We Are

Colin Clossin

Colin Closson has a passion for the comedic arts and a proven track record in arts management. He has over a decade of experience in various roles, including most recently the Executive Director for Entropy Theatre. He is a graduate of the Improv Boston Comedy School, where he fell in love with improv and sketch comedy, although these days he’s more likely to be found backstage than onstage. Colin is excited to be able to use his business acumen to support growing arts organizations and help foster a robust Boston comedy community.

Kayleigh Kane

Kayleigh Kane is a live artist with over decade of professional experience on the stage and screen, including work with Huntington Theatre Company, Central Square Theatre, American Repertory Theater, and more. She holds a certification from Intimacy Directors & Coordinators, is a founding company member of Entropy Theatre, and has a passion for creating inclusive experimental artspaces. As an improviser, she has performed at comedy festivals across the country, including the Del Close Marathon in New York City, and the Las Vegas Improv Festival.

Marissa Farmer

Marissa Farmer boasts a track record spanning over six years as a contributor to the realm of improv comedy. Notably, she served as the driving force behind Comedy Lab, a longstanding showcase that featured up to six comedy acts per week. Additionally, Marissa spearheaded the production of Queer Qomedy Hour, a comedy show that prominently featured and celebrated individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community. Marissa has consistently demonstrated the ability to curate and participate in a spectrum of projects in comedy.

Sam Hoar

Sam Hoar has been performing, directing, and teaching improv for over a decade. They spent several seasons on the ImprovBoston National Touring Company, as well as the Family Show, FaceOff, and Harold Night. They are passionate about spreading the joy of improv beyond the stage and enjoy creating original tabletop role-playing games for people to create their own characters and worlds from the comfort of their homes. They have a reputation in the Boston comedy community for fostering safe spaces and upholds the principle that good comedy is inclusive comedy.

Shiyanbade Animashaun

Shiyanbade Animashaun is a creative and tech consultant. She enjoys solving complex problems and influencing people positively. Via ImprovBoston, Catalyst Comedy, the Women in Comedy Festival, and more, she has performed in various corporate training, resident and indie improv casts. Shiyanbade has worked in storytelling / sketch teams, musicals, podcasts, and video productions. She has co-led, directed, produced, and taught various improv casts and workshops. With 10+ years of formal improv training, she believes that care is its greatest lesson.

Tim Booker

Tim Booker started in comedy at ImprovBoston in 2015, becoming the go-to guy for everything from slinging drinks behind the bar, to managing the chaos as a house manager, and even a theater tech. Whether performing in indie improv and resident casts, coaching and directing improv, acting in musicals, trying stand-up and sketch writing, and finally co-producing, Tim has done it all. He’s excited to lend his comedic and professional experience and is all about spreading joy and making sure everyone has easy access to the world of laughter that brought him so much happiness.

Whitney Hawkins

Whitney Hawkins has a robust and successful history with family-friendly improv. She directed and performed in ImprovBoston’s Family Show for 6 seasons. Under her direction, Family Show was consistently one of the theaters’ highest-earning shows. She created and directed ‘ClueProv: A Comedy of Murders’ to two sold-out showcases at ImprovBoston, and a full show at the Rockwell. She created and directed Gorefest XVII: Maul of America. She took each from concept to profitable production, built structured formats to support spontaneity and boundary-pushing comedy.