco Sketchfest 2012. In addition to her comedy work, Elaine is an award-winning film director. Her horror movie, The Purgation, has been hailed by critics as a bloody good time.

Jonathan Flanagan is a Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, and actor. He is best known for his stand-up comedy appearances that deliver a unique style of alternative and mainstream comedy which stem from the start of his career in improv at UCB, IO West, and Second City.

As a touring comedian, Jonathan has graced international stages – most recently, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with other major performances at the San Francisco Sketch FestGilda’s Laugh Fest, The World Famous Comedy Store, and Ice House Pasadena where he hosts “Trigger Warning: LA’s most and least offensive comedy show.”

Jonathan has appeared in feature films including And then there was Eve and The Fun House Massacre, viral video content for Buzz Feed & Best LA, and commercial spots alongside Oakland Raiders Quarterback, Derrick Carr and the fastest-growing Napa Valley Winery – ONEHOPE wine.

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